Keller Williams wins Greater Austin Business Award for commitment to employee wellness
Living a healthy life can be hard if you aren’t used to it. But if you are one of the 176,000 associates at Keller Williams, living a balanced lifestyle becomes second nature. Since 2013, the company introduced the KW Wellness Program which is directed by a highly-credentialed full-time Wellness Manager.
“Keller Williams was founded on the premise that if you take care of your employees, then they will build the company beyond all expectations,” said Alex Garland, Wellness Manager at Keller Williams Realty. “So, it makes sense for us to offer all of our employees a wellness program that they take pleasure in and one that encourages healthy habits that they will use for a lifetime.”
The KW Wellness Program provides employees with free daily and group individual training sessions at the onsite gym, weekly chiropractic, nutrition, acupuncture, and massage therapy. Employees also have the chance to set up one-on-one consultations for health goal setting and accountability.
Due to their holistic health techniques, Keller Williams Realty won the Seton Health and Wellness Award. The accolade, a category of the Greater Austin Business Awards program, recognizes businesses that engage their employees in a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle.
In addition to the KW Wellness Program, Keller Williams hosts educational programming and team-building activities throughout the year. This includes the company’s annual 66-Day Step Challenge where employees are encouraged to walk at least 10,000 steps a day for 66 days. Other campaigns focus on topics such as high blood pressure, hydration, ergonomics, stress reduction education, and no texting and driving pledges.
For more information on Keller Williams Realty, visit their website here.
Pictured (left to right): Ellen Wood, Chair of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce; Donna Simmons of Capital Metro Transportation Authority; Jenny Hawkins of Seton; Harvey Mireles of JLL; Bre Brown of JLL; Kevin Priestner of Keller Williams Realty International; Baker Harrell of It’s Time Texas; and Geronimo Rodriguez of Seton.
Photo image credit: @KellerWilliamsRealty
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