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Seeking insights on how to infuse your employee experience with purpose? We have you covered. Explore WeSpire’s blog and resources on developing impactful wellbeing, sustainability, social impact, and inclusive culture initiatives.

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The Future is Electric

The future of the car industry is electric. Over the next ten years, you are likely to go electric too, if you haven’t already.

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The ABCs of ESG

Not long ago, I was talking to an attorney friend who works closely with a lot of startups. We were catching up on business when

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Facing Grief at Work

The workplace needs to be a supportive community for our collective COVID grieving that helps all of us who have lost loved ones.

Two Male Coworkers Meeting at Restaurant for Work After Being Reunited.
Reunited and It Feels So …

Coming back together after a year apart is so great in many ways, and can also be a little awkward at times. Here are 7 ways to deal with it at work.

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Why We Need a Marshall Plan for Moms

This Mother’s Day, consider all the moms in your life & what they’ve been through this past year. It’s time to support them how they need it and consider the Marshall Plan for Moms.

Man Walking in Sedona Forest Showing Courage and Adaptability.
Easter Dinner on Tuesday: the Adaptability Imperative

If this year has demanded one skill in particular, it’s adaptability. It’s time to keep focused on the big picture, but be flexible and creative as we re-evaluate the path forward. It is filled with opportunities to try new things and find better solutions to the ways we’ve always done things, even Easter Dinner.

Macbook Laptop at Home Office with Wellness Site on Screen.
The Physical Toll of Working from Home

Most leaders are aware of the mental health impact of the past 10 months. Yet, the enormity of the physical toll of suboptimal work from home conditions is only beginning to be understood.

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You Get What You Organize For

Georgia is an great example of the phrase “you get what you organize for.” It is also a reminder of how long it can take for organizing efforts to pay off.

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Happy Work, Happy Life

How can business leaders leverage the idea of purpose to boost the happiness and engagement of their people at work?

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Standing at the Gates of Hope

We all need a hope intervention, but how do we do it? There are a number of exercises, but one of the simplest is to answer three questions.

Rower in the River.
Failure Can Save Your Life

In early September, I got back into a rowing shell for the first time in seventeen years. Only this time, instead of 7 other women

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Giving with WeSpire

WeSpire delivers custom corporate philanthropy and giving capabilities designed to encourage employees to make donations and request matches.

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How Far Should CEOs Go

I have chosen as a CEO to make my opinions clear to my employees and to many others as well. But I have drawn a line at sharing my opinions with our users.

WeSpire’s Behavioral Project Library

The Behavioral Project Library is the first solution of its kind, offering 350+ prebuilt employee engagement programs in areas that align with corporate initiatives.

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Dream Big and Start Small

In behavior change, one of the most important lessons is to set “right-sized” goals. One recipe for success? Dream big and start small.

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The Challenges of Being First

The “firsts” in our lives matter. They have an outsized impact on progress. Who in your life is trying to be the first at something?

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Commit to a Time to Vote

The ability to vote in the U.S. has been a hard fought battle for many and barriers continue to emerge. This year give employees time to vote.

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Permission to Pause

A purposeful pause is a known practice for restoring balance. As we wind down summer and gear up for the rest of 2020, you have permission to pause.

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The Criticality of Consistency

No one says that achieving consistency is easy. When an inconsistency emerges, leaders simply need to work to fix it and underscore their support.

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Just Go

Ask yourself: “If I died today, what would I regret?” Write down what comes to mind, if anything. Then, just go.

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The Power of a Porch

This pandemic has illustrated quite dramatically for me the power of a porch. Most importantly, they enable what matters to us when much else is stripped from our lives: connection and community.

Black Lives Matter Sign, held by an Activist Taking Action, Illustrating The Battle for an Inclusive Culture.
Action is the Only Option

Yes, words help to inspire action, but ultimately what matters is what you do. And when you do something and share it, your actions inspire others.

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Go Ahead, Launch!

Harboring an idea for a new business? Just handed the circumstances to take the leap? Right now, the world needs brave people like you. Go ahead and launch.

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Slaying the Naysayers

Whenever anyone does something innovative, new, or different, the naysayers are everywhere. Thankfully, they have little power over us.

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Making the Case for Optimism

As hard as it is right now, don’t be afraid to channel your optimism and do what you can do to prepare for or lean into that scenario now.

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Just Win the Day

It’s good to have a plan, but it’s also good to avoid getting fixated on one version of success. Plan everyday to reinforce who you are.

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How to Help During COVID-19

Communities are setting up funds to help those out of work, who are food insecure, who lack child care. Now is the time to dig deep and help.

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5 Ways to Manage Viral Anxiety

We are being challenged to manage anxiety as effectively as possible. Here are five tips that so far are helping me maintain perspective.