Laura has keynoted at conferences, companies, and associations around the world for audiences as large as 3,000 people and has shared the stage with such notables as Dr. Oz, TV Personality and Dan Buettner, author of “Blue Zones.” Her unique style of speaking combines relevant science with meaningful stories and a good dose of humor. With a mission to get people “in motion,” she guides team members, managers, and leaders in discovering how to get big results with simple steps. As CEO of Motion Infusion, a well-being training and consulting firm, Laura works with a range of organizations from Fortune 500s to nonprofits to academic institutions, helping each to build a culture of well-being.
- Love (& Life) In The Time OF COVID-19 – Inspired by Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ Love in the Time of Cholera, this session offers information, tips, and hope during these uncertain times, addressing the following questions: What do we need to know?, What should we be doing?, And how do we cope? We’ll pull from a variety of disciplines including science, psychology, philosophy, and literature to provide answers as well as practical strategies to help you sustain well-being, purpose and a sense of meaning.
- The (Virtual) Multiplier of Well-Being – A healthier, happier Me At My Best workforce is good for people and good for organizations. The research repeatedly suggests that the extent to which employees are well largely comes down to leadership commitment – especially from managers. If there’s ever a time that employees are counting on their team leaders, it’s now. This talk outlines the critical role that each manager plays in enabling their team members to be well, and the specific steps that each can take to become a Multiplier of Well-Being.
- How COVID-19 Should Shift Your Wellness Strategy – What steps should you take with your wellness strategy during this time of COVID-19 and its aftermath? This is a session that is specifically designed for those who are in the business of helping others to be well. Learn about how you can redirect your wellness offerings to meet your people where they’re at and at the same time, meet bottom-line objectives. Perhaps the biggest lesson learned – and one that you can apply toward your wellness strategy – is that “there is no me without you.” That is, the only way forward is together.
Me At My Best
How to drive personal performance through well-being
What are the keys to not just surviving — but fully thriving? How can you become “Me At My Best” when you are a busy, hard-driving, ambitious professional? Through a combination of stories and science, learn about the secrets needed to thrive and achieve personal excellence, even when time is short. We’ll uncover the multiple facets to being well, including physical, emotional, social, financial, career and community. You’ll come away refreshed and armed with specific takeaways to catapult yourself into a revitalized way of living.
- Me At My Best – that’s what it’s all about
- Do you have the energy that you need to be that?
- Keys to thriving and tips for each
Stand Up For More Movement
How to future-proof our world by getting in motion
As human beings, we are designed to move. The problem is, we live in a society that literally mandates us to sit. Learn about what’s happening to us as a result of our pervasive sedentary lifestyles, why getting active is more than just getting a workout and how you can infuse movement into your daily work routine, even when there’s “no time.”
In a provocative and delightful talk, Laura Putnam, author of “Workplace Wellness That Works” and CEO of Motion Infusion, unpacks the “biological-cultural mismatch” we all face when it comes to more movement, and the specific steps we can each take to get a little more “motion infusion.” After hearing this inspiring talk, you’ll rethink the next time you ask someone to “Have a seat!”
- When we move, we get healthier, happier, smarter
- Born to move, culturally mandated to sit
- The difference we can each make – starting with ourselves
Workplace Wellness that Works
How to build a winning culture
The evidence is unequivocal: a healthier, happier workforce is good for people, good for the bottom line and essential for building a winning team. Employee well-being in all dimensions, including physical, emotional, social and financial, are critical for an organization’s success.
The good news is that nearly all employees have access to some type of wellness program today. But, do these programs actually work? Evidence suggests that most do not. Over 80% of eligible employees are opting out and rates of stress and poor health continue to soar. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Learn about why every organization cannot afford to overlook employee well-being, and the steps each can take to truly make a difference. You will walk out inspired to start a movement of well-being in your organization.
- Instead of a program, start a movement
- How to cultivate an environment and culture that supports well-being
- Help people to imagine what’s possible
The Multiplier Effect
What the best team leaders do differently
A healthier, happier “Me At My Best” workforce is good for people and good for organizations. Meanwhile, most leaders continue to view wellness as being outside of their scope, disconnected from the bottom line, and something to be addressed by HR. But, the research repeatedly suggests that the extent to which employees are well when they are at work and even when they are away from work, largely comes down to leadership commitment – especially from managers. This talk outlines the critical role that every team leader plays in embedding wellness into the fabric of business as usual, enabling their team members to be well, and the specific steps that each can take to become a Multiplier of Well-Being.
- Why well-being
- Why you – the ripple effect
- Do, Speak, Create
- Oasis of well-being
“So grateful to Laura Putnam for being our incredibly interactive, energetic and brilliant keynote speaker at the American Heart Association’s 2020 Workplace Health Symposium. She spoke the truth about what we need to do to Rewrite the Script about well-being in our workplaces and our communities to improve health across the board.”
“Laura is an empathic storyteller, which allowed her to really connect with people at our annual Accountable Blue Health and Wellness employer event. Her energy and insights that day created space for people to shift their thinking, remove barriers, and actually envision a Vermont where we could be the healthiest state in the nation.”
“I attended Laura Putnam’s “Activating Managers Bootcamp.” It was by far the best training I have ever attended!”
“Laura gave a superb opening address at Workforce Strategy 2017. A dynamic and professional on-stage presence, Laura communicates by showing more than telling; her use of images, powerful data points, examples and stories enhances impact, as evidenced by numerous references to her content throughout the rest of the conference.”
“Laura’s keynote at this year’s Health & Benefits Leadership Conference was truly a hit!”
“I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your speech at the NBGH conference last week. Your message was well received and just the inspiration I needed as we navigate into the open enrollment season. Thank you for sharing your insights!”
“Laura Putnam is one of the new visionary leaders that has emerged to ensure workplace wellness continues to move forward.”