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Joel Bennett- President of OWLS

Qualifications

PhD (Psychology), Masters (Psychology), CWP (Certified Wellness Practitioner)

Designation

Joel Bennett, PhD, is President of Organizational Wellness & Learning Systems (OWLS), a consulting firm that specializes in disseminating evidence-based wellness and e-learning technologies to promote organizational health and employee well-being.

Experience

Dr. Bennett first delivered stress management training in 1985 and has since designed, delivered, and evaluated organizational wellness programs for a variety of agencies.

Bio

Joel Bennett, PhD, is President of Organizational Wellness & Learning Systems (OWLS), a consulting firm that specializes in disseminating evidence-based wellness and e-learning technologies to promote organizational health and employee well-being. OWLS mission is "to catalyze healthy work cultures from the inside out with science." Dr. Bennett first delivered stress management programming in 1985 and OWLS programs have since reached close to 150,000 workers across the United States and abroad.

He is primary developer of several evidence-based, culture of health programs recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Health and the Surgeon General as effective in reducing employee behavioral risks. These programs have been adapted by the U.S. National Guard and have been used by corporations, state and county governments, municipalities, hospitals, restaurants, electrician training centers, small businesses, Native American tribal government, and in Italy and South Africa. OWLS clients include corporate, private, non-profit, local and federal agencies. OWLS has received close to $5 Million in Federal Research Grants to assess, design, and deliver workplace wellness programs.

OWLS service-line includes programs on healthy culture, small business wellness, well-being champions, substance abuse prevention, and linking wellness and behavioral health (see here). Dr. Bennett is the author of over 25 peer-reviewed research articles and he has authored/co-authored five books, including “Raw Coping Power” “Heart-Centered Leadership“, “Time & Intimacy“, “Preventing Workplace Substance Abuse,” and “Well-Being Champions: A Competency-Based Guidebook.”

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