Better Managers, Better Well-Being

Management Strategies

Judd Allen presents Better Managers, Better Well-Being

Judd Allen, PhD

President, Human Resources Institute, LLC

Tad Mitchell

President & CEO, WellRight LLC


Positive and constructive relationships between managers and their employees are major factors in wellbeing at work. Managers are often elevated to leadership positions as a result of their capacity to competently perform work tasks. It is somehow assumed that this capacity will also make them good managers. Unfortunately, many managers lack basic skills for creating a supportive social climate including how to foster a sense of community, a shared vision, and a positive outlook. Health promotion professionals could make a substantial contribution to employee wellbeing by improving the team building skills and leadership habits of managers. This session explores how a wellness program can be expanded to build healthy management habits too, resulting in a healthier work environment and a higher levels of well-being.


Presenter Bio(s):

Judd Allen, PhD
Dr. Allen is President of the Human Resources Institute, LLC, a research, publishing and consulting firm that focuses on the creation of supportive cultural environments. He earned his Ph.D. in Community Psychology from New York University and serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Health Promotion. Dr. Allen supports over 200 health and wellness professionals in their Wellness Culture Coaching work. He also directs the Healthy Culture Research and Education Foundation.

Dr. Allen has assisted several hundred government, business and community settings to bring about lasting and positive culture change. Dr. Allen has served as on the Board of Directors of the National Wellness Institute, as a Senior Research Analyst at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and on the Vermont Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sports. Dr. Allen has authored more than 50 books, journal articles, training manuals and software titles. His most recent books are 103 Challenges for Manager-Led Wellness, Leading for Purpose, Culture Change Planner, The Social Climate Toolkit, The Cultural Analysis Toolkit, A Family Guide to Wellness, Kitchen Table Talks for Wellness, Bringing Wellness Home, Wellness Leadership and Healthy Habits, Helpful Friends. Further information about Judd’s work is available at www.healthyculture.com.

Judd has completed more than 30 New York City Marathons, multiple Ironman distance triathlons and long distance cross-country ski races. He lives in Burlington, Vermont.


Tad Mitchell
Tad Mitchell is a thought leader in habit-based, holistic wellness. He is currently the President and CEO of WellRight, a leading provider of employee wellness solutions. Mr. Mitchell is the author of 21 Habits, 101 Challenges, 102 Challenges, and 103 Challenges. Prior to joining WellRight, Mr. Mitchell was the President and CEO of Compliance11, a software company that was sold to Charles Schwab in 2011. Mr. Mitchell also authored the children’s book “Where Is the Sears Tower?” Mr. Mitchell completed his BS in Computer Science and MBA at Brigham Young University.