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Kimberly Ficklin

The world’s first and only Workplace Wellness Certified Scrum Master at The Happy Healthy Workplace

Portland, United States

Kimberly Ficklin healed herself from workplace stress-related illness.

“Bad management” doesn’t begin to cover her stories of workplace abuse. It would make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. After her chronic digestive paralysis (gastroparesis) was finally diagnosed, she was informed that her gut would never heal until her environment changed.

Now it is her mission to proactively create happy, healthy workplaces, where employees and companies thrive.

How she helps her clients:

Kimberly is the world’s first and only Workplace Wellness Certified Scrum Master. She developed a unique iterative design framework to create well-being, culture and leadership programs called Activating Agile Champions.

Kimberly’s programs are known for engaging cross-functional teams from the beginning, rather than trying to force an off-the-shelf “engagement program” to fit their company’s needs.


The result: Your very own unique Happy Healthy Workplace, where employees know they are valued, safe and seen.

Details for people who like specifics:

• CEO and Founder, The Happy Healthy Workplace-2018-present
• Executive Producer and Host, The Happy Healthy Workplace Podcast, 2019-present
• Certified Workplace Wellness Master Ambassador
• Certified SCRUM Master: Leadership, Design & Innovative Development
• 20+ years of leadership and business development
• 10 years of wellness and well-being ambassadorship

Awards and Honors:

#1 Top Thought leader and Influencer on Health and Wellness-Thinkers360
Top 50 Thought leaders and Influencers on Agile-Thinkers360

Topics I Can Discuss:

Boosting Employee Engagement Loyalty
Profitable Strategies for a Happy Healthy Workplace
Designing a Workplace Culture that Works
Transitioning to a COVID19 workplace

Available For: Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Portland, Oregon
Speaking Topics: Profitable Strategies for a Happy Healthy Workplace, Designing a Workplace Culture that Works, Boosting Employee Engagement Loyalty

Speaking Fee $1,000

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Company Information

Company Type: Service Provider
Email: kimberly@thehappyhealthyworkplace.com
Phone: 503-385-5602
Media Experience: 10 years

Areas of Expertise

Agile 30.49
Business Continuity
Business Strategy 30.26
Change Management
Culture 31.09
Diversity and Inclusion 31.21
Future of Work 39.44
Health and Safety 31.68
Health and Wellness 100
Innovation 30.95
Leadership 31.59
Mental Health 63.41
Sustainability
COVID19 34.47
HR 33.91
Management 31.62
Marketing
Social 30.50

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Publications

1 Media Interview
How I had the courage to fire my doctor and live a life free from illness
The Mindful Mavericks Magazine
June 20, 2015
Is “being busy” your badge of honor? Is self-care the last thing to be scheduled on your calendar (or are you saying, “Self-care? What’s that?”). If these things are true of you, don’t wait for serious health problems and a scary medical diagnosis to be the catalyst for change. If you take Kimberly’s advice and support right now, you can likely avoid all of that. So break up with dieting, take a time out, invest in your health, and share your courageous action!

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Health and Wellness

37 Podcasts
Breaking the Gender Code with Danielle Dobson
The Happy Healthy Work Place
September 04, 2020
Welcome back! Today we’re talking with Danielle Dobson. Danielle is a Executive Coach, speaker, advocate and author of Breaking The Gender Code. Breaking the Gender Code unpacks why we feel the constant pressure to keep all of the balls in the air and why we think we have to. It looks at how the cultural myths created and reinforced over millennia underpin our expectations today and aren’t serving us. But most importantly it deconstructs how to do it differently. Let’s tune in and get into Danielle’s story about why she became passionate about women in the workforce and how you can take the first steps to break your own code and do things your own way. Things you will learn in this episode: [00:01 – 11:57] Opening Segment

I welcome and introduce my guest, Danielle Dobson, to the show
Speaker, author, and mother
Making a difference in the workforce
Using what you have to get what you want
Supporting mothers
Danielle talks about how her passion began
Originally set out just to get to know the people she would coach better
Helps mothers lead at work and lead at home
Wonder Women on the outside but feel unworthy
Built critical skills from being a parent
What started as research became a mission
“To fix the problems in the workforce, I had to break my own work code”
Danielle talks about gender roles within evolution
We’re more similar than we are different
Gender roles are learned through culture, they are not adapted
Massive expectation gaps
Write your own code and leave out the rest

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Tags: Culture, HR, Health and Wellness

Simplify Healthy Living and Eating with Snackcess founder Sonny Drinkwater
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August 28, 2020
In Episode 36, I had the immense pleasure of speaking with one of the Founders of Snackcess, Sonny Drinkwater. Sonny’s mission is to educate people about healthy living in simple and easily understandable ways and to provide the products and services that allow people to execute this. Sonny and hi

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Tags: HR, Health and Wellness, Mental Health

3 things you can do TODAY to create a happy, healthy workplace
The Happy Healthy Workplace
August 14, 2020
With Rebecca Grimes, Chief Marketing Officer at Ruby Receptionists
“Something incredibly amazing happens when a workforce can see themselves in their leadership team”-Rebecca Grimes

It is one thing when an employee tells you that a company is great, it’s another when people outside the business promote it.
Ruby Receptionist is a perfect example of this.
With their unusual nomination route, to their diverse team, and Swellness days, they’ve got people everywhere advocating about the wonderful things that they do for the people who work with them.
Join me in this episode and learn what kind of culture it takes for an office to turn into a healthy and happy workplace with Rebecca Grimes. The CMO for Ruby Receptionists, a virtual receptionist and chat company that’s trusted by over 10,000 small businesses.
Find out how you can turn your business into one that breeds strong supporters.

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Tags: Culture, HR, Health and Wellness

Using art in the workplace to foster engagement and introduce new perspectives
The Happy Healthy Workplace
August 01, 2020
with Scott Ko, Founder of ColourSpace
Art is not just a pretty picture you display in your office. Art is more than aesthetic. Art has a profound effect on people who not only make art, but all who observes and engages with art.
Art brings out the best in people. And having one in your workplace can change the flow of the environment! It can boost one’s creativity, reduce stress, and create opportunities for engagement!
Imagine, when you’re dealing with a very difficult task but after glancing at the hanging painting on your office’s hallway, you suddenly get a sudden burst of inspiration and creativity, wouldn’t that be great?
Having art in the workplace has a host of benefits not only from your employees but to potential clients as well!
Join me in this episode as you learn to create healthy spaces that look amazing, foster wellbeing, and cost-effective with Scott Ko! He is the founder and director of ColourSpace, Australia’s first art social enterprise that’s changing the way businesses engage with art by providing art ‘as a service’ for workplaces.
He used his diverse experience as former management consultant and Innovation Executive to create meaningful human centered change within organizations.
Scott will show us the benefits that art can bring and how companies can make a positive social impact on local and emerging artists! Find out how art can bring your employees together as well as ideas and how ColourSpace chooses the best art for each workplaces and the meaning behind it!
What you will learn:
The inspiration behind ColourSpace and how it started
Art is not only aesthetics
The role of art in the workplace – from a leadership perspective
Why art is important at the workplace
The solution is art!
Why invest in art at work?
How leaders can create more engaging spaces for their people
How Scott decides the right art for every space and why
The concept of creative collision
Color therapy and the impact colors have on people’s lives
Building community through art
How art helps people get better at conflict resolution
What is creativity and how does art enables it?

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Tags: HR, Future of Work, Health and Wellness

How leaders can adapt mentally and physically in the remote workplace
The Happy Healthy Workplace
July 02, 2020
We are in the middle of a major shift in how people work, manage, and be managed. And as we enter a new paradigm, work is redefined and it’s the responsibility of leaders to lead the discussion on how to navigate this new way of working.

There is no better time than now to lead by example and make positive changes within your organization.

In this episode, I am joined by the professional weight loss and health coach, Mark Mohammadpour, to talk about how the workplace is changing rapidly and how leaders can adapt and help their people cope with this change quickly.

Mark is the founder of Chasing the Sun, a company that offers health coaching tailored for those who work from home and want to lose weight. He has shed more than 110 lbs over 9 months and has managed to keep those pounds off since. Now he is determined to help others lose weight and live a lifestyle that’ll benefit not only themselves but also the people around them.

Find out how he is helping leaders and organizations adapt to this new workplace. He also shares what he is passionate about right now plus some actionable tips on self-care, fitness and health!

What you will learn:

How covid-19 situation is changing the way we work
Why constant communication is important especially now
Self-care and boundary issues
Looking at situations differently
Small changes that add up to big results and how small actions can lead to lasting positive results
Reducing meeting time

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Health and Wellness, Mental Health

Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring in the Workplace
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June 18, 2020
with Lisa Fain, of the Center for Mentoring Excellence   A mentor is not a sage on a stage but a guide on the side. — Lisa Fain Mentors play an important role in the personal and professional development of a person. They provide guidance and constructive feedback to their mentee and fosters thei

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Tags: Leadership, Culture, Future of Work

Why Alumni Networks are critical to our talent supply
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June 04, 2020
It is inevitable for people to leave organizations. It may be because the company could not offer the opportunity or the development they want or maybe they just got a great offer that they cannot refuse. This event should not be all that bad. You can create a culture in your organization where leav

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Tags: Leadership, Culture, Future of Work

The Value of Worker Well-Being: Essential elements of effective workplace happiness
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May 20, 2020
A healthy workforce is a productive workforce. How your employees are feeling both physically and mentally is an important issue that always needs attention as they are the foundation of growth and stability for any organization and business. In order to really change the workplace, a supportive wor

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Tags: HR, Future of Work, Mental Health

Protecting our Happy: A Resilience Conversation
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May 07, 2020
The spread of coronavirus has caused widespread fear, stress, and concern.  When we are faced with uncertainty, it’s normal to have those reactions. As leaders, we need to set an example for our people and support each other, especially in tough times. How do we stay resilient and keep our mental

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Tags: Future of Work, Health and Wellness, Mental Health

Integrity: Leading an open and positive workforce
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April 22, 2020
Integrity is what you do when no one else is watching. In the workplace, this is a fundamental value that companies must not only put in their vision-mission statement but also emulate it. In this episode, returning guest, Karen Reyburn joins us to talk about what integrity means in the workplace an

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Health and Wellness

Strategies for Remote Working
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April 09, 2020
In a coronavirus world, we’re all required to stay at home. Most of the workforce has transitioned from working in the office to working at home. Working from home may sound comfortable but it can also be difficult. Some people have issues to deal with like shared rooms, multiple distractions, low

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Tags: COVID19, Health and Wellness, Mental Health

How Covid-19 changed the workplace health dynamics
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March 24, 2020
With the unfolding of the coronavirus, a lot of people are now working remotely from the comforts of their home. Working from home in your PJs may sound like a dream. In reality, it takes a lot of discipline to make it efficient. Trying to be healthy while working in an office-based environment is a

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Tags: Future of Work, COVID19, Health and Wellness

Operation Clusterpuck: A B.S. Incorporated Novel with Characters You’ll Recognize
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March 13, 2020
Have you ever read a book that centers around what life’s really like in the corporate world? There aren’t that many fiction books that recount an employee’s corporate life. But in today’s episode, we’re going to do a book review that exactly does that! Our guests for today are book author

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Tags: Leadership, Health and Wellness, Mental Health

How to create cross-generational conversations in your workplace
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March 03, 2020
With Shea Keats Our younger workforce is coming up and entering the workplace. It’s time for business leaders and owners to consider how to improve and bridge the gap on cross-generational communication. Each generation has its own identity. Communicating with millennials is not the same as how yo

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Health and Wellness

Coffee Chat: 25 ICE BREAKING QUESTIONS YOU CAN USE TO BUILD TRUST WITH YOUR EMPLOYEES
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February 13, 2020
Looking for ways to build trust with your employees? Look no further, Episode 23 and its accompanying book will help you to begin to transform your workplace TODAY! Coffee Chat: 25 ICE BREAKING QUESTIONS YOU CAN USE TO BUILD TRUST WITH YOUR EMPLOYEES FREE BOOK CLICK HERE:  https://thehappyhealthywo

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Health and Wellness

The Keys to Unlocking Employee Performance
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January 22, 2020
2020 has just begun and you want to start this year right! You want your business to soar! To do that, you need to help your employees be at their best. To perform at their best, they need healthy habits both inside and outside the workplace. In this episode, we are joined by Mike Fenlon, […]
The

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Mental Health

Why being a Generous Leader can make you a Great Leader
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January 10, 2020
No one has ever become poor by giving. It is by giving that you gain more. But don’t just give for that purpose. Give because it’s the right thing to do! In the context of leadership, generosity is needed if you want to become a great leader. A generous leader views the world through the […]
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Tags: Management, Leadership, Future of Work

Why CEO’s need to get social to survive
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December 05, 2019
with Sarah Goodall, CEO of Tribal Impact  Having a good social media presence equates to more trust among your employees, business partners, and potential customers. Before an employee joins a company, they tend to look up the CEO’s social media to see the company’s culture and what its workpla

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Tags: Social, Leadership, Future of Work

Creating boundaries for your work and life
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November 21, 2019
Most of us spend a lot of time at work, hoping this will bring more achievement and success. This goal of progressing in our careers creates a blur between our work and personal life. And this may lead to damaging results – exhaustion, relationship stress, and mental illness. Join me in this episo

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Health and Wellness

The secret to partnering with your benefits provider that can improve your company well-being
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November 07, 2019
People want to work for employers who prioritize their employee’s well being. To do that, you need to understand how to handle your employee’s stress. Especially their emotional distress and mental health issues. Join me in this episode as I interview Tiana Wilkinson and Sabrina Halstead from Pa

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Tags: HR, Future of Work, Mental Health

Moving Beyond Only Mental Health First Aide Training
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October 31, 2019
Did you know that mental health is more common than cancer, heart disease, and diabetes combined? Yes, I kid you not.   Mental disorders are the single most expensive category of health costs for many employers across industries. It’s estimated that around 17 billion USD is lost in productivity a

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Tags: Future of Work, Health and Wellness, Mental Health

What you need to know about an applicant you won’t find on their resume
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October 24, 2019
Have you hired someone who fits the job description perfectly but after turns out they weren’t exactly fit for the role? According to Leadership IQ, only 19% of new hires are an inequitable success and half of the new hires fail in the first 18 months. Now, where did it go wrong? Join me today [

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Tags: Management, HR, Future of Work

How to drive real change in your company culture so that people with invisible disabilities can be themselves
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October 10, 2019
14 million Americans and 450 million people across the globe suffer from mental illness. And they may be in your workplace, hiding their struggle with this invisible disability. People with mental illness usually wear a mask at work and “suffer in silence”. They feel that it’s not a safe space

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Tags: HR, Future of Work, Mental Health

How to overcome your biggest fear as a leader: employee ownership of problems
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October 02, 2019
Employers don’t want their employees to be dependent on them when it comes to solving problems. As much as growth and improvement matters, your guidance, coaching, and involvement is also needed for them to become independent in solving problems later. What do you think is more efficient? Leaving

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

Using Agile Methodologies to improve your business and your team
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September 19, 2019
Having an agile mindset helps your team respond quickly to changes and deliver better value. There are many definitions of what an agile mindset is. But what does it really mean to have such a mindset? How does adopting this philosophy add value to your business and team? Join me today as we disrupt

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Tags: HR, Future of Work, Agile

Fostering Creativity in the Workplace
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August 22, 2019
Creativity is being willing to change and looking for change, because it is continuously changing. ⁠— Karen Reyburn Everyone is creative! We are created to be creative. In fact, we are born with it! Sadly, many of us have learned to stuff it down and not use it. In the workplace, we all know tha

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Tags: Innovation, Culture, Future of Work

Recruit the best talent by offering a remote workplace
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August 06, 2019
Employers no longer have the upper hand when it comes to hiring the best talent. Today’s professionals are smarter and wiser in selecting a company to work for. With many companies fighting for their attention, HR people are challenged to think of creative ways to attract top talent to be part of

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, HR

Improving profitability with rest
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July 24, 2019
“Rest and work need to go hand in hand. You have to be able to work at rest so that rest enables you to work better.” ⁠— Karen Reyburn Our entire lives are not meant to be lived at rush speed. We can’t work ceaselessly. No human being can go at top speed all the […]
The post Improving pr

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Tags: Future of Work, Health and Wellness, Mental Health

Happy employees love incentives! This study shows they work!
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July 10, 2019
The motivator that pushes one to finish their work is an “incentive”! If you really want to recognize your employees for their hard work, you’ve got to do more than just giving them a pat on the back. I mean, who doesn’t love receiving something free that’s going to benefit them in the lon

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Employee engagement: Creating spaces for collaboration
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June 27, 2019
Everyone works but not everyone loves their work – Xenium HR Manifesto It’s no secret that employee engagement is one of the main drivers of business performance. It’s one of the biggest challenge employers and managers are faced. To maintain workplace productivity, employees should feel value

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Tags: Innovation, Future of Work, Health and Wellness

The 411 on Altruism in the Workplace: Increase productivity in a giving environment
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June 12, 2019
Philanthropy not only benefits the given but also the giver. Have you ever noticed when you do something nice like buying someone coffee, giving someone a present or complimenting others for their hard work, you feel happy as well? Today, I’m talking to Carl Gough about how altruism in the workpla

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Tags: Innovation, Future of Work, Health and Wellness

The “PERKS” of a flexible work schedule: How work flexibility improves productivity
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May 28, 2019
When you ask employees, what benefit they want most, the flexibility of work hours or schedule is something that’s on top of their wish-list. In our fast-paced changing world, people want to have the ability to work a more flexible schedule in order to keep up with their life outside of work. For

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Workplace employee program incentives: What you need to know to be in compliance
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May 23, 2019
Compliance with employee program incentives is not something that you should be fearful of. Embracing it will help your employees trust you and keep you safe with the law. Today I’m talking to Barbara Zabawa, a National Wellness Lawyer with The Center for Health and Wellness Law LLC, a go-to law f

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Tags: HR, Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion

Part II-How to free up money within your health insurance costs to help you solve the other problems in your business
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May 17, 2019
We’re picking up where Steve left off in Episode 3 and learn more about health insurance cost to free up money so that the business is more profitable and employees happier. In this episode, Steve and I will dig deeper on the things that can help employers cut down on their cost and be able […]

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Part I-How to free up money within your health insurance costs to help you solve the other problems in your business
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May 09, 2019
Health care insurance is a critical benefit that cost not only the employee but also the employer’s business. You are creating a profitable business when you decrease your health insurance cost. But how do you decrease rates when it keeps rising year by year? Today I’m talking to Steve Watson th

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25+ things to do today that will ROCK THE SOCKS off your employees!
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April 11, 2019
In this episode I chat with Pat Welch, CEO and Co Founder of Boly:Welch. #BolyWelch has been named Top 100 best places to work in Oregon for 16 years! Pat shared with us at least 25 things that you can implement in your business TODAY that will ROCK THE SOCKS off of your employees! -Weekly […]
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The Secret to Growing your Wellness Program to 60% Participation
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April 01, 2019
In this episode I chat with Misty Dupont, HR Generalist with Key Knife Company. Misty’s work with her benefits partner is for sure a secret you will want in on! ⁣⁣ ⁣In this podcast episode you’ll hear about: ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ -How you can partner with your benefits insurance partner to

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2 Speaking Engagements
WAKING UP SICK & YOUR JOB BEING LIKE A BAD MARRIAGE with guest Kimberly Ficklin
The Hope, Connection and Relief Podcast
June 09, 2020
What happens when you wake up sick and doctors can’t tell you what is wrong?
What happens when years later they do finally find out the issues and they tell you that for the rest of your life you will take up to twelve different medications?

If you're Kimberly Ficklin, owner and podcaster at The Healthy Happy Workplace, you turn to nutrition, make healthy choices, reduce your stress levels and not only begin to thrive, but teach others to do the same.

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Let's Humanize the Workplace with guest Kimberly Ficklin
Let's Humanize the Workplace
April 28, 2020
Guest: Kimberly Ficklin
Kimberly is a Workplace Well-Being and Engagement Strategist and she helps companies to design engagement programs that fit the culture and needs of the company and that don’t get ignored. What that looks like, is the development of cross-functional teams, a Scrum, if you will. The art of doing twice the work in half the time. She guides them through the process, using the company's brain trust; their values, not coming from the outside and imposing programs on them.

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Tags: Health and Safety, Health and Wellness, Mental Health

1 Webinar
Scrum it Well! Using Agile methodologies to activate daily wellness
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October 14, 2020
Scrum is used in 74% of Agile software companies in over 100 countries and it can be used by you too! For anything! And Kimberly is going to show you how.

Objective:

Learn the basics of Scrum , the program used by the FBI, Toyota Production System, Lean Management, Set-Based Concurrent Engineering, with a TWIST!!
Learn to use a Scrum board to complete daily goals
At the end, have a completed task to activate to begin your well-being journey

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Radar

1 Trend
How Covid-19 changed the workplace health dynamics

Date : August 04, 2020

With the unfolding of the coronavirus, a lot of people are now working remotely from the comforts of their home. Working from home in your PJs may sound like a dream.
In reality, it takes a lot of discipline to make it efficient.

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2 Businesss
Agile Champions Activation

Location: National, International and Vi    Date Available: June 20th, 2020    Fees: 11,997

Submission Date: June 20th, 2020    Service Type: Service Offered

4-week intensive program designed to activate agility in the leadership team and resulting in a dynamic innovative culture/well-being or leadership initiative.
(Limited to 10 per program)
Using a framework that integrates strategic goals in which leaders can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering culture and engagement programs of the highest possible value (it's used in by the FBI and companies such as Google, Yahoo, Nokia and Siemens!)

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Executive Briefing

Location: National, International and Vi    Date Available: June 20th, 2020    Fees: 997 up to 99 attendees

Submission Date: June 20th, 2020    Service Type: Service Offered

Are you wondering why Employee Well-Being and Engagement are tantamount to a happy and healthy workplace?

You've heard all the buzzwords around culture and belonging in the workplace but you're unsure exactly what it means for your company.

This Executive Briefing is focused on key understanding of how well-being and engagement can increase employee performance.

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