New Initiatives

The HealthyCultureNow podcast and training feature many of the key concepts and strategies previously available only through our consulting services. The site provides an overview of the training and links to sample podcast episodes. The HealthyCultureNow toolkits mobilize three key audiences:

  • Well-being Culture Coach Certification and Podcast Series for Human Resources and Well-being Professionals. This toolkit includes a 12-hour interactive online Well-Being Culture Coach Training and podcast series of over 160 episodes. Graduates become certified as a Well-being Culture Coach. The goal is to empower HR and well-being professionals to implement a systematic culture change plan for their organization.
  • Well-being Leadership Training and Podcast Series for Managers and Members of Wellness Committees. This toolkit includes a 2-hour interactive online training teaches strategies for fostering a culture of well-being within workgroups. Includes access to over 125 podcasts that cover topics including: Mobilizing Well-being Leadership, Social Climate, Aligning Touch Points, and Workgroup Challenges for Well-being.
  • Toolkit for Employees and Other Individual VIPs. This toolkit currently includes two podcast series about peer support and about creating supportive household environments.  A training for employees and other VIPs is being field-tested. It will share opportunities to support a culture of well-being through: (1) role modeling well-being, (2) providing effective peer support for healthy lifestyle changes, (3) creating a supportive home environment, and (4) utilizing wellness resources and activities at work and in the community.

Our HealthyCultureNow Training Faculty and Podcast Hosts

Richard Safeer, MD, FACLM, FAAFP, FACPM is Chief Medical Director, Employee Health and Well-being at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Dr. Safeer leads the Healthy at Hopkins employee health and well-being strategy. He is an assistant professor of General Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine. He also teaches in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Safeer currently sees patients in the Johns Hopkins Hospital Pediatric Cardiology department.

Ewa Stelmasiak, MA, MSc is founder and owner of the Wellness Institute in Warsaw, Poland. Ewa is a thought leader, consultant, trainer, coach, researcher, author and speaker with a mission to inspire and support people in evolving their mindsets toward new paradigms of thinking reflective of current evolutions both in medicine and business 4.0. In 2018 Ewa coined the term “Well-being 4.0” and created a model to promote the well-being of people in a fast-paced, digitalized and VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) world. Ewa supports company leaders in growing their well-being leadership competencies and engaging their employees in self-care. Ewa is a wellness pioneer and years-long dynamic educator in the field.

Judd Allen earned his Ph.D. in community psychology from New York University. In addition to serving as president of the Human Resources Institute, Judd serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Health Promotion. Judd has authored more than 50 books, journal articles, training manuals and software titles.

He has served as a senior research analyst at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, on the board of directors of the National Wellness Institute, on the Vermont Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sports and on the faculties of New York University, Cornell University Medical College, Johnson State College and Nebraska Methodist College.