Vic Strecher and Bea Boccalandro, founder and president of VeraWorks, a global consulting firm helping people find opportunities to do societal good through their everyday jobs, will walk us through job purposing and its benefits including higher job satisfaction, better performance, reduction in stress, and improved wellbeing. Through their stories and examples, you will learn why Bea encourages everyone to mess with their jobs for the greater good and how you can start doing the same today
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Kumanu and ProMedica Co-launch Solution to Help Employers Identify and Address Employees’ Unmet Social and Economic Needs
Kumanu, a leading purpose-centered well-being technology firm, in partnership with ProMedica, a mission-based, not-for-profit integrated health and well-being organization, announced today the launch of a new employer-focused solution Resourceful. Powered by Kumanu’s PurposeCloud™ platform, Resourceful supports employers by addressing unrecognized Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) issues that can have a profound impact on employees’ quality of life and work.
In this PurposeCast Dr. Vic Strecher explores personal energy management with Dr. Jim Loehr: world-renowned performance psychologist, author, and coach. Dr. Loehr has written over 17 books including the national best-seller The Power of Full Engagement. Co-founder of the Human Performance Institute, he has helped hundreds of top performers in sports, business, and medicine. In this conversation, you’ll learn why Dr. Loehr says “The ultimate measure of our lives is not how much time we spend on the planet, but rather how much energy we invest in the time that we have.”
Workplace Resilience takes center stage in Q1 of WELCOA’s Idea Collective series, and they’ve asked Kumanu Founder and CEO Vic Strecher, PhD, MPH, to share his expertise during week 3 of the series. Dr. Strecher will share his insights on how to use data-driven solutions to help employees take charge of overall wellbeing and improve resilience. Later in the week, Dr. Strecher join Stuart Chittendon, Founder of Squishtalks & host of the podcast Lives, for a Fireside chat to dive deeper into the topic.
Despite our digitally connected world, we find ourselves living in the most lonely era in history. More than 60% of US adults report being either always or mostly lonely. And those numbers are pre-COVID-19. Each of us has the power to change this. We can learn to foster belonging and build deep communities at work and at home to help us feel more connected and defeat loneliness. In this PurposeCast, learn time-tested principles on how to create a culture of belonging.
“Our whole world is becoming increasingly less purposeful, and as a result more depressed, more anxious,” says Vic Strecher, University of Michigan professor and CEO of Kumanu. “And we’re starting to lose direction in our lives.” Strecher has dedicated his research to helping people find meaning in work and purpose in life. His current project aids this mission. In this presentation, he describes Kumanu’s collaboration with the Harris Poll and the analytics methods used to answer to complicated questions.
Key to your wellbeing is resilience – the inner strength and ability to bounce back from adversity – often stronger than before. Those who lead resilient lives maintain a set of habits that help them meet life’s challenges, stay focused on what matters most, and enjoy more fulfilling and healthier lives. We often know what changes we seek but, what keeps us from achieving greater resilience and emotional wellbeing in our own lives?
If you were to walk into any of the Zingerman’s businesses, you might just find CEO and co-founder Ari Weinzweig pouring water for his guests. In addition to building 10 successful businesses, Ari has published 6 books, is a sought-after Keynote speaker and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Bon Appetit magazine. Ari has sculpted a unique orientation to life and embraces service to others both in life and at work. Join Vic Strecher and Ari Weinzweig CEO and co-founder of the award-winning Zingerman’s Community of Businesses for an engaging discussion exploring what it means to be “In Service of Others”.
Looking to unlock your organization’s potential during this time of uncertainty and head into 2021 with a clear vision and a motivated workforce? Join Robert E. Quinn as he hosts our Founder and CEO, Vic Strecher, Ph.D., MPH, to learn more about the science and practice of building purposeful, thriving organizations. Together, they’ll explore the current scientific research illustrating the positive impact an authentic and well-communicated purpose can have on individuals, teams, and organizations, as well as some keys to help you unlock your own potential.
The pressures on corporate leaders are unlike any we’ve seen in recent memory. A global pandemic, new work-from-home realities, childcare and eldercare pressures, and social and racial justice movements are accelerating a re-think of what it takes to create an emotionally well, engaged, high performance workforce. Join leaders from Kumanu and Willis Towers Watson who will share a leadership prescription for organizational performance and workforce wellbeing in challenging times.
Vic Strecher, PhD, MPH, Kumanu Founder and CEO, to be recognized for a career of research leading to breakthroughs in scalable, evidence-based health behavior change at this year’s HERO Annual Forum.
Kumanu Raises $3M in Series A funding to Expand its PurposeCloud™ Platform, address emerging health and wellbeing market needs
Funds raised will be used to accelerate platform and market development around key areas of unmet need including mental and social wellbeing, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), and the application of purpose science to promote pro-social behaviors related to inclusion and belonging.
ProMedica and Kumanu Partner to Develop and Launch New Social Determinants of Health Solution for Employers
ProMedica and Kumanu have partnered to launch an innovative well-being solution for employers that addresses critical risk factors often not sufficiently accounted for in most corporate well-being programs: the social determinants of health (SDOH).
Our world is at a turning point, and your people are pulling through for you every day during complicated times. Our next Livestream Event, Work Just Got Purposeful, offers purposeful steps to take—and the science behind them—to help your people find more meaning, foster more inclusion, and create greater engagement in work, and in life.
At Kumanu we stand in solidarity with those who speak out and protest against the social, economic, and racial injustices that damage lives, communities, and our country. We believe, at our core, that diversity makes us stronger, more innovative, more impactful, and more whole.
Dr. Vic Strecher will answer your questions and share tips on how you can live a “big life” of purpose and meaning — making sure that you are living for what matters most to you. Be sure not to miss this Coursera Live event. Details inside!