Joel Bennett

    • Media Contact:
      Charles Epstein
    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:CEO
    • Organization:OWLS
    • Area of Expertise:Worker health, resilience, consulting
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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Worker health, resilience, consulting
      Summary of expertise:
      Organizational Wellness & Learning Systems, Inc. (OWLS) helps create and sustain healthy workplaces. We use tools that have been proven effective in rigorous research studies to support healthy leadership, healthy teams, and effective health champions in the work setting. We also provide in-depth consultation to help organizations build their health from the inside, and guide them to own their initiatives and strategies for the long term. Our definition of health applies to physical, mental, social, and spiritual health across all levels of a company: individuals, managers, teams, senior leaders, and the overall climate of health at work.
      Blog/Web site:
      White paper/research:
      Efficacy of a Brief Health Consciousness and Prescription Drug Intervention in the Workplace (focusing on Rx misuse; study based on OWLS's training programs cited by the Surgeon General as the only ones that met their criteria for effectiveness for workplace prevention).
      Books/articles published:
      • Raw Coping Power: From Stress to Thriving
      • Heart-Centered Leadership: Live Well, Lead Well
      •Well-Being Champions: A Competency-Based Guidebook
      •Preventing Workplace Substance Abuse: Beyond Drug-Testing to Wellness
      •Workplace Prevention of Prescription Drug Abuse: Pilot Assessment of a New Psycho-Educational Program (Journal of Addiction Research and Therapy)
      •Bridging Public Health with Workplace Behavioral Health Services: A Framework for Future Research and a Stakeholder Call to Action (Employee Assistance Professionals Association)

      Google Scholar Link:
      LinkedIn Profile:

      Board Member, National Wellness Institute
      National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (recognized)
      Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness

      Prior media experience:
      Joel Bennett is a widely sought after speaker, consultant, and source on issues pertaining to evidence-based wellness; he has also published in a broad variety of academic, industry and business publications and consults internationally.
      Educational background:
      SUNY Purchase College, University of Texas at Austin (Ph.D)

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