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Did you know that Forbes has named 2018 “The Year of Employee Experience”? WeSpire Founder & CEO Susan Hunt Stevens and Malia Atta, diversity business consultant for MGM Resorts, shared their expertise in a webinar about how to inspire employees to take positive action and how to prove it’s driving impact.

In the first part of the webinar, Stevens highlights two new modules that WeSpire launched in January. The first module is focused on holistic wellbeing with campaigns like mindfulness, meditation, stress reduction, and healthy eating. The second is focused on positive workplace culture, including diversity and inclusion, driving innovation, agile work and gratitude. She shares how using WeSpire’s analytics tools, companies are able to measure the impact that various programs are having on retention, performance and brand.

Our guest speaker Malia Atta from MGM International also shares their experience using the platform to tackle implicit bias and engage employees in diversity and inclusion initiatives at MGM. said Malia Atta, Sr. Business Consultant Diversity & Inclusion of MGM Resorts International.

In this webinar, you will also learn about:

  • How WeSpire’s new Wellbeing module helps employees be more active, healthy, mindful and less stressed and how the Positive Culture module drives agile, inclusive and resilient workplace cultures.
  • Our partnership with Urban Labs, an organization which works with businesses in integrating diversity and inclusion into leadership and corporate culture
  • Our new IdeaBoards feature, a crowdsourcing tool that allows employees to submit, vote, and comment on new ideas to collectively bring the best innovations forward

Hosts Include:

  • Susan Hunt Stevens- Founder and CEO, WeSpire
  • Malia Atta- Sr. Business Consultant, Diversity & Inclusion, MGM Resorts International

What are our turbulent weather events trying to tell us?

I’ve read many articles recently linking the multiple turbulent weather events to global warming. However, I believe there is a deeper meaning and connection, that few people are noticing and it’s called apocalypse.

The word does not mean the end of the world, but an uncovering or revelation. And what is that revelation? I believe the natural disasters we are experiencing should be viewed as a wake-up call that there needs to be a shift in mass consciousness.

What is mass consciousness? According to Gloria Excelsias, president of an educational platform with focus on psychological and spiritual development, it’s the consciousness of the masses. And unfortunately, it isn’t positive. It means being led by your subconscious mind, living on automatic pilot, not owning one’s power, not loving one’s self, and attacking others for lack of self-worth and personal power. How many people do you know who are actually in control of their minds, feelings, emotions and lower-self desires? The majority of people are not and because we are all connected, it’s having a negative impact on everyone.

How does this show up in the workplace? Lack of leadership, Corporate greed, decisions made based on ego and out of fear, clinging to the status quo and an unwillingness to change, people throwing one another under the bus instead of taking personal accountability, etc. And what is the byproduct of this? Dysfunctional cultures and disengaged workers.


If you’d like to begin the journey out of mass consciousness, Excelsias offers a few tips:

  1. Own your personal power and be assertive.
  2. Become completely whole within yourself so you don’t look externally to fill a perceived emptiness inside of you.
  3. Be vigilant for love and against fear.
  4. Understand that Earth is a school which you graduate from by learning to move out of mass consciousness.

Are the multiple turbulent weather events linked to global warming? Most likely. But I choose to believe that they seek to serve a greater purpose: the revelation that what we’re doing and how we’re being isn’t working. There’s a better way.

Jill Christensen is an employee engagement expert, best-selling author, and international keynote speaker. She was recently named a Top 100 Global Employee Engagement Influencer, authored the best-selling book,If Not You, Who? Cracking the Code of Employee Disengagement, and works with the best and brightest global leaders to improve productivity and retention, customer satisfaction, and revenue growth.

Jill can be reached at +1.303.999.9224 or

WeSpire’s founder was honored to be included with Jill on a list of 100 Most Influential People in Employee Engagement. This post was used with permission from her award-winning blog.