As an HR Professional, I know you’ve been there and done that: trying your best to convince your CEO about the benefits that employee and workplace wellness programs will bring to the company. While you can state statistics about how stress mastery workshops, for example, will reduce healthcare costs, your CEO is mainly concerned […]
Most benefits firms assume that the key determination for CFO’s in their choice of employee health benefits packages is return on investment (ROI) and their desire to get the cheapest option. But in a new survey of 345 CFO’s conducted by the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI), a national nonprofit research firm supported by more […]
Corporations seem to be taking employee wellness more and more seriously. As employee health issues are increasing, and the subsequent healthcare costs are rising, it’s no wonder that more executives are jumping on to the wellness program bandwagon. The truth of the matter is, when corporations embrace the core values of promoting employee health, […]
Remaining resilient in the face of stressors is an important skill no matter what your occupation is. Using my experience as an applied sports psychologist, my practice focuses on teaching financial advisors how to develop the mindset of a champion. However, you’d be surprised how many other groups can benefit from this same message. […]
With 34 years as a professional sports psychologist, I know a thing or two about mental toughness, overcoming adversity and what it takes to become a champion. As I watched Super Bowl 50, I noticed a striking difference between the quarterbacks on those key points. Peyton Manning displayed all the characteristics that make up […]
Today, many companies are recognizing the importance of employee physical and psychological wellness by creating special workplace wellness programs. So far, results show that these programs benefit employees as well as companies. From the employee standpoint, this focus on health can reduce job stress and raise employee morale. At the business level, these employee […]
Everybody encounters adversity and, as I’ve mentioned many times, stress is not completely the result of the adversities you face – it’s more about how you interpret and handle the situation. To demonstrate, I’d like to share a recent example from my own life.
I was about to board a plane today, heading for […]
In last week’s playoff game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Carolina Panthers, Pete Carroll found his team behind at halftime 31-0. How he handled this situation is a lesson that all financial advisors should take to heart.
Coming Back From Behind
Following his tremendous leadership and optimistic core values, the entire team still believed they could […]
There are lessons that financial professionals can learn by watching the debates with our 2016 political hopefuls. You can see that the messages which resonate most with voters are those messages where the candidate seems to have his/her finger on the pulse of the pain that voters are feeling (e.g., the threats of ISIS, […]
A few weeks ago I featured two blog posts on the topic of “toxic” personality types that financial advisors encounter in their careers. Step one is recognizing these toxic personalities, and step two involves avoiding them, or transferring them out of your practice if needed. In these blog posts I discussed the first six […]