Posts Tagged ‘Jane Riddell

GoodLife COO named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women

- December 9th, 2013

Jane Riddell

Congratulations to Jane Riddell. The COO of GoodLife Fitness has been named as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN).

Calgary hosting workplace wellness conference

- May 7th, 2013

Summit

Looks like there’s an impressive lineup of speakers slated for the GoodLife Fitness Health and Wellness Leadership Summit on May 15 in Calgary.

Speakers

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Plus, I’m told, two Calgary-based organizations will be receiving workplace wellness awards at the Summit.

Read on for more details …

GoodLife Fitness Health and Wellness Leadership Summit — May 15

Enhance workplace performance, reduce health-related costs and build a winning culture

Canadians spend most of their waking hours at their jobs, and many are spending it sitting at their desks, sedentary for up to eight or nine hours a day.

This leaves little time for healthy habits, and it’s affecting the bottom line at many Canadian organizations — on average, employers pay an extra $488 per year for every sedentary employee(from “Creating Healthy Workplaces,” Industrial Accident Prevention Association of Canada, 2006)

Employers can’t afford to ignore workplace wellness any longer. Investing in the health of employees translates into profit. Organizations with workplace wellness programs see fewer sick days, greater productivity and a healthier workplace culture.

The GoodLife Fitness Health and Wellness Leadership Summit in Calgary will outline the best approach to introduce workplace wellness programs within organizations. Participants will learn how to assess their workplace wellness requirements, customize a program, and engage employees in the process.

GoodLife Fitness Health & Wellness Awards – 3 winners

Presented during the Summit, these awards will recognize three organizations – including two from Calgary – that have demonstrated continuous improvement in fitness, activity, nutrition, education and employee behavioural changes.

To register for the summit and find out more, please visit www.glfwellness.com

Summit details

When:    Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 9:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Where:    Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, North Building, Exhibition Hall E

Summit speakers

John Herdman, Head Coach, Canadian Senior Women’s National Soccer Team

Theme: Developing High Performing Teams

Topic: The power of leadership & teamwork to inspire trust, confidence and success

Kelly McDonald, Manager, Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Theme: The convergence of preventative health care and technology

Topic: How advances in mobile health tracking devices will improve accessibility & promote a culture of well-being

Lindsay Sandomirsky, Director – Sales & Marketing, The Westin Calgary

Theme: Investing in a healthy workforce pays dividends & reduces costs

Topic:  Making wellness work for the “busy” professional – improve personal vitality & quality of service 

Jane Riddell, Chief Operating Officer, GoodLife Fitness

ThemeUndercover Boss Canada – My experience going undercover

Topic: Keys to attracting & retaining good people; lessons learned from being in the field

Frank Napolitano, Chairman and CEO HealthFit, Inc.

Theme: Establish wellness programs for optimal return on investment

Topic:   Five critical questions to ask; encouraging “positive” & sustainable behavioral changes

Yvonne Camus, Competitor on Discovery Channel’s – The Eco Challenge

Theme: Learning through adversity: the “building blocks” for inspired performance

Topic:  How to excel in life & work by discovering your inner power

Gym boss goes Undercover

- May 16th, 2012
UndercoverBoss

COO Jane Riddell slips anonymously onto the front lines of GoodLife Fitness to see just how fit the Ontario-based firm is.

Check your local listings for reruns of Undercover Boss Canada featuring GoodLife COO Jane Riddell.

And if you haven’t already, read my Keeping Fit column on Riddell by clicking HERE.

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