"A breakthrough book for executives seeking untapped sources of competitive advantage. A bravura intellectual and artistic performance!" -- Sean Sullivan, President and CEO, Institute for Health and Productivity Management
"A critical investigation... what's good for employees and what's good for companies are not separate poles any more!" -- Curt W. Coffman, Global Practice Leader, The Gallup Organization and co-author, First, Break all the Rules
"A passionately written and extremely well researched book... a compelling case for the links between health, leadership, and business results." -- Jim Clemmer, bestselling author, Firing on All Cylinders
Danielle Pratt is President of Healthy Business Inc., and founder of www.HealthyScorecard.com. She is gaining international acclaim within management circles for her dynamic and extremely well researched presentation of employee health as an irresistible business opportunity - a vast untapped frontier in high performance.
Drawing from state-of-the-art management models such as the Balanced Scorecard, Service Profit Chain, and Gallup 12, Danielle bridges the awareness gap, which separates our understanding of health and high performance. She assists leadership teams to measure, prove, and act on the cause-and-effect relationship between great leadership, employee capability and wellbeing, customer and process results, and superior financial results. Her living, breathing Healthy Scorecard provides empirical proof of what we have known intuitively for ages:
"Good health is good leadership is great business!"
Danielle's forté is in credibly building enthusiasm and support among executive teams for this quantum leap in high performance. She assists organizations to focus on powerful "leading indicators" of sustainable high performance, and to move beyond continuous improvement toward world-class performance.
Danielle is noted for her cutting-edge work on the synergy between the drivers of employee capability to deliver results to customers, and the drivers of employee wellbeing. Her bottom-up approach to performance measurement concisely and elegantly captures the key drivers of employee motivation. These basic measures of human motivation and wellbeing, she proves, are a necessary complement to the tightly focused strategic measures of a Balanced Scorecard, and thereby position organizations to deliver truly sustainable high performance.
Danielle's background provides her with a unique and powerful perspective on both health and business issues. She draws from hands-on experience in management consulting, health strategy consulting, industrial Physiotherapy, and Occupational Therapy to offer depth and breadth to her work in organizational health and national health policy issues. She has consulted to prominent organizations such as Health Canada, the City of Calgary, Glaxo Wellcome, Nova Chemicals, the Ontario Worker's Safety and Insurance Board, the Ontario Service Safety Alliance, VanCity Savings Credit Union, and the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Danielle is an acclaimed keynote speaker and hands-on workshop leader, and her win/win message has profound and wide appeal to executives, investors, and employees. She has been invited to present to senior management audiences from diverse organizations, such as the Conference Board of Canada; International Quality and Productivity Centre; Institute for Health and Productivity Management (North American Leadership Summit); World Mental Health conference; Singapore Ministry of Health; Singapore National Employers Federation; Canadian Human Resources Planners; Human Resources Association of Canada (Calgary); Vancouver Board of Trade; International Wood, and Allied Workers of Canada, Manitoba Federal Council/Association of Professional Executives; National Conference on Disability and Work; and the Industrial Accident Prevention Association.
She is a regular contributor to the executive column for the Institute for Health and Productivity Management. Her work has appeared in diverse media such as: the internal newsletter of UPS; Certified Management Accounting (CMA) Management Magazine; New Delhi Confederation of Indian Industry's Health and Safety magazine; Enterprise Magazine; Employee Health and Productivity Magazine; and publications by the Canadian Mental Health Association. She holds a BSC in Rehabilitation Medicine (Occupational Therapy / Physiotherapy) from the University of British Columbia, and an MBA from the Ivey Business Sc