Alison Brehme is the Founder and CEO of Virtual Corporate Wellness. Her company is dedicated to helping businesses invest in their team so they can maximize productivity, boost profits, and become known as one of the best places to work!
Published Author of Fatal Flaws of Employee Wellness Programs
16+ years in Corporate Advertising and Marketing
Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach (2013)
Certified Corporate Wellness Consultation (2014)
Program Director for Well.org’s Corporate Wellness Academy coaching over 75+ students on how to add corporate wellness to their business.
Published in over 30 articles including USA Today, Fast Company, USA Weekly, Glassdoor, and Corporate Wellness Magazine.
Advertising Degree from the University of Texas (Hook ’em)
Create a culture of wellness.
Build a win-win strategy based on your business goals and employee’s needs.
Make data-driven decisions for maximum ROI.
Optimize and tweak program (never set it and forget it).
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“Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.” – Sir Richard Branson
Over 12 years of working long hours, weekends and traveling – it took a toll. I struggled with migraines and chronic pain from a car accident in 2006. My health and my personal life suffered. But I wasn’t the only one…
Wake Up Call #1
One of marketing mentor’s passed away from cancer. She was a strong, talented, and incredibly business savvy. Sadly her health issues persisted and her time was cut too short. When that happened, I knew my life had the potential to end up the same if I didn’t start making some changes.
Wake Up Call #2
My alarm went off, but I couldn’t get up. My chest tightened. I started to panic. I thought I was having a heart attack. That’s ridiculous. I was only 31 at the time. I couldn’t have a heart attack at my age?! Turns out it wasn’t a heart attack (Thank God), but it definitely got my attention. I knew I couldn’t keep living life this way.
Here’s the deal. I worked for many great companies with amazing people, but I had to walk away for a while. I had to find a way to put my health first. But that’s not enough.
We spend 1/3 of our lives at work. And we only get one body to live in.
That’s why I want businesses to adopt a true culture of wellness. I know that sounds intimidating. And you don’t have to do what Google or the company down the stress is doing.
You have an opportunity to define it based on your business goals and your employee’s needs to create a win-win for everyone.
And I am not talking about your boring-run-of-the-mill-cookie-cutter programs. Corporate wellness is more than gym discounts, healthy snacks and a fruit bowl in the kitchen.
It’s creating a culture of wellness and constant feedback. The lines of communication are open. And everyone is willing to listen and do their part. It’s a two-way street.