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Building Meaningful Relationships

In recent years, a startling trend has emerged: we are feeling lonelier than ever, especially at work. BetterUp reports that 69% of U.S. employees are not satisfied with the opportunities for connection in their workplace. This is especially troubling because most of us spend a majority of our time at work, surrounded by colleagues and…


Exploring the Contexts for Healthy Change

Change is necessary—now more than ever. Between the popularity of remote work and the emergence of AI technologies, it has become increasingly important for organizations to be change ready and adaptable. In the webinar “Setting the Contexts for Healthy Change” presented by WELCOA and the National Wellness Institute (NWI), Hanlie van Wyk and Colin Bullen…


The Road Less Traveled—High Impact Wellness Initiatives

I recently had the honor to speak at the Midwest Business Group on Health’s annual conference in Chicago. The theme was “Buckle Up! Employers Driving Real Change Through Transparency and Innovation.” The U.S. continues to outspend every other developed nation in healthcare expenditures. These costs are now north of 17% of our GDP, which is…


Reducing Loneliness: 4 Action Steps for Employers

During the COVID-19 pandemic, people spent a lot of time isolated and indoors, which helped foster an environment where some people now feel lonelier than ever. The result is a loss of social connectedness—the degree to which people feel the social connections and relationships in their lives to satisfy their wants and needs. When social…


Five Steps to Nurture Belonging in the Workplace

Building a sense of belonging in the workplace is crucial for employee well-being and performance. Discover five strategic steps, applicable even for remote workers, that not only reduce turnover and sick days but also foster a strong culture of support. From addressing cultural differences to prioritizing mental well-being, these steps provide a roadmap for employers to create a workplace where every employee feels valued and connected.


Six Steps to Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace

I’d like to think I’m working toward breaking down the stigma of mental health. I have family members, friends and colleagues who struggle with various challenges, and I have had bouts of anxiety and depression throughout my life. Yet, when someone is right in front of me, clearly struggling, I still find myself paralyzed by what to say or do.


A Restful Resolution: Prioritizing Sleep Health in the New Year

Amidst the chaos of our daily routines, sleep frequently becomes a secondary priority to the demands of work, social engagements, and the constant allure of screens. How often this year have you found yourself staying up late, trying to make up for lost time?


Creating a Heart-Healthy Culture for Yourself and Your Workplace

The American Heart Association, marking its centenary in 2024, highlights heart disease as the top cause of death in the U.S. During American Heart Month, they emphasize lifestyle changes and organizational strategies to promote longer, healthier lives for all.


WELCOA and the National Wellness Institute (NWI) Announce New Partnership

The National Wellness Institute (NWI) is joining WELCOA as an affiliate of the International Foundation. Together, the International Foundation, WELCOA, and NWI will enhance their ability to serve a diverse community of professionals who play a key role in shaping the health and well-being of individuals and workplaces.


Moving Well Into the New Year

Join the wave of belonging, collaboration, and personal growth—because 2024 is not just a new year; it’s a chance to make ripples that change the world.