Carol Harnett is a private-label consultant as well as a speaker, writer and trendspotter in the fields of health and productivity management, health and performance innovation, and value-based health. She strategizes with a confidential list of employers, insurance companies, consultants, and health and disability industry organizations on customized methods to address employee-related health and disability.
Carol’s approach focuses on decreased or maintained benefits costs, improved employee performance, corporate profitability, and innovation-within-reach projects. Carol is also a clinical physiologist with broad experience in sports medicine, physical medicine and industrial rehabilitation.
Carol writes the monthly Benefits column for HR Executive and now includes social media navigation in her consulting practice. You may follow Carol on Twitter via @carolharnett.
making health cool; the impact of happiness on health; telling stories; engaging audiences; getting people to see the other side of issues; communicating big picture ideas;
There is no doubt that Americans' health status is declining. I don't know if it is realistic to try to permanently change the lifestyle behaviors that are underlying most of the chronic disease conditions in the U.S...at least in the adult population. We're pretty much baked and done by the time we're 18 years old. We want to change but, at best, most people are episodically good.
If this presumption is true, is there any hope? My belief that happiness may be the way to go. I don't know if I can make you any happier, but I may be able to do things that do not make you unhappier. There is some evidence that people who say they are mostly or completely happy spend less on health care, are at work more often, and are more productive. This may be an idea worth chasing.
What makes you happy and keeps you happy. Resilience. The Bataan Memorial Death March - a marathon through the desert of White Sands, NM.
Dancing... and teaching people how to hug.
I started as a TED voyeur, went to TED Aspen, hosted a TEDx and am now headed to my fourth TED Long Beach. It feels both like a natural evolution and that I'm part of a tribe.
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