CMATD Leadership SIG: Changing the Culture of Health & Wellness with L & D

  • April 14, 2016
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Central One Federal Credit Union in Shrewsbury
  • 10


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Changing the Culture of Health & Wellness with L&D

This meeting will be an open discussion on a variety of topics on how health and wellness in the workplace affects all areas of the business community. We will be looking at the impact of an unhealthy environment vs the company that looks at the overall wellbeing of their employees. We will be talking about productivity, moral, sick time and costs to the business and how adding a Health and Wellness component to L&D and Executive Coaching can make a big difference in changing a culture and increasing the bottom line in all areas of the business community. Some ideas for discussion:

• The challenge employers face these days is a lack of production due to unhealthy habits in the workplace due to increased sick time, doctor’s visits or lack of overall energy

• The impact on the workplace is employee satisfaction by the over-worked “healthy” employees who are picking up the extra work, lost time due to sick time or short term disability, more injuries.

• This results in higher health care costs, increased insurance rates (workman’s comp etc, short term disability etc) as well as hiring new employees

There are many resources available to the L & D industries through various assessments, onsite fitness companies, books, company insurance providers etc.



Speaker:  Sandra Kearney, GROWTHco, Director of Sales and Client Services


Sandra Kearney is a seasoned sales and management professional with small business owner experience in a variety of industries. Her early career was based in the service/hospitality industry, including Marriott International and Brinker International (Chili’s), where she received world-class training and gained valuable skills, experience, and knowledge of business processes and effectiveness. Sandy was always promoted quickly to higher responsibilities, working in leadership positions in the areas of Marketing, Management, Employee Relations and Customer Service.

She earned her Personal Training Certification in 2006 and discovered her ultimate passion in helping people achieve greater results physically, mentally, and in every area of life. Sandy purchased New Life Health and Wellness, a fitness center, in 2008. Prior to the purchase, the fitness center was doing poorly with only 88 members. She applied her sales, marketing, and process improvement skills and doubled the membership each year, growing quickly to over 500 members. Sandy also added staff, independent contractors, several services, and new programs, resulting in additional revenue gains. She completed her goal in 2015 by selling the business at a healthy profit.

Sandy graduated from Assumption College with a BS in Chemistry. She lives in Hopedale MA, is the mother of three kids and has five siblings. 



Join us at our newest SIG and participate in a rich facilitated discussion of best practices and challenges related to leading and managing different generations in the workplace. 





Date/Time:  Wednesday, April 14  – 7:30 a.m. networking, 8:00-9:00 a.m. facilitated discussion,



Central One Federal Credit Union in Shrewsbury




$10 nonmember

$ 0 member



If you have any questions please contact Deb Bercume [] or Jim Desrosiers [].



Bronze Sponsor:  Central One Federal Credit Union

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