Career Well-being

New program category for 2024!  

Participating in professional development programs and activities, offered within or external to the university, will meet the participation guidelines for this incentive. Regular participation over a multi-week period (attending at least 85% of sessions over a minimum of 7-8 weeks), is necessary to be eligible for this incentive.

Why is this important?

Using one’s strengths every day and maximizing professional potential enhances overall well-being and helps increase enjoyment and engagement at work. The Gallup organization recognizes five elements of well-being that are essential for life-long health: Career, Social, Financial, Physical, and Community. Career Well-being is the most essential of all five elements critical to well-being, as identified by Gallup. Adding a Career Well-being category to our suite of Program Incentive areas will advance the impact of well-being at CWRU. In doing so, we will help people more fully thrive at work.

Options include:

  • Working with the Professional Development Center (PDC)
    • Employee Supervision Certificate Completion
      • In order to meet Wellness Program Incentive requirements, the Employee Supervision Certificate must be started and completed between January 1 and November 30 of the year in which you want to attest for the Career Well-being Program Incentive
    • Professional Development Training Session Participation
      • Attend at least 7-8 training sessions curated by the CWRU Professional Development Center (may include PDC Training, LinkedIn Learning, and/or Academic Impressions)
    • Career Coaching
    • Coaching and Professional Development Training Session Combination
  • School of Medicine Faculty Development Programs
  • Attending 85% of sessions of The Work Happiness Method or Work Happiness Together (learn more below)

The Work Happiness MethodTM

Join Positive Psychology expert, Stella Grizont, for this 8-week series to learn how to be happier and more satisfied at work. Stella's evidence-based, energetic, and supportive approach has helped many individuals identify a clear vision for their professional path and make a plan to move forward. This program will include weekly live training sessions, pre and post series assessments, weekly worksheets, access to class recordings and gentle email and text reminders to help participants stay on track.

Learn more about this program via this brief video.

Look for this program and more with Stella in 2024.

Work Happiness Together

Join the Wellness Program and the Professional Development Center for a book launch series to enhance your career well-being and build community here at the university. Author and positive psychology expert, Stella Grizont, will kick off the program by discussing the "Science of Happiness" and "How to Manage Your Mind and Mood". Participants will learn:

  • The three psychological traps that sabotage your happiness and success - and how to avoid them?
  • The power of emotions on your vision, decision making, and how to steer yourself towards greater possibilities
  • How to stop comparing yourself to others and focus on what brings you great energy

Each week we will meet and focus on one key inner skill covered in Stella's new book, The Work Happiness Method. A copy of the book will be provided for each participant. Join us if you are ready to elevate your experience at work and in don't have to do it alone, we get to do it together.

Thursdays, March 28 - May 16, from 12:30-1:30 pm via Zoom. 

About Stella Grizont

Time Magazine named Stella Grizont a leading happiness expert. As an executive coach and speaker, Stella works with people who are seeking deeper career satisfaction and with organizations that are dedicated to elevating the well-being and engagement of their employees. Her first book, based on her signature coaching program, The Work Happiness Method:  Master The 8 Skills to Career Fulfillment, is launching in March 2024. In the last 17 years, Stella has coached over 1,800 individuals in over 30 countries. Some of Stella's corporate clients include Google, Johnson & Johnson, VMWare, and Genentech. Her unique approach to being happier and more engaged on the job has been featured on MSNBC, The Today Show, and Vanity Fair.

Stella was one of the first 150 people in the world to earn a master's in Applied Positive Psychology (aka the science of happiness) from the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a Bachelor's in Economics from Barnard College, Columbia University. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, daughter, and son, who continue to teach her what life is all about.