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Speaker Profile

Meaghan Jansen
Owner, Employee Wellness Solutions Network

Meaghan Jansen is the owner of a Canadian employee and corporate wellness company called, Employee Wellness Solutions Network (ewsnetwork.com). She and her husband have been in business for 15 years and live in London, ON with their two children. Meaghan completed her BSc. (biology and psychology) and BA. (sport and exercise psychology) at the University of New Brunswick before completing her MSc. (exercise nutrition in kinesiology) at the University of Western Ontario. Meaghan is passionate about sharing the message of healthy living at work. She is a Corporate Wellness Specialist and has presented all over the world with the message of optimizing health and wellness. She is an interest group leader with the International Association for Workplace Health Promotion, a presenter for American College of Sports Medicine and an advisory board member of the Canadian Academy of Lifestyle Medicine. She has also presented at several Human Resources Professional Associations, Employee Benefits Specialists chapter events, the Schedule 2 Employer Group Conference, Northwind’s Health Invitational Forum and Benefits Trends & Insights in Canada. Meaghan is passionate about healthy living and her presentation style is indicative of this. Her family is very active and lives the message of healthy balance! Bio: Meaghan Jansen is the owner of a Canadian employee and corporate wellness company called, Employee Wellness Solutions Network (ewsnetwork.com). She and her husband have been in business for 15 years and live in London, ON with their two children. Meaghan completed her BSc. (biology and psychology) and BA. (sport and exercise psychology) at the University of New Brunswick before completing her MSc. (exercise nutrition in kinesiology) at the University of Western Ontario. Meaghan is passionate about sharing the message of healthy living at work. She is a Corporate Wellness Specialist and has presented all over the world with the message of optimizing health and wellness. She is an interest group leader with the International Association for Workplace Health Promotion, a presenter for American College of Sports Medicine and an advisory board member of the Canadian Academy of Lifestyle Medicine. She has also presented at several Human Resources Professional Associations, Employee Benefits Specialists chapter events, the Schedule 2 Employer Group Conference, Northwind’s Health Invitational Forum and Benefits Trends & Insights in Canada. Meaghan is passionate about healthy living and her presentation style is indicative of this. Her family is very active and lives the message of healthy balance!

Profile: • International Speaker • Member of Canadian Fitness Professionals Organization (CanFitPro), Personal Training Certificate • Member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) • Member of the International Association for Workplace Health Promotion (IAWHP), a subsidiary of ACSM • Interest Group leader for IAWHP • Board Member of the Canadian Academy of Lifestyle Medicine (CALM) • Corporate Wellness Specialist • Marathon Runner • Canadian Business Owner EDUCATION 1996-2000 Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc.) Biology and Psychology, University of New Brunswick, Saint John 2000-2001 Bachelor of Arts (BA) Sport and Exercise Psychology, University of New Brunswick, Saint John 2001-2003 Masters of Science in Kinesiology (MSc.) Exercise Nutrition, University of Western Ontario, London

CAREER RELATED EXPERIENCE October 2003-Ongoing Owner and Founder of Employee Wellness Solutions Network (EWSNetwork) • EWSNetwork will celebrate 15 years this coming fall (2018) • EWSNetwork provides its clients with workplace wellness initiatives that result in savings through improved productivity, lowered absenteeism rates, enhanced energy, and decreased health premiums and claims. • The key to successful programming is the ability to work with employees and individuals on modifying or changing their behaviours. For some it might be a minor habit adjustment, for others it could be a drastic lifestyle change. • We ensure that a wellness program, tailored for each specific company, will achieve maximum benefits. • The EWSNetwork wellness program may include a combination of on-site, digital and mental health and wellness solutions. Most Recent Speaking Engagements (2016-present) Benefits and Pensions MONITOR – Trends and Insights 2018 – Invited Speaker and Panelist - Achieving a Healthy Workplace – a Sprint or the Boston Marathon? International Association of Workplace Health Promotion (American College of Sports Medicine Health Summit) 2017 - How to Optimize Engagement with Wellness 2018 – How to Engage an Aging Workforce with Wellness Schedule 2 Employer’s Group Conference 2017 – How to Optimize an Aging Workforce with Wellness HRPA and Chapter Events 2016-present – Speaker’s Bureau of Southwestern Ontario Guest presenter for the following Chapters - Sarnia, Windsor, Toronto, Halton, York, Grand Valley ISCEBS (International Society of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists) 2016 - Doubleheader with SunLife Financial – Impact of Workplace Wellness Northwind’s Health Insurance Invitational Forum 2016-Invited Speaker and Panelist for The Next Decade in Health Insurance in Canada Speaking Engagements on behalf of Canadian Health Supplier (2013-2015) The Optimal Wellness Effect How healthy eating, moving more, stressing less and sleeping better lead to a sustainable healthy lifestyle that mitigates illness. Multiple presentations in Trinidad Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados, New York, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary.

Awards and Recognition Finalist – 2017 London Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Finalist – 2017 Benefits Canada Health and Wellness Program of the Year Award (2 clients) Winner – 2016 London’s Breakfast of Champions Mental Health Award (local client) Winner - 2014 Benefits Canada Health and Wellness Program of the Year Award (<1000 employees) Winner - 2014 Benefits Canada Engagement Award Finalist - 2014 Benefits Canada Strategic Partnership Award Finalist - 2014 Benefits Canada Health and Wellness Program of the Year Award (2 clients) Finalist - 2014 Benefits Canada Engagement Award (2 clients) Finalist - 2014 Benefits Canada Communication Award Finalist - 2013 Benefits Canada Health and Wellness Program of the Year Award Finalist - 2013 Benefits Canada Strategic Partnership Award Winner – 2013 London’s 20 Under 40 Business Award Finalist - 2012 Benefits Canada Health and Wellness Program of the Year Award Winner - 2012 Benefits Canada Strategic Partnership Award Winner - 2011 Benefits Canada Health and Wellness Program of the Year Award Gold Award – 2014 Waterloo Region Healthy Workplace Award (2 clients) Platinum Award – 2014 Waterloo Region Healthy Workplace Award (2 clients) Innovator Award – 2014 Waterloo Region Healthy Workplace Award Gold Award – 2013 Waterloo Region Healthy Workplace Award (2 clients) Gold Award – 2012 Waterloo Region Healthy Workplace Award (2 clients) Gold Award – 2007 - 2009 London Region Healthy Workplace Awards [awards program ended] Personal Accomplishments Mother of 2 children – Jacob (10yo) and Olivia (8yo) Married to co-owner of EWSNetwork Boston Marathon Runner – 2015, 2016, 2018 Family charity initiative (#500kids) – Christmas Toy Drive helping over 500 children in our community (since 2016) Owner of a successful business for almost 15 years. Leader of an amazing team of health coaches, program managers, program designers, business developers and business marketers. Kids Wellness Bursary – creation of a bursary program giving back to corporate clients (up to $300/child to help offset extra-curricular costs) to promote activity in our communities! Featured in several print media (Benefits Canada, Benefits – Trends and Insights, London Business, CEBS) Acclaimed Speaker within the Corporate Wellness Industry International recognition (IAWHP)

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