June 16, 2022
In this episode, Katie interviews Nikki Capelle, Wellness Coordinator at Woodman’s Food Markets. Nikki has been part of the employee-owned Woodman’s Food Markets for 24 years and worked in many different areas. Her various positions and extensive time spent at Woodman’s positions her to best understand the needs and experiences of those who work at Woodman’s. Since 2015, in her role as the Wellness Coordinator, Nikki works directly with senior leaders and the wellness champion network to plan and implement strategies to improve and maintain the overall wellbeing of Woodman’s team members, their families, and customers. Nikki sets the tone for wellbeing at Woodman’s by believing in the significance of wellbeing as simply the right thing to do. And she embraces wellbeing as just who they are at Woodman’s. This interview digs in to the tangible wellbeing work and impact such as their Be Well Cares initiative, their WOW Fundamentals, and their team of collaborators and wellness champions that sustain wellbeing across their diverse and unique retail locations.
Nikki is a passionate and curious wellness professional that hopes to inspire others to live their best lives. She loves to learn and share, teach and guide, connect and laugh. Nikki was a participant of WCWI’s first TECH Training program back in 2019! She exemplifies the strengths, skills, and growth mindset of leading from right where you are, calling on your bravery, and encouraging us all to focus wellbeing around understanding the needs and valuing your people. Listen in to this inspiring and actionable conversation with Nikki.
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April 21, 2022
In this episode, Marissa connects with Derek Bell, the Director of Well-being & Joy of Practice for the Ascension Nursing Center of Excellence. Derek’s leadership exemplifies a belief in the significance of wellbeing and he describes the values, beliefs, and actions that form the compassionate approach to wellbeing at Ascension – which uniquely centers on joy. This interview covers a lot of ground – touching on the why and how this joy-centered strategy was developed, discussing the very real hardships and challenges facing healthcare professionals and the workforce as a whole, and exploring the antidotes to these challenges such as connection, aspiration, holistic growth, and psychological safety.
About Derek - With over 20 years of experience in the field, Derek aims to make Ascension the best place to practice nursing by transforming how people take care of themselves and others through creativity, contribution, care, connection, and amplifying the voice of the nurse. Derek leads nursing podcasts for Good Day Ascension as well as through his own "Highway to Well," series. And you may recognize him from his work with other wellness leaders in promoting joy, purpose, and well-being. Derek obtained his bachelor's degree from Knox College and his Master's from the University of Wisconsin -Stevens Point, where he also teaches "Organizational Well-being and Your Purpose," in the MBA program.
Listen in as we unpack the significance of employee wellbeing.
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Derek Bell Wellness Website + Podcast: https://www.derekbellwellness.com
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December 21, 2021
In this interview, Marissa Kalkman talks with Beth Ridley, Leadership and Organizational Culture Expert, Speaker, Author, and one of WCWI’s Expert Contributors. Beth describes what she calls a new era of leadership and how the pandemic has brought forward the crucial distinctions between a good leader and a great leader. So are you going to be intentional about it or are you going to just let it happen?
November 19, 2021
In this episode, WCWI sits down with Heather Turner Loth, Workplace Strategy and Practice Leader at EUA and a WCWI Expert Contributor, about the intersection of the workplace environment and employee wellbeing; and how these concepts should be strategically connected to make the employee experience better.
August 26, 2021
In this episode Shawn brings forward the idea that confidence is a key attribute for your wellbeing leadership. He shares insights from his own background and experience, and describes three recommendations for finding your own confidence boosters to support you in growing as a leader who is driving meaningful change and impact through your work.
August 12, 2021
Join us for compassionate, people-centered conversations about reframing employee wellbeing as a foundational strategy and business priority.