Health and Human Capital Expert Wendy Lynch, Ph.D., Joins Limeade as Strategic Advisor

Plainspoken, outcomes-focused consultant and author (“Aligning Incentives, Information, and Choice”) reinforces wellness firm’s focus on its core mission: building high-performance workforces

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Dr. Lynch explained her basic philosophy: “Most of what companies have tried to improve regarding employee health hasn’t worked. Yet industry experts insist that correcting misbehavior is the pathway to well-being and profits. It’s not."

Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) November 5, 2010

Limeade, a provider of corporate well-being, productivity and health solutions, today announced the addition of Wendy Lynch, Ph.D., as a strategic advisor. Working with Dr. Lynch, a health and human capital expert, reinforces Limeade’s focus on business-critical outcomes such as job performance and profit growth.

“Wellness is stuck in the ‘health-risk-only’ thinking of the early ’90s, and we’re energized to work with Dr. Lynch on honing a refreshingly different approach,” said Henry Albrecht, Limeade CEO. Author of “Aligning Incentives, Information, and Choice: How to Optimize Health and Human Capital Performance,” Dr. Lynch has provided strategic health and human capital consulting to many Fortune 100 companies, including Cisco, Pfizer, Aetna and Coors.

Dr. Lynch explained her basic philosophy: “Most of what companies have tried to improve regarding employee health hasn’t worked. Yet industry experts insist that correcting misbehavior is the pathway to well-being and profits. It’s not.

“Employees want rewarding work and companies want high performance. Health only has value if it helps us perform. Solutions to our health problems come not from more, louder or prettier reminders to be healthy, but from redesigning work itself and committing to excellence and shared success. Limeade gets this, and brings fresh thinking and solutions to the table.”

About Wendy Lynch, Ph.D.
With 25 years of experience connecting human and business performance, Dr. Lynch’s background combines formal training in research methods and data analysis with expertise in health policy, productivity measurement and market economics. Her contributions have shaped several trends in corporate health, including demand management, health and productivity assessment, and human capital management.

She runs her own consulting firm (http://www.lynchconsultingltd.com), and holds several advisory roles, including senior scientist at the Health as Human Capital Foundation. A frequent national speaker, Dr. Lynch is also author of the Health as Human Capital blog (http://www.hhcf.blogspot.com).

She has instructed at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, the University of Wyoming, the University of Colorado at Denver, the Yale School of Public Health and the IUPUI School of Nursing, and she has been a principal consultant at Mercer Human Resources.

About Limeade
Based in Bellevue, Wash., Limeade is an online wellness company focused on building happy, healthy, high-performance workforces. Limeade provides a refreshing alternative to traditional, antagonistic wellness approaches, letting the people lead. Hit refresh at http://www.limeade.com.

Note to Editors: Limeade CEO Henry Albrecht and Wendy Lynch, Ph.D., are available to discuss what’s right and wrong with employee wellness, health care reform and more. To schedule an interview, contact press (at) limeade (dot) com. A full listing of Limeade’s advisors can be found at https://limeade.com/About/advisors.html.

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