# 2 Reason Why Corporate Wellness Programs Go Wrong

Leadership does not get involved in the program themselves.

Welcome to Part #2 of this 11-part series to help corporate wellness administrators incorporate initiatives into their workplace that are effective and generate lasting change for a strong wellness ROI. If you missed #1, check it out here>>> 

Be sure to join our newsletter below as I’ll be unfolding 9 more solutions to help companies avoid these each of these pitfalls in future blog posts. 

  1. Leadership doesn’t get involved in the program themselves

We’ve all been there, working with leaders that encourage work/life balance while they’re emailing us on the weekend. It’s hard to follow the leader when the leader isn’t laying the foundation for the behavior they’d like us to model.

Makes sense, right? It’s no different when it comes to wellness programs. It’s tough for an employee to engage in a wellness program if their leadership doesn’t model...

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Episode 110 - The Autoimmune Breakthrough with Dr. Kirstin Lauritzen

 

This is Fitlandia's 110th episode. We are talking with Dr. Kirstin Lauritzen about Autoimmune breakthroughs. Dr. Kirstin is here putting a spin on how to make break throughs living with autoimmunity while engaging in your day to day  lifestyle.

Highlights

2:48

How do you know if you have autoimmune, what do you do
about it?  What is it even, I have a soft place in my heart for this because I have Hashimoto and you know, I didn't know what that was.  I didn't know what was wrong with me. And I struggled with, you know, weird illnesses for so many years. 

3:51

Okay. So I am classically trained as a chiropractor, but that wasn't quite
enough for me. So I went and I got my masters in human nutrition and
functional medicine because I love nutrition and healing the body with food.

5:29

I'm all about a balance between Western medicine and traditional medicine, but also working with natural paths and really creating a team. I think they all have a...

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11 Ways Corporate Wellness Programs Go Wrong (And How to Fix Them)

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11-PART SERIES: WHERE CORPORATE WELLNESS PROGRAMS GO WRONG
Learn how good intentions still don't get results.

Many of you know I’ve been in hospitality revenue management now for over 27 years – even while building Fitlandia. I have a deep love of finding ways to generate profitability and win-win strategies so it’s no surprise as Fitlandia grows more and more into Corporate Wellness that we care about a company’s ROI for their investment.

The problem is, even with the best intentions, many corporate wellness initiatives go wrong.

Here I’ve outlined a list of pitfalls companies are faced with when selecting wellness programming. Join our newsletter below as I’ll be unfolding solutions to help companies avoid these each of these pitfalls in future blog posts.

  1. Programs aren’t personalized
  2. Leadership does not get involved in the program themselves
  3. There are not enough on-site resources to curate and manage initiatives
  4. Selecting short-term...
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Episode 109 - Breaking The Addiction To Dieting

 

This is Fitlandia's 109th episode. We are talking with Chloe Murdoch about Breaking the Addiction to Dieting. Chloe is here putting a spin on how to live a successful and healthy lifestyle.

Highlights

00:56

I love diving into what, you know, what foods will optimize our health and wellbeing. But the same time I learned through my own journey and through with my clients that it's more than Broccoli sprouts. And being healthy really involves being healthy on so many different dimensions, healthy inner relationships, healthy in your career, in your purpose in life.

05:45

I was really obsessed with my body and with food and with finding the next new diet and I was living, or I should say I wasn't living in the present and I wasn't living in my body at all. Eventually I got to this point where it's like something has to change.

07:59

I did all that stuff to get rid of this hoarded dieting mentality and this constant looking outward for the truth that was going to heal me. I cut all of that...

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Episode 108 - Proactive Model of Health

In this exciting episode, we are talking with Marni Wasserman. There is so much importance of self care and forgiveness in our health and wellness journeys.

Now on to the show!

Highlights

05:20

So it started slowly, organically. We put out a show a week and we just kinda kept going and we did a couple shows ourselves, we interviewed some guests, we started to kind of get a feel for what our audience was looking for. It took us about 50 episodes to get our first sponsor and then slowly we started to realize this is becoming a business.

06:14

I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and the way I was eating and living wasn’t conducive to my wellbeing anymore and I drastically changed everything. I went from being vegetarian to eating more of a Paleo and animal based diet, of course with lots of good fats and lots of veggies still, but I, I really turn things around so I could no longer teach that in my cooking classes.

08:21

For me it was just this organic unraveling of love and...

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Episode 102 - Beating Addiction Forever

In this exciting episode the best Addiction Specialists, Dr. Adi Jaffe and I are digging our heals into ending the shame and embarrassment related to reliance on sugar, refined carbs and alcohol.

The Fitlandia Whole-Life Reset Retreat is now accepting reservations! Only 15 spots. VIP options available. Get in now and let’s give you an escape and the reset you need to start (and finish) your transformation.

Now onto the show!

Highlights

6:43

I went and got my masters at Cal State in Long Beach and then my Phd at UCLA and psychology and neuroscience and psychology and not in statistics and you know, continued to the point where I am now where I started a company called ignited that has sensory self help and addiction specific courses and workshops.

7:38

It’s going to be more work for others, for some than others, might be more complex, might be more healing work from some of our traumas that we experienced, you know, certainly the move that you made, a new culture, new...

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Episode 107 - Managing Anxiety with a Positive Mindset

In this exciting episode, we are talking with Anxiety Life Coach Ryan Light. Ryan is back and he is putting a spin on how to live a successful lifestyle while managing anxiety with a positive mindset.

Now onto the show!

Highlights

01:46

I try to drink it out of me. I tried to fight it out in me. I tried to run from make, ignore it. I tried to do all the thing is I I could do to get rid of it. Um, and then the last 10 years I’ve changed my perspective of it and I got to the root of the matter.

04:40

It became, I became the anxiety. It was interesting for me and most people do this a lot. As I became the one thing I hated, right. I the anxiety, but my whole identity was caught up in the anxiety.

07:55

And what I found, um, in that journey was everybody wanted to show me how to treat the anxiety for me. It was only maintaining it, right? That was only, I was only treating the symptoms. I was only treating the manifestations.

09:38

That’s when things really start to get...

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Episode 106 - The Power of a Forgiveness Journal

In this exciting episode, we are talking with Alison Ashley.We are talking about the importance of self care and forgiveness is with our health and wellness.

Now on to the show!

Highlights

00:00

Like we’re always, we always talk about all we have to forgive others. I’m really excited to talk about self forgiveness and I’m super intrigued about what that means from a perspective of creating a forgiveness journal.

02:36

The frigging forgiveness is huge and it’s such a stress reliever and just like sometimes it’s, you know, you’re thinking that you’re forgiving and you have to go deeper, deeper, deeper. There’s deeper levels. There’s not just one level of forgiveness.

06:30

Then finally they come to it themselves. And that’s the best is, is that you’re not giving the advice. You’re letting them get it themselves. So, that’s the best.

10:17

You know, the forgiveness part, it gives you more power, just...

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Episode 105 - Stories of Transformation: Sean Harvey

In this exciting episode, we are talking with Sean Harvey.  Sean Harvey is here to continue sharing his story of transformation and what it looks like for him.

Now onto the show!

Highlights

01:27

It’s changed my life this last, this last 13 months has changed my life for myself as a father, as a husband, as a friend. It’s certainly changed my waistline’s sides and the type of jeans that I can wear.

05:43

It sounds like it was your mindset that’s really allowing you to fully become yourself, but also it’s that mindset that’s helping you change your health habits.

07:57

Oh, that’s beautiful. Like, I talk about this a lot, this idea of leaning into the pain and really the human work that we have to do in order to make a lifestyle change. Like those emotions, those feelings, those wounds of the past, whatever it is, those beliefs and perceptions that we grew up with, all of those, like it’s in our mind.

15:12

I remember scarlet and...

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11 Signs You Need a Retreat

 

Sometimes it’s hard to see how bad things are in our lives when we’re in the thick of it.

In 2012, I was drinking a bottle of wine (sometimes more) every single night just to deal with my chaotic life.

I didn’t realize at the time that I was self-soothing with food and booze. In fact, I looked at others and justified my behavior saying, “Well that’s no more than they do.”

 

I also didn’t realize how much pain I was in.

I was dealing with atrocious corporate politics that tested my ethics every day; a severely mentally ill mother and trying to manage her care 3,000 miles away; and a work schedule that was no less than 70-hrs per week with travel 3-4 weeks out of the month. It was a shit-show.

My sleep was horrible (maybe 4 hours per night and no restorative sleep) my eating and drinking out of control, and I found my mood volatile with me crying every single day.

 

I was broken.

After 6-months of trying to operate in this manner, I...

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