Laura Putnam

  • Speaker, Author, Innovator.
  • Author of Workplace Wellness That Works

If you’re looking for insights on well-being, motivation, innovation, or human performance, Laura Putnam, author of Workplace Wellness That Works, can help. A former urban public high school teacher, international community organizer, dancer, and gymnast, Laura is now a movement builder in the world of health and wellness.

Laura has keynoted at conferences, companies and associations around the world for audiences as large as 3,000 people and has shared the stage with such notables as famed TV personality Dr. Oz, and Dan Buettner, author of Blue Zones. Her unique style of speaking combines relevant science with meaningful stories and a good dose of humor. With a mission to get people “in motion,” she guides team members, managers and leaders in discovering how to get big results with simple steps.

As CEO of Motion Infusion, a well-being training and consulting firm, Laura works with a range of organizations from Fortune 500s to nonprofits to academic institutions, helping each to build a culture of well-being.

Recent media appearances include MSNBC, US News & World Report, Business Insider and NPR. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, and The American Journal of Health Promotion. Laura teaches at Stanford University, and is the recipient of the American Heart Association’s “2020 Impact” award and the National Wellness Institutes “Circle of Leadership” award.

Laura Putnam is turning the wellness world upside down. From a book that pioneers a whole new system for workplace wellness to keynote speeches that are jam-packed with energy, insights and humor - Laura is ready to revolutionize your organization.

 

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Laura Putnam gave a superb opening address at Workforce Strategy. Our audience of Fortune 500 companies found her compelling, engaging and inspiring. A dynamic and professional on-stage presence, Laura communicates by showing more than telling; her use of images, powerful data points, examples and stories enhances impact, as evidenced by numerous references to her content throughout the rest of the conference.

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​Workplace Wellness ​that Works

Over 75% of employees now have access to some type of wellness offering through their employer. But, do these programs actually work? Evidence suggests not. Over 80% of eligible employees are opting out and obesity rates continue to soar. We can do better! In this thought-provoking, informative and ...

Over 75% of employees now have access to some type of wellness offering through their employer. But, do these programs actually work? Evidence suggests not. Over 80% of eligible employees are opting out and obesity rates continue to soar. We can do better! In this thought-provoking, informative and entertaining session, Laura outlines 10 tangible steps to building a workplace wellness initiative that actually works. ​

The Multiplier Effect

Every manager is uniquely positioned to either encourage or dissuade employees to invest in their well-being. According to Gallup, the manager alone is 70% responsible for each team member’s level of participation in any wellness initiative. Therefore, the question for every manager to consider is “ ...

Every manager is uniquely positioned to either encourage or dissuade employees to invest in their well-being. According to Gallup, the manager alone is 70% responsible for each team member’s level of participation in any wellness initiative. Therefore, the question for every manager to consider is “Am I acting as a multiplier, or am I acting as a gatekeeper?” This session reveals the 3 keys to become a Manager on the Move!

Stand Up For Being the Change

When it comes to health, well-being and living with vitality, each of us can Start a Movement! In this session, attendees will get inspired to become a "secret agents of change," positively influencing their co-workers, their family, their friends, their community, and even their world. Attendees wi ...

When it comes to health, well-being and living with vitality, each of us can Start a Movement! In this session, attendees will get inspired to become a "secret agents of change," positively influencing their co-workers, their family, their friends, their community, and even their world. Attendees will also walk away with the basics on what it takes to ensure a more balanced and energized life.

How to drive personal performance through well-being

What are the keys to not just surviving — but fully thriving? How can you become “Me At My Best” – whatever that looks like for you? Learn about the multiple dimensions of well-being, including physical, emotional, social, financial, career and community. In a provocative and delightful talk, Laura ...

What are the keys to not just surviving — but fully thriving? How can you become “Me At My Best” – whatever that looks like for you? Learn about the multiple dimensions of well-being, including physical, emotional, social, financial, career and community.

In a provocative and delightful talk, Laura Putnam, author of “Workplace Wellness That Works” and CEO of Motion Infusion, shares secrets on how we can fully thrive. You’ll come away refreshed and armed with specific takeaways to catapult yourself into a revitalized way of living.

Key points:

  • Me At My Best – that’s what it’s all about
  • Do you have the energy that you need to be that?
  • Keys to thriving and tips for each

Audience:

  • Leaders
  • General employees
  • Anyone

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If you’re looking for insights on well-being, motivation, innovation, or human performance, Laura Putnam, author of Workplace Wellness That Works, can help. A former urban public high school teacher, international community organizer, dancer, and gymnast, Laura is now a movement builder in the world of health and wellness.

Laura has keynoted at conferences, companies and associations around the world for audiences as large as 3,000 people and has shared the stage with such notables as Dr. Oz, TV Personality and Dan Buettner, author of Blue Zones. Her unique style of speaking combines relevant science with meaningful stories and a good dose of humor. With a mission to get people “in motion,” she guides team members, managers and leaders in discovering how to get big results with simple steps.

As CEO of Motion Infusion, a well-being training and consulting firm, Laura works with a range of organizations from Fortune 500s to nonprofits to academic institutions, helping each to build a culture of well-being.

Recent media appearances include MSNBC, US News & World Report, Business Insider and NPR. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, and The American Journal of Health Promotion. Laura teaches at Stanford University, and is the recipient of the American Heart Association’s “2020 Impact” award and the National Wellness Institutes “Circle of Leadership” award. A graduate of Stanford University and Brown University, Laura lives in San Fransisco with her fiancé.