Kerry Alison Wekelo

Living a Daring Adventure with Kerry Wekelo author of Culture Infusion @KerryWekelo

Posted on February 23rd, 2018 by & filed under BubblrMedia, Connecting People, Everything Miz Meliz, Inspiring Adventures, Interview, Last Night's Show

Have you ever thought, I wish I could make my work life more like my home life? Meaning, you love your corporate job and what you do, but wouldn’t it be great if it could be a little more relaxing and fun? Could I ever get my work vibe to feel like it does on a Sunday morning after yoga class and brunch? #sponsored This post is sponsored by Kerry Alison Wekelo of Zendoway. See my disclosure for details on why I write articles like this on my blog.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Kerry and recently hosted her guest post: 5 Ways Leaders Can Achieve Personal Wellness and Inspire it in Others which highlighted principles from her new book, Culture Infusion.

Kerry Alison Wekelo

Kerry Wekelo received her B.S. in Finance and Marketing with Minor in Psychology from Virginia Tech and earned her MBA in Information Systems from the University of Phoenix.

As Managing Director of Human Resources and Operations for Actualize Consulting since 2005, author Kerry Alison Wekelo brings us a front-row seat perspective on her experiences, blending her corporate knowledge with her mindful wisdom in her latest book Culture Infusion. She is also a yoga teacher, life coach, award-winning author of children’s books, and the founder and visionary of Zendoway, a company that encourages holistic wellness.

 

Check out the interview here on Inspiring Adventures:

Kerry is changing the corporate environment by infusing wellness into all aspects of her organization. Her background of finance, human resources, marketing, psychology, and yoga give her the unique ability to blend corporate knowledge with mindful wisdom. Her successful wellness program is based on her 9 principles to creating a thriving sought-after workplace.

Culture Infusion is the quintessential guide to improve corporate culture and motivate your employees to perform at their highest capacity. It is on point and gives a hands-on approach that propels your company into the most current work trends. Culture Infusion is for leaders and aspiring leaders who want to build a legacy, shift perspectives, and lead by example so others are inspired and driven to be their best selves.

Kerry Wekelo, Culture Infusion

“Leaders must commit to supporting the growth of people, not just systems, products, or processes.” ~ Kerry Wekelo

As Helen Keller said, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” We spend at least eight hours a day with our company, so why not make it a daring adventure? The company that plays together stays together.

Whether you are a top-level executive or lead a team, you will find valuable insights in her book on how to create and maintain a sought-after workplace. You’ll learn how to infuse culture in all aspects of your organization, from your people to your programs, and how to thrive personally while leading others.

While it might not be exactly like taking a yoga class and going out for brunch on a Sunday morning when you show up for work, thriving in an environment that gives you a sense of self worth within a company might just be the difference that makes it feel that way. That is what I see as a “culture infusion.” And thanks to Kerry Wekelo finding her passion and living her purpose, thousands of people in companies everywhere will discover this as well.

It was a pleasure getting to know Kerry on Inspiring Adventures and I hope to introduce her to you in an upcoming episode of Last Night’s Show with Miz Meliz LIVE, sometime soon. Kerry puts her family first and honors her core values, which is a beautiful thing. I am so pleased to see this in action, as I learned that saying no and knowing when you just can’t do everything is okay. Action is often something you don’t do. It’s knowing how and when to make a move in the direction that is right for you. Kerry is a wonderful example of this. She is a gentle soul who cares so much about other people. She is truly committed to making the world a better place!

Connect with Kerry Wekelo

Website: http://www.actualizeconsulting.com/cultureinfusion.html

Twitter: @kerrywekelo

Instagram: @kerrywekelo

5 Ways Leaders Can Achieve Personal  Wellness – And Inspire It In Others @kerrywekelo

Posted on January 16th, 2018 by & filed under Be Inspired, Everything Miz Meliz, Guest Post

5 Ways Leaders Can Achieve Personal 
Wellness – And Inspire It In Others

Leaders in companies and organizations often face enormous demands on their time, but the best leaders realize they can’t let those demands become so overwhelming that their health suffers as a result.

“Successful leaders prioritize personal wellness, both at home and at work,” says Kerry Alison Wekelo, author of Culture Infusion: 9 Principles to Create and Maintain a Thriving Organizational Culture (www.kerryalison.com).

And those who don’t prioritize personal wellness should realize it’s not too late to make it a New Year’s resolution for 2018, she says. Plus, taking care of themselves is also a great way for leaders to inspire others throughout the organization to do the same.

“Team members will be more inclined to focus on their own well being if they see the leadership team making it a priority,” says Wekelo, who is managing director of human resources and operations for Actualize Consulting. “It’s better for the entire company when everyone strives to be physically and mentally fit.”

In her own life, Wekelo says she follows five guiding values for personal wellness. They are:

•    Breathe. Many people forget to breathe during the day, Wekelo says, though she’s not talking about breathing to stay alive. “On any given day we are going to experience moments of stress,” she says. “Focusing on taking a few long, slow breaths can help calm you down.”

•    Move. Movement is another way to take care of your well being. “Many of us are sedentary most of the day, sitting at desks then lounging at home in the evening,” she says. “We are not made to sit like this all day every day.” To get moving, you don’t need to schedule time at a gym for an aggressive workout. She suggests stretching while at your desk and taking time once an hour to get up and walk, even if it’s just to walk to somewhere else in the office. 

•    Play. Children love to play, but adults forget they need to take time to play as well, even if it’s just a game of cards or charades. “Next time you find yourself stressing, give your brain a break and call your inner child out for a play date,” Wekelo says.

•    Nourish. No matter how smoothly life is going, there will always be conflict, so you should handle it directly, openly and immediately. When you do, you will be nourishing your relationship with those employees and they will have the opportunity to nourish themselves. “Take the approach that everything is a learning opportunity and work with your employees on how to improve rather than running them into the ground and making them feel even worse,” Wekelo says. “If they know you care and support them even in hard times, you will have their loyalty.”

•    Replenish. Life gets hectic, so it’s important to set aside time for reflection, introspection, meditation or just plain quiet time. “My best ideas come from my quiet time,” Wekelo says. “I am sure that’s why so many of the great pioneers, artists and scientists spend hours each day walking and contemplating.”

“As you consider your own personal well-being, it’s important to remember that you create your life and how you feel,” Wekelo says. “Change starts at the individual level.”


About Kerry Alison Wekelo
Kerry Alison Wekelo (www.kerryalison.com) is managing director of human resources and operations for Actualize Consulting. She also is author of Culture Infusion: 9 Principles to Create and Maintain a Thriving Organizational Culture. Among her other accomplishments, Wekelo is a yoga teacher, life coach, award-winning author of children’s books, and the founder of Zendoway, a company that encourages holistic wellness.


Disclaimer: The information in the article above was provided by the representatives at News & Experts, an agency that has connected me with Ms. Welelo. I am looking forward to meeting Kerry and having her on Inspiring Adventures as a featured guest. She certainly has wonderful advice to give and can inspire us to take action!

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