Investing in your time for greater happiness
Time is a precious resource, yet we live in a culture that constantly makes us feel like we never have enough of it. With only 24 hours in a day, countless distractions, and growing to-do lists, how can we make sure we are spending our time on the things that matter and give us joy?
Mar 15 - 47 min 56 sec
85. Workplace well-being is a team sport
Many organizations have perks and programs designed to enhance employee wellness, but these efforts often miss the mark in actually boosting worker well-being. On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Dr. Richard Safeer, Chief Medical Director of employee health and well-being for Johns Hopkins Medicine and author of “A Cure for the Common Company: A Well-Being Prescription for a Happier, Healthier, and More Resilient Workforce” about the importance of truly building well-being into the core of an organization through peer support, leader engagement, setting norms, shared values, and more.
Mar 01 - 37 min 41 sec
84. Workplace play can pay dividends
You don’t often hear the words work and play together. You couldn’t possibly be productive at work and have fun at the same time. Could you? Yes. On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Gary Ware, author of “Playful Rebellion” and fonder of Breakthrough Play, about the importance of fun in the workplace and the gifts play can bring including vulnerability, quicker problem solving, and joy.
Feb 15 - 41 min 38 sec
83. Green action is the antidote to climate anxiety
Climate change and the uncertainty about the health of our planet can be a source of stress for many. How can you manage climate anxiety, and do your part to save the planet? It starts by taking action.
Feb 01 - 38 min 39 sec
82. Lean into stress and rest for success
We all want success, but it can often come at the cost of burnout and exhaustion. The always on hustle culture pushes us to do more. But what we really need is rest, joy, and meaningful connections with others. On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Brad Stulberg, author of the best-selling book, “The Practice of Groundedness” and the co-author of the books, “Peak Performance” and “The Passion Paradox”, about principles that can help with improving performance without foregoing well-being.
Jan 18 - 47 min 52 sec
81. Impacts of physical health on our mental health
Anxiety is a daily struggle for many. In fact, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 40 million Americans also live with it. To truly manage anxiety long term, you need to address your holistic well-being and better understand the root cause of your anxiety.
Jan 04 - 43 min 29 sec
80. The growth struggle is real
There are a lot of self-help philosophies out there, but some aren’t actually very helpful. We all want to become better people, but we also need to acknowledge that growth isn’t always sunshine and rainbows. On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Mark Manson, #1 NY Times Bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope, about personal development and the importance of taking responsibility, making choices, self-awareness, and so much more.
Dec 2022 - 47 min 03 sec
79. Connecting with ourselves, our values, and others
Building relationships are foundational to our humanity, but creating them with others, especially those that are different from ourselves, can feel challenging. On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Dr. Simran Jeet Singh, educator, author, and activist on religion, racism, and justice on tuning into our spirituality, empathy, and compassion to create connections with others.
Nov 2022 - 49 min 32 sec
78. Improve your well-being with mindset shifts
Thankfully, well-being has moved to the center of conversation. But moving from conversation to action with lasting impact can be difficult. By changing your mindset, you rewire your brain to help set you up for greater well-being and for true success. On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer, Jen Fisher, talks with Thrive Global’s Chief Training Officer, Joey Hubbard, about importance of well-being, beliefs, and mindsets. Learn about how neuroscience, motivation, and taking consistent micro steps can help you shift your mindset for sustainable results.
Nov 2022 - 46 min 54 sec
77. Parent leadership
Parenting is one of the most rewarding, but also hardest jobs in life. All parents want to raise happy and healthy children. But modern society, social pressure, and recent challenges like the global pandemic can make it incredibly difficult. On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer, Jen Fisher, talks with Dr. Becky Kennedy, clinical psychologist, mom of three, and author of Good Inside about parenting challenges, connection strategies, and how parenting shows up in the workplace.
Oct 2022 - 51 min 45 sec
76. Recognizing and overcoming burnout
We all have experienced stress in one way or another. And for some, this stress can build up, and go far enough to where we experience complete burnout. But how can we help ourselves recognize what is causing us to feel burnout? On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer, Jen Fisher, talks with Jennifer Moss, co-founder at Plasticity Labs, author, and workplace expert on finding the root causes and strategies that address burnout.
Oct 2022 - 47 min 03 sec
75. Understanding the food brain connection and cognitive nutrition
What we eat matters and the impact our diet has on our holistic well-being, including our mind, is sometimes forgotten. On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer, Jen Fisher, talks with Tess Bredesen, Cognitive Nutrition Director at Thrive and the founder of Sia Health, on how nutrition can prevent cognitive decline and enhance our lives.
Sep 2022 - 50 min 45 sec
74. The perfect, imperfect way to creating behavior change
Incorporating healthy behaviors into our lives can be challenging. While there are a lot of behavior change and habit-forming strategies, what we think we know about making lasting changes is often outdated. On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Michelle Segar, the inaugural chair of the United States National Physical Activity Plans Communication Committee, and author of on updating our mindsets on how we develop our healthy lifestyle goals.
Sep 2022 - 53 min 05 sec
73. The art of problem solving
Are you a creator, connoisseur, or a passive onlooker of art? No matter the answer, you may be surprised that art serves as an important tool to help enhance observation and problem-solving skills. On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Amy Herman, a lawyer, art historian, and author of the books Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life and Fixed: How to Perfect the Fine Art of Problem Solving about visual intelligence and how viewing art can improve observation, analysis, and communication skills.
Aug 2022 - 35 min 08 sec
72. Workplace community building
We've all had the experience of dealing with a challenging colleague. It's not only unpleasant, but it can also impact our well-being, performance, and our organizational culture. So, what can we do as individuals and leaders to create a culture of kindness, respect, and community at work? On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Christine Porath, professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and author of Mastering Community: The Surprising Ways Coming Together Moves Us from Surviving to Thriving, about the impact of negative workplace behaviors and how to overcome them through resilience, radical candor, community building, and more to create an environment where people thrive.
Aug 2022 - 49 min 06 sec
71. The C-suite’s role in well-being
The great resignation is a clear indicator that many people are no longer willing to tolerate jobs that leave them unhappy, and in a constant state of stress and fatigue. But current conversations around workplace well-being often overlook the C-suite, how they’re effected, and how that can impact an entire organization. Together with Dan Schawbel at Workplace Intelligence, we conducted a marketplace survey of employees and leaders to better understand how the C-suite can improve both their employees and their own well-being. On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Dan Schawbel, New York Times bestselling author and managing partner of Workplace Intelligence, about the survey results and the C-suite’s role in organizational well-being.
Aug 2022 - 44 min 47 sec
70. Achieving your dreams
We all have dreams. Often though we get in our own way when trying to achieve them. But we have a responsibility to identify our unique purpose, to realize our dreams, and make an impact. On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Saul Blinkoff, filmmaker, animator, voice actor, inspirational speaker and host of The Life of Awesome podcast, about how we all have a unique purpose and with a lot of hard work, tenacity, and resilience we can achieve our dreams.
Jul 2022 - 31 min 10 sec
69. Exploring the relationship continuum
How can we evolve relationships to have deeper meaning and better connection? It starts by learning the fundamental building blocks of exceptional relationships; feeling fully known, trusting each other, honesty, dealing with conflict productively, and committing to each other’s learning and development. On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Carole Robin, co-author of Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends and Colleagues, and former Stanford Business School professor about how we can move our relationships along the continuum from dysfunctional to exceptional.
Jul 2022 - 51 min 24 sec
68. The evolution of the human-animal bond
It’s no secret – people love their pets. Not only do we care for them, but they provide companionship like no other and have a positive impact on our daily lives. On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Mark Cushing, founder and CEO of the Animal Policy Group, and author of Pet Nation on the evolution of the human-animal bond, and how our love for our pets has ignited a cultural transformation.
Jun 2022 - 41 min 33 sec
67. The importance of self-care
When the pandemic hit in 2020, we all experienced feelings of disconnection from our co-workers, friends, families, communities, and even ourselves. We learned the importance of human connection. We learned that we can still all show up for our community. And most importantly, we learned that we need to take care of ourselves to be able to take care of others.
On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Shelly Tygielski, founder of Pandemic of Love, author of Sit Down to Rise Up, and a self-care activist, about mindfulness, self-care, and the concept of communities of care.
Jun 2022 - 44 min 38 sec
66. Emotions in the workplace
Some of us live as two people, who we are at home and who we are at work. But our work and our lives don't have to be two separate identities. The key to bringing our whole selves to work every day is tossing out the myth that emotions don't belong in the workplace. When we learn to embrace our emotions at work, we not only allow our most authentic selves to shine, but also create a more human workplace for our colleagues. On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Liz Fosslien, head of communications and content at Humu, coauthor and illustrator of No Hard Feelings and the upcoming book, Big Feelings, and @LizandMollie Instagram cofounder, about the importance of bringing emotions into work.
May 2022 - 44 min 20 sec
65. Fueling your wellness
You are what you eat. A saying we’re all familiar with, but when putting to practice, we hardly know where to start. How do we turn old food habits into methodical choices that truly fuel our bodies and minds? On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Shannon Allen, creator of Grown, the first ever 100% USDA organic certified fast food restaurant with a drive thru, on how focusing on real, single ingredient foods can have an impact on many aspects of our well-being.
May 2022 - 33 min 20 sec
64. Solving for happiness
We all want to be happy, but we may be trained to value success over happiness. How do we break the cycle to prioritize happiness in our own lives? The answer to solving for happiness might be clearer than you think. On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Mo Gawdat, former Chief Business Officer of Google X, author of Solve for Happy and Scary Smart, engineer, and podcast host on how we can solve the equation to our own happiness from the perspective of an engineer.
Apr 2022 - 40 min 04 sec
63. To forgive and move on
When we’re hurt by others, we have the choice to forgive or hold onto a grudge. We often think of forgiveness as a gift we give someone who has done us wrong, but forgiveness is just as impactful to the giver. The act of forgiving is good for your health. On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Dr. Fred Luskin, a world leading researcher and teacher about forgiveness and the author of the best-selling books, Forgive for Good and Forgive for Love, about why forgiveness is important, recognizing the need to forgive, and how to forgive.
Apr 2022 - 33 min 40 sec
62. The science of happiness
When you think about success in your job, what do you think about? Meeting deadlines, outperforming targets, fixing systematic issues? All of these may point to high performance. However, they fall short of some of the vital and often overlooked ways we should measure success like our own happiness. On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, an international renowned teacher and author in the fields of happiness and leadership, about the science of happiness, what it is, how it improves personal and professional performance, and ways to pursue it.
Apr 2022 - 38 min 11 sec
61. Being human is hard
We often overlook one of the most important relationships we have in our life. The relationship with ourselves. On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Nataly Kogan, emotional fitness expert, founder and CEO of Happier, and author of “The Awesome Human Project: Break Free from Daily Burnout, Struggle Less, and Thrive More in Work and Life”, about how to look at ourselves and others through the lens of our awesome humanity by strengthening five emotional fitness skills - acceptance, gratitude, self-care, intentional kindness and compassion, and the bigger why.
Mar 2022 - 56 min 24 sec
60. Reconnecting to change your world
Relationships are vital to our health and well-being. However, with the rise of technology and social distancing in a worldwide pandemic, our human-to-human connections have suffered, especially in the workplace. On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Susan McPherson, serial connector, seasoned communicator, founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, and author of “The Lost Art of Connecting: The Gather, Ask, Do Method for Building Meaningful Relationships”, about how to rekindle the connections and build new, meaningful relationships in the remote and hybrid environment.
Mar 2022 - 25 min 55 sec
59. Emotional Intelligence
Think about some of the best leaders you’ve known in your career. Were they great listeners, empathetic, cared about your and others well-being, and had your back? On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Dr. Dan Goleman, psychologist and author of the bestseller, “Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships”, about the importance of emotional intelligence throughout the workplace.
Feb 2022 - 37 min 56 sec
Elevating the human experience
In the future of work, artificial intelligence will take on the more repetitive and routine tasks. On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Amelia Dunlop, Deloitte Digital Chief Experience Officer & author of "Elevating the Human Experience—THREE PATHS to LOVE and WORTH at WORK", about elevating the human experience by renewing our focus on fundamental human worth & investing in individuals to nurture growth, creativity, & innovation.
Feb 2022 - 34 min 31 sec
On this episode, Deloitte Chief Well-being Officer Jen Fisher talks with Jenn Lim, CEO and cofounder of Delivering Happiness and author of “Beyond Happiness: How Authentic Leaders Prioritize Purpose and People for Growth and Impact”, about how teams and companies can integrate and embed happiness and purpose to help their people and organization to grow and thrive.
Jan 2022 - 36 min 44 sec
Jen Fisher's favorite reads
On this WorkWell episode, Deloitte chief well-being office Jen Fisher shares six of her favorite books and reflects on how the themes of the books mirrored her experiences of 2020 and 2021.
Dec 2021 - 06 min 04 sec
Turning the lens of compassion inward
We all make mistakes and when we do, we're often quick to criticize ourselves. But self-criticism can take a toll on our mental and emotional health. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Kristin Neff, associate professor in Educational Psychology at the University of Texas, Austin and author of “Self-Compassion, The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself”, about the components of self-compassion and how to develop it within yourself.
Nov 2021 - 38 min 29 sec
Are you listening?
On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Ximena Vengoechea, a user researcher, writer, and illustrator, about really listening to develop stronger relationships and how to train ourselves to be better listeners.
Nov 2021 - 32 min 45 sec
Unhustling, a career superpower
Is your career ambition your North Star? Perhaps you are feeling or have felt burnt out by the time you reach your ambition. The problem isn’t that you are ambitious, the problem may be that your definition of success might not align with what you really value. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Milena Regos, founder and Chief Rebel Officer of Unhustle about how un-hustling can be your greatest asset in career success
Oct 2021 - 46 min 26 sec
Building a meaningful career
The great resignation has been a hot topic. Millions of people are quitting their jobs or plan to do so soon. Why is this happening? On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Lauren McGoodwin, founder and CEO of Career Contessa, author of the book, Power Moves: How Women Can Pivot, Reboot, and Build a Career of Purpose, and cohost of the of Career Contessa podcast.
Oct 2021 - 41 min 26 sec
A journey to positive self-talk
Self-love is vital to self-care and well-being. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Rebekah Taussig, the author of the book, Sitting Pretty, The View from My Ordinary Resilient, Disabled Body, and disability advocate, known for her Instagram @sitting_pretty.
Sep 2021 - 42 min 19 sec
Meditation can have incredible benefits to both your physical and mental health, and help make you happier! On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Dan Harris, a long-time anchor and Emmy award winning correspondent at BBC news. He is also the creator of the podcast and app, 10% Happier, and the author of the number one New York Times bestseller, 10% Happier.
Sep 2021 - 40 min 52 sec
Beating burnout at work
Stories of experiencing burnout at work aren’t uncommon. With self-awareness, strong social connections, and resilience skills, you can avoid burnout and be your best self in work and life! On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Paula Davis, founder and CEO of the Stress & Resilience Institute and the author of Beating Burnout at Work: Why Teams Hold the Secret to Well-Being and Resilience.
Aug 2021 - 46 min 32 sec
Mental health in sports
When it comes to sports, physical ability is only part of the equation for high performance. Mental health is equally important, if not more so. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Dr. Nyaka NiiLampti, Vice President of Wellness and Clinical Services at the NFL. She’s a licensed psychologist with more than fifteen years of clinical experience with organizations, sports teams, individuals, and families.
Aug 2021 - 43 min 09 sec
Exploring the underappreciated emotion of awe
Have you ever watched a beautiful sunset and it gave you goosebumps? That’s awe! On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Jonah Paquette, psychologist, author, and speaker specializing in the areas of happiness and well-being. His latest book, Awestruck, explores the underappreciated and often misunderstood emotion of awe.
Jul 2021 - 34 min 30 sec
Happiness at work
In this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Eric Karpinski, a leading voice on positive psychology in the workplace and author of the book Put Happiness to Work: Seven Strategies to Elevate Engagement for Optimal Performance.
Jul 2021 - 43 min 19 sec
Why workplace relationships matter
Considering that we spend a third to half of our waking hours in any given week at work, the workplace is a critical place for developing meaningful connections that we all need to thrive. On this special episode, WorkWell producer from Rivet360, Jesse Betend, guest hosts and gets the inside scoop on the recently released book Work Better Together, from the authors Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher and Deloitte Global CEO Program Research Director Anh Phillips.
Jun 2021 - 38 min
Loss can have an incredible impact on our lives, but how we respond to it can either lead us down a path of growth or stop us in our tracks. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Karen Guggenheim, happiness advocate, international speaker, social entrepreneur, and the founder of the World Happiness Summit.
Jun 2021 - 45 min 47 sec
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States. But despite their prevalence, they are still often misunderstood and therefore go undiagnosed and untreated. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Dr. Judson Brewer, a renowned addiction psychiatrist and neuroscientist. Dr. Brewer is an associate professor at Brown University and executive medical director at Sharecare. His new book Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind is now a New York Times best seller.
May 2021 - 39 min 52 sec
Microsteps to maximize mental health
If we want to be at our best, at home and at work, we need to make our mental and emotional health a priority. Start with small, incremental steps that can add up to make a big impact. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Arianna Huffington, the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, the founder of The Huffington Post, and a bestselling author.
May 2021 - 34 min 08 sec
How sleep fuels performance
Sleep is foundational to your well-being and vital to your health. When you get the sleep your body needs, you can perform at your best. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Jeff Kahn, co-founder and CEO of Rise Science, a sleep technology company that uses science and data to improve sleep.
Apr 2021 - 51 min 45 sec
How to become the CEO of your well-being
Whether you’re a leader or an independent contributor at work, you can become the CEO of your own well-being. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Naz Beheshti, an executive wellness coach, corporate wellness consultant, speaker, writer, change agent, and wellness warrior. She's also the author of the book, Pause. Breathe. Choose.: Become the CEO of your well-being.
Apr 2021 - 39 min 26 sec
From tragedy to triumph
Taking care of a loved one with cancer is a difficult life challenge, but it can also be an incredible learning experience. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Domenic Cervoni, vice president of Legal and Senior Legal Counsel for HSBC, and author of From Tragedy to Triumph: How My Wife’s Courageous Battle With Rare Cancer Has Motivated Me to Live a Better Life Filled With Passion, Empathy, and Gratitude.
Mar 2021 - 36 min 58 sec
Farming for social justice
Many who live in urban areas, often BIPOC communities, don’t have access to the fresh produce that is so important to a healthy diet. How can we tackle this inequity? In this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Leah Penniman, co-founder of Soul Fire Farm, a BIPOC-centered community farm committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system.
Mar 2021 - 24 min 12 sec
Designing work for well-being
Deloitte surveyed 6,000 professionals across the globe for its 2021 Global Human Capital Trends report, and one important trend that emerged is that integrating well-being into work will be vital in a post-COVID world. On this episode, special guest host Colleen Reilly, a PhD candidate and teaching professor at the University of Denver interviews Deloitte’s chief well-being officer Jen Fisher and global human capital leader Erica Volini on the well-being findings.
Feb 2021 - 35 min 53 sec
Following your gut
You can plan for the future, but sometimes life has a different idea. When the unexpected happens, the best you can do is follow your gut. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Julie Smolyansky, humanitarian, activist, and CEO of Lifeway Foods, on how resilience and a passion for gut health helped her lead through tragedy when she became the youngest female CEO of a publicly held organization.
Feb 2021 - 39 min 13 sec
Humanity in the workplace
Meaningful relationships at work are one of the greatest drivers of workplace engagement and satisfaction. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Erica Keswin, a speaker, author, workplace strategist and founder of The Spaghetti Project, a platform dedicated to sharing the science and stories of human connections.
Jan 2021 - 46 min 47 sec
Smashing the mental health stigma
To smash the mental health stigma, we first need to understand it. It’s time to move beyond mental health awareness and increase mental health literacy in the workplace. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Rob Stephenson, a mental health influencer, speaker, and founder of InsideOut, a social enterprise focused on ending the stigma of mental health in the workplace.
Jan 2021 - 41 min 48 sec
Jen’s 10 lessons: A year-end WorkWell podcast
On this special year-end WorkWell episode, Jen reflects on conversations she’s had with past guests. She shares 10 lessons she’s learned from the show that have helped her with some of the challenges we’ve faced during this tough year. Visit www.deloitte.com/us/workwell to find the full episodes.
Dec 2020 - 43 min 31 sec
Making self-care inclusive
Taking care of yourself is a must if you want to show up for your loved ones and be your best self at home and at work. Self-care is one tool that can help us protect our mental and emotional well-being, but it isn’t one-size-fits-all. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Naomi Hirabayashi and Marah Lidey, co-founders and co-CEO’s of the app, Shine, focused on providing a more inclusive self-care experience.
Dec 2020 - 41 min 41 sec
How to rest as hard as you work
So, when was the last time that you intentionally took some time-off? On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with John Fitch and Max Frenzel, co-authors of the book Time-off and luminaries in the art and science of why we all need to create a rest ethic that matches our work ethic.
Nov 2020 - 50 min 32 sec
Finding meaning in meaning
Happiness is something we are all striving for, and why shouldn’t we be? But what if our pursuit of happiness is misguided? On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks with Emily Esfahani Smith, a writer and speaker who draws on psychology, philosophy, and literature to help us better understand the human experience.
Oct 2020 - 38 min 32 sec
Understanding emotional agility
Life throws us many twists and turns you can plan and prepare but that doesn't guarantee that there won't be a curveball that knocks you off your feet. When it does, how do you feel, how do you respond? On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses emotional agility with Dr. Susan David, an award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist and author of the Wall Street Journal best-selling book Emotional Agility—Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive In Work and Life.
Oct 2020 - 51 min 09 sec
Resilience in times of crisis
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, frontline and essential workers continued to do the work needed to keep society afloat and citizens safe. But how are they protecting their own well-being? On this special episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher and Mike Kearney, Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory CMO and host of the Resilient podcast, discuss resilience in times of crisis with Mike McCabe, Chief of Operations at McCabe Ambulance Service and host of the EMS World Podcast.
Oct 2020 - 36 min 05 sec
Let’s talk postpartum depression
According to the American Psychological Association, up to 1 in 7 women experience postpartum depression. But despite its prevalence, many don’t seek the help they need due to stigmas. One way we can breakdown these barriers is by sharing personal stories to build greater awareness. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses postpartum depression with three mothers (and Deloitte colleagues) Leticia Roinesdal, Elizabeth Lascaze, and Caitlin Goodrich.
Sep 2020 - 46 min
Cultivating your purpose with self-care
There's a myth that if you're passionate about your work, you're less likely to be stressed. But on the contrary, those of us who love what we do are sometimes even more prone to burnout. One particularly vulnerable group is entrepreneurs. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses the vital role self-care plays in pursuing your passions with Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon an educator, speaker, writer, community builder, and the founder and CEO of the Village Market.
Sep 2020 - 30 min 54 sec
Work, life, and play
Does striving for work-life balance feel like an elusive goal that you can never quite reach? That’s because designing a fulfilling life isn’t about balance, it’s about creating a rhythm that integrates all the key ingredients of a meaningful existence. And one key ingredient that we often overlook is the importance of play. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses creating a work, life, play rhythm with Aaron McHugh author, speaker, podcaster, and adventurer.
Sep 2020 - 37 min 16 sec
Lessons in recovery: A conversation about addiction
Parts of well-being are easier to talk about but stigma still stands in the way of having some of the tougher conversations. Substance use disorder is a mental illness that affects over 19.7 million Americans aged 12 and older, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher has a conversation with Laura McKowen, author of We Are the Luckiest, about substance use disorder and the strength we can learn from those in recovery.
Aug 2020 - 36 min 51 sec
Special COVID-19 Edition Episode #5: Supporting each other through tough times
We all go through loss at some point in our lives. And yet, for such a collective experience, it’s still something we struggle to talk about. In this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher shares strategies to deal with loss and grief you may be experiencing, as well as supporting others who are going through a loss.
Aug 2020 - 06 min 51 sec
Mental training for peak performance
When we think of sports, we think of the physical training it takes to get the body in peak condition. But to win the gold medal, it takes more than fitness. It takes mental strength and focus to get you to the finish line. You don’t have to be an athlete to hone these mental skills. In fact, you can learn and practice them in your everyday life. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses the importance of mental training for peak performance with Paralympian Chris Hammer.
Jul 2020 - 30 min 07 sec
Practicing the skill of happiness
The pursuit of happiness is universal, but do we really understand what happiness means? It isn't the absence of negative emotions, nor is it a persistent unfaltering positivity. Happiness is a non-negotiable ingredient in a fulfilling, meaningful, and healthy life.
Jul 2020 - 38 min 38 sec
Resilient leadership in times of change and challenge
Today, leaders are facing new challenges to the mental and emotional health of their teams. Though many physically or virtually show up, they may not be fully engaged—an effect called presenteeism. Deloitte chief well-being officer talks with Janet Foutty, Deloitte US Chair of the Board, about the skills leaders need to reengage with our work, our workplace, and our workforce to emerge from this crisis stronger than ever before.
Jun 2020 - 31 min 46 sec
Special COVID-19 Edition Episode #4: Creating and practicing healthy habits
The creativity and resilience people have shown in adapting to the mass-conversion to virtual work has been inspiring, particularly when it comes to managing their mental and physical health and staying connected. In this special-edition episode, Deloitte US chief well-being officer Jen Fisher talks about how developing healthy habits can help us navigate this new phase in work-life integration.
May 2020 - 06 min 58 sec
The healing power of kindness
When you think about your health, what things first come to mind? For many of us, it’s diet, exercise, sleep and routine medical check-ups. But did you know that your social environment plays a major role in your well-being? Or that showing kindness can boost your own health? On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses the importance of kindness to our well-being with Dr. Kelli Harding, author of The Rabbit Effect.
Apr 2020 - 27 min 03 sec
Supporting your mental health in times of crisis
By now, most, if not all of us, understand the impact that COVID-19 can have on our physical health, but what about the impact to our mental health? The challenges of our current environment are shaping who we are as individuals and communities. The question is—how do we rise to those challenges with resiliency? On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses strategies for maintaining our mental health with Christine Moutier, MD and chief medical officer.
Apr 2020 - 43 min 31 sec
Special COVID-19 Edition Episode #3: Maintaining human connection, from a distance
The absence of physical interaction brought on by COVID-19 can create a sense of an overall lack of connection between people, at work and home, which can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness. In this special-edition episode, Deloitte US chief well-being officer Jen Fisher provides information you can use to help maintain human connection, even while being physically distant.
Apr 2020 - 06 min 58 sec
The new rules for remote work
The sudden mass conversion to remote work has created challenges, even for those who are accustomed to working in a remote environment. Nobody has figured it all out, but, as is human nature, we are learning and adapting. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses remote work strategies to cope and build resilience with Annie Dean of Deloitte Consulting’s workforce transformation group.
Apr 2020 - 33 min 10 sec
Special COVID-19 Edition Episode #2: Showing empathy for yourself and others
As COVID-19 continues to disrupt our work, family, and social lives, showing empathy can help you navigate the adjustment to a new working environment. In this special edition episode, Deloitte US chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses the importance of empathy and shares practical information to help you show empathy with yourself and others.
Apr 2020 - 05 min 44 sec
Special COVID-19 Edition Episode #1: Managing stress and anxiety during uncertain times
Facing the uncertainty of COVID-19, it is common to experience heightened stress, such as fear, anxiety, and overwhelming emotions. In this special edition episode, Deloitte US chief well-being officer Jen Fisher offers guidance on managing anxiety and stress during this time.
Apr 2020 - 04 min 22 sec
Allies against cancer
Fighting cancer is tough. Luckily, no one needs to fight alone. Whether you’re a cancer patient, survivor or caregiver, having someone on your side who’s been there can help tremendously. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses the importance of having a support system with Jonny Imerman, founder of Imerman Angels, and Deloitte Partner Carl Allegretti.
Mar 2020 - 31 min 25 sec
Living as your ideal self
It started out as a mission to check things off their bucket list, but then turned into something much bigger. So big, in fact, that it changed Ben’s core belief system on how he views life. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses living as your ideal self with Ben Nemtin, a best-selling author and creator, producer, and cast member of MTV’s highest-rated show on iTunes, “The Buried Life.”
Feb 2020 - 33 min 23 sec
Staying energized and resilient on the road
Traveling for work is a common business practice. But it can sometimes take a toll on your well-being and your ability to perform at your best. What if you could become an empowered, productive road warrior, without annihilating your health? On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses strategies for staying energized and resilient on the road with traveling naturopath, speaker, trainer, and author John Ayo.
Jan 2020 - 33 min
Turning toward failure
We all face challenges in life, but that doesn’t mean you have to let them hold you back. In fact, with the right mentality and support from your wolfpack, you can use these obstacles to help you grow, evolve, and succeed in work and life. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses overcoming failures with retired soccer player Abby Wambach, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion.
Dec 2019 - 31 min 55 sec
The disciplined pursuit of less
Do you always feel busy, but, at the same time, unproductive? Are the things you’re doing day-to-day aligned with your values and goals? It may seem that by trying to do it all, you can have it all. But when we spread ourselves too thin, we often find that the things we are spending most of our time on aren’t actually the most important things in our lives. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses how to discover and invest in what’s essential in our lives with Greg McKeown, best-selling author, speaker, and leading voice on essentialism.
Oct 2019 - 33 min 47 sec
The science of meetings
Meetings are a staple of the corporate world and many of us find our days filled with them, sometimes back-to-back. But with all the time we spend in meetings, it begs the question; are they helping or hurting our productivity? On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses the science of meetings with Dr. Steven Rogelberg, a professor and Director of Organizational Science at the University of North Carolina—Charlotte.
Aug 2019 - 26 min
The science of emotions
Emotions may seem complicated, but by better understanding their value and function we can learn how to harness their power to enhance relationships and improve well-being. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses the science of emotions with Dr. Dacher Keltner, the founding director of the Greater Good Science Center and a professor of psychology at the University of California Berkeley.
Jul 2019 - 47 min 53 sec
Let's talk mental health
Mental health stigmas are persistent in society, but with knowledge, kindness, and empathy, they can be broken down. A great place to start is with a conversation. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses mental health stigmas and how to overcome them with Pamela Harrington, Executive Director of Bring Change 2 Mind, a non-profit focused on raising awareness about mental health.
May 2019 - 29 min 59 sec
Pursuit of happiness
Does working longer and harder make you more productive? Our society seems to think so. But studies show that an overworked culture can actually negatively impact productivity as well as employee well-being. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher discusses modern work culture and how it impacts our ability to live a fulfilling life with Brigid Schulte, director of the Better Life Lab at New America.
Apr 2019 - 33 min 41 sec
Training your mind
You exercise your body, but what do you do for your mind? Are you constantly multi-tasking or thinking about what’s next? Mindfulness is the key to quieting the mind and enhancing focus. And practicing just a few minutes a day can provide benefits, including relaxation, better control of emotions, and greater self-awareness. On this episode, Deloitte Well-being leader Jen Fisher discusses strategies for strengthening your mind with Laurie Cameron, an author, speaker, and leading voice on mindfulness and meditation.
Mar 2019 - 33 min 23 sec
Technology improves everyday life in so many ways. But those benefits may overshadow the negative impacts that technology use has on how we act, think, and connect with each other. On this episode, Deloitte Well-being leader Jen Fisher discusses how technology use impacts our behavior and our relationships with Adam Alter, best-selling author and associate professor of marketing at New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Jan 2019 - 32 min 51 sec
Technology can make life more convenient, connected, and efficient. But with all that it gives us, could it also be taking something away? How can we use technology to enhance our well-being and not diminish it? On this episode, Deloitte Well-being leader Jen Fisher and colleague Carolyn O’Boyle, national managing director of Talent Strategy and Innovation discuss strategies to maintain a healthy relationship with your technology with Amy Blankson, a leading specialist on mindful living in the digital era.
Oct 2018 - 34 min 46 sec
Life is full of challenges and setbacks. Resilience is what helps us bounce back from them. And just like a muscle in the body, resilience can grow stronger through practice. On this episode, Deloitte Well-being leader Jen Fisher discusses strategies to build resilience, vitality, and a deeper mind-body connection with Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, a leading voice in the world of positive psychology and the science of flourishing.
Oct 2018 - 41 min 16 sec
Mind your mind
Hiding or "covering" mental illness is not uncommon, especially in the workplace. How can we create a workplace culture that can empower people to take care of their mental health in the same way we encourage them to take care of their physical health? On this episode, Deloitte Well-being leader Jen Fisher and Dr. Christine Moutier, the Chief Medical Officer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention discuss mental health in the workplace.
Oct 2018 - 40 min 29 sec
Connecting to purpose
Our constantly connected society gives us greater access to what we want, when we want it. But it also comes with a price—the stronger our wifi connection, the less connected we become to ourselves and our purpose. On this episode, Jen Fisher discusses purpose and intention with Jonathan Fields, award winning writer and founder of the Good Life Project and colleague Mike Kearney, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory partner, and host of the Resilient podcast series.
Jun 2018 - 44 min 17 sec
When well-being goes wild
When it comes to well-being, we all fall off the tracks every once and a while. And that’s okay because well-being is not a zero-sum game. On this episode, Deloitte Well-being leader Jen Fisher asks Drs. Chris and Kara Mohr—specialists in nutrition and fitness who also happen to be a married couple—to share personal stories on how they manage (and sometimes mismanage) their busy lives with juggling family, work, and their own well-being.
May 2018 - 36 min 02 sec
A better bottom line
In this episode, Deloitte Well-being leader Jen Fisher discusses the business case for investing in well-being through three perspectives. You'll hear a behavioral science view from Deloitte Insights research manager
Dr. Kelly Monahan, gain insights on what a leader thinks from Deloitte's Chief Talent Officer Mike Preston, and gain some practical tips and advice on how to embed well-being and flexibility into your own team from Deloitte Consulting LLP senior manager Lindsey Sitek.
May 2018 - 34 min 51 sec