Did you know wellbeing is about more than your blood pressure? It’s your overall physical, mental and emotional health as supported by both material and social environments. And though Western culture typically views these components as being distinct, new research shows they are actually happily married (who knew?), and have a powerful impact on productivity and mood.
This Small Talks will dive into the components of wellbeing and explore how to create an office culture and physical space that promote happy people. Walk away with next steps for an office that creates, collaborates...and smiles together.
Schedule of Events:
8:00-8:30 am - Check in and networking
8:30-9:30 am - Program
9:30-10:00 am - Yoga session presented by Yoga Means Business
Guests will be invited to participate in a one-of-a-kind yoga class hosted in the Steelcase showroom by Yoga Means Business. Their signature "YMB 30-Minute Method" was created for business people, by business people to fit seamlessly into the workday. No change of clothes and no yoga mats required! You'll be led through physical stretching, deep breathing, and guided meditation. Participants will leave reenergized, grounded and focused.
Lisa Elaine Held
Lisa Held is the senior editor at Well+Good, a leading source of intel known for its impeccable reporting and trend-spotting on the healthy living beat. She is an authority on the health and fitness scene in New York, and has interviewed everyone from fitness and yoga gurus to celebrity chefs and nutritionists to forward-thinking researchers. She has an MS in magazine journalism from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism (and a BA in Sociology), and has written for the New York Press, Bloom Magazine, and The Columbia Journalist. She previously worked in the nonprofit world.
Derek Flanzraich is an entrepreneur on a mission to change the way the world thinks about "healthy." He is the founder & ceo of Greatist, a health and wellness media startup working to make healthy living cool and build the first truly trusted consumer-facing healthy living brand for this generation. Greatist is currently the fastest-growing site in the space, with over 4 million unique visitors per month.
Jillian Quint is the managing editor of PureWow, a women's lifestyle website and email publication. Jillian was employee #2 at PureWow and was responsible for forming and growing the editorial voice from day one. In addition to managing overall editorial strategy, she writes the National, Books and Money editions. Prior to PureWow, Jillian was an editor at Random House where she edited countless books, including "Rejected: Tales of the Failed, Dumped, and Cancelled" (2009) and "Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers" (2006). Jillian graduated from Vassar College with a bachelor's degree in English and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and goldendoodle. She loves redecorating her house and eating pineapples (nature's candy).
Marisa Claire Smith is the founder and CEO of Sweet Roots NYC, a healthy meal delivery service that empowers people to eat according to their values by pairing customized recipes with organic, ready-to-cook ingredients. Marisa is a graduate of NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She is an advocate of home cooking as a tool for physical, environmental and communal well-being.
Liz Wilkes is the founder and CEO of Exubrancy, a startup that brings wellness and community programming to the office through meditation workshops, fitness classes, massages, and more. Launched in 2013, Exubrancy is already helping thousands of New Yorkers thrive. Liz holds a bachelors degree from Amherst College and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
A special thanks goes out to our partners in helping to make this program possibe!
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Yoga Means Business
No space for yoga mats in your office? No problem. Never tried yoga before? That's cool. The Yoga Means Business method of yoga was created to fit into any office, big or small. 30-minutes, chairs and wall space are all you need. Let the YMB team lead you through powerful stretches, breathing techniques and meditation. Then go back to your desk, fully charged, reset and ready to take on the day.
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Turnstone believes that our world needs innovative entrepreneurs and successful small businesses. We champion the idea that intentionally designed spaces and a vibrant office culture play a big role in this success. That’s why we’re committed to making it easier for leaders to leverage space and culture to help their companies thrive.
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