“Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.” These two themes of Women’s History Month this year inspired us to write the 2022 Influential Women in Wellness blog series. In this edition, we learn about Diane Brand‘s important work in helping others through empathy, passion, and patience.
I first worked with Diane back in 2012 when she was the Sr. Human Resources Rep and Wellness Coordinator at the City of Scottsdale. Back then, I was leading Customer Success here at Walker Tracker. Well, a lot has changed since then – Diane is a Health Engagement Senior Analyst at Cigna and I’m the CEO of Walker Tracker. What hasn’t changed is Diane’s passion for health, for the wellbeing of others, and for making an impact. With 10 years of history, I have the extraordinary pleasure of introducing you to the one and only, Diane Brand. Read on to learn more about her journey.
Tell us about yourself.
I’m a wellness expert who has been managing employee wellness programs for a variety of organizations for more than a decade. I have experience with government, education, and Fortune 500 clients. Currently, I work for Cigna Healthcare as a Health Engagement Senior Analyst dedicated to a client.
I have my Bachelor’s in Health Promotion from Arizona State University through the College of Nursing’s Health & Wellness program. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA and have since obtained several certifications; Certified Health Education Specialist, Certified Wellness Program Coordinator, Intrinsic Coach, Tobacco Treatment Specialist. I strongly believe in being a wellness role model, so I’m very passionate about nutrition and being active.
I strongly believe in being a wellness role model.
What is your WHY?
My passion in life is motivating and encouraging others to live a healthy lifestyle. I lost both parents to cancer and I want to do everything I can to help prevent others from having to experience the same. I’m able to use my personal experiences to inspire and assist others to incorporate and maintain healthy behaviors. I don’t believe in a one size fits all approach when it comes to wellness, so I use data to create a strategy that is specific to my clients’ needs.
There are a lot of women in the health/wellbeing space. Do you think women are uniquely positioned to drive wellness/wellbeing? Why?
I personally believe that we are uniquely positioned because as women, we know there is more to wellness than just burning more calories than you consume. I think we have more empathy, passion, and patience to help others achieve optimal wellness.