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 vitality, insight and humor – Laura is ready to revolutionize any organization.
She is a speaker, author, trainer and consultant, and has keynoted at conferences, corporations 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.”
As CEO of Motion Infusion, a wellness and human performance improvement provider, Laura is helping organizations to “get in motion.” By merging evidence-based methodologies from the field of wellness with best practices from the field of learning and development, Motion Infusion is introducing creative solutions to address engagement, behavior change, human performance, and building healthier, happier, more innovative organizations.
Laura’s 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. She recently was welcomed as part of the Vitality Lab which is a collaborative community hosted by Google to help navigate the big challenges in health and well-being, aspiring to help organizations, their people, families, and communities live purposeful and healthy lives.
Laura has taught 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 Francisco with her fiancé.
Born to Move, Told to Sit
Our future in the balance.
From classrooms where our kids sit for hours at a time to workplaces that keep us in front of computers to groceries that are delivered to our homes – we sit a lot. Meanwhile, we’re told: “Move more, sit less!” We feel like we’re failing ourselves, but the truth is, there are larger societal forces at play. This session unpacks those forces – and provides a path forward.
Workplace Wellness That Works
10 steps to infuse vitality & well-being into any organization.
A healthier, happier workforce is good for people, good for the bottom line and essential for building a winning team. But, do workplace wellness programs actually work? Most don’t. Learn about how you can get workplace wellness to work and why you should, especially now. Come away inspired to start a movement of well-being in your organization!
Multipliers of Well-Being
What the best team leaders do differently.
Wellness may not be in your job description, but if you’re a manager, you hold the key to the well-being of your team members. Really. Learn about why well-being matters, why you matter and the steps you can take to become a Multiplier of Well-Being.
Me At My Best®
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 secrets needed to thrive and catapult yourself into a revitalized way of living.
“Laura’s energy and knowledge is something we always look forward to when we know she is presenting. She is professional, authentic and a true wellness expert. I am inspired after each time I hear her speak!”
—Jessica Moore, BCBSVT
“So grateful to Laura Putnam for being our incredibly interactive, energetic and brilliant keynote speaker at the American Heart Association’s 2020 Workplace Health Symposium. She spoke the truth about what we need to do to Rewrite the Script about wellbeing in our workplaces and our communities to improve health across the board.”
—Maddie Philley, Community Impact Director, American Heart Association
“Laura is an empathic storyteller, which allowed her to really connect with people at our annual Accountable Blue Health and Wellness employer event. Her energy and insights that day created space for people to shift their thinking, remove barriers, and actually envision a Vermont where we could be the healthiest state in the nation.”
—Don George, President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
“I attended Laura Putnam’s ‘Activating Managers Bootcamp.’ It was by far the best training I have ever attended!”
—Angela Kraft, State Employee Wellness Coordinator, Idaho Division of Human Resources
“Laura’s keynote at this year’s Health & Benefits Leadership Conference was truly a hit!”
—David Shadovitz, Editor, Human Resource Executive
“I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your speech at the NBGH conference last week. Your message was well received and just the inspiration I needed as we navigate into the open enrollment season. Thank you for sharing your insights!”
—Kristen Sylvester, Wellness Project Manager at United Airlines
“Laura was an amazing speaker and her book is one of the best I’ve read on worksite wellness!”
—Mylynn K. Tufte, State Health Officer, North Dakota
“Laura is the most popular keynote we’ve ever had.”
—Kathryn Gay, Vice Chair, First Coast Worksite Wellness Council
“A great speaker who reinforces the little things we can all do to maintain and promote a healthy lifestyle. She is both informative and engaging!”
–-Pamela Vavra, Senior Account Manager, Blue Shield of CA
“Laura Putnam is one of the new visionary leaders that has emerged to ensure workplace wellness continues to move forward.”
–-Bill Baun, Former Wellness Officer at MD Anderson Cancer Center
“Laura gave a superb opening address at Workforce Strategy 2017. 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.”
–-LuAnn Heinen, Vice President, National Business Group on Health
Article in Chief Executive Magazine: How You Can Make Workplace Wellness Work
Article in Triple Pundit: To Improve Employee Health, Start with Workplace Culture
Article in Training Magazine and reprinted by SHRM: From Gatekeeper to Multiplier: Give Your Managers a Role in Wellness Plans
Delivering Happiness blog post: Me At My Best – What Workplace Wellness Should Really Be About
Article in The Enterprisers Project: How to run less painful meetings: Add motion
“Laura’s energy and knowledge is something we always look forward to when we know she is presenting. She is professional, authentic, and a true wellness expert. I am inspired after each time I hear her speak!”
– Jessica Moore, BCBSVT