Local Lifesaver Stories

Be inspired. Be a Lifesaver.

When we share our stories, our example can influence and even save someone’s life. The Lifesaver Wellbeing Series recognizes local Lifesavers – individuals or teams who have gone the extra mile to make life better for another person or simply inspire others through their personal journey. The Lifesaver videos below can be embedded in an email, played prior to a meeting and used as motivation and inspiration prior to kicking off a group activity.

Nominate a Lifesaver and share your story to inspire others.

Purpose Wellbeing
- Expanding a sense of purpose and meaning in life.
Volunteeringfeaturing Jill Johnson
Heart Centeredfeaturing Brian Spies
Save a Lifefeaturing Gail Burant

- Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and sleep.
Addressing Sleep Concernsfeaturing Mary Hintz
Physical Fitness Challenge featuring Tim Diermeier
Running for a Purpose featuring John Starry
Leading by Example featuring Kevin Krull
Walking For Health featuring Jayme Rankin
Plant Based Nutritionfeaturing Don Sallenbach
Healthy Living featuring Lisa Sanderfoot
Getting Healthier Together featuring Dean and Terri Blahnik

- Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system.
Developing Supportive Relationships featuring Amy Winzenried and Karen Sinette
Women Helping Womenfeaturing Kathy Kurowski
Developing Good Citizensfeaturing Julie Patzke
Getting Healthier Togetherfeaturing Rachel Lom
Connect. Belong. Heal.featuring Marcia Kritzler-Egeland

- Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships.
It Makes Me Happy featuring Karla Brooks
Empowering Young Women featuring Sarah Nelson
Finding Yourself featuring Kerry Geocaris
Positivity featuring Cindy Dahlman
Living Empowered and Strong featuring Claire Doty
Recognizing Symptoms of DepressionFeaturing Naomi and McKenna (mother/daughter)

- Satisfaction with current and future financial situations.
Financial Wellbeingfeaturing Teal Van Lanen
Financial Wellbeingfeaturing Lyndsi Seymour

- Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work.
Career Wellbeingfeaturing Algoma Superintendent Nick Cochart and Mayor Wayne Schmidt
Career Wellbeingfeaturing Joan Mitchell

- Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills.
Using your strengths to face your fear and expand knowledge and skillsfeaturing Samantha Golonka
Learn and Grow - finding ways to expand knowledge and skillsfeaturing Lori Dahlke

- Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being.
Be a Lifesaver: Environmental Wellbeing Dr. Steven Gerndt shares his journey of realizing that he (each one of us) are responsible for creating a positive workplace environment.