As Senior Vice-President of Group Benefits at Sun Life Financial, Dave Jones leads Canada’s largest provider of group benefits for over 23,000 organizations, covering over three million Canadians and their families. He joins Robin & Al for a timely conversation surrounding the mental health crisis faced by many this past year, as business owners work diligently to remove barriers to mental healthcare services for their employees. Leadership committment is crucial to the development, implementation, and sustainability of workplace initiatives, especially those related to healthcare.
We proudly introduce the first episode of our new Starting with One series: Success Leaves Clues, where we will take you on a journey of discovery as we learn about the inspiring lives of different people, from all walks of life, who share one thing in common – success! Join us as we relate powerful and motivational stories of adversity & triumph and learn how various definitions of success all lead to making a difference – in both your own life and the lives of others.
In this episode, Robin & Al welcome Vince Danielsen, Grey Cup Champion Calgary Stampeder and President & CEO of Wello, a Canadian virtual telemedicine service. Vince discusses his amazing path from cancer survivor to entrepreneur and describes how having a mission in life gives you the stability and purpose to overcome challenges while maintaining a positive mind space.
“We enhance the lives of many, and it all starts with one…”
This episode is sponsored by Life & Legacy Advisory Group and Aria Benefits.
Employee health is more important than ever before! Lori Casselman, President & CRO at Wello, joins Robin and Al to discuss how virtual health care services are helping Canadian businesses create and sustain a healthy workforce. They discuss how leading companies are beginning to change how they look at employee healthcare by preparing their organizations to meet the health and wellness needs of an increasingly digitally savvy work force. Creating and managing a healthy workforce helps reduce absenteeism, develops a positive corporate culture and keeps your bottom line strong.
Robin and Al are joined by Carolyne Eagan, Regional Director, Business Development at Canada’s first digital pharmacy, Pocket Pills. Their discussion covers this exciting new, full-service e-health solution – perfect for benefit providers, advisors, employers & Canadians. The company offers an accessible health care platform which instantly connects with pharmacists across the country and allows users to manage their medications online and have them delivered right to their doorstep!
I’m sure you’ve heard all sorts of things about telemedicine and virtual healthcare, but where to begin?? Today’s discussion is with Michael Dunne of leading virtual healthcare provider Dialogue. During our chat, we discuss the evolution of virtual healthcare and how the landscape looks today. Next, we look at the future of these platforms as well as possible integrations with other wellness providers. Finally, we discuss why companies are beginning to implement these programs, and what to look for when choosing a Virtual Healthcare provider for your organization. Michael hails from one of my favourite cities to visit, Dublin Ireland. Like that of his countrymen, his charm and enthusiasm for life are contagious. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did. RB