When it comes to merging the corporate lifestyle with personal and professional success, there are few people as versed in knowledge and technique as Orly Amor. Orly not only guides and facilitates professionals to reach their goals, she offers her skill as a master networker, public speaker and mentor. Orly’s latest endeavor, the Health and Wellness Network of Commerce (HWNCC.com) is a unique platform for health and wellness professionals to network with corporate professionals to achieve growth while creating a sustainable support system. During a quick Q&A session, Orly lets us know why this latest endeavor is so important.
Q: Why focus on pairing health professionals with corporate professionals?
A: Most companies are looking to implement health programs into their workplace because they can save a ton of money on their insurance premiums, not to mention create an environment of productive, happy employees who experience less absenteeism with preventative programs to minimize exorbitant hospital and doctor costs. Giving health and wellness professionals a way to connect with corporate professionals gives both parties what they need most and forms a symbiotic business relationship to benefit everyone.
Q: Don’t health professionals simply advertise and find their way into helping business with their programs?
A: While many Health pretensioners can make their way into corporations and show their worth in terms of dollars and sense, this is a challenging task and most wellness practitioners meet with far more failure than success. On the flip side, corporations are faced with skyrocketing health costs and don’t know where to look or how to implement business-wide health plans to cut costs and aid their employees.
Q: Why is getting into corporate, as a health professional, so difficult?
A: If you are a solo practitioner or an organization specializing in wellness programs for the corporate level it isn’t enough to have the superior product or service. It is crucial to know when to approach, how to approach and what monetary contribution to ask for.
The other challenge is that everyone who is looking to get into corporate is doing the wrong thing by reaching out to the HR department and speaking to whomever will speak to them. The wasted time of the individual will just steer them away from hiring you because they are not the decision makers, they are the information vehicle in the company.
This is why HWNCC is so vital to health practitioners and business owners. Corporate needs help to protect their investment in their employees by providing health plans to offset the cost of insurance premiums and protect their employees’ health. Wellness providers need a way to offer their services in an environment that is conducive to success.
Q: What is the best approach to successfully get into a corporate environment?
A: When looking for a company to approach, get as much information about them as possible so that you can contact the right person at the right times with the right mindset and attitude to get you through the door. First and foremost, you need to pass the Gate Keeper, and that is another strategy for another time.