Redesigning Wellness Podcast with Jen Arnold

The Redesigning Wellness podcast explores the world of corporate health to help employers build strategic wellness programs that engage employees.

In this podcast, Jen Arnold interviews experts in various specialties to demystify the common worksite wellness program. She’ll also spend time sharing barriers to help get your wellness program moving forward.

You’ll discover common sense approaches to wellness, tips for engaging employees and how to implement a program that your employees actually like.

Episode 206: Increasing Your Emotional Intelligence with Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry, New York Times Bestselling Author and Co-founder of the Institute for Health and Human Potential

If showing up as your best self gets increasingly difficult with added stress and anxiety, it’s no surprise that the coronavirus pandemic is putting our emotional intelligence to the test. Today’s guest, Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry, best-selling author and co-founder of the Institute for Health and Human Potential, has a plan to help you manage your emotions, stay focused, and navigate this new world.

Dr. Pawliw-Fry, a premier expert in managing emotions during high pressure situations, has worked with NFL, NBA, and Olympic athletes, as well as Fortune 500 giants like IBM, Goldman Sachs, and BMW, to name a few. He is an advisor to the US ARMY and NAVY, as well as a professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and host of the podcast “Last 8% Morning”.

In this episode, Dr. Pawliw-Fry explains why people often avoid or make a mess of the last 8-percent of discussions and decisions, and the importance of building self awareness to know your triggers. He discusses how organizations can promote the building of these critical skills and offers a few tips for leaders in high pressure situations.

Dr. Pawliw-Fry breaks down how important movement is for the brain and how leaders, and especially parents, can model self-awareness and emotional intelligence to others. Finally, he leaves us with a tangible tip to start navigating our own “last 8-percent” situations.

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