In 2018, establishing a wellness plan into your company’s core values can have a long-lasting impact on employee retention and business growth. Company culture, self-care and a healthy work-life balance have become important topics in the business world, and can be used as recruitment tools to attract high-quality employees. Not only that, but in some cases, workplace wellness programs can help lower insurance premiums for the company, too!
In our final Prosper Jefferson seminar of the year, JEDCO and the Jefferson Chamber have teamed up to present a seminar on Wellness in the Workplace. This is the third in a three-part miniseries about company culture and the promotion of a happy, healthy workplace. We have invited three experts to discuss the importance of workplace wellness programs and the ways in which they can benefit your business. Discussion topics include:
- How to create a Workplace Wellness program
- Eating to beat stress
- Healthy work habits
- Positive work-life balance
Join us Wednesday, November 28th, at the JEDCO Conference Center in the Churchill Technology and Business Park on the West Bank from 8:30 am – 10:30 am. The event is $5, which covers a hot breakfast. Please register for the event online in advance. Register here.
MEET OUR EXPERTS
Angela Mitchell, Delta Personnel
Angela is the accounting manager for Delta Personnel, a New Orleans area-based contingent staffing firm with the vision of providing employment opportunities one employee at a time. Angela has extensive experience in accounting and payroll services. She is responsible for providing over 1200 W2’s a year.
She began her career as a mortgage loan processer with Premier Mortgage Funding. After working with them for over three years, Angela decided to start her own mortgage processing business. Prior to coming to Delta Personnel, Angela was a stay-at-home mom for eight years. During this time, she gained valuable knowledge in the health and fitness arena. She is an avid health expert and thrives on motivating others in a healthy lifestyle. Currently, Angela is working on her personal trainer certification. Delta Personnel recently won the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce 2017 Small Healthy Business Award and was featured in a Biz New Orleans article about healthy workplace initiatives.
Donica’ Beckett, Well Ahead LA
Region 1 Coordinator
With a first name that means “to give,” wellness, empowerment, and philanthropy are personal tenets of Donica’ Beckett. Donica’s assiduous work for the past 17 years as an educator, public health researcher, and servant leader embodies this passion. This Beaumont, Texas native obtained a dual bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion & Disease Prevention and Political Science from the University of Houston. She also completed a master of ublic health degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Additionally, she is working on a second master’s degree in Integrative Healthcare Leadership. One can find her at the intersection of public health and social justice. Currently, in her role as Region 1 Coordinator for Well-Ahead Louisiana, she works to decrease health disparities by working alongside the community to implement evidence-based benchmarks and wellness focused policies in workplaces such as schools, universities, government, healthcare facilities and faith-based organizations. Her civic responsibilities include, but are not limited to, scholarly work, political involvement and community engagement, community building, speaking and mentorship. She is also a recipient of numerous awards for character, service, academic achievement, advocacy and leadership, including proclamations from City, County and State Officials. Donica’s passionate journey for empowering communities through education, service and public health initiatives has only just begun.
Lauren M. Hulin, RD, LDN, Ochsner’s Eat Fit NOLA
Operations and Marketing Dietitian
As a young girl, Lauren had a passion for helping others, eating well and staying fit. Her passion led to a bachelor degree in Nutritional Science from LSU followed by a dietetic internship at Tulane University. Lauren enjoys working as a Registered Dietitian for Ochsner’s Eat Fit NOLA, a nonprofit organization partnering with restaurants, markets and festivals around New Orleans to spotlight more nutritious meal options. She launched her blog LiveWellwithLauren.com earlier this year to share about faith, food and fitness. You may also see her on the field cheering on our boys in the Black and Gold as a New Orleans Saintsation.