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Support our colleague Jon Robison by supporting MS research…and win a prize

Do you know whether heartburn pills are safe for long-term use?

Our esteemed colleague and co-creator of the Employee Health Program Code of Conduct has had multiple sclerosis (MS) for several decades.  MS is one of the approximately 30,000 diseases known to mankind that can’t be prevented or alleviated by “eating one more bite of a banana,” as Wellsteps would have us believe is true for most chronic diseases, such as chronic banana deficiency-itis.  And Jon exercises quite a bit too, as this picture shows, so “taking a few more steps a day” (another Wellsteps alternative fact) isn’t going to help cure his MS either.


Here are two ways to support Jon and MS.

First, I will match contributions to the Climb to the Top, a race to the pinnacle of the Hancock Clarendon Tower, here in Boston on March 4, to support MS research.  (There is some irony in my climbing to the top while the wellness industry is racing to the bottom.)

This is the building. After you look at the picture, you can also hazard a guess (by commenting below) as to how long it will take me to reach the 63rd floor. (If it helps, I’ll be turning 61 that day.)  The closest guess by a contributor wins a copy of one of my books, Surviving Workplace Wellness, Cracking Health Costs, or Why Nobody Believes the Numbers.


Second, you can “support” Jon Robison (and his colleague Rosie Ward– and, most importantly, yourself!) by joining their program, a great opportunity to apply practical skills to transform workplace cultures where both the organization and the people within them can thrive.  Past participants have even called their program “life-changing”. More information and a link is included below. I also have been provided a discount code I can pass on to you that provides a $200 discount; just use BEWELL17 at checkout.

There are just a few spots left in the Salveo Partners Thriving Workplace Culture Certificate™ (TWCC) online training program. Get all the tools, templates, and support you need to create a lasting impact on workplace wellbeing while earning continuing education credits! Get more information and register at   It’s starting quite soon, so don’t dawdle like I do when I have to send someone money.

Here are a couple of named testimonials so you know I don’t make this stuff up — which I don’t because we here at TSW are in the “integrity segment” of the market.

I don’t think I’ve ever read a book or taken a class or attended a conference that was so challenging (and helpful) for me in my professional development. This course has been extremely awesome… while putting my world in upheaval and at times exhausting me mentally… but I wouldn’t have it any other way! I’m so glad I took this and have so much material to work with and apply in the future. Thanks Jon and Rosie!

– Nathan Taylor

Each week I looked forward to the 90 minutes of training. It is so inspiring to be part of the evolution of the employee wellness field. Both Jon and Rosie are fantastic leaders for this training and in the field as well. I am thankful that my organization allowed me to complete this training and I am looking forward to the future of wellness!

– Megan Matuszeski



  1. Jon says:

    thanks Al – I will link to it on monday as well – talk soon – Jon


  2. William McPeck says:

    I will guess 16.75 minutes


  3. Sam Lippe says:

    21 minutes, 30 seconds


  4. Jon Robison says:



  5. Paula Silva says:

    I think maybe 17 minutes


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