Laurie Mitchell is AVP of Global Wellbeing and Health Management at Unum. I have known of Laurie for over a decade and have admired her ability to create healthy work programs and benefits that actually improve health. She talks about creating benefits and programs for employees that “make the healthiest choice the easiest choice.” She leads by example in balancing work and home life, and she supports the same for others. She also values a good night’s sleep – music to my ears!
Laurie Mitchell is responsible for the design, delivery and management of initiatives that support the wellbeing of Unum’s 10,000 employees and their families in the U.S., U.K. and Ireland. She partners with business leaders and the insurance team to identify strategies to address workforce health and productivity concerns – for both Unum employees and Unum clients.
This is a special episode focused on what makes a great manager. I am fortunate to have talked with six people who shared their stories with me. Can you relate? Please share your stories on the BreakTogether Facebook page.
Thank you to the following rock stars I am lucky enough to share home base with, in Portland, Maine. Their contact information is below along with our conversations:
Dan Sexton, Owner, Horizon Digital Marketing (http://horizondigitalmarketing.com/)
Lauren Reid, Co-Manager, Cloudport Maine, Portland (https://cloudportme.com
Eli Dolloff, Owner, Maine Marketing (http://mainemarketing.co)
Gretchen Johnson, Director of Marketing, Verrill Dana (http://www.verrilldana.com/gjohnson/)
Laura Sprinkle, Creative Launch Strategist (http://www.laurasprinkle.com)
Adrian Espinoza, Engineer and SEO Agent, (http://www.adrianosvaldo.com/)
Join our discussion and learn how to apply mindfulness in the workplace. Where else are you investing in an employee program with a 99.9% satisfaction rate?
Tara Healey is the founder and director of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s Mind the Moment program.
Tara initially joined Harvard Pilgrim as a health educator and organizational development professional in its HR department, a position which she occupied for over 20 years. She brought a mindfulness course to Harvard Pilgrim’s own staff members in 2006, long before mindfulness had hit the mainstream
Join Jessica Sinsheimer (Twitter: @jsinsheim)and Julie Kingsley(Twitter: @juliekingsley) as they share insights learned through their work as co-founders of TheManuscriptAcademy.com. There is no need to hate your Google Calendar or fight with your schedule. Learn tips to find balance in the world of writing and creative work.
Jessica talks about the power of just 30 seconds – creating macro impact with micro breaks – and she shares wisdom from one of her mentors. Julie has ideas to re-charge your perspective physically and mentally, while improving your productivity. Plus, you get to hear the story of how The Manuscript Academy was founded.
Join me in conversation with Dr. Glenn Cummings, President of the University of Southern Maine. He talks about leading USM’s efforts in becoming a Best Place to Work and ends our interview with a special story about Joshua Chamberlain. Glenn also touches on macro accountability and micro freedoms; and holding Administration accountable. USM is embracing diversity, customer service (student satisfaction), and leadership training. Glenn shares his views on the difference between a manager and a leader and building employee loyalty through a little flexibility.