Posts Tagged ‘Workplace Goals’


2016 Refreshed Business of the Year

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Workforce Development, Inc.
www.workforcedevelopmentinc.org
https://www.facebook.com/AustinWorkforceDevelopment

Congratulations to Mike Postsma and the team at Workforce Development, Inc. on receiving the 2016 Refreshed Business of the Year at the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce! Mike is pictured here with our Mower Refreshed intern and Healthier Choices Team Facilitator, Deb Smith.

The folks at Workforce Development, Inc in Austin, MN have done an amazing job on creating a culture of wellbeing with limited resources. We’re excited to celebrate worksites who are making wellness about more than programs and doing the work of shifting environments, making healthy living at work easier and more accessible!

You guys inspire us!

Join us! April 27th 12-1pm | Lunch & Learn

Friday, April 15th, 2016

WHEN:Lunch and Learn
April 27th, 2016
12:00-1:00pm

WHERE:
Austin Public Library
323 4th Ave NE, Austin, MN

FOCUS TOPIC:
Inspiring your Employees to Thrive

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Join Us! May 20th 12-1pm | Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Refreshed Lunch & Learn

Christy Tryhus, MBA, Corporate Trainer & Coach

Christy Tryhus, MBA, Corporate Trainer & Coach

WHEN:
May 20th, 2015
12:00-1:00pm

WHERE:
Historic Hormel Home
208 4th Ave NW, Austin, MN

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Join Us! April 15th 12-1pm | Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Refreshed Lunch & Learn

Christy Tryhus, MBA, Corporate Trainer & Coach

Christy Tryhus, MBA, Corporate Trainer & Coach

WHEN:
April 15th, 2015
12:00-1:00pm

WHERE:
Historic Hormel Home
208 4th Ave NW, Austin, MN

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Join Us! March 18th 12-1pm | Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Refreshed Lunch & Learn

Christy Tryhus, MBA, Corporate Trainer & Coach

Christy Tryhus, MBA, Corporate Trainer & Coach

WHEN:
March 18th, 2015
12:00-1:00pm

WHERE:
Historic Hormel Home
208 4th Ave NW, Austin, MN

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Is Your Wellness Program Asking Powerful Questions?

Friday, August 29th, 2014

“A friend” wants to lose some weight, kick the late night snack habit, stop over spending or quit smoking…the next part of the conversation typically plays out something like this: “There’s a great program for you” and likely there will be an App as a companion resource.

Historically, the pattern in health-focused organizations has been: there’s a problem, here’s a program. What we’ve learned in the past twenty plus years is that programs have start and stop points by design. It’s not bad, it just is.   Programs aren’t by nature designed to be sustained over a lifetime. It’s not a surprise then that a large majority of people seeking to adapt a behavior and enter a program will start a new habit but then stop after a period of time solely due to the design of programs.

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Connecting Wellness and Work

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
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IBI Data of Brownsdale, MN creating conditions in the work space to make healthy choices easier!

The environment we work in is a factor that significantly impacts our overall health. Regardless of where you work or the type of work you do, we can each have a direct influence on the environments we spend time in.   We don’t have to wait for a wellness program at work to be developed or be offered a “carrot”; we can begin in our own little space to create an environment that makes well-being the cultural norm.

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Refreshed Living: Creating Sustainable Changes

Monday, March 10th, 2014

The human heart has the ability to change the world; the changes typically begin with small decisions that are often driven by our needs or desires, fueled by our heart, the things we are passionate about.  We explored in Refreshed Living last month the importance of our environments (our kitchen cupboards or fridge, work spaces, even your purse or backpack).  How they encourage us in making the desired changes to be healthier or become roadblocks.  This month we are going to add a second action step to improve the odds that the changes you seek to make will stick.

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Join Us! March 19th 12-1pm | Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Lunch and LearnWHEN:
March 19th, 2014
12:00-1:00pm

WHERE:
JC Hormel Nature Center
Austin, MN

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Get Some Perspective!

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Perspective is a funny thing.  We all seem to have a natural default when it comes to perspective and though it may be an automatic response, just below the surface lies intention:  intention to foster that perspective or to adjust it.

Opening our email reveals some insight to perspective.  Is it gratitude for employment or dread of what’s piling up in the box?  Does one frustrating email or text create a perspective that influences the rest of your day?  Do you see that angry email as an opportunity to respond with kindness or justification of your angry response?  Your perspective will fuel your response.

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