Business Wellness Program Benefits: How They Help You

Business Wellness Program Benefits

HWNCC is a driving force that connects wellness practitioners with business professionals to cultivate mutually beneficial relationships. It’s important for businesses to know how important these practitioners are to their businesses and employees. 

There are infinite business wellness program benefits that can help your business AND your employees.

So, how can a wellness program help companies?

First, Wellness programs encourage exactly that, wellness. Implementing a wellness program, whether through benefit providers or seeking a wellness provider to run it for your company, encourages employees to seek their best health. Be it exercising more, learning to relieve stress through guided meditation or participating in acupuncture, employees are empowered to invest in their health at work as well as at home.

Healthier lifestyles lead to healthier employees. Seeking to maintain and encourage health and wellness means that employees start to listen better to their bodies and take care of them. Healthier foods, more movement and better stress management have a huge ROI when it comes to employee output. Workers are sick less and more productive at work when their physical selves are taken care of.

Creating a robust wellness program also means making the workday more flexible. Making time during the day for employees to take a short meditation break, or having a room dedicated to yoga, gives workers what they need to succeed at work. It might take a little time, but the benefits of healthy and productive employees will meet and exceed company goals and expectations.

Finally, wellness programs create engagement between employees, management and even between practitioners. An engaged workforce shares ideas, creativity and they make meaningful connections. This creates a community that not only cares about each other, they care about the work they do. Feeling cared also boosts loyalty as well as work ethic. Creating an environment of connection means greater connection to career and better job performance.

While adopting a full-scale wellness program may seem like a huge change for companies, the benefits can be immense. Healthier and happier employees are the best investment to help any company grown and thrive.

 

Orly Amor
orly@orlyamor.com
www.orlyamor.com
917-515-6803

Reciprocity in Business: Why It Works

business reciprocity

As alternative medicine is on the rise, practitioners are finding a somewhat easier path to acquiring life-long clients and growing their practices. With the help of HWNCC, mutually beneficial relationships are built by introducing practitioners and corporate experts to support and encourage cross-spectrum growth. However great a growing business may be, many professionals are missing out on one key element of building a business – reciprocal relationships.

This is useful for business owners and practitioners looking to develop professional relationships. In particular, those heading out to any health and wellness events:

You have to give to get.

This may sound counter-intuitive but giving something of value to a potential business relationship will help build trust is between your two enterprises. For example: If you’ve found a great marketing company and you want to create a positive relationship, freely send a couple clients their way. Likewise, that marketing company can give free tips to increase website traffic. These actions build trust and care between the two companies and spawn a new relationship.

It’s not cheapening your brand to give something for free, whether client referrals or services.

On the contrary, giving something of value attracts more future business. On the corporate end, extending steeply discounted or even free services to a fellow business not only helps them but will cause them to feel indebted and more willing to give you future business. A mutually beneficial “partnership” is created and both of your businesses grow.

Without reciprocity, there is unbalance.

In some cases, reciprocity is ignored between businesses. This is a loss for both companies. When one business extends a “gift” to another, the same action should be repeated by the other. When businesses don’t return the favor, relationships are stunted. The non-reciprocal business doesn’t grow, and the limited good-will it receives from companies will quickly dry-up as their reputation becomes sullied. Growth becomes halted, which is bad for business. Don’t be the company that doesn’t return the favor.

The bottom line:

While business reciprocity might seem like a foreign concept, it’s vitally important to business growth on all sides. Giving freely paves the way for future and even lucrative business transactions.

 

 

Orly Amor
orly@orlyamor.com
www.orlyamor.com
917-515-6803

Do’s and Don’ts of Networking | Successful Networking Strategies

networking strategies

Every health & wellness expo gives practitioners an opportunity to reach out and meet new colleagues. These events are perfect for introducing and being introduced, making acquaintances and strengthening existing relationships. For wellness practitioners, this is the perfect opportunity to widen the networking circle. When heading out for an expo, meeting, fair or event, it’s important to implement these networking strategies and remember to avoid others when increasing your network.

Do: Be confident!

That’s right, confidence is key. You are a wellness practitioner and you are good at what you do. You are worth knowing and you are looking to create mutually beneficial relationships to further your career and help others further their own. Let that show.

Don’t: Be overbearing.

Being confident is one thing but being overbearing and too direct will lessen your chances of being added to valuable networking circles. Know your worth and play it cool.

Don’t: Be unprofessional.

Nothing gives the wrong impression like unprofessional behavior. Be sure you present a professional appearance. Practice good posture and make eye contact. Professional people have amazing networks, so be that person.

Do: Follow through.

When a new colleague expresses interest in your business, show them more. Set up meetings, lunches, times when you can build a relationship and share ideas and business. Keep your commitments and follow through on invitations.

Do: Offer your help.

Everyone is looking to build their business and practice and sometimes that means you may think primarily about your own business needs. Take some time to offer help to those you meet. There may be something your practice can do to help a colleague. This is a fantastic way to build relationships and earn future business.

Do: Always take that opportunity.

Just because someone you meet has a different specialty than you do doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from networking with each other. Always look for opportunities to network with anyone who is willing.

Don’t give up! Networking events can be frustrating at times. If you find yourself ready to leave, don’t. Get out there and keep working. You will build the network you want but you will have to work for it.

Have a plan, set your date and get out there and build a powerful network.

Welcome to the Southeast Wisconsin Chapter

Letter from the President

Dear Wisconsinites,

It’s with great pleasure to be your President of the Health & Wellness Network of Commerce – Southeast Wisconsin Chapter (HWNCC-SEWI).

We’re a valuable group of entrepreneurs and small businesses representing a variety of areas in business. HWNCC-SEWI functions as a business-to-business networking organization and support system.

We meet the 2nd & 4th Tuesday every month from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

December is the only month where we’ll not meet on the 4th Tuesday. In December, our Holiday party will be on the 2nd Tuesday and will resume with two monthly meetings in January.

The 2nd Tuesday meeting agenda is all about networking, building deep relationships, forming collaborations, and creating a referral base.

The 4th Tuesday meeting agenda revolves around education on creating and building a sustainable business which everyone will benefit from.

View our calendar of events on Eventbrite: http://hwnccsewi.eventbrite.com/

This venture of leading an organization dedicated to support, guidance, and offering resources to entrepreneurs and small businesses comes easy and natural to me. As the organizer of The Wellness Fair, I want nothing more than to help businesses excel and for people to become aware on how to live a natural healthy lifestyle.

Our membership directory can be found here: https://bit.ly/2IBGqVd

Become a member of HWNCC-SEWI today: http://bit.ly/HWNCC-SEWI

Have questions?
Main Contact Email: HWNCC.SEWI@gmail.com

Thank you and see you soon,

Lucas J. Robak

Welcome to the HWNCC Brevard County, FL Chapter

Dear New Members and Friends,

It is my great honor to begin my term as the President of the Health and Wellness Network of Commerce Corporation – Brevard County, FL Chapter (HWNCC-BC), a business-to-business networking organization dedicated to the health and wellness of the business members and residents of the Brevard County community.

My extensive healthcare career includes time as a direct care service provider as a consultant speech pathologist serving the geriatric population, a mentor providing skill development to organizations through 1 on 1 consultations, a corporate trainer developing workshops and trainings for a healthcare system, and finally a public speaker on topical healthcare issues and communication.

I undertook this new venture desiring to develop, support, and lead a new organization dedicated to ongoing improvement of the general health, wellness and businesses of Florida residents.

Here, in our meetings, we can support, guide, and offer needed resources to fellow entrepreneurs and small wellness focused and other businesses in our county, and along with other Chapters, participate in joint activities across the globe.

The Brevard County, FL Chapter of the HWNCC represents an esteemed group of like-minded entrepreneurs and small business owners within the Brevard County area. HWNCC-BC members feel a special calling to improve the communication and relationships in a business-to-business forum. We are also committed to assisting and supporting one another in our individual journeys to success. This group represents networking with a focus where our members should feel supported in our aligned mission, vision, and values. I hope you will join us.

Please review the 2018 calendar of events and meeting to see when you might want to attend. Please check out the member directory, and visit our Chapter website. You may also sign up on the HWNCC website using the Join Now tab under on the Brevard County, FL Chapter section.

Feel free to connect with me directly, DrJuleeHafner@gmail.com  for additional information to see how you can support our mission.

Welcome and I look forward to meeting you soon!

Dr. Julee Hafner

Associated Chapter President

Welcome to the Northeast Ohio Chapter

Hello!

My name is Kathy Lentner and I am President of the HWNCC Northeast Ohio Chapter and a small business owner.

I am an experienced leadership and personal development coach, speaker, facilitator and branding consultant. With over 20 years of experience partnering with global and regional brands to develop their people, their leaders, their strategic direction and their brands; and through my work with individuals to help them make positive choices for purposeful change, I am driven to create a workforce of happier and healthier employees.

As the President of HWNCC Northeast Ohio I get the opportunity to be on the front lines to bridge the, sometimes giant, gap between those who deliver wellness expertise and those who sometimes need it most, our businesses and their people. As a business-to-business networking organization, our mission is to provide a platform for health and wellness professionals, practitioners, service and product providers to network with corporate professionals while providing a sustainable support system for both.

It is a very exciting time to be in a leadership role with HWNCC. Ideas imagined years ago have gained momentum and there has been growth in every area of the organization – educational programs, staff and, most importantly, the benefits to members. With over 40 chapters, in 10 states and in 6 countries in only 3 years, we know that our members see the value in coming together to share and grow and to ultimately benefit our communities. 

As President for our region, my goal is to add value to the ground swell of information around health and wellness and to provide our members with meaningful knowledge and contacts that can truly make a positive impact in our Northeast Ohio community.

HWNCC Northeast Ohio is poised to grow and expand in numbers and in impact. We hope that you will join us.

To check our 2018 calendar events and meeting rosters along with member directory please visit our website at:  www.HWNCC.com

The Northeast Ohio Chapter meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

To Register and for more Details about the location click on the link above or contact me directly at kathy@wiseoldtree.com.

Hope to see you at our next event!

Welcome to the HWNCC Northern Westchester, NY Chapter

Dear Friends,
 
It is my honor to begin a term as president of North Westchester County (HWNCC-NWC) a business-to-business networking organization.
 
My career includes 30 years as a registered nurse. I have worked at New York Hospital/Cornell and The Visiting Nurse Association of Westchester now a part of Northwell Health.
 
Three and a half years ago I partnered and became an independent associate with the health and wellness company, Isagenix. It is my passion to help those who are looking for a  better physical Lifestyle.
 
I chose HWNCC because I feel that it is my duty, responsibility and obligation to help others who are on this journey of entrepreneurship by providing a sustainable support system. 
 
My vision for HWNCC-NWC is to create a space for motivated entrepreneurs and small business owners to network, to build relationships and discover new friendships. 
 
To check out our 2018 calendar of events and meeting rosters along with member directory please visit our website at www.hwncc.com
 
Sincerely,
Jacquie Dizon
Chapter President

Welcome to the Orange County, FL Chapter

Dear Friends,

I am truly honored by the opportunity to work alongside our Founder, as President of the Orange County Chapter of the HWNCC. I am eager to get to know as many of you as possible in the Health, Wellness and corporate field, along with your interests and concerns. My background and career experience includes over 30 years of administrative roles in New York, New Jersey and Florida for small family owned businesses as well as large companies in a variety of industries ranging from pharmaceutical to entertainment to construction. 

Life has taken me in unexpected and different directions in the last four years. Now as a full time caregiver, entrepreneur, and founder of a non-profit, I move between 3 completely diverse worlds daily.  This new path has given me a unique perspective of what our HWNCC Founder is working to achieve; different sectors complimenting each other in a way that will benefit each other. 

In Orange County Florida we are home to one of only two medical cities that currently exist in the world, including a state of the art VA medical center; we are home to over 30 corporate/division headquarters, a National Entrepreneurship Center, Business Incubator Centers and much more. We are looking forward to great collaborations and friendships within the communities in our county.

This will be the page to come back and visit as we grow and list our upcoming meetings and events.

Over 40 chapters in 10 states and 6 countries in 3 years. HWNCC’s explosive growth is evidence that there is a great need for the collaboration we are working to achieve outside of the traditional boundaries of health and wellness and corporate.

HWNCC-OC will support, promote and encourage entrepreneurs, non-profits, corporate businesses small and large though education, networking, exploration of current challenges and definitive action towards new and innovative ways to improve wellness while increasing economic growth. 

I believe John Maxwell says best what I want to convey for all myself and all incoming members: “I want to make a difference with people who want to make a difference, doing something that makes a difference.”  Our goal is to work with every member to achieve optimum health and income in your businesses and professions. 

As President, my goal is to create an environment within HWNCC-OC where we can build a strong and energetic movement towards economically successful health activated individuals, families, businesses and communities. I am so excited to see what the future holds!

Annette Gayle

Chapter President

Welcome to the Essex County, NJ Chapter

Letter from the President

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Dear Friends,

It was my great honor to begin a term as President of HWNCC Together We Achieve (T.W.A.) and now Essex County Chapter (HWNCC -ECC) a business-to-business networking organization. My career includes 10 years of real estate, hospitality management and nonprofit management served within New York, New Jersey, California, Georgia and Anguilla. I took a new venture to form an organization dedicated to support guide and offer resources to entrepreneurs and small businesses in the tristate area and across the globe.

The Essex County – HWNCC an esteemed group of Entrepreneurs and small businesses representing several district businesses area. HWNCC-ECC feels a calling to function as a business-to-business networking organization representing the business sector and our members, so there is a lot of attention to input, process on supporting our staff with a clear vision.  To check on our 2018 calendar events and meeting rosters along with member directory please visit our website at:

HWNCC Event List

Essex County, NJ Chapter Meets Every Third Thursday of the Month

From 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

To Register and for more Details about the Location Click on the Link Above or Contact the President Directly at ineedrayma@gmail.com

It is a very exciting time to be in a leadership role with HWNCC-ECC. Ideas imagined years ago have gained momentum and there has been growth in every area of the organization business, educational programs, staff and, most importantly, the benefits to members. Over 40 chapters in 3 years in 10 states and 6 countries.

In April of 2015, HWNCC set our strategic direction for the near future by defining organizational objectives. We will expand our business networking, explore innovative topics in our programming, and continue to amplify our resources. We look to convene nonprofits, small businesses, entrepreneurs and our members to share knowledge, foster unity and collective action. We will expand our support of the sector by promoting the voice of local businesses and nonprofit organizations on issues important to business issues & community matters. Ensuring the value of our member benefits, enhancing member satisfaction and increasing diversity in our membership base is the underlining goal of our daily operations.

Peter Drucker taught me that to achieve results, we have to use all our available strengths, as these strengths are the true opportunities. “The unique purpose of an organization is to make strength productive”, he wrote. HWNCC-ECC has an exceptional bounty of opportunities found in the strength of our board, staff, members our unique purpose of the organization is to build results driven endeavors. I believe that we have the vision of what we are capable of becoming as a membership organization and my goal as President is to keep us loyal to that vision.  Thank you for your part in our vision for the business community in Essex County New Jersey, and I can’t wait to see what we will achieve together.

Welcome to TWA Brooklyn, NY Chapter

Letter from the President

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Dear Friends,

It was my great honor to begin a term as President of HWNCC – Together We Achieve (T.W.A.) Chapter  a business-to-business networking organization. My career includes 10 years of real estate, hospitality management and nonprofit management served within New York, New Jersey, California, Georgia and Anguilla. I took a new venture to form an organization dedicated to support guide and offer resources to entrepreneurs and small businesses in the tri-state area and across the globe.

The HWNCC – TWA Brooklyn NY Chapter is an esteemed group of Entrepreneurs and small businesses representing several district businesses area. The HWNCC – TWA Brooklyn NY feels a calling to function as a business-to-business networking organization representing the business sector and our members, so there is a lot of attention to input, process on supporting our staff with a clear vision.  To check on our 2018 calendar events and meeting rosters along with member directory please visit our website at:

HWNCC Event List

TWA Brooklyn, NY Chapter Meets Every Second Thursday of the Month

From 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

To Register and for more Details about the Location Click on the Link Above or Contact the President Directly at ineedrayma@gmail.com

It is a very exciting time to be in a leadership role with HWNCC-TWA Brooklyn NY Chapter. Ideas imagined years ago have gained momentum and there has been growth in every area of the organization business, educational programs, staff and, most importantly, the benefits to members. Over 40 chapters in 3 years in 11 states and 6 countries.

In April of 2015, HWNCC set our strategic direction for the near future by defining organizational objectives. We will expand our business networking, explore innovative topics in our programming, and continue to amplify our resources. We look to convene nonprofits, small businesses, entrepreneurs and our members to share knowledge, foster unity and collective action. We will expand our support of the sector by promoting the voice of local businesses and nonprofit organizations on issues important to business issues & community matters. Ensuring the value of our member benefits, enhancing member satisfaction and increasing diversity in our membership base is the underlining goal of our daily operations.

Peter Drucker taught me that to achieve results, we have to use all our available strengths, as these strengths are the true opportunities. “The unique purpose of an organization is to make strength productive”, he wrote. HWNCC-TWA Brooklyn NY Chapter has an exceptional bounty of opportunities found in the strength of our board, staff, members our unique purpose of the organization is to build results driven endeavors.

I believe that we have the vision of what we are capable of becoming as a membership organization and my goal as President is to keep us loyal to that vision.  Thank you for your part in our vision for the business community in Brooklyn NY, and I can’t wait to see what we will achieve together.