Laura Putnam is founder and CEO of Motion Infusion, a well-being consulting firm that provides creative solutions in the areas of engagement, behavior change, and human performance improvement.
Laura Putnam is turning the wellness world upside down. From a book that pioneers a whole new system for workplace wellness to keynote speeches that are jam-packed with vitality, insight and humor – Laura is ready to revolutionize any organization.
She is a speaker, author, trainer and consultant, and has keynoted at conferences, corporations and associations around the world for audiences as large as 3,000 people and has shared the stage with such notables as Dr. Oz, TV Personality and Dan Buettner, author of “Blue Zones.”
As CEO of Motion Infusion, a wellness and human performance improvement provider, Laura is helping organizations to “get in motion.” By merging evidence-based methodologies from the field of wellness with best practices from the field of learning and development, Motion Infusion is introducing creative solutions to address engagement, behavior change, human performance, and building healthier, happier, more innovative organizations.
Laura’s media appearances include MSNBC, US News & World Report, Business Insider and NPR. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Entrepreneur and The American Journal of Health Promotion. She recently was welcomed as part of the Vitality Lab which is a collaborative community hosted by Google to help navigate the big challenges in health and well-being, aspiring to help organizations, their people, families, and communities live purposeful and healthy lives.
Laura has taught at Stanford University and is the recipient of the American Heart Association’s “2020 Impact” award and the National Wellness Institutes “Circle of Leadership” award. A graduate of Stanford University and Brown University, Laura lives in San Francisco with her fiancé.
We know a healthier, happier workforce is good for people, good for the bottom line and essential for building a winning team. But, are workplace wellness programs actually working? Evidence suggests most don’t. This session outlines the 10 steps you can take to ensure that your workplace wellness efforts actually work.
Over two years have passed since the onset of COVID, and governments, private businesses and civil society have made tremendous strides to protect our physical health. But, the pandemic’s second act is here: a raging mental health crisis. This may be a battle we’ll be waging for years to come. The good news is the topic of mental health is starting to normalize. However, leaders are falling back to old ways by targeting the individual when the problem lies more in the workplace itself. What can organizations and their leaders do differently? This session unpacks what and how.
While wellness may not be part of the job description, every manager is uniquely positioned to make or break their team members’ well-being. This session demonstrates the critical role that managers play in embedding wellness into the fabric of business as usual, the specific steps that each can take to become a Multiplier of Well-Being and how each can create an oasis of well-being for their team.
While the dime-a-dozen self-help book would have you believe that healthier habits are well within reach for anyone, the truth is that some of us are imbued with Wellness Privilege – and others are not. Privilege plays a role not only in access to the American Dream, but also in achieving optimal health and well-being. This session awakens attendees to the link between workplace well-being and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). We’ll unpack Wellness Privilege, how it manifests, how to bridge the gap, and what every organization, team and individual can do to make a difference.
From classrooms where kids sit for hours at a time to workplaces that keep people in front of computers to groceries that are delivered to our homes, our society is built around us sitting – a lot. And, while catchy slogans like “sitting is the new smoking” are commonplace and yoga pants are everywhere, the average American sits 10 hours a day. And, most of us are struggling to find work-life balance. Meanwhile, we’re told to “Move more, sit less!” – but most of us don’t. This session unpacks the “biological-cultural” conundrum we’re up against – and provides a path forward.
With a $94B fitness industry, why are we not getting any healthier? Hint: we do not need another self-help book or habit formation app. We need collective action. This talk unveils the cultural complexities that get in the way of us becoming our best selves, revealing the cultural barriers and systemic inequities that must be addressed. Get inspired to take a team-based approach to well-being and gain a blueprint to make a difference in your community, your workplace, your team, and for yourself.
What are the keys to not just surviving – but fully thriving? How can you become your version of “Me At My Best” – even as we navigate challenging times? Through a combination of stories and science, learn about the secrets to overcome stress and burnout. Glean insights on the well-being dimensions needed to be your best self: physical, emotional, social, financial, career and community. Come away refreshed, restored and armed with specific takeaways to catapult yourself into a revitalized way of living.
“Laura’s energy and knowledge is something we always look forward to when we know she is presenting. She is professional, authentic and a true wellness expert. I am inspired after each time I hear her speak!”
“So grateful to Laura Putnam for being our incredibly interactive, energetic and brilliant keynote speaker at the American Heart Association’s 2020 Workplace Health Symposium. She spoke the truth about what we need to do to Rewrite the Script about wellbeing in our workplaces and our communities to improve health across the board.”
“Laura is an empathic storyteller, which allowed her to really connect with people at our annual Accountable Blue Health and Wellness employer event. Her energy and insights that day created space for people to shift their thinking, remove barriers, and actually envision a Vermont where we could be the healthiest state in the nation.”
“I attended Laura Putnam’s ‘Activating Managers Bootcamp.’ It was by far the best training I have ever attended!”
“Laura was an amazing speaker and her book is one of the best I’ve read on worksite wellness!”