Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 9-10am CST
Mindfulness can be viewed as a fluffy, esoteric, and spiritual touchy-feely fad or a valuable practice that can lift the performance of an entire workplace. Join Michelle Spehr for a conversation about the emerging practice of mindfulness in the workplace and the mindful leadership movement. She will share insights from researchers and practitioners who have established the effectiveness of mindfulness strategies for enhancing employee resilience, emotional intelligence, empathy, creativity, and mental focus. Michelle will also address how injecting a corporate culture of mindfulness can improve how employees work together and nurture a workforce to feel engaged, inspired and thrive professionally. If you’re curious about mindfulness and want to learn specific strategies for fostering mindfulness at your organization, this is a webinar you will not want to miss!
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Health and Wellness Consultant, Benefit Services Group
Michelle joined BSG in August 2010, and is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion and wellness initiatives for our benefits consulting clients. She is a 2008 graduate from Carroll University where she earned a master’s degree in health education. She also holds a master’s degree in communication from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Prior to joining BSG, Michelle was involved in tobacco cessation research serving as a Clinic Outreach Specialist and Health Counselor with the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health’s Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention. She was also involved with the Well City Milwaukee initiative where she worked with business, health, and civic leaders on programs to protect the health and well-being of the working people of Milwaukee as well as contain ever-escalating health care costs. The second phase of Well City Milwaukee launched in 2012, and Michelle was invited to serve on the advisory board where she now advises on the direction of the initiative to expand and deepen its reach. Her professional credentials include certifications as a Worksite Wellness Program Consultant (CWWPC) and Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. Michelle was named 2015 Wellness Adviser of the Year by Employee Benefit Adviser.