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Stephen Mitchley: Incentivize Employee Vitality and Health

Episode 45

About Stephen Mitchley: He is the Chief Strategy Officer who leads The Vitality Group’s digital and global partner disciplines. He brings more than 25 years of experience and expertise in overseeing operations and technology to The Vitality Group product team. Mr. Mitchley joined Vitality Group’s parent South Africa based Discovery Holdings Limited in 2000 and has had exposure across the group, leading large-scale process re-engineering activities and designing and building operations for new products and services. Before that, he helped found The Vitality Group as COO back in December of 2007. He headed up the business solutions division responsible for broad operating model design, quality management, resource planning, data integrity, business intelligence and systems support. He graduated from the University of Witwatersrand, school of Mechanical Engineering in 1992 and then completed a Master’s Degree with papers published internationally.


In this episode, Jordan and Stephen discuss:

  • Creating a bridge between your health plan and your employees to incentivize building health and wellness.

  • The impact of engagement on employee health and wellness.

  • Employee health and wellness is a key to both employee and client satisfaction.

  • A review of “The Goal” by Eliyahu M. Goldratt - developing the theory of constraints.

Key Takeaways

  • Enertia is the primary block for building a lifestyle that creates health and wellness.

  • People won’t engage if it takes too much effort to do something.

  • There’s no one-size-fits-all for your personal health.

  • The Vitality Group program can provide an Apple watch that can monitor and encourage activities tailored to employees’ lifestyle and health needs.

  • We’re often overly optimistic about our health - we tend to not think of our health when we’re not sick.

“Organizations that show the most resilience are those that can keep their employees engaged.” — Stephen Mitchley

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Jordan Goldrich

Your host, Jordan Goldrich, grew up in a loud New York family and once lost an executive position because of his style. He is co-author of the Amazon Best Seller, Workplace Warrior®: People Skills For The No-Bulls**t Executive, Chief Operations Officer, Master Corporate Executive Coach, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. His guests are part of his international network of Workplace Warrior® executives, master corporate executive coaches, and thought leaders. Each guest will engage you in conversation about their successes, mistakes, and solutions. You will get strategies for being completely authentic, while you fulfill your commitment to your organization, build positive relationships, and take performance to an even higher level.

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