This past weekend I traveled to Chicago with a group of coworkers to present at the 29th annual SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group) Symposium. We hopped on our western-bound plane early Friday morning to get in a full weekend of the conference, and Chicago played along nicely by greeting us with this:
Sidenote: the past two times I’ve been to the windy city have involved presenting + conferences. One of these days it will be all play, no work!
The backstory: we attended the annual SCAN Symposium in Baltimore last year and sat in on a presentation about various certifications available for registered dietitians (RDs) interested in Wellness. Juliet, our Senior VP and Co-Founder, asked a few questions and spoke from experience. Then the mic was handed over to her – a lot of people had a lot of questions for us!
It was clearly time to put together a proposal, a presentation and a way to share our expertise with the SCAN group.
Our timing couldn’t have been better: the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will soon change things in the Corporate Wellness world, and our company has continued to grow exponentially in response to the increasing desire for healthier office cultures.
We shared our Ground Zero – to – Business story, the changes coming with ACA in 2014, and the way we tackle corporate culture creating as program managers, coaches and health educators.
We met some amazing RDs looking to enter the world of screening events, health education and wellness coaching, which was the idea! If you’re looking to join a corporate wellness network, or to team up with us in creating a healthier workplace at your office, send us a note!
Presenting and work-things aside, we picked a GREAT weekend to explore the Windy City. I joined fellow Ambassador Dave at his Chicago run club on Saturday morning for a 75-minute adventure along the water, and we got plenty of extra steps in exploring all of the other touristy things:
Chicago handed us all spades – it was a gorgeous weekend to be there, explore, join a lululemon run (thanks, Dave!) & present with some of my favorite wellness people!
What’s your take on Corporate Wellness? What do you want to know about the world of healthy office cultures?