Professional Speaking

Sylvia is a workplace health and wellness expert and strategic advisor with over 15 years experience designing and implementing innovative health and wellness solutions.

Her experience spans working with health technology start-ups, global corporations, and individuals.  Sylvia pulls from her experience to share her unique perspective on how our health and available options are evolving in our dynamic world of technology and information.

She believes that wellness is the cornerstone to achieving our life goals and seeks to share her experiences and findings. Her enthusiasm, authenticity, and humor will inspire your audience.

Sylvia’s Speaking Topics

Making HR a Profit Center: Driving Business Results with People Analytics

Human Resources is not ONLY a profit center, Human Resources is now THE profit center.  Historically human resources have been deemed a cost center providing no financial value.

Given our recent workplace changes related to COVID-19 and the racial injustice crisis, we are experiencing a perfect opportunity to demonstrate the impact we have on our employees, organizations, and the business results.  Now, more than ever, businesses need a sustainable group of qualified employees to compete in this world of innovation and competition.  Employee data,  when organized and used strategically and legally, give us the information we need to be strategic and implement needed change.

In this talk, Sylvia will:

  • Discuss specific strategies on how we can broaden and deepen the impact of our health strategies within our corporate populations. 
  • Explore methods to impact policies, unknowns, and analytics to meet the needs and influence positive health outcomes.
  • Uncover data-driven insights to improve human resources ability to meet our employees’ evolving needs and create fantastic employee experiences within our uncertain environment.

Digital Solutions – Revolutionizing Employee Health

Digital health solutions expand daily, with employers as the primary consumer of these services. In fact, the average employer offers 14 different digital solutions. Despite this investment, employers continue to face difficulties in selecting solutions that produce measurable positive effects, both in employee wellness and in organizational cost savings.

In this talk Sylvia will:

  • Explore specific strategies that she has found lend guidance in navigating this high-growth sector of employee benefits. 
  • Discuss strategic methods for connecting the many cultures of technology, employers, and employees for the best result. 
  • Demonstrate the process to determine the best population for your solution and engage employees.
  • Create a system to measure the results.

Why Employers Won’t Return Your Call: Health Tech Within the Payer Model

We all agree that health technology solutions can help many people when employers and payers purchase them for their users.  Despite the back-end strategies, glossy apps, and researched expectations, we know that most health technology companies are unsuccessful when networking the employer and payer ecosystem. Differences in cultures and an inundation of solutions do exist however these are only part of the problem.  Payers and employers are both trying to find effective ways to get good solutions in front of their users and experience positive impacts to healthcare costs.

In this talk, Sylvia will:

  • Explore the evolving health ecosystem and identify emerging strategies to integrate with payers and employers. 
  • Clarify specific strategies to understand the sales process, aligning with payers and employers, and create a framework for a successful proposal process. 
  • Use her experience in the payer and employer markets to share strategies to move forward and expand within these ecosystems.

Health Technology: What We Need To Know and Do, NOW

What is it that we need to know about what’s going on in the background when it comes to health technology?  Our health system from consumer choices to employer-provided health benefits to our doctor’s offices are all being changed with technology.  The dynamic technology industry is highly moved by new thought and innovation that has an impact affecting how we access all of care and health recommendations.

In this talk Sylvia will:

  • Share the changes in health technology that impact us, at a personal level. 
  • Explore recent growth within the system of health technologies and the specific changes that impact us directly. 
  • Demonstrate 4 specific methods to become an insider to health technology and find how to use it so that we get the best health results.

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