Laura Putnam

Motion Infusion, CEO & Founder,
Author of
Workplace Wellness that Works

 

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LAURA'S BIOS

Bio

Laura Putnam, MA, author of the award-winning Workplace Wellness that Works, is CEO and Founder of Motion Infusion, a leading well-being provider.

She is a former urban public high school teacher, international community organizer, dancer, gymnast and now a movement-builder in the world of health and well-being. With a mission to get people and organizations “in motion,” Laura is a frequent keynote speaker and has worked with a range of organizations from Fortune 500s to government agencies to academic institutes and nonprofits. She is a member of the Google Vitality Lab, serves on the Everside Strategic Advisory Committee and is a contributor to The Journal of Compensation and Benefits. In addition, she teaches at Stanford University, is the recipient of the American Heart Association’s “2020 Impact” award as well as the National Wellness Institute’s “Circle of Leadership” award. A graduate of Brown University and Stanford University, Laura lives in San Francisco with her fiancé.

Byline

Laura Putnam is a leading voice for well-being at work, an international public speaker and author of Workplace Wellness That Works. As CEO of Motion Infusion and creator of the leadership training program Managers on the Move, she infuses well-being and vitality into the workplace to help employees, teams and organizations thrive. To read Laura’s latest work and to receive her monthly newsletter, click here.

LAURA'S TALKING POINTS

 

“Wellness is much more than just those physical risk factors, it’s really about helping people to become their best selves, and even helping the world to become a better place.”

LAURA PUTNAM

 

Workplace Wellness that Works

Workplace Wellness that Works
Infusing well-being and vitality into any organization.

We know a healthier, happier workforce is good for people, good for the bottom line and essential for building a winning team. But, are workplace wellness programs actually working? Evidence suggests most don’t. This session outlines the 10 steps you can take to ensure that your workplace wellness efforts actually work. 

Key Points:

  • How to excite leaders and employees to imagine what’s possible and start with what’s right.
  • How to build a wellness initiative that moves across the organization, teams and locations.
  • How to make workplace wellness sustainable, easy and a normal part of the day-to-day culture.

Target Audience: General

Wellness Privilege

Wellness Privilege
What is it and what can we do about it?


As our society awakens to social inequities, the link between well-being and privilege has become clear. This session unpacks wellness privilege, revealing what we can each do to ensure well-being for all. The truth is some of us are imbued with Wellness Privilege – and others are not. This session enlightens attendees on the link between workplace well-being and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

Key Points:

  • Unpack Wellness Privilege and how it manifests.
  • Explore why the personal responsibility narrative is both insufficient and even harmful.
  • Identify specific ways that we can take action on an organizational level, team level and individual level.

Target Audience: General

The Multiplier Effect of Well-Being

The Multiplier Effect of Well-Being
What the best team leaders do differently.

While wellness may not be part of the job description, every manager is uniquely positioned to make or break their team members’ well-being. This session demonstrates the critical role that managers play in embedding wellness into the fabric of business as usual, the specific steps that each can take to become a Multiplier of Well-Being and how each can create an oasis of well-being for their team.

Key Points:

  • How to lead by example and (figuratively speaking) put on the spandex!
  • How to change the conversation and authentically communicate well-being.
  • How to create an infrastructure where well-being becomes normal for your team.

Target Audience: Senior leaders, managers, HR/wellness/benefits

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Oasis of Well-Being
Tackling the taboo topic of mental health.

Mental health has taken center stage. How can organizations move from applying superficial fixes to tackling root causes? The solution lies in creating oases of well-being—across every organization and within every team. People are craving more meaning, more flexibility, and more attention to their physical and emotional wellness. Give me any metric that matters, and I’ll show you how it ties to well-being. Well-being is good for people, good for the bottom line and essential for building a winning team.

Key Points:

  • Brace for the pandemic’s second act: The toll on our mental health. 
  • Understand how organizations and leaders can — and should — do more to support employees.
  • Say goodbye to work/life balance; say hello to work/life integration. 

Target Audience: General

Born to Move, Told to Sit

Born to Move, Told to Sit
Our well-being is in the balance.

From classrooms where kids sit for hours at a time to workplaces that keep people in front of computers to groceries that are delivered to our homes, our society is built around us sitting – a lot. And, while catchy slogans like “sitting is the new smoking” are commonplace and yoga pants are everywhere, the average American sits 10 hours a day. Yet, most of us are struggling to find work-life balance. Meanwhile, we’re told to “Move more, sit less!” – but most of us don’t. This session unpacks the “biological-cultural” conundrum we’re up against – and provides a path forward. 

Key Points:

  • How we are “born to move” and the unexpected benefits of movement to becoming our best selves. 
  • The ways that our culture and environment “conspires” against us getting in motion.
  • The steps we can take to naturally infuse motion throughout our day and get out of our seat!

Target Audience: General

Me At My Best®

Me At My Best®
How to thrive in good times and bad.

What are the keys to not just surviving – but fully thriving? How can you become your version of “Me At My Best” – even as we navigate challenging times? Through a combination of stories and science, learn about the secrets to overcome stress and burnout. Glean insights on the well-being dimensions needed to be your best self: physical, emotional, social, financial, career and community. Come away refreshed, restored and armed with specific takeaways to catapult yourself into a revitalized way of living. ​

Key Points:

  • Know what it takes to thrive and clarify what Me at My Best® looks like for you.
  • Close the “knowing and doing” gap to take action. 
  • Navigate the currents to overcome adversity and achieve optimal well-being.

Target Audience: General

Laura Putnam

CEO & FOUNDER OF MOTION INFUSION, AUTHOR OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS THAT WORKS

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LAURA'S SPEAKING DEMO'S

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