Today's episode features California Coast Credit Union's President/CEO Todd Lane on how to create a fit culture/workplace with a well-conceived wellness program. Todd, being an avid surfer and runner living in San Diego, wanted his credit union to have a healthy culture because study after study shows the tremendous benefits of an organization that's, well, feeling good: more productive, increased clarity, super creative, less sick days, positive morale, etc.
So Todd has taken this "fitball" and run with it at CalCoast, reaping the benefits of having one of the healthiest staffs this side of the Mississippi -- and probably the other side, too.
Todd joins us to discuss his personal fitness practices and all the cool things his $1.9 billion credit union does for its employees to stay fit and succeed to better serve its members. Check it out and let us know what your company is doing in the wellness program department. Enjoy!
Full disclosure here: I am a huge fan of Gini Dietrich's mighty popular and successful Spin Sucks blog. Definitely one of the tops on the planet when it comes to public relations and marketing strategies. And, as you know, reading anybody's blog over a period of time, you get to know the author. Gini's no different, as she reveals a bit of her personal life while providing heaps of professional advice.
One of the items that really interested me is the fact that she's an avid cyclist, riding almost everyday -- and, even more so, how her cycling benefited her career. This daily routine, she says, transfers directly to the success of her PR firm Arment Dietrich, as well as Spin Sucks.
Gini has said in past blog posts that her exercising is like breathing. It's just something she does as part of her day now, helping her create new ideas, solve issues, and just plain feel good. Find out how she makes it all work and her sage advice for others on how fitness can help you get a leg up in your career. Enjoy!
I call him San Diego's King of Networking. That would be Mr. David Oates, president and founder of the successful marketing firm Stalwart Communications. David is literally everywhere on the networking circuit in America's Finest City. There has to be three or four of him bouncing around the city at various events drumming up new business for Stalwart. I don't know how he does it, while maintaining his health.
We've all been to corporate networking events and conferences where the food and drink are rich and the hours are long. And it's not long before we find ourselves 20 or 30 pound overweight, dog tired, and making a trip to the doctor because our EKG looks more like the Richter Scale after a 9.0 earthquake. That's no bueno.
Naturally, I had to catch up with David at his local gym Fitwall (a client of his) to find out just how he maintains his health with such a hectic lifestyle. In this chat, he shares his take on how he gets it done and why.
Married to a beautiful and wonderful wife, raising 5 kiddos (including twins!), enjoy helping others tell their stories, and love surfing SoCal waves. Keep it simple.