Wellness guru, author to speak at Lawrence symposium about becoming one’s best in the workplace

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Participants at a previous Work Well Douglas County annual symposium work on exercises that can be done while at work.

Workplace wellness guru Laura Putnam will offer tips for becoming one’s best during an upcoming symposium.

Putnam, the scheduled keynote speaker, will address attendees of the WorkWell Douglas County 9th Annual Symposium, which will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Lied Center Pavilion, 1600 Stewart Drive.

“Laura is one of the most dynamic speakers I’ve heard,” said Susan Farley, director of WorkWell Douglas County. “When you walk away you have something you can move forward on. Her whole intent is to provide you with tools to move to the next step.”

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Laura Putnam

Putnam, the CEO of Motion Infusion and author of “Workplace Wellness That Works,” doesn’t just talk about physical wellness. She looks at the entire well-being of the person, Farley said. During her presentation, Putnam will demonstrate why organizations cannot afford to overlook employee well-being and the steps that can be taken to make a difference.

“People leave their work not because of the work, but because of the environment,” Farley said.

Putnam will focus on the four levels of influences in a person’s life, including the organization where we work, Farley said. A question people should consider is whether they are healthier because of the place where they work.

Every organization has an opportunity to create an oasis in which health and well-being can become normal and easy, according to information provided by Putnam.

The symposium is open to the public, and the cost is $65. Registration is available online at bit.ly/WorkWellSymposium2019. Partial scholarships are available by contacting Farley at susanjohnson@ksu.edu or 785-843-7058.

WorkWell is a LiveWell Douglas County workgroup that seeks to promote wellness policies and practices in the workplaces, with an emphasis on physical activity, nutrition, tobacco use, and well-being, Farley said.


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