by Beth Shepard    Beth's profile on LinkedIn  

Self-Coaching: Life Skills for Lasting Success

Workplace wellness coaches offer employees and family members a personalized approach to behavior change. Whether or not your organization offers this resource, why not teach participants the skills they need to coach themselves to a healthier lifestyle?

The Coaching Framework

Certified wellness coaches integrate a wide range of skills and knowledge — in behavioral and motivational science, positive psychology, health promotion, relationship building, and much more — to facilitate lasting change.

by Bob Merberg    Bob's profile on LinkedIn  

Top 10 Ways to Boost Intrinsic Motivation

Our upcoming white paper: Intrinsic Motivation: The Foundation of Outstanding Well-Being Programs delves into the science supporting this model. Here’s an excerpt with steps to shift your programming in an intrinsic direction starting today.

  1. Find out what obstacles employees face (they don’t feel they have enough time or they perceive activities as too costly) and address them in your programming and materials.
  2. Use positive messages that build confidence. “Registering is your first step to success!” is an encouraging call to action for a walking campaign. “You can do it; we can help” will fire up potential health coaching participants.
by Bob Merberg    Bob's profile on LinkedIn  

The Exponential Power of Cross-Promotion

Cross-promotion is an efficient way to breathe life into your communication strategy and, consequently, your well-being program. As consumers, we’re frequently exposed to this technique. In a well publicized example a few years ago, Google™ named its new Android™ operating system KitKat and relied on the Kit Kat® candy bar brand to stimulate interest. Nestlé, in turn, created a series of Kit Kat bars in the shape of Google’s Android mascot. Both companies reported that no money was exchanged in this agreement (