Career and Workplace Wellness

UCalgary career specialist Kelly Gallant and alumnus Abe Brown, MBA’16, teaches you how to take control of the various facets of your career well-being.

Webinar: Career and Workplace Wellness

Discover how to create a positive and consistent state of career well-being — including the state of your physical, emotional, social and financial wellness, the benefits of which extend to your life outside the workplace.

Additional resources

The following resources accompany the Career and Workplace Wellness webinar.


Peer Review podcast, Episode 125: Workplace Wellness — Hear more about how to integrate wellness into the workplace from our webinar speakers, Kelly Gallant and alumnus Abe Brown, MBA’16, along with alumna Dr. Sandy Hershcovis, BComm’01.

Harassment and violence in the workplace (PDF) — Learn more about the responsibilities of workers and employers in regards to preventing workplace harassment and violence.

Occupational Health and Safety — Discover the role employers and workers play in preventing work-related injuries, illnesses and fatalities.

Wellness Innovate blog — From career coach Abe Brown, MBA’16, this blog covers a variety of topics related to creating workplaces where employees thrive.

Clifton Strengths Assessment – This online talent assessment tool will help you discover your top strengths and talents.

Canadian Mental Health Association: Mental Health for Life — This tool kit will help you identify your goals, challenges and supports to take action on your mental well-being.


Education and Training

The following workshops and events can help you further develop your overall well-being.


Unlocking Happiness for a Healthy, Higher-Performing Work and Life — The Calgary Chapter of CPAs is hosting this workshop on Oct. 26, 2018, featuring Jennifer Moss, bestselling author of Unlocking Happiness at Work.

Alberta Health Services: Happiness Basics — During this four-week workshop, you will discover 11 practical skills that can make you happier.

The Action for Happiness: Exploring What Matters — This eight-week course will introduce you to simple ways to make yourself and others happier.



Recommended Reading

Dive deeper into the topic of well-being and happiness by reading these books, papers and authors.


Martin E.P. Seligman (author of numerous books including Flourish, Authentic Happiness and Learned Optimism)

Vital Friends: The People You Can’t Afford to Live Without by Tom Rath

Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements by Tom Rath and Jim Harter

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt

Action For Happiness recommended books

Promotion of Well-Being: Pursuit of Happiness [World Health Organization]

Bulletin of the World Health Organization: The Happiness Effect



Organizations of Interest

The following organizations provide resources to support healthy workplaces and overall well-being.


Canadian Centre for Health and Safety — Take a course or explore topics related to mental health, healthy workplaces and more.

Canadian Mental Health Association — National volunteer organization that supports those with mental illness.

Government of Canada (Workplace Health and Safety) — Learn more about workplace hazards, rights and responsibilities.

Canada’s National Workplace Health and Safety website — Information on workplace hazards, guidelines, instructions and good practices.