“Always remember
You are braver than you believe,
Stronger than you seem,
Smarter than you think and
Twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined!” -Dr. Seuss

Welcome to another enriching discussion on employee wellbeing, a topic that resonates deeply with leaders striving to cultivate resilience and foster environments where employees not only survive but truly thrive. Our community, A Leadership Beyond, recognizes the pressing need to address this crucial aspect of leadership in today’s fast-paced and ever-evolving workplace.

Our guests this week were: Amanda Ryznar, Paul LaLonde and Dr. Natacha Nelson (see links in the show notes).

Our aim, shared wholeheartedly by our guests, is to transcend mere acknowledgment of the current challenges and embark on a collaborative journey toward meaningful change. Together, we aspire to not only identify obstacles but also to implement strategies that promote better outcomes for both individuals and organizations, ultimately contributing to a brighter, more resilient world.

Throughout our conversation, we delved into various key themes, including the importance of recognizing both individual and collective responsibility for wellbeing, the necessity of integrating wellness initiatives into organizational culture, and the crucial role of mental fitness in fostering employee resilience.

Moreover, we explored practical strategies, such as implementing employee-centered wellness programs and establishing accessible mental health support systems to address the diverse needs of modern workplaces.

We are hopeful you will enjoy and benefit from this conversation as much as we have.

Have a peek at a few of the highlights and at your convenience dive in and listen for yourself:

  • Employers’ tendency to put the responsibility back on the employees – responsibility for wellbeing is individual AND collective.
  • Organizations should design wellness programs that permeate the entire culture, not just exist as isolated initiatives.
  • Be aware of the “energy vampires” at all levels of the organization.
  • Importance of focus on mental fitness rather than mental health.
  • Implement a win-win approach to systematic wellness BEGINNING and
    continuing with employee input.
  • Establish a mental health counseling program with 24–48-hour access to reduce uncertainty.

Stay tuned for future conversations as we continue our exploration of topics essential to leadership excellence and organizational success. Together, let’s forge a path toward better people, better work, and a brighter tomorrow.

To follow and connect with our panelists:

Amanda Ryznar

Paul LaLonde

Dr. Natacha Nelson