THE HEALTHY LEADER® Wins Gold, Silver and Bronze

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THE HEALTHY LEADER®, a leader in innovative leadership development programs, won coveted Brandon Hall Group Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards for excellence in two Leadership Development categories and one Excellence in Technology category. The Gold medal was won together with their client Cigna for the Best Unique or Innovative Leadership Program: Grounded and Conscious Essentials.  The Grounded Leader program also received a Silver medal for the Best Advance In Corporate Wellbeing Technology with e-learning designer AllenComm and a Bronze medal with Cigna, for the Best Advance in Leadership Development.

The winning Healthy Leader & Cigna solution is a fresh and innovative, wholistic learning experience designed to strengthen change agility skills of leaders at all levels so they thrive in a disruptive and accelerating world. This multi-dimensional program which includes instructor-led, virtual instructor-led, and an enterprise portal that supports guided and self-directed learning, enables people to build new knowledge and behavior as healthy change leaders.

CEO and founder of The Healthy Leader, Dr. Bob Rosen commented, “Our programs are based on the premise that ‘Who you are drives what you do and how you perform.’ Cigna’s mission is to improve the health, well-being and peace of mind of those they serve and starts with their own leadership. Together we created a program for their leaders at all levels which embodies their whole person health mission, We are thrilled that this program has received recognition for its innovation and unique approach to leadership.”

According to Hollie Ward, Global Head of Leadership Development and Talent Readiness, who leads this effort at Cigna: “The Healthy Leader approach to change leadership and change agility was different and unique. It was clear our philosophies were aligned – at the core of Cigna’s success is our ‘Whole Person Health’ strategy, inside and outside the company. Health must be our organizing theme for developing healthy leaders, people and teams.”

“Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards in 2021 provide much-needed and welldeserved recognition to organizations that went above and beyond to support their stakeholders during the unprecedented disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Brandon Hall Group COO and leader of the HCM Excellence Awards Program Rachel Cooke. “The awards provide validation of best practices in all areas of HCM at a time when they have never been more important to employers, employees and customers.” Entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon these criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation and overall measurable benefits.

Excellence Award winners are scheduled to be honored at Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Conference, Feb. 1-3, 2022, at the Hilton West Palm Beach, Florida. Select winners also will serve as presenters in breakout sessions, sharing their leading practices during the conference. “We added several awards categories this year to specifically address critical needs, including how organizations addressed the new dynamics of work and embedded the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in their HCM practices,” Brandon Hall Group CEO Mike Cooke said. “Winning organizations in all categories demonstrated a peoplecentric approach while driving superior business results under challenging and unprecedented conditions. Demonstrating HCM’s impact on the business is what sets our awards apart.” © 2021 Brandon Hall Group, Inc.

About The Healthy Leader:

The Healthy Leader is a forerunner in human centric leadership. Through our Grounded® and Conscious Leadership Programs, web-based learning portal and resource library, instructor-led and virtual instructor-led workshops, facilitator training, consulting services, executive coaching and learning solutions – we unlock and unleash full leadership potential. Our unique and scalable approach helps organizations to create sustainable value, accelerate transformation and innovation, foster growth and resilience, create healthy culture and well-being, and align and execute the human side of business.

About Cigna:

Cigna is a global health services company dedicated to improving the health, well-being, and peace of mind of those we serve. With more than 175 million customer and patient relationships in more than 30 countries and jurisdictions, we are able to harness actionable insights that address whole-person health and drive better health outcomes.

About Brandon Hall Group:

Brandon Hall Group operates the largest and longest running awards program in Human Capital Management. As an independent HCM research and analyst firm they conduct studies in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management. These benchmark studies help organizations by providing strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results. Coupling the research studies with the best practice from the awards, Brandon Hall Group has helped more than 10,000 clients globally and more than 28 years of delivering world-class research and advisory. At the core of our offerings is a membership program that combines research, benchmarking and unlimited access to data and analysts. Membership enables executives and practitioners to make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, coalesced with analyst advisory services which aim to put the research into action in a way that is practical and efficient. Brandon Hall Group has also launched professional certifications for business and human capital management professionals to upskill themselves and gain credentials for career advancement.

The 2021 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards are given for work in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, Sales Performance, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Future of Work.

For further information about The Healthy Leader award-winning leadership programs contact


About the Author

Bob Rosen, Ph.D.

Bob Rosen, Ph.D.

Bob Rosen is founder and CEO of The Healthy Leader and author of 8 best-selling leadership books, including Grounded: How Leaders Stay Rooted in an Uncertain World, a New York Times bestseller, and Conscious: The Power of Awareness in Business and Life, a Washington Post bestseller. At The Healthy Leader, we help develop leaders at all levels to improve their health, well-being, potential and performance.


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