Susan Otten, ABC, SCMP, MBA

Susan Otten, ABC, SCMP, MBA
Susan Otten, is the CEO of Otten Associates and served as COO for VITAL WorkLife from 2014-2018. Susan has rich experience in communications, marketing, process improvement, organizational development and consulting. Susan has been a successful business strategy and marketing consultant, as well as has held numerous leadership roles in both large and small companies in a variety of industries. Susan has presented on a variety of topics, including B2B social media, is the Immediate Past President for the International Association of Business Communicators, Minnesota Chapter, leads the IABCMN Masterminds group for Healthcare Veteran Communicators and supports the University of St. Thomas entrepreneur competition, e-Fest and mentorship program. Susan has her BS degree in Human Ecology from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, her MBA with a concentration in Marketing and Organizational Development from Illinois Benedictine University – Chicago and holds certifications as an Accredited Business Communicator (ABC), Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP) and is GRI certified for Sustainability Reporting.
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Physician Podcast: How To Address Your Well Being

Emergency Physicians: highest level of burnout among all medical specialties As an advocate for Emergency Physicians, Jay Kaplan, MD, FACEP, President of the American College of Emergency Physicians, supports a balanced, holistic approach to well being. Discover how well being can be learned by studying Noah's Ark, from his [...]

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Why Losing a Pet Can Be Like Losing Family

Recently, our 3.2 pound teeny tiny Toy Poodle, Bubbles, had to be rushed to the Vet ER. In a panic, I left work with visions of making the tough decision to put her to sleep. Our family pet, or as my daughter likes to call her, our smallest family member, has been a precious addition to our home for over  11 years, providing [...]

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Can Laughter Really Improve Your Well Being?

Laughter Really CAN Be the Best Medicine It may be a myth a typical child laughs 300 to 500 times a day, while most adults laugh only about 15 times a day, but it IS true kids tend to laugh a LOT more than most adults. But does this really matter for your overall well being?

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Top 3 Ways to be Motivated by Volunteering

Volunteering builds overall well being by serving others This helps to feed multiple dimensions of your life, including your emotional, relational, spiritual and can even boost your physical well being, depending on the volunteering activity you choose.

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What are the Characteristics of a Healthy Relationship?

Characteristics of Healthy Relationships To have overall holistic well being, it is important to have well being in the Relational dimension. How many of the following attitudes and behaviors are present in your relationships?

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6 Simple Ways to Stay Connected When You’re Super Busy

You know the drill; two busy careers, kids who need support, house, car, pets, aging parents to be taken care of, community activities. All good things, but where is the time left in busy lives to nurture relationships, especially the most important relationship; your spouse or significant other.

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What Is The Wheel of Well Being

Well Being: A Holistic Approach The VITAL WorkLife Wheel of Well Being is a framework used to evaluate distinct areas of life and build well being through work/life balance. Each dimension of life impacts the potential for well being. By creating a more balanced life, a more secure and complete sense of well being is achieved.

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How to Understand Your Wheel of Well Being

In a previous article, we introduced the VITAL WorkLife Wheel of Well Being. Your Wheel of Well Being is a combination of six different distinct dimensions of your life: Professional, Physical, Financial/Legal, Spiritual, Emotional and Relational.

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From Surgeon to Leadership

Leadership Development for Career Advancement Case Study:

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6 Tips for Launching Successful Social Responsibility Initiatives

Companies with a strong commitment to social responsibility have better morale, higher efficiency, a stronger public image and better employee loyalty, according to a Society for Human Resources Management study featured by Inc.com. What organization would turn down those benefits?

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