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Healthy Success: The Key to an Effective Business

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Melissa Radke

on 10 December 2013

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Transcript of Healthy Success: The Key to an Effective Business

Healthy Success: The Key to an Effective Business
What is Work Site Health and Wellness Coaching?
Wellness Coaching
- Help the individual identify personal reasons for pursuing greater wellness, and to enhance motivation for behavior change using evidence-based strategies.
Work site wellness makes the places they work healthier. An ideal healthy work site has opportunities for employees to:
Be physically active
Eat healthful foods
Live tobacco-free
Many other opportunities
Types of Health and Wellness Coaching
1. Face to Face
2. Telephone
3. Computer based

Levels of integration
Level 1
(Internal integration)
Level 2
(Organizational integration)
Level 3
(External Integration)
Why is Work Site Health and
Wellness Growing so Quickly?
Helps control health costs
More direct and proactive behavior in order to improve health of clients
More personalized
Increased availability of Health Risk Assessment (HRA) data
Growth in acceptability of coaching as a valuable programmatic intervention

Why is this Effective?
Communicates process early
. Discusses the benefits for individuals
Opt Out recruitment
Recruitment range
of at risk individuals
. Uses multiple techniques to engage individual
Utilizes the individual's HRA and screening data for coaching process
Provides an incentive for continuing participation
Provides an attractive incentives for achieving personal goals
Uses elements of coaching
Awareness, motivation, skill building, and practice
Utilizes sound behavior changing strategies within the coaching process

Why Your Company Should get a Health and Wellness Program!
Recognized need for behavior change interventions.
Added Accountability for change.
Goal setting and follow up.
Motivational interviewing technique
Intrinsic reasons to change.
Relapse prevention.
Support system planning
Empathetic and reflective listening.
Interactive Health's Programs:
achieve their goals
Quit smoking
reduce their glucose levels
Improve their blood pressure

Face to Face
Live conversations.
Provides follow up.
Provides advice.
High accessibility.
Low technological use.
Medium to high efficacy rate.
Medium cost.
Medium perceived privacy.
Interactive and Virtual online.
Intelligent software or web casting.
Accessible anywhere with internet.
More traffic increases learning capability.
High privacy.
Technological barriers.
Easy to ignore.


Chapman, L. S., Lesch , N., & Baun, M. P. (2007). The role of health and wellness coaching in worksite health promotion. The Art of Health Promotion


Provides personal interaction with coach.
Predetermined location and time.
On site coaching.
High efficacy.
Instant feedback.
Personal relationship with client.
Allows for non-verbal communication.
High cost.
Low perceived privacy by client.
Healthiest Companies in

Chicago Franternal Order of Police
Chicago -
Chicago Fire Fighters Union Local 2
Galesburg -
Knox College
Waukegan -
Lake County

Old Second National Bank

Lake Land College

Sycamore Community School District 427
Illinois - 22 Companies
America - 72 Companies
Arizona (2), California (5), Colorado (2), Indiana (1), Kansas (1), Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Missouri (3), New York (9), Ohio (7), Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee (1), Texas (1), Utah (3), Virginia (1), Washington (1), Wisconsin (5), Wyoming (2)

Expanding numbers and quality of evaluation studies of coaching effectiveness
Wellness Programs at Work
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