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Laura Butler

Laura thrives on creating strategies, seeing employees’ lives impacted, and helping workplace cultures change for the better. As an Advisor, Laura provides clients with innovative, creative, and simple solutions to their business needs.
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Getting Started with On-Site Health Screenings

March 18, 2015

On-site health screenings are a popular component of worksite wellness programs. They allow you to educate employees on their health status, while providing you insight into the health of your population.

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Trends, Well-Being

5 Ways to Engage Mid-Level Leadership in Your Well-Being Program

March 13, 2015

Research suggests that a key component to the success of any program is support from senior leadership within your organization. In fact, WELCOA (Wellness Councils of America) has consistently communicated over the last 20 years the importance of CEO and Senior Executive support as the backbone of any healthy company1. Even the Wellness Council of Indiana requires top management support as an element to earn their AchieveWell Certification and includes it in their Seven Benchmarks of Successful Wellness Programming. And while they are absolutely correct about this trend, it seems one component might be missing: engaging our supervisors, managers, and key leaders.

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The Building Blocks of a Successful Wellness Program

December 9, 2014

Last week I found myself sitting in class. And while often that doesn’t sound exciting, I found myself really enjoying the insights, the discussions, and the opportunity to look at the world of well-being from all different angles.

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Life Fit: Evaluating Your Well-Being

September 2, 2014

In previous blogs I’ve shared many thoughts and things I’ve learned in the last year about integrating work and life. Finding a way for it not to be about balance (since there isn’t a magical scale to tell us how we are doing), but rather finding what “fit” works for each of us.

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What Your Children Need to Know About Work-Life Fit

July 10, 2014

This Fourth of July holiday, I spent about five hours in the car with my husband and two daughters, traveling to and from our favorite summer spot—and my hometown—Lake Wawasee in Syracuse, Indiana. Every year I look forward to summer: afternoons at the neighborhood pool, walks with my husband, trips to the lake, stops at fresh fruit and veggie stands, and time spent with family. It’s our little getaways that take me away from the rush of the day-to-day routines; sports, school, projects, work, and all the other things consume our lives.

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