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WorkWell

Alexa Steinberg, Deloitte US
47 episodes
On the WorkWell podcast series, we talk about all things well-being. Stay up-to-date with the latest health and wellness trends and discover tips and tricks along the way. Learn ways to enrich your own well-being, improve work-life balance, and create a culture of wellness at work. Each podcast is designed to help you better understand–and more importantly—embed well-being into your life and work!

Disclaimer: the content and artwork of this podcast are the property of its owner and are not affiliated with nor endorsed by Audiotrails.

Microsteps to maximize mental health

If we want to be at our best, at home and at work, we need to make our mental and emotional health a priority. Start with small, incremental steps that can add up to make a big impact. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Arianna Huffington, the founder and CEO o…

How sleep fuels performance

Sleep is foundational to your well-being and vital to your health. When you get the sleep your body needs, you can perform at your best. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Jeff Kahn, co-founder and CEO of Rise Science , a sleep technology company that uses sci…

How to become the CEO of your well-being

Whether you’re a leader or an independent contributor at work, you can become the CEO of your own well-being. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Naz Beheshti, an executive wellness coach, corporate wellness consultant, speaker, writer, change agent, and wellnes…

From tragedy to triumph

Taking care of a loved one with cancer is a difficult life challenge, but it can also be an incredible learning experience. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Domenic Cervoni, vice president of Legal and Senior Legal Counsel for HSBC, and author of From Traged…

Farming for social justice

Many who live in urban areas, often BIPOC communities, don’t have access to the fresh produce that is so important to a healthy diet. How can we tackle this inequity? In this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Leah Penniman, co-founder of Soul Fire Farm, a BIPOC-center…

Designing work for well-being

Deloitte surveyed 6,000 professionals across the globe for its 2021 Global Human Capital Trends report, and one important trend that emerged is that integrating well-being into work will be vital in a post-COVID world. On this episode, special guest host Colleen Reilly, a PhD candidate and teaching…

Following your gut

You can plan for the future, but sometimes life has a different idea. When the unexpected happens, the best you can do is follow your gut. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Julie Smolyansky, humanitarian, activist, and CEO of Lifeway Foods, on how resilience a…

Humanity in the workplace

Meaningful relationships at work are one of the greatest drivers of workplace engagement and satisfaction. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Erica Keswin, a speaker, author, workplace strategist and founder of The Spaghetti Project, a platform dedicated to sha…

Smashing the mental health stigma

To smash the mental health stigma, we first need to understand it. It’s time to move beyond mental health awareness and increase mental health literacy in the workplace. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer  Jen Fisher  talks with Rob Stephenson, a mental health influencer, speaker, a…

Jen’s 10 lessons: A year-end WorkWell podcast

On this special year-end WorkWell episode, Jen reflects on conversations she’s had with past guests. She shares 10 lessons she’s learned from the show that have helped her with some of the challenges we’ve faced during this tough year. Visit www.deloitte.com/us/workwell to find the full episodes.

Making self-care inclusive

Taking care of yourself is a must if you want to show up for your loved ones and be your best self at home and at work. Self-care is one tool that can help us protect our mental and emotional well-being, but it isn’t one-size-fits-all. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher t…

How to rest as hard as you work

So, when was the last time that you intentionally took some time-off? On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with John Fitch and Max Frenzel, co-authors of the book Time-off and luminaries in the art and science of why we all need to create a rest ethic that matches our…

Finding meaning in meaning

Happiness is something we are all striving for, and why shouldn’t we be? But what if our pursuit of happiness is misguided? On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Emily Esfahani Smith, a writer and speaker who draws on psychology, philosophy, and literature to help…

Understanding emotional agility

Life throws us many twists and turns you can plan and prepare but that doesn't guarantee that there won't be a curveball that knocks you off your feet. When it does, how do you feel, how do you respond? On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses emotional agility with D…

Resilience in times of crisis

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, frontline and essential workers continued to do the work needed to keep society afloat and citizens safe. But how are they protecting their own well-being? On this special episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher and Mike Kearney, Deloitte Risk & Financi…

Let’s talk postpartum depression

According to the American Psychological Association, up to 1 in 7 women experience postpartum depression. But despite its prevalence, many don’t seek the help they need due to stigmas. One way we can breakdown these barriers is by sharing personal stories to build greater awareness. On this episode…

Cultivating your purpose with self-care

There's a myth that if you're passionate about your work, you're less likely to be stressed. But on the contrary, those of us who love what we do are sometimes even more prone to burnout. One particularly vulnerable group is entrepreneurs. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fish…

Work, life, and play

Does striving for work-life balance feel like an elusive goal that you can never quite reach? That’s because designing a fulfilling life isn’t about balance, it’s about creating a rhythm that integrates all the key ingredients of a meaningful existence. And one key ingredient that we often overlook…

Lessons in recovery: A conversation about addiction

Parts of well-being are easier to talk about but stigma still stands in the way of having some of the tougher conversations. Substance use disorder is a mental illness that affects over 19.7 million Americans aged 12 and older, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. On this episod…

Special COVID-19 Edition Episode #5: Supporting each other through tough times

We all go through loss at some point in our lives. And yet, for such a collective experience, it’s still something we struggle to talk about. In this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher shares strategies to deal with loss and grief you may be experiencing, as well as supporting ot…

Mental training for peak performance

When we think of sports, we think of the physical training it takes to get the body in peak condition. But to win the gold medal, it takes more than fitness. It takes mental strength and focus to get you to the finish line. You don’t have to be an athlete to hone these mental skills. In fact, you c…

Practicing the skill of happiness

The pursuit of happiness is universal, but do we really understand what happiness means? It isn't the absence of negative emotions, nor is it a persistent unfaltering positivity. Happiness is a non-negotiable ingredient in a fulfilling, meaningful, and healthy life.

Resilient leadership in times of change and challenge

Today, leaders are facing new challenges to the mental and emotional health of their teams. Though many physically or virtually show up, they may not be fully engaged—an effect called presenteeism. Deloitte chief well-being officer talks with Janet Foutty, Deloitte US Chair of the Board, about the …

Special COVID-19 Edition Episode #4: Creating and practicing healthy habits

The creativity and resilience people have shown in adapting to the mass-conversion to virtual work has been inspiring, particularly when it comes to managing their mental and physical health and staying connected. In this special-edition episode, Deloitte US chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talk…

The healing power of kindness

When you think about your health, what things first come to mind? For many of us, it’s diet, exercise, sleep and routine medical check-ups. But did you know that your social environment plays a major role in your well-being? Or that showing kindness can boost your own health? On this episode, Deloi…

Supporting your mental health in times of crisis

By now, most, if not all of us, understand the impact that COVID-19 can have on our physical health, but what about the impact to our mental health? The challenges of our current environment are shaping who we are as individuals and communities. The question is—how do we rise to those challenges wi…

Special COVID-19 Edition Episode #3: Maintaining human connection, from a distance

The absence of physical interaction brought on by COVID-19 can create a sense of an overall lack of connection between people, at work and home, which can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness. In this special-edition episode, Deloitte US chief well-being officer Jen Fisher provides informat…

The new rules for remote work

The sudden mass conversion to remote work has created challenges, even for those who are accustomed to working in a remote environment. Nobody has figured it all out, but, as is human nature, we are learning and adapting. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses remot…

Special COVID-19 Edition Episode #2: Showing empathy for yourself and others

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt our work, family, and social lives, showing empathy can help you navigate the adjustment to a new working environment. In this special edition episode, Deloitte US chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses the importance of empathy and shares practical informati…

Special COVID-19 Edition Episode #1: Managing stress and anxiety during uncertain times

Facing the uncertainty of COVID-19, it is common to experience heightened stress, such as fear, anxiety, and overwhelming emotions. In this special edition episode, Deloitte US chief well-being officer Jen Fisher offers guidance on managing anxiety and stress during this time.