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Vic Strecher, PhD, Author of “Life on Purpose,” to Share Designs for “Wellbeing 3.0” at HERO Forum on September 22, 2022

Kumanu’s Founder and CEO, Dr. Vic Strecher, PhD, will be speaking at HERO Forum on September 22, 2022, in Amelia Island, Fla.

Strecher’s session, titled “Wellbeing 3.0: the Personal, Social, and Organizational Determinants of Health,” will help audience members conceptualize a new evidence-based framework that goes beyond the basics to address deeper root causes affecting workforce wellbeing today.

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As Wellbeing Takes Center Stage in Workforce Strategy, Kumanu Launches Capabilities to Combat Burnout and Cultivate Purpose​

Kumanu, the purpose-centered wellbeing company, today announced capabilities to help center workforce strategy on unaddressed factors driving engagement, retention, and better mental health.

The Business Group on Health’s 2023 Large Employer Survey reveals that most leaders now consider wellbeing integral to workforce strategy. Trending needs include Social Determinants of Health, mental health stigma, and rampant burnout.

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Watch — PurposeCast: Growing Up With Purpose

Sometimes our family can serve as a supportive, positive example of what we want to be when we grow up. And other times, our family may teach us challenging lessons about what we don’t want. Reflecting on this journey is an important step as we continue to evolve and grow. In this PurposeCast, Dr. Vic Strecher and author and self-healing guide Nakeia Homer will discuss ways you can honor your past, refine your purpose, and take responsibility for the life you want to live.

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Managing burnout — Part 3: Organizational Determinants

In today’s blog, Part 3 of this Burnout series, Dr Carr shares insights into Organizational Determinants and their impact on burnout and mental wellbeing. Just as personal and social pressures impact our risk for burnout, the organizations in which we work play a significant role. Parts 1 and 2 of this series covered what we call the Personal Determinants of Health and Social Determinants of Health respectively.

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Watch — PurposeCast: Learning from Grief and Loss

Experiencing loss is part of life, and sometimes we can make meaning of our losses and live more purposefully. In this PurposeCast, Dr. Vic Strecher and grief expert and neuroscientist Dr. Mary-Frances O’Connor discuss grief, grieving, and ground-breaking research on how your brain learns to adapt after loss so you can build resiliency to support yourself and others during difficult times.

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Watch — Purpose and Managing Emotions

During a recent lively discussion during our “Mental Health Month is Over. Now What?” webinar, Award-winning Professor of Psychology and Best-Selling Author Ethan Kross and Dr. Strecher dove into one of the most difficult yet important issues we’re facing personally, and in our organizations today: namely, how to keep our heads on straight during difficult times.

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Watch — PurposeCast: Finding Your Story Through Nature

In this month’s PurposeCast, Finding Your Story Through Nature, U.S. National Park Service Ranger Shelton Johnson and Dr. Strecher will discuss Johnson’s inspirational story of purpose and how you can discover your own story through nature – and help others do the same. They discuss the relationship we have to nature and how it can inspire us to live more purposefully, and why people who spend more time in nature report they are happier, less stressed, have healthier hearts, and live more purposeful lives.

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Managing burnout — Part 2: Social Determinants

In today’s blog, Part 2 of this Burnout series, Dr Carr shares insights into how Social Determinants of Health impact our ability to regulate burnout and what role employers should play in helping their people overcome SDOH obstacles. Part 1 of this series covered what we call the Personal Determinants of Health. The last in the three part series will cover Organizational Determinants of Health.

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Watch — PurposeCast: Resting with Intention

In this month’s PurposeCast, Rest with Intention, Dr. Sophie Bostock and Dr. Vic Strecher discuss how you can approach sleep more mindfully to improve your health and performance. Dr. Bostock has researched the science of sleep intensely, and is passionate about sharing information that will help people experience the benefits of quality rest. According to Dr. Bostock, sleep is a marker and predictor of health and wellbeing.

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Let’s get together this event season?

The team at Kumanu is getting ready to hit the road, shake off our COVID-driven social awkwardness, meet new friends, and see old ones at a flurry of events taking place over the next few months. It kicks off in Vegas next week at HRE’s Health & Benefits Leadership Conference. See something in our list below that you like but can’t make the event? Please let us know, and we’ll be happy to share our most up-to-date research.

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Watch — PurposeCast: Move with Purpose and Motivation

Knowing the purpose, or why, behind your physical activity routine can drastically change your level of enjoyment and commitment. Dr. Michelle Segar, director of the University of Michigan’s Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center explains that lasting motivation depends on choosing a physical activity for the “Right Whys.”

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Managing burnout — Part 1: Personal Determinants

In today’s blog, Part 1 of this Burnout series, I will share some tips that are in your control to manage — that you can do personally to improve your risk for burnout. In subsequent blogs, I will explore the broader Social and Organizational Determinants of Burnout and share some evidence-based tips for leaders and organizations.

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3 Ways to Re-establish Human Connection in the Workplace

We’ve become adept at meeting in the meta, sending out little upraised thumbs, and keeping our bunny-slippered feet under the desk during big meetings. We know who hangs art on their walls. Who takes care of plants. Who has cats. Who has barking dogs. These are signs of our resilience. Then again, we’re missing the human connection. While many companies still don’t have an option to be in-person yet, there are ways to nurture the soul of an organization to improve esprit de corps.

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