January 12, 2016

4:00-5:00 PM

Reception Immediately Following

The Colloquium, 6th Floor, Ross Building, Stephen M. Ross School of Business

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Session Description: Do you want to know why most people don’t stay motivated to practice healthy behaviors (exercise, dietary change, etc.), even when they deeply want to? In this presentation, Michelle presents research explaining why the traditional approach to promoting healthy behaviors sets employees and patients up for short-term rather than sustainable behavior. Integrating behavioral science with positive organizational scholarship, she will explain how sustainable behavior change, personal well-being, and organizational thriving can result from reframing “healthy choices” and self-care with “The Right Whys” (e.g., vitality). Come to this session if you want to learn a new science- and practice-based approach for motivating and maintaining healthy behaviors among individuals that concurrently fosters outcomes that organizations desire.

Michelle Segar, PhD, MPH, author of “No Sweat! How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness” (AMACOM 2015), directs the University of Michigan’s Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center (SHARP) and is a Faculty Associate at the Michigan Ross Center for Positive Organizations.  She is widely quoted in the media and consulted as an expert by publications like The New York Times and government agencies. Her first book, No Sweat, was chosen as the #1 book in Diet/Exercise in 2015 by the USA Best Book Awards, and when released, it became the #1 Exercise & Fitness book on Amazon. Michelle advises global organizations on new methods that foster the consistent decision making that underlie a lifetime of meaning, well-being, and health, with a focus on creating patient-centered systems and employee health and well-being.  Her 360-degree perspective is informed by over twenty years of award-winning research, consulting, and individual health coaching, uniquely positioning her to help organizations understand and leverage the emotional drivers and internal rewards of peoples’ health decisions. To learn more visit MichelleSegar.com.

Free and open to the public.

The Center for Positive Organizations thanks Diane and Paul Jones (Ross School of Business MBA 1975), for their generous gift in support of the 2015-2016 Positive Links Speaker Series.

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