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Well-being insights to enhance your work and life
Learn ways to enrich your personal well-being, improve life-work integration, and create a culture of wellness at work with the WorkWell podcast series.
Lean into stress and rest for success
On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Brad Stulberg, author of the best-selling book, “The Practice of Groundedness” and the co-author of the books, “Peak Performance” and “The Passion Paradox”, about principles that can help with improving performance without foregoing well-being.
Impacts of physical health on our mental health
On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Dr. Ellen Vora, board-certified psychiatrist, acupuncturist, yoga teacher, and author of “The Anatomy of Anxiety”, about considering the whole person when addressing mental health.
The growth struggle is real
On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Mark Manson, #1 NY Times Bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope, about personal development and the importance of taking responsibility, making choices, self-awareness, and so much more.
Connecting with ourselves, our values, and others
On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Dr. Simran Jeet Singh, educator, author, and activist on religion, racism, and justice on tuning into our spirituality, empathy, and compassion to create connections with others.
Improve your well-being with mindset shifts
On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer, Jen Fisher, talks with Thrive Global’s Chief Training Officer, Joey Hubbard, about importance of well-being, beliefs, and mindsets. Learn about how neuroscience, motivation, and taking consistent micro steps can help you shift your mindset for sustainable results.
On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer, Jen Fisher, talks with Dr. Becky Kennedy, clinical psychologist, mom of three, and author of Good Inside about parenting challenges, connection strategies, and how parenting shows up in the workplace.
Recognizing and overcoming burnout
On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer, Jen Fisher, talks with Jennifer Moss, co-founder at Plasticity Labs, author, and workplace expert on finding the root causes and strategies that address burnout.
Understanding the food brain connection and cognitive nutrition
Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer, Jen Fisher, talks with Tess Bredesen, Cognitive Nutrition Director at Thrive and the founder of Sia Health, on how nutrition can prevent cognitive decline and enhance our lives.
The perfect, imperfect way to creating behavior change
Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Michelle Segar, the inaugural chair of the United States National Physical Activity Plans Communication Committee and author, on updating our mindsets on how we develop our healthy lifestyle goals.
The art of problem solving
On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Amy Herman, a lawyer, art historian, and author of the books Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life and Fixed: How to Perfect the Fine Art of Problem Solving about visual intelligence and how viewing art can improve observation, analysis, and communication skills.
Workplace community building
On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Christine Porath, professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and author of "Mastering Community: The Surprising Ways Coming Together Moves Us from Surviving to Thriving", about the impact of negative workplace behaviors and how to overcome them through resilience, radical candor, community building, and more to create an environment where people thrive.
The C-suite’s role in well-being
On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Dan Schawbel, New York Times bestselling author and managing partner of Workplace Intelligence, about the survey results and the C-suite’s role in organizational well-being.
Achieving your dreams
On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Saul Blinkoff, filmmaker, animator, voice actor, inspirational speaker, and host of The Life of Awesome podcast, about how we all have a unique purpose and with a lot of hard work, tenacity, and resilience we can achieve our dreams.
Exploring the relationship continuum
On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Carole Robin, co-author of Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends and Colleagues, and former Stanford Business School professor about how we can move our relationships along the continuum from dysfunctional to exceptional.
The evolution of the human-animal bond
On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Mark Cushing, founder and CEO of the Animal Policy Group, and author of Pet Nation on the evolution of the human-animal bond, and how our love for our pets has ignited a cultural transformation.
Emotions in the workplace
On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Liz Fosslien, head of communications and content at Humu, coauthor and illustrator of No Hard Feelings and the upcoming book, Big Feelings, and @LizandMollie Instagram cofounder, about the importance of bringing emotions into work.
Fueling your wellness
On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Shannon Allen, creator of Grown, the first ever 100% USDA organic certified fast food restaurant with a drive thru, on how focusing on real, single ingredient foods can have an impact on many aspects of our well-being.
Solving for happiness
On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Mo Gawdat, former Chief Business Officer of Google X, author of Solve for Happy and Scary Smart, engineer, and podcast host on how we can solve the equation to our own happiness from the perspective of an engineer.
To forgive and move on
On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Dr. Fred Luskin, a world leading researcher and teacher about forgiveness and the author of the best-selling books, Forgive for Good and Forgive for Love, about why forgiveness is important, recognizing the need to forgive, and how to forgive.
The science of happiness
On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, an international renowned teacher and author in the fields of happiness and leadership, about the science of happiness, what it is, how it improves personal and professional performance, and ways to pursue it.
Being human is hard
On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Nataly Kogan, emotional fitness expert, founder and CEO of Happier, and author of “The Awesome Human Project: Break Free from Daily Burnout, Struggle Less, and Thrive More in Work and Life”, about how to look at ourselves and others through the lens of our awesome humanity by strengthening five emotional fitness skills - acceptance, gratitude, self-care, intentional kindness and compassion, and the bigger why.
Reconnecting to change your world
On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Susan McPherson, serial connector, seasoned communicator, founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, and author of “The Lost Art of Connecting: The Gather, Ask, Do Method for Building Meaningful Relationships”, about how to rekindle connections and build new, meaningful relationships in the remote and hybrid environment.
On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Dr. Dan Goleman, psychologist and author of the bestseller, “Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships”, about the importance of emotional intelligence throughout the workplace.
Elevating the human experience
On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Amelia Dunlop, Deloitte Digital chief experience officer and author of “Elevating the Human Experience—THREE PATHS to LOVE and WORTH at WORK”, about elevating the human experience by renewing our focus on fundamental human worth and investing in individuals to nurture growth, creativity, and innovation.
In this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Jenn Lim, CEO and cofounder of Delivering Happiness and author of “Beyond Happiness: How Authentic Leaders Prioritize Purpose and People for Growth and Impact”, about how teams and companies can integrate and embed happiness and purpose to help their people and organization to grow and thrive.
Jen Fisher's favorite reads
On this WorkWell episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher shares six of her favorite books and reflects on how the themes of the books mirrored her experiences of 2020 and 2021.
Turning the lens of compassion inward
On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Kristin Neff, associate professor in Educational Psychology at the University of Texas, Austin and author of “Self-Compassion, The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself”, about the components of self-compassion - mindfulness, kindness and sense of humanity - benefits of self-compassion, and how to develop it within yourself.
Are you listening?
On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Ximena Vengoechea, a user researcher, illustrator, and author of Listen Like You Mean it: Reclaiming the Lost Art of True Connection, about really listening to develop stronger relationships and how to train ourselves to be better listeners.
Building a meaningful career
On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Lauren McGoodwin, founder and CEO of Career Contessa, author of the book, Power Moves: How Women Can Pivot, Reboot, and Build a Career of Purpose, and cohost of the of Career Contessa podcast.
A journey to positive self-talk
Self-love is vital to self-care and well-being. Unfortunately, our society has created an image of what a healthy body looks like that is not only inaccurate but is also damaging. Our bodies are amazing and instead of putting ourselves down for what makes us unique, we should be honoring and celebrating it. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Rebekah Taussig, the author of the book, Sitting Pretty, The View from My Ordinary Resilient, Disabled Body, and disability advocate, known for her Instagram @sitting_pretty.
On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Dan Harris—a long-time anchor and Emmy award winning correspondent at BBC news. He is also the creator of the podcast and app, 10% Happier, and the author of the number one New York Times bestseller, 10% Happier: How I Tamed The Voice In My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, And Found Self-Help That Actually Works—A True Story.
Beating burnout at work
Stories of experiencing burnout at work aren’t uncommon. For some, the experience can eventually lead to some positive life changes, like discovering your true passion, defining your well-being goals, or even changing your career path. But you shouldn’t have to go through the struggle of burnout to accomplish those things. With self-awareness, strong social connections, and resilience skills, you can avoid burnout and be your best self in work and life!
On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Paula Davis, founder and CEO of the Stress & Resilience Institute and the author of Beating Burnout at Work: Why Teams Hold the Secret to Well-Being and Resilience.
Mental health in sports
When it comes to sports, physical ability is only part of the equation for high performance. Mental health is equally important, if not more so. To perform at their best, athletes need to have a strong body and mind.
On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Dr. Nyaka NiiLampti, Vice President of Wellness and Clinical Services at the NFL. She’s a licensed psychologist with more than fifteen years of clinical experience with organizations, sports teams, individuals, and families.
Have you ever watched a beautiful sunset and it gave you goosebumps? That’s awe! It’s an often understood emotion, but one that has many benefits to your health and well-being. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Jonah Paquette, psychologist, author, and speaker specializing in the areas of happiness and well-being. His latest book, Awestruck, explores the underappreciated and often misunderstood emotion of awe.
Happiness at work
Happiness doesn’t just magically happen. It needs to be cultivated daily with intention. And with a regular practice, you can tap into the power of positive emotions, at home and at work. In this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Eric Karpinski, a leading voice on positive psychology in the workplace and author of the book Put Happiness to Work: Seven Strategies to Elevate Engagement for Optimal Performance.
Work better together
The Harvard Study of Adult Development began in 1938 and is still ongoing. It concluded that close relationships, more than money or fame, are critical to mental and physical health, happiness, and longevity. Considering that we spend a third to half of our waking hours in any given week at work, the workplace is a critical place for developing these meaningful connections that we all need to thrive. These social connections are not only good for us as individuals, they also have a positive impact on the bottom line.
On this special episode, our WorkWell producer from Rivet360, Jesse Betend, guest hosts. Jesse gets the inside scoop on the recently released book Work Better Together, from the authors Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher and Deloitte Global CEO Program Research Director Anh Phillips.
Loss can have an incredible impact on our lives, but how we respond to it can either lead us down a path of growth or stop us in our tracks. How do we move past pain to find purpose, passion, and even happiness? On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Karen Guggenheim, happiness advocate, international speaker, social entrepreneur, and the founder of the World Happiness Summit.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders affect 18% of adults age 18 and older and 25% of children between 13 and 18 in the U.S. But despite their prevalence, they are still often misunderstood and therefore go undiagnosed and untreated. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Dr. Judson Brewer a renowned addiction psychiatrist and neuroscientist. Dr. Brewer is an associate professor at Brown University and executive medical director at Sharecare. His new book Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind is now a New York Times best seller.
Microsteps to maximize mental health
If we want to be at our best, at home and at work, we need to make our mental and emotional health a priority. Building awareness is important, but it also takes action! How can we protect our mental well-being daily? It doesn’t take a complete life overhaul. Start with small, incremental steps that can add up to make a big impact. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Arianna Huffington, the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, the founder of The Huffington Post, and a bestselling author.
How sleep fuels performance
Sleep is foundational to your well-being and vital to your health. When you get the sleep your body needs, you can perform at your best. But despite its importance, our society and workplace culture still favor busyness and sleep deprivation over quality rest and recovery. We need to reframe our perspective on sleep to see it for what it really is – the ultimate performance enhancer. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Jeff Kahn, co-founder and CEO of Rise Science, a sleep technology company that uses science and data to improve sleep.
From tragedy to triumph
Taking care of a loved one with cancer is a difficult life challenge, but it can also be an incredible learning experience. For this lawyer, it not only helped change his perspective on personal well-being, it also motivated him to share his story to motivate and inspire others to make self-care a priority. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Domenic Cervoni, vice president of Legal and Senior Legal Counsel for HSBC, and author of From Tragedy to Triumph: How My Wife’s Courageous Battle With Rare Cancer Has Motivated Me to Live a Better Life Filled With Passion, Empathy, and Gratitude.
Farming for social justice
Food is a basic human need, but we can’t all equally access it. Many who live in urban areas, often BIPOC communities, don’t have access to the fresh produce that is so important to a healthy diet. How can we tackle this inequity? On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Leah Penniman, cofounder of Soul Fire Farm, a BIPOC-centered community farm committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system.
Designing work for well-being
On this episode, special guest host Colleen Reilly, a PhD candidate and teaching professor at the University of Denver with over twenty years experience serving as a catalyst for positive change for individuals and organizations interviews Deloitte’s chief well-being officer Jen Fisher on the well-being findings from the 2021 Human Capital Trends report.
How to become the CEO of your well-being
Right now, we're all feeling burned out and unmotivated. Now is the perfect time to remind ourselves how to make self-care a priority. Whether you’re a leader or an independent contributor at work, you can become the CEO of your own well-being. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Naz Beheshti, an executive wellness coach, corporate wellness consultant, speaker, writer, change agent, and wellness warrior. She's also the author of the book, Pause. Breathe. Choose.: Become the CEO of your well-being.
Following your gut
You can plan for the future, but sometimes life has a different idea. When the unexpected happens, the best you can do is follow your gut. For this CEO, resilience and a passion for gut health helped her lead through tragedy when she became the youngest female CEO of a publicly held organization. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Julie Smolyansky, humanitarian, activist, and CEO of Lifeway Foods.
Humanity in the workplace
Meaningful relationships at work are one of the greatest drivers of workplace engagement and satisfaction. As the saying goes, “People don't leave companies. They leave managers”. How can we create work cultures that encourage and support greater connection? On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Erica Keswin, a speaker, author, workplace strategist and founder of The Spaghetti Project, a platform dedicated to sharing the science and stories of human connections.
Smashing the mental health stigma
To smash the mental health stigma, we first need to understand it. It’s time to move beyond mental health awareness and increase mental health literacy in the workplace. When leaders and influencers are open and honest about their own mental health challenges, it creates a safe space for everyone to speak up and seek the help they need. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Rob Stephenson, a mental health influencer, speaker, and founder of InsideOut, a social enterprise focused on ending the stigma of mental health in the workplace.
Jen’s 10 lessons
On this special year-end WorkWell episode, Jen reflects on conversations she’s had with past guests. She shares 10 lessons she’s learned from the show that have helped her with some of the challenges we’ve faced during this tough year.
Making self-care inclusive
When life gets challenging, focusing on our mental health becomes even more vital. Self-care is one tool that can help us protect our mental and emotional well-being, but it isn’t one-size-fits-all. Each person is affected by stress and anxiety differently based on their experiences. So, the more that we can feature diverse voices in the wellness space, the more accessible self-care will be to all. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Naomi Hirabayashi and Marah Lidey, co-founders and co-CEO’s of the app, Shine, focused on providing a more inclusive self-care experience.
How to rest as hard as you work
We often think that busyness and productivity go hand-in-hand, but the truth is, that taking time off is one of the most overlooked tools we have to stimulate creativity, innovation, and focus, not to mention well-being. So, when was the last time that you intentionally took some time off? On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with John Fitch and Max Frenzel, co-authors of the book Time Off and luminaries in the art and science of why we all need to create a rest ethic that matches our work ethic.
Finding meaning in meaning
Happiness is something we are all striving for, and why shouldn’t we be? It’s the ultimate positive emotion! But what if our pursuit of happiness is misguided? Is there something else out there that can provide us with greater fulfillment? On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Emily Esfahani Smith, a writer and speaker who draws on psychology, philosophy, and literature to help us better understand the human experience – why we are the way we are and how we can flourish with grace and meaning in a world that is also suffering.
Understanding emotional agility
Life throws us many twists and turns, big and small, you can plan and prepare but that doesn't guarantee that there won't be a curveball that knocks you off your feet and when it does, how do you feel, how do you respond? The answers to these questions depend on your emotions and how you navigate them. Overcoming adversity calls for emotional strength and adaptiveness to change. It requires us to face our thoughts and feelings, get curious about them, use them as data, connect back to our values, and to move on. To thrive in this uncertain world, we could all use a little more emotional agility. The good news is it's a skill we can all learn and cultivate. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses emotional agility with Dr. Susan David, an award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist and author of the Wall Street Journal best-selling book Emotional Agility—Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive In Work and Life.
Resilience in times of crisis
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we were told to shelter in place. While most of us were isolating in our homes with our families, frontline and essential workers continued to do the work needed to keep society afloat and citizens safe. In a health crisis, emergency responders are there to help those that need it most. These brave individuals are seeing first-hand the impact of COVID-19. But how are they protecting their own well-being? On this special episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher and Mike Kearney, Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory CMO and host of the Resilient podcast, discuss resilience in times of crisis with Mike McCabe, chief of Operations at McCabe Ambulance Service and host of the EMS World Podcast.
Let's talk postpartum depression
The birth of a baby is a joyful event, but for many women, that joy can become overshadowed by postpartum depression. According to the American Psychological Association, up to 1 in 7 women experience this serious mood disorder. But despite its prevalence, many do not seek the help and support they need due to stigmas and misinformation. One way we can help breakdown these barriers is by sharing personal stories and experiences to build greater awareness about this condition. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses postpartum depression with three mothers (and Deloitte colleagues) Leticia Roinesdal, Elizabeth Lascaze, and Caitlin Goodrich.
Cultivating your purpose with self-care
There's a myth that if you're passionate about your work, you're less likely to be stressed. But on the contrary, those of us who love what we do are sometimes even more prone to burnout. One particularly vulnerable group is entrepreneurs. These trailblazers are doing great things to impact their communities, but sometimes sacrificing their own well-being to do so. This is why purpose and passion always need a healthy dose of self-care. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses the vital role self-care plays in pursuing your passions with Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon an educator, speaker, writer, community builder, and the founder and CEO of the Village Market.
Work, life, and play
Does striving for work-life balance feel like an elusive goal that you can never quite reach? That’s because designing a fulfilling life isn’t about balance, it’s about creating a rhythm that integrates all the key ingredients of a meaningful existence. And one key ingredient that we often overlook is the importance of play. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses creating a work, life, play rhythm with Aaron McHugh author, speaker, podcaster, and adventurer.
Lessons in recovery: A conversation about addiction
Some parts of well-being are easier to talk about, like fitness, nutrition, and sleep, but stigma still stands in the way of having some of the tougher, more vulnerable conversations about our health. Substance use disorder is a mental illness that affects over 19.7 million Americans aged 12 and older, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher has a frank conversation with Laura McKowen, author of We Are the Luckiest, about substance use disorder and the strength and resilience we can learn from those in recovery.
Special COVID-19 podcast—Episode 5: Supporting each other through tough times
We all go through loss at some point in our lives. And yet, for such a collective experience, it’s still something we struggle to talk about. In this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher shares strategies to deal with loss and grief you may be experiencing, as well as supporting others who are going through a loss.
Mental training for peak performance
When we think of sports, we think of the physical training it takes to get the body in peak condition. But to win the gold medal, it takes more than fitness. It takes mental strength and focus to get you to the finish line. You don’t have to be an athlete to hone these mental skills. In fact, you can learn and practice them in your everyday life. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses the importance of mental training for peak performance with Chris Hammer, U.S. Paralympian.
Practicing the skill of happiness
The pursuit of happiness is universal, but do we really understand what happiness means? It isn't the absence of negative emotions, nor is it a persistent unfaltering positivity. Happiness is a non-negotiable ingredient in a fulfilling, meaningful, and healthy life. On this episode, Jen Fisher chief well-being officer discusses ways to cultivate happiness with Nataly Kogan, co-founder and CEO of Happier.
Resilient leadership in times of change and challenge
Today, leaders are facing new challenges to the mental and emotional health of their teams. Though many physically or virtually show up to work, challenges may prevent them from fully engaging in their work responsibilities—an effect called presenteeism. This reinforces that outwardly someone can look fine, because we can't always see how someone feels. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer talks with Janet Foutty, Deloitte US Chair of the Board, about the skills leaders need to reengage with our work, our workplace, and our workforce to emerge from this crisis stronger than ever before.
Special COVID-19 podcast—Episode 4: Creating and practicing healthy habits
The creativity and resilience people have shown in adapting to the mass-conversion to virtual work has been inspiring, particularly when it comes to managing their mental and physical health and staying connected. In this special-edition episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks about how developing healthy habits can help us navigate this new phase in work-life integration.
Supporting your mental health in times of crisis
By now, most, if not all of us, understand the impact that COVID-19 can have on our physical health, but what about the impact to our mental health? The challenges of our current environment are shaping who we are as individuals and communities. The question is—how do we rise to those challenges with resiliency? On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses strategies for maintaining our mental health with Christine Moutier, MD and chief medical officer.
Understanding the connection between kindness and health
When you think about your health, what things first come to mind? For many of us, it’s diet, exercise, sleep, and routine medical check ups. But did you know that your social environment plays a major role in your well-being? Or that showing kindness can boost your own health? On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses the importance of kindness to our well-being with Dr. Kelli Harding, author of The Rabbit Effect.
The new rules for remote work
The sudden mass conversion to remote work has created challenges, even for those who are accustomed to working in a remote environment. Nobody has figured it all out, but, as is human nature, we are learning and adapting. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses remote work strategies to cope and build resilience with Annie Dean of Deloitte Consulting’s workforce transformation group.
Special COVID-19 podcast—Episode 3: Maintaining human connection, from a distance
The absence of physical interaction brought on by COVID-19 can create a sense of an overall lack of connection between people, at work and home, which can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness. In this special-edition episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher provides information you can use to help maintain human connection, even while being physically distant.
Special COVID-19 podcast—Episode 2: Showing empathy for yourself and others
As COVID-19 continues to disrupt our work, family, and social lives, showing empathy can help you navigate the adjustment to a new working environment. In this special-edition episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses the importance of empathy and shares practical information to help you show empathy with yourself and others.
Special COVID-19 podcast—Episode 1: Managing stress and anxiety during uncertain times
Facing the uncertainty of COVID-19, it is common to experience heightened stress, such as fear, anxiety, and overwhelming emotions. In this special-edition episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher offers guidance on managing anxiety and stress during this time.
Allies against cancer
Fighting cancer is tough. Luckily, no one needs to fight alone. Whether you’re a cancer patient, survivor, or caregiver, having someone on your side who’s been there can help tremendously. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses the importance of having a support system with Jonny Imerman, founder of Imerman Angels, and Deloitte partner Carl Allegretti.
Living as your ideal self
It started out as a mission to check things off their bucket list, but then turned into something much bigger. So big, in fact, that it changed Ben’s core belief system on how he views life. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses living as your ideal self with Ben Nemtin, a best-selling author and creator, producer, and cast member of MTV’s highest-rated show on iTunes, “The Buried Life.”
Staying energized and resilient on the road
Traveling for work is a common business practice. But it can sometimes take a toll on your well-being and your ability to perform at your best. What if you could become an empowered, productive road warrior, without annihilating your health? On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses strategies for staying energized and resilient on the road with traveling naturopath, speaker, trainer, and author John Ayo.
Turning toward failure
We all face challenges in life, but that doesn’t mean you have to let them hold you back. In fact, with the right mentality and support from your wolf-pack, you can use these obstacles to help you grow, evolve, and succeed in work and life. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses overcoming failures with retired soccer player Abby Wambach, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion.
The disciplined pursuit of less
Do you always feel busy, but, at the same time, unproductive? Are the things you’re doing day-to-day aligned with your values and goals? It may seem that by trying to do it all, you can have it all. But when we spread ourselves too thin, we often find that the things we are spending most of our time on aren’t actually the most important things in our lives. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses how to discover and invest in what’s essential in our lives with Greg McKeown, best-selling author, speaker, and leading voice on essentialism.
Let’s talk mental health
Mental health stigmas are persistent in society, but with knowledge, kindness, and empathy, they can be broken down. A great place to start is with a conversation. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses mental health stigmas and how to overcome them with Pamela Harrington, executive director of Bring Change 2 Mind, a non-profit focused on raising awareness about mental health.
The science of emotions
Emotions may seem complicated, but by better understanding their value and function we can learn how to harness their power to enhance relationships and improve well-being. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses the science of emotions with Dr. Dacher Keltner, the founding director of the Greater Good Science Center and a professor of psychology at the University of California Berkeley.
The science of meetings
Meetings are a staple of the corporate world and many of us find our days filled with them, sometimes back-to-back. But with all the time we spend in meetings, it begs the question; are they helping or hurting our productivity? On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses the science of meetings with Dr. Steven Rogelberg, a professor and Director of Organizational Science at the University of North Carolina—Charlotte.
Pursuit of happiness
Does working longer and harder make you more productive? Our society seems to think so. But studies show that an overworked culture can actually negatively impact productivity as well as employee well-being. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses modern work culture and how it impacts our ability to live a fulfilling life with Brigid Schulte, director of the Better Life Lab at New America.
Training your mind
Are you constantly multi-tasking or thinking about what’s next? Mindfulness is the key to quieting the mind and enhancing focus. And practicing just a few minutes a day can provide benefits, including relaxation, better control of emotions, and greater self-awareness. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses strategies for strengthening your mind with Laurie Cameron, an author, speaker, and leading voice on mindfulness and meditation.
Technology improves everyday life in so many ways. But do those benefits overshadow the negative impacts that technology use has on how we act, think, and connect with each other? On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses how technology use impacts our behavior and our relationships with Adam Alter, best-selling author and associate professor of marketing at New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Technology can make life more convenient, connected, and efficient. But with all that it gives us, could it also be taking something away? How can we use technology to enhance our well-being and not diminish it? On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher and colleague Carolyn O’Boyle, national managing director of Talent Strategy and Innovation discuss strategies to maintain a healthy relationship with your technology with Amy Blankson, a leading specialist on mindful living in the digital era.
Life is full of challenges and setbacks. Resilience is what helps us bounce back from them. And just like a muscle in the body, resilience can grow stronger through practice. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses strategies to build resilience, vitality, and a deeper mind-body connection with Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, a leading voice in the world of positive psychology and the science of flourishing.
Mind your mind
Hiding or 'covering' mental illness is not uncommon, especially in the workplace. How can we create a workplace culture that can empower people to take care of their mental health in the same way we encourage them to take care of their physical health? On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher and Dr. Christine Moutier, the Chief Medical Officer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, discuss mental health in the workplace.
Connecting to purpose
Our constantly connected society gives us greater access to what we want when we want it. But it also comes with a price—the stronger our wifi connection, the less connected we become to ourselves and our purpose. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses purpose and intention with Jonathan Fields, award-winning writer and founder of the Good Life Project and colleague Mike Kearney, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory partner and host of Resilient podcast series.
When well-being goes wild
When it comes to well-being, we all fall off the tracks every once and a while. And that’s ok because well-being is not a zero-sum game. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher asks Drs. Chris and Kara Mohr—specialists in nutrition and fitness who also happen to be a married couple—to share personal stories on how they manage (and sometimes mismanage) their busy lives with juggling family, work, and their own well-being.
A better bottom line
Well-being is not a trend, it’s a business imperative. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses the business case for investing in well-being through three perspectives. You’ll hear a behavioral science view from Deloitte Insights research manager Dr. Kelly Monahan, gain insights on what a leader thinks from Deloitte’s chief talent officer Mike Preston, and gain some practical tips and advice on how to embed well-being and flexibility into your own team from Deloitte Consulting LLP senior manager Lindsay Sitek.
- Well-being at Deloitte: How Deloitte supports its people in body, mind, and purpose.
- Does scarcity make you dumb? Deloitte Insights takes a behavioral science approach to understanding how scarcity diminishes decision making and how slack can help address it.
- Positive technology: Designing work environments for digital well-being: Digital technology can be a blessing and a curse. How can organizations make sure the positives outweigh the negatives?
- Future of work: Deloitte Insights looks at what changes could be in store for the workplace, the workforce, and the nature of work itself.
On the WorkWell podcast series, we talk about all things well-being. Stay up-to-date with the latest health and wellness trends and discover tips and tricks along the way with host Jen Fisher, Deloitte chief well-being officer. Subscribe today and learn ways to enrich your own well-being, improve work-life balance, and create a culture of wellness at work. Each podcast is designed to help you better understand—and more importantly—embed well-being into your life and work!
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