If your employer emphasized employee wellness prior to the pandemic, you likely viewed it as a bonus, or a non-essential but appreciated effort to encourage happiness at work.
But since the pandemic has upended our physical and emotional lives as we know it, workplace wellness is no longer a nicety but a necessity.
MBAchic invited two workplace wellness advocates to discuss how they’ve built wellness into their careers, continue to conquer burnout, and share tips to help others find more joy inside and outside of work.
Plus, hear one of our guest’s 5-step process to telling your boss you need more support.
Jen Fisher, the Chief Well-being Officer at Deloitte, turned her personal experience with burnout into a brand-new position within her company. She now helps the international firm reimagine employee wellness. The Miami-based healthy lifestyle enthusiast is the work-life integration Editor-at-Large for Thrive Global, host of the WorkWell podcast series on the latest work-life trends, and co-author of “Work Better Together: How to Cultivate Strong Relationships to Maximize Well-Being and Boost Bottom Lines.”
Keren Ehrenfield, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, has a passion for the intersection between workplace wellness and career longevity for young professionals. She’s also an advocate for the retention of women and individuals with diverse backgrounds and has spearheaded several programs on these topics. Over her nearly two-decade long career at Morgan Stanley, she has spent time fostering cross-client collaboration and currently advises clients on capital structure topics within the healthcare and transportation debt capital markets practice. She also was recently named to Morgan Stanley’s newly-formed Global Wellbeing Board, which aims to provide visible senior sponsorship and focus on our people’s overall well-being, building greater openness, awareness and literacy to remove the stigma often associated with mental health.
Watch Jen and Keren share their perspective on how managers and early-career professionals can infuse more joy and wellness into the workplace, as well as their advice on how you to talk to your boss when you’re feeling undervalued.
Workplace Wellness: a conversation with Jen Fisher and Keren Ehrenfeld
How do you find more joy and balance in the workplace? Share your tips in the comments!