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Growth Mindset Helps Organizations and Employees Flourish

Second Annual Hawai‘i Wellness Leaders Conference to Feature Mindset’s Dr. Carol Dweck on Nov. 16

– Growth Mindset Helps Organizations and Employees Flourish –

Honolulu, HI (Oct. 27, 2017) – Hawai‘i Health at Work Alliance will present the Second Annual Hawai‘i Wellness Leaders Conference on Nov. 16 with a focus on developing the right mindset for organizational growth and employee wellness.

The keynote address will be presented by Dr. Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., the world-renowned Stanford University professor who has gained widespread acclaim for her theories on motivation and achievement, laid out in the bestselling book Mindset. After decades of research, the psychology professor determined that teaching individuals a growth mindset paves the way for greater motivation and productivity in many realms – be it the workplace, school or playing field.

Hawai‘i Health at Work Alliance believes that business leaders can significantly improve their employees’ well-being and build a culture of wellness by encouraging a growth mindset.

The Second Annual Hawai‘i Wellness Leaders Conference is from 7:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Nov. 16 at Dole Cannery’s Pomaika‘i Ballrooms.

Dr. Dweck’s keynote, entitled “Develop the Right Mindset and Grow Your Organization,” will be presented at 9 a.m.

“Businesses can definitely encourage a growth mindset in their employees,” said Dr. Dweck. “We can create a culture in which employees dare to embrace challenges and persevere toward new solutions. By fostering the right mindset culture, we can help our people to face new situations with a sense of excitement and to see opportunities for learning even in setbacks and failures.”

Other conference presenters include Dr. David Hunnicutt, former CEO of the national non-profit Wellness Councils of America. Dr. Hunnicutt will share the latest in workplace wellness solutions as he presents on “Why and How Wellness Works: What the Best Do Better.”

“With the right workplace wellness solutions and strategies, individual employees will be healthier and be their best selves,” explains Howard Lee, chairman of the board of the Hawai‘i Health at Work Alliance and president and CEO of UHA Health Insurance. “And the entire organization can be transformed into a group of like-minded achievers.”

For more information on the Hawai‘i Wellness Leaders Conference or to purchase tickets, please visit or contact the Hawai‘i Health at Work Alliance at [email protected] or 532-2156.


About Hawai‘i Health at Work Alliance

In mid-2013, UHA started the Hawai‘i Health at Work Alliance, a first-of-its-kind organization and grass-roots movement of businesses of all sizes that are dedicated to workplace wellness. The collaborative partnership seeks to create and improve employee well-being, viewed as a critical component of company success. Growing to over 375 participating organizations statewide since its inception, [email protected] is committed to providing best practices on how to build effective workplace wellness programs and methods that lead to sustainable lifestyle changes for employees. Recently moving to a paid membership model, [email protected] provides a framework where organizations across a wide range of industries can learn from each other’s efforts to institute effective wellness programs that will engage their employees.

About UHA Health Insurance (University Health Alliance)

UHA was founded as University Health Alliance in 1996 by a group of physician faculty at University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of Medicine. UHA provides medical, drug and vision plans to more than 4,700 Hawai‘i employer groups and over 55,000 members. As the only health plan in Hawai‘i founded by physicians, it was the first to offer preventive and wellness care focused health plans in the state, and now offers innovative wellness solutions and one of the largest physician and provider networks in Hawai‘i. By meeting strict quality standards to ensure clinically sound decision-making that respects the rights of patients and medical providers, UHA received accreditation in Health Utilization Management through URAC, the independent non-profit that promotes healthcare quality.

For information, visit or follow @uhahealth on Twitter.





Deborah Sharkey
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