Free Virtual Series

PULSE on Engagement

Over the summer, headlines dominated our feeds and inboxes about the lack of employee wellbeing and engagement. From research and surveys to employees taking to social media to voice concerns or take action themselves, organizations have never had more data points pointing to a wellbeing emergency.

That’s why we are hosting a series of free virtual sessions to help you put engagement back into the employee experience. Sessions are now live and on-demand.

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Series Overview

Four virtual events on organization trends in employee health, wellbeing, and benefits, how to evolve your employee experience, innovation in whole-person engagement, and the real ROI of wellbeing.

Virgin Pulse is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits
(PDC) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®
recertification activities. Attend a webinar to receive 1 PDC, a total of 4 if you attend the entire series.

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Pulsing Trends in Health, Wellbeing, and Benefits

We break down the five trends you need to know about and give practical tips on creating a strategy to support your unique workforce needs. 

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Laura Walmsley
EVP & GM Employers, Virgin Pulse
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Kristen Larson
SVP, Account Management, Virgin Pulse
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Erica Morgenstern
Chief Marketing Officer, Virgin Pulse

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The Pulse on Employee Experience and Engagement

We'll walk you through evaluating your employee experience and the do's and don'ts of whole-person engagement. Your future self (and workforce) will thank you.

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Laura Walmsley
EVP & GM Employers, Virgin Pulse
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Brooke Ossenkop
VP, Marketing, Virgin Pulse

Upcoming live events


Wednesday, October 5th | 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

The Pulse on Health, Wellbeing, Benefits, and Engagement Innovation

Tap into the beat. We’ll break down the newest innovations (and all things) whole-person engagement.

You’ll learn:

  • What wellbeing looks like in 2023
  • Benefits hub, wallet, navigation – what do these terms mean for you, your organization, and your bottom line
  • Why your employees need a variety of content and modalities to create sustainable behavior change
  • How a partner ecosystem can help you close gaps in deferred care, employee needs, and engagement without adding additional admin

With Virgin Pulse’s EVP and GM, Laura Walmsley, Director of Product Portfolio Strategy, Randy Tomes and Senior Content Strategy Director, Jonna Graulich

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Wednesday, October 26th | 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

The Real ROI of Employee Health, Wellbeing, and Engagement

Feeling FOMO but not sure where to start? We’ll help you decide what is best for your organization and how to build the business case, even if budgets are tight.

You’ll learn:

  • Common terms you need to know and what they really mean
  • How to evaluate your needs and begin the conversation with your leadership team
  • What the CFO wants to hear from you to say yes to the investment

With Virgin Pulse’s CFO, Rik Thorbecke, and EVP and GM, Laura Walmsley

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Meet your speakers

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Laura Walmsley
EVP & GM Employers, Virgin Pulse

Laura’s focus and responsibility is to lead the creation of compelling value for our employer clients through our solution set and our strategic relationships.

She enthusiastically brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in sales, marketing, account management, product and reporting. She also has experience working with Fortune 500 companies, national and regional health plans and mid-sized employers to identify and deploy game-changing solutions.

Laura thrives on growth and is passionate about empowering people to be their best—whether they are her internal colleagues or customer and consumer populations.

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Kristen Larson
SVP, Account Management, Virgin Pulse

As the Sr. Vice President of Account Management at Virgin Pulse, Kristen Larson leads and develops a team who delivers experiences that build customer loyalty and guide program development to drive peak performance. As the market experiences vigorous growth and constant change, Kristen continually supports customers to achieve positive engagement, health outcomes and health care cost impact. Kristen combines executive vision with market execution to contribute to the future success of customers and Virgin Pulse.

Kristen began with Virgin Pulse in early 2020, working directly with employer groups and partners on designing and executing wellbeing programs. When she joined the organization, she brought over a decade of knowledge in well-being, including leading account management teams supporting direct employers and the health insurance market. This experience has equipped Kristen with a special set of skills to ensure successful value-based discussions, strategic planning, and long-standing well-being programs are supported across this strategic book of business.

Kristen holds a BA in Communication from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and is located in the Chicagoland area.

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Erica Morgenstern
Chief Marketing Officer, Virgin Pulse

Erica is accountable for overall marketing initiatives and operations, including demand generation, field marketing, corporate communications, brand and product marketing.

Previously, she served as Chief Communication Officer at Welltok and led communications and investor relations for Epocrates, a medical app company used by half of the physicians in the U.S. She specializes in guiding companies through the critical start-up to high-growth phase with funding, mergers and acquisitions and IPO activity.

Erica has an invigorating energy and proven track record of executing effective and creative communications to increase awareness and stimulate action.

Brooke Ossenkop, FCXC


Brooke Ossenkop, FCXC
VP Marketing, Virgin Pulse

Brooke is a Forrester Certified Customer Experience Expert (FXCX), empowering employers, health plans, and health systems to take ownership of their activation and member/employee/patient experience through the lens of whole-person engagement. The promise of wellbeing to build a more inclusive, equitable, and accessible health experience globally inspired Brooke to join Virgin Pulse in 2020.

Brooke has held innovation, customer experience, marketing, and revenue management roles at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and Hilton Worldwide. 

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Rik Thorbecke
Chief Financial Officer, Virgin Pulse

Rik oversees Virgin Pulse finance strategy and operations—driving scalable improvements in business process and systems, and accelerating the company’s growth.

Prior to Virgin Pulse, Rik was the CFO of Jitterbit, a leading API integration and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider. He also held executive finance and strategy roles at several well-known public companies and high-growth private companies, including Electronic Arts, Equinix, Levi Strauss and Magnitude Software.

He is an experienced executive and advisory board member with more than 25 years of leadership experience in strategic finance, international business, mergers and acquisitions, business planning and enterprise software.

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Jonna Graulich
Senior Content Strategy Director, Virgin Pulse

Jonna brings more than 20 years of experience and leadership in the wellbeing space including roles in product, innovation, market strategy, solutions, client management and operations. 

 

Jonna is passionate about staying up to speed with industry and market trends and ensuring that our products and services are aligned for success in an ever-changing marketplace.

Sign up for access to the entire series

When you sign up, you'll receive links for the following events:

Pulsing Trends in Health, Wellbeing, and Benefits
NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND
The Pulse on Employee Experience and Engagement
NOW AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND
Pulsing Innovation: Health, Wellbeing, Benefits, and Engagement
Wednesday, Oct 5th at 2pm ET
The Real ROI of Employee Health, Wellbeing, and Engagement
Wednesday, Oct 26th at 3pm ET

 

Can't make all of them live? It's our pleasure to share the on-demand replays after the live airing to take on your next walk, tip sheets and guides for when you need a quick idea or stat, and worksheets to help you build a healthier, happier workforce.

 

SHRM

Virgin Pulse is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®
recertification activities. Attend a webinar to receive 1 PDC, a total of 4 if you attend the entire series.

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Your path forward begins here

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