Samantha Whiteside has racked up numerous awards and recognitions since joining The Motley Fool in 2013, including 2017 Most Athletic Company in DC; 2016 Game Changer in Employee Health; and 2015 Washingtonian Healthiest Company Award. Sam’s role as Chief Wellness Officer continues to impact our company at-large, with over 90% of employees adopting better health habits under her leadership. Well-Being Practitioner also took notice, choosing to feature Sam and The Motley Fool as their September/October 2017 cover story!
Between monthly health challenges and volunteering opportunities, Sam customizes wellness to the employee experience. Our corporate health efforts exist as FoolFocus, which envelops 4 separate but interconnecting categories: exercise, nutrition, health promotion & disease prevention, and brain health. With her help, The Motley Fool has “transformed from a sedentary company into one that celebrates movement and activity.”
Sustaining a formal wellness program takes a lot of experimentation, or “testing and learning” as The Motley Fool likes to call it. To find out more about Sam – and our company – please access the full cover story here.