From Knowing to Doing: How to Initiate Change and Stick with It


  • Jenny Reilly, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor, Preferred EAP

Intellectually, many of us know what we need to do to meet certain wellness goals. For example, if we want to eat healthier, we need to actively make different food choices. But it’s not always easy to do. This workshop aims to see these challenges as perfectly normal, and work on developing the skills necessary for altering our behavior. We’ll plan for typical pitfalls by providing practical strategies that will result in lasting change.

Creating a Climate of Psychological Safety for Your Employees Through Empathic Leadership


  • Carolyn Lamparella, EdS, LPC, Program Director, Preferred EAP Behavioral Health

As the world changes, the workplace changes. Besides being a smart businessperson, today’s employer must be proficient in “people skills,” emotional intelligence, and empathy. This webinar defines empathy and explains why it’s so important when interacting with employees. It also explores ways in which empathy lays the groundwork for creating an environment of psychological safety, which is paramount to employee well-being, meaningful employee relationships, and – consequently – business success.

Topic highlights:

  • How to inspire employees to want to come to work
  • What top performing companies do differently
  • The difference between coddling and psychological safety
  • How to model curiosity and invite input

Vaccines and Your Workforce: Emotional Health Considerations and Guidance


  • Carolyn Lamparella, EdS, LPC, Program Director, Preferred EAP Behavioral Health

This free webinar will delve into the urgent issues surrounding emotional well-being in relationship to the COVID-19 vaccine. It will cover pandemic fatigue from an employer’s perspective and how to address vaccine hesitancy among your workforce. We’ll explore ways to manage workplace conflict while helping employees accept differences in opinion and work alongside others who have alternative points of view.

Topic highlights:

  • Best practices in vaccine education
  • How to address vaccine hesitancy
  • Keeping the peace and mitigating conflict
  • Embracing diversity of opinion with empathetic leadership

Vaccines and Your Workforce: Educate, Motivate, and Support

Vaccines and Your Workforce: Educate, Motivate, and Support


  • Kevin Vrablik, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Chief, Division of Occupational Medicine, and Medical Director Employee Health Services, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Scott Appnel, Manager, Business Development, HealthWorks Occupational Medicine

This webinar provides medically sound information about the vaccines currently available and why they are effective at combating COVID-19. The information will help inform you so that you can advocate vaccine compliance among your workforce.

Topic highlights:

  • Update on the pandemic and CDC guidelines
  • How the vaccines work
  • Safety of the vaccines
  • Addressing vaccine hesitancy
  • Best practices from other employers

Civility in the Workplace


  • Rick Drabic, LCSW – Preferred EAP

An increasing number of people feel that the workplace has become less civil and less respectful. Disrespectful workplaces can escalate into situations of harassment, bullying, and aggression if left unaddressed. This workshop will explore some of the causes of incivility, what incivility looks like, and how to identify and address it. We’ll focus on ways to manage incivility in our work relationships, our situational encounters, and in ourselves.

Breathe New Life into 2021


  • Carolyn Lamparella, EdS, LPC, Program Director, Preferred EAP

With the start of a new year, we all might want to take a deep breath – literally! Join us for a look at one of the simplest yet most effective ways to manage stress: breathing. Specific patterns of breathing allow the body to replenish itself with oxygen, leading to a state of enhanced relaxation almost immediately.

Combating Pandemic Fatigue and Managing Stress


  • Carolyn Lamparella, EdS, LPC, Program Director, Preferred EAP

If you’re feeling stressed, impatient, and exhausted, you might have pandemic fatigue. With almost a year of hyper-focus on COVID-19, many of us are feeling the strain. Pandemic fatigue can interfere with everything from concentration to how we manage our lives. Join Preferred EAP for this free webinar that will help you understand how pandemic fatigue is impacting your daily life, and learn ways to restore balance, increase hope, and build resilience. This webinar is for employers, educators, health care providers, and employees.

Preparing for the Unpredictable: How Well-Being Can Protect You and Your Business


  • Kristin Behler, MPH, MCHES®, Director, Health Promotion and Wellness
  • Carolyn Lamparella, EdS, LPC, Program Director, Preferred EAP

We’re focusing on the most important actions today’s business leaders and employees can take to succeed in a world that has experienced being overturned by a pandemic. Learn why population health management and building resilience among your workforce should be Job No. 1, and why investing in these assets is critical to ensuring long-term sustainability. Tune in for:

  • Why COVID-19 was a pivotal point for businesses
  • How well-being became an employer’s best friend overnight
  • 5 key ways to promote healthy behaviors in the workplace
  • 3 effective tools for coping with stress
  • Why clinical health coaching is essential

Safety Peer Group: COVID-19 Testing – Facts, Uses, and Myths Explained.


  • Basil Dolphin, MD, MPH, HealthWorks Occupational Medicine
  • Ronald Walsh, MD, Clinical Laboratory Director, Health Network Laboratories

This presentation explains COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and antibody testing, and discusses the difference between the two tests in “plain speak.” We’ll cover practical applications, including when and where the tests are appropriate as business owners welcome their employees back to the workplace.

Safety Peer Group: The Next Phase: Addressing the Well-being of Your Team Post Pandemic


Carolyn Lamparella, EdS, LPC,
Program Director
Preferred EAP

Tiffany Trine, MPH, CHES®
Health Educator, Strategic Wellness Consultant

An interactive presentation on the physical and emotional health of your employees. Discussion on how your company can help them during today’s unprecedented challenges and changes as we gradually return to the post COVID-19 “new normal.”

Safety Peer Group: The Next Phase: Medical and Legal Policy to Move Forward after COVID-19


Carmine J. Pellosie, DO, MPH, MBA
Chief, Division of Occupational Medicine
Lehigh Valley Health Network

Keely J. Collins, Esq.
King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC
Chair of the Employment Practice Group

This presentation covers both the legal and medical considerations you should be factoring into your policies during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. There is an extensive Q&A session with employers.

There’s more to weight management than numbers on a scale

Weight Management Webinar

Our new program is designed for employers who want to provide their employees with an integrative approach to weight management. Worth the Weight, developed by a registered dietitian and board-certified health and wellness coach addresses the fundamentals of successful behavior change associated with weight management. Unlike some other programs, Worth the Weight is not prescriptive, but aims to put participants in the driver seat of their own weight management journey.

You will learn:

  • Why weight management is an important topic for employers to consider in the workplace
  • What is meant by meaningful weight loss
  • Why trendy diets often fail
  • What can make weight management such a challenge
  • About our 100% satisfaction rate and the successes of our unique eight-week program

*Available to organizations within a 30-mile radius of Allentown, PA

How Employee Tobacco Use Affects Your Bottom Line and What You Can Do About It

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one employee using tobacco costs employers an additional $6,000 annually in the form of decreased productivity, increased sick time and higher health care costs. Multiply the $6,000 annual average over a population with only a handful of tobacco users and an organization may find itself losing more than $30,000 per year.

Watch our on-demand 30 minute webinar to find out how your company can reclaim revenue that’s going up in smoke.

By participating, you will learn:
· What various costs are associated with employees who use tobacco.
· Why quitting tobacco use can be challenging for your employees.
· How you can support your employees with quitting tobacco.

Health Coach and Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist 

5 Absolutely Essential Steps to a Successful Wellness Program

What is health coaching … really?

Give us 30 minutes to challenge your preconceptions about health coaching. Experts at BeneFIT Corporate Wellness provide a look inside their nationally accredited program that is anything but cookie-cutter. This on-demand webinar identifies the elements of health coaching that lay the foundation for a valuable investment. From interviews and testimonials to statistics on success, you’ll come away with a refreshed perspective on the importance of health coaching to an employee’s overall well-being.

You will learn:

  • Why telling people what to do about their health doesn’t work
  • How coaching can be customized to your employees
  • The four essential elements for health coaching program success

Kacie Heilman-Miller, CHWC, ISSA-PT, NBC-HWC, Health Coach

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