what Clients are Saying
Nancy offers an appropriate blend of encouragement, support, and challenge. This creates the kind of healthy discomfort necessary to achieving meaningful personal and professional growth.
- Halbert Dunn first introduced the concept of wellness in the late 1950s culminating in his book, “High Level Wellness” which was published in 1961. Dunn was the Chief of the National Office of Vital Statistics for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare from 1935 – 1960. The book is a collection of short talks where he introduced the concept of wellness as being more than just physical health. The key components of his definition of wellness include a multidimensional approach as well as a process, not an end goal. A must read for those who seek a deeper understanding of wellness.
- John Travis, MD, MPH took the concepts from Halbert Dunn and opened the first wellness center in Mill Valley, California in 1975. He developed the “Illness-Wellness Continuum” to illustrate his definition of wellness. As demonstrated, the medical model typically has the goal of a neutral point where no illness or signs of disease are present. The wellness continuum demonstrates various degrees of wellness. Growth is the desired state, ultimately striving for high-level wellness.
- Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey are Harvard graduate school professors who have spent years researching the mindsets of adults. While it has been proven that adults have the capability of continued growth, often people get stuck. In this book, Kegan and Lahey uncover the reasons why people and organizations are often dealing with the same issues year after year. They take you through the steps of uncovering your “big assumption” in order to overcome resistance to change and enable you and your organization to reach their full potential.
- The Gallup organization has done some amazing research related to the American workplace. In this report, the effects of employee engagement and how it relates to the performance of an organization is outlined. Read this to gain an understanding of what this means to you as a leader and how to improve your team’s outcomes. http://www.gallup.com/strategicconsulting/163007/state-american-workplace.aspx