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"How to Create a Culture of Well-Being," with Jill Veglahn


This week's session, "How to Create a Culture of Well-Being," is with Jill Veglahn, Head of People at BAM.

In this episode, Jill shares actionable tips for creating a coaching culture in the workplace.

In This Episode:

  • Implementing Caregiving time off

  • History of work in the US

  • Starting by slowing down

  • Something workplaces really need to hear

  • The impact of DEI on workplaces

  • Creating a culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Psychological safety

  • Fuck Ups and Failures

  • How to make it acceptable to talk about mental health at work

  • What happens when you don’t talk about things

  • Introducing Red, Yellow, Green

  • Helping people find purpose at work

  • Taking meaningful action

Quotations to Share:

“Yes. We go to work, and we have a job, but we're so much more outside of our workplace.” ~Jill Veglahn

“If our people aren't okay and they're not supportive, and their wellbeing isn't being taken care of, we're not going to have clients. So it doesn't matter.” ~Jill Veglahn

“The first step is to really make sure that you're creating a culture of diversity and equity inclusion rather than a checked box.” ~Jill Veglahn

“People have a choice right now.” ~Jill Veglahn

“There’s so much purpose in the relationships we have at work.” ~Jill Veglahn

“People stay at an organization for the people, and they'll leave because of the people.” ~Jill Veglahn

“If you can find connection and meaning in your relationships, that's really powerful.” ~Jill Veglahn

​​"Listen to your people and ask them, ‘What would make you feel valued?” ~Jill Veglahn

“Listen and take meaningful action, and that will shift your culture.” ~Jill Veglahn

“Your flaws are welcome here.” ~Jill Veglahn

“It's up to all of us to make these shifts. We're building a new way, not just of working, but a new way of being.” ~Christie Mann


Jill is the head of people for a PR agency. She oversees all things HR, benefits, and culture and seeks to continually improve employee engagement and employee satisfaction by seeking to put BAM’s people first. In 2017, when she joined BAM, she leveraged her previous operations experience and human-centered philosophies to contribute to BAM’s rapid growth and to further build upon BAM’s culture. Having worked for years as a mentor and soccer coach and running her own fitness-based program with incarcerated youth, she takes pride in having a multi-disciplinary and humanistic approach to individuals and teams rooted in psychology, personal experience, coaching, and leadership studies.

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About UpLevel Productions: Founded by Christie Mann, MA, CPCC, PCC, and Rachel Baldi, CPCC, PCC, UpLevel creates, produces, and delivers Transformative Experiences, Workshops, Training, Events + Media that develop leaders who make our world a healthier, more alive, and connected place to be. As Associate CTI Faculty Partners, UpLevel is licensed to sell, produce and deliver Co-Active coach training and leadership development programs around the world to support the transformational growth of individuals and culture inside the workplace and organization. Instagram @uplevelproductions Facebook & LinkedIn @uplevelproductionscompany


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