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Champions of Wellness Podcast

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The show for leaders focused on improving mental health and well-being in the workplace. Hosts Alex Slack and PJ Calkins discuss how to maximize employee wellness with the world’s foremost experts and thought leaders. Get bi-weekly inspiration, evidence-based solutions, and actionable tactics you can take back to your teams. Visit ChampionsofWellness.com to learn more and become a champion.

The show for leaders focused on improving mental health and well-being in the workplace. Hosts Alex Slack and PJ Calkins discuss how to maximize employee wellness with the world’s foremost experts and thought leaders. Get bi-weekly inspiration, evidence-based solutions, and actionable tactics you can take back to your teams. Visit ChampionsofWellness.com to learn more and become a champion.

Location:

United States

Description:

The show for leaders focused on improving mental health and well-being in the workplace. Hosts Alex Slack and PJ Calkins discuss how to maximize employee wellness with the world’s foremost experts and thought leaders. Get bi-weekly inspiration, evidence-based solutions, and actionable tactics you can take back to your teams. Visit ChampionsofWellness.com to learn more and become a champion.

Language:

English


Episodes

#026: Jothi Dugar—Teaching Individuals to Use the Power of Chaos

11/22/2021
For episode 26, we talk with Jothi Dugar about categorizing chaos, maximizing individual potential, and controlling stress with energy management.

Duration:00:37:16

#025: Dr. Kemia Sarraf—Coaching Clinicians Through Chronic Toxic Stress & Trauma

11/4/2021
For episode 25, we talk with Dr. Kemia Sarraf about the mislabeling of physician burnout, intra-traumatic growth, and the weaponization of resilience.

Duration:00:46:59

#024: Erika Ferszt—Combating Workplace Stress By Managing Our Mood

9/27/2021
For episode 24, we talk with advertising executive turned mental health expert Erika Ferszt about toxic productivity, mood induction, the power of creative content to impact the way we feel.

Duration:00:36:20

#023: Liz Ferron—Programs for Promoting Positive Organizational Culture

8/20/2021
Creating a culture of well-being, improving workflow efficiencies, and promoting personal resiliency with Liz Ferron from VITAL WorkLife.

Duration:00:26:48

#022: Andrea Paquette & Jason Finucan—Creating a Stigma-Free World

7/16/2021
For episode 22, we talk with the stigma-fighting duo of Andrea Paquette and Jason Finucan about the need to eliminate stigma in our society and the steps we can take to normalize the treatment of mental illness.

Duration:00:40:59

#021: Yotam Dagan—Growing From Trauma and Crisis

7/2/2021
We talk with Yotam Dagan about administering psychological PPE, implementing structured peer support, and his work training first responders on operational stress management.

Duration:00:50:24

#020: Harpreet Chana—Investing in Your Mental Wealth to Protect Your Mental Health

6/18/2021
It's episode 20! Today, we talk with Harpreet Chana about her first-hand experience with stress and burnout and the work she is doing with the Mental Wealth Academy.

Duration:00:37:25

#019: Ashley Williams—How to Master Your Emotional Intelligence

6/14/2021
For episode nineteen, we talk with Ashley Williams about the superpower of understanding our emotions, how mindfulness is not only achieved through meditation, and the role of self-regulation in improving emotional intelligence and well-being.

Duration:00:32:08

#018: Dr. Mukta Panda—Bringing Joy and Meaning Back to Medicine

5/20/2021
For episode eighteen, we talk with Dr. Mukta Panda about bringing humanity back to healthcare, finding the courage to be vulnerable, and the seven-point Oath to Self-Care and Well-Being.

Duration:00:36:44

#017: Dr. Lyuba Konopasek—The Guidebook for Promoting Well-Being

5/6/2021
For episode seventeen, we talk with Dr. Lyuba Konopasek about the role that educator development has in forming a culture of wellness in the workplace, and how leadership teams can ensure that medical institutions are mentally prepared for the unknown.

Duration:00:35:15

#016: Danna Thomas—Increasing Teacher Happiness, Retention, and Professional Sustainability

4/23/2021
For episode sixteen, we talk with Danna Thomas about the impact that teachers have as first responders, how Happy Teacher Revolution has revolutionized educator well-being, and what leadership teams and educational administrators can do to support teaching staff coming out of the pandemic.

Duration:00:37:28

#015: Dr. Amelia L. Bueche—Creating a Cultural Revolution Grounded in Love and Humanity

4/9/2021
For episode fifteen, we talk with Dr. Amelia Bueche about the benefits of coaching for both physicians and leadership teams, and why connection is the key to health, longevity, and professional sustainability.

Duration:00:28:58

#014: Dr. Brooke Griffin—What Changes Are Needed to Support Current and Future Pharmacists

3/24/2021
In this episode, we talk with Dr. Brooke Griffin about the unique stressors that are specific to pharmacists, the qualities that make up a champion of pharmacy well-being, and recommended steps for leading a wellness team to promote pharmacy wellness.

Duration:00:24:14

#013: Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas—Changing the Conversation & Removing the Stigmas Surrounding Suicide

3/9/2021
For episode thirteen, we talk with Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas about how employers can address suicide prevention and severe distress, and why suicide prevention and mental health promotion are some of the most unaddressed cross-cultural and multi-generational social justice issues of our time.

Duration:00:32:38

#012: Dr. Barry Rubin—How an Organization Is Directly Affected by Employee Distress

2/25/2021
In today's episode, we talk with Dr. Barry Rubin about the causes and impacts of burnout on clinicians and the patients they care for, the difference in distress levels among Canadian and United States nurses, and his recent research featuring data from over 400 physician, nurse, and allied health staff wellness surveys.

Duration:00:30:28

#011: The Well-Being Index Team—Why a Survey Should Be Part of Every Wellness Tool Box

2/17/2021
For episode eleven, we talk with John McMahon and Patrick McNally of the Well-Being Index about how a well-being survey should be used as a baseline for wellness programs, how to establish buy-in with leadership teams to assess employee distress levels, and how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the mental health of healthcare professionals.

Duration:00:35:57

#010: Dr. Jonathan Ripp—Examining the Role of Chief Wellness Officer

2/11/2021
For our tenth episode, we talk with Dr. Jonathan Ripp about how the role of Chief Wellness Officer has evolved before and after the pandemic, why communication is an integral part of healing and sustaining your workforce, and the creation and purpose of the Office of Well-Being and Resilience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Duration:00:40:36

#009: Dr. William Becker—The Causes and Impact of Work Expectations

2/4/2021
For episode nine, we talk with Dr. Bill Becker about Boundary Theory and the relationship between "work mindset" and "personal mindset," the impact of electronic communications monitoring on wellness, and how leadership can set expectations for promoting well-being.

Duration:00:39:00

#008: Dr. Greg Hammer—Using the GAIN Method to Improve Mental Health

1/27/2021
For episode eight, we talk with Dr. Greg Hammer about the GAIN methodology and how to make it a daily practice, the organizational costs of allowing stress to build up, and how wellness tactics have changed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duration:00:34:52

#007: Dr. Sarah Jockin & Tyler Micenheimer—Improving Dentist Well-Being

1/20/2021
In this episode, we talk with Dr. Sarah Jockin and Tyler Micenheimer about developing specific interventions to identify and mitigate psychological stress among dentists.

Duration:00:34:40