Why Wellness Sucks | Anna Greenwald | TEDxWilmingtonSalon

Why Wellness Sucks | Anna Greenwald | TEDxWilmingtonSalon

More than 80% of large employers offer a workplace wellness program, yet nearly 83% percent of employees report feeling emotionally drained from their work. Outdated workplace wellbeing programs aren’t working, so how do employers adjust to the ever-increasing demand for a healthier workplace? In this talk, Anna Greenwald, CEO of On the Goga, an Organizational Wellbeing company, shares her work to extend the concept of workplace wellbeing to meet the needs of a new era of work, and just maybe, to change the way we work for good. Anna Greenwald is the Founder & CEO of On the Goga, an Organizational Wellbeing company with a simple, guiding principle: Happy People Do Great Things. Through her work she and her team help organizations and leaders translate the latest research in positive and organizational psychology into practical behaviors and policies to create happier, healthier, and more successful teams. She has had the privilege of working with organizations across the globe, including Johnson & Johnson, PwC, L’Oreal, Jet.com, and Lyft. Greenwald is a Mindfulness and Emotional Wellbeing speaker and facilitator. She currently sits on the board of Philadelphia Startup Leaders and serves as the Director of Recruitment & Professional Development for Philadelphia’s Mayoral Millennial Advisory Committee. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx


  1. CALTZ on April 30, 2023 at 11:39 am


  2. HILLARY GOODEN on April 30, 2023 at 11:41 am

    I resonate with this talk, as a former CFO. Learning to lead and being human is crucial to growing a strong team.

  3. Palmtreesandmoonbeams on April 30, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    She’s kind of regurgitating what we all learned during the first year of the pandemic, but it is on trend with people’s new preferences.

  4. Nereida Llonch on April 30, 2023 at 12:18 pm

    Bravissimo! Smart and wise!

  5. Ella Morgulis on April 30, 2023 at 12:21 pm

    This is fresh and refreshing, showing the difference between creating the human experience at work and the lip service we hear a lot of. Everyone should hear this talk!

  6. Feel Good Arts School on April 30, 2023 at 12:24 pm

    We’re totally on board with this, including our own employees, who are working artists. In most arts organizations the wellbeing of their working artists and staff are under-resourced. More importantly, as you point out, not thought through for our current world. We’re starting with wellbeing as a priority for all at Feel Good Arts School, not as a nice to have, but a cultural core competence which will inform decision-making and be refined over time. Happy People Do Great Things. 🙂

  7. Becky Sahm Kane on April 30, 2023 at 12:36 pm

    This is so great! Everyone should hear this.