``Life disruptions touch every human. Our co-workers have the unique ability to be part of our healing strategy when they know what to say and when to say it.``

Mindy Corporon, Co-Founder of Workplace Healing and the Human Recovery Plan™ Software Platform helps innovative organizations embrace a collaborative corporate culture that balances a head-based environment with empathetic heart-based support for employees affected by life disruptions.

An entrepreneur and former CEO of a successful wealth management firm, Mindy began her career as an office assistant. She was a single mother, dealing with divorce and had experienced a life-threatening illness. Reaching the pinnacle of her professional career, Mindy was in the middle of raising two talented boys when tragedy struck. Mindy’s father and oldest son were murdered by a white-supremacist intent on killing Jews.

Mindy’s life purpose changed from guiding people financially to creating space for people to learn about our differences and discover commonalities. Mindy is the author of Healing a Shattered Soul (2021) in which she takes readers inside her family’s struggle, the support of their faith community and her commitment to courageous kindness.

Along with her family, Mindy started SevenDays® Inc., a foundation promoting kindness and understanding through education and dialogue. The Foundation engages local and regional communities, businesses, cities, and schools in SevenDays® Make a Ripple, Change the World, offering kindness resources for K-12 educators and an experience providing opportunities for all people to increase kindness through knowledge, mindset and behaviors.

``Workplace teams have the ability to become an important step in an employee’s healing journey so that business can continue to prosper after a life disruption affects a team member.``

Lisa Cooper, Co-Founder of Workplace Healing and the Human Recovery Plan™ Software Platform, assists corporate leaders in recognizing the delicate balance of head and heart in the workplace and the importance of empathy after an employee’s life has been disrupted by grief.

As a former marketing professional, Lisa has always had a gift for communicating. She earned a reputation in the advertising industry for driving creative solutions to clients’ business problems as she led the marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 companies and small businesses alike. She built upon her corporate success by launching a consulting practice and sharing her expertise teaching graduate-level marketing classes.

Her mother’s death sparked a life transformation that produced her most rewarding professional accomplishment. Based on her personal experiences with grief and hope, Lisa was motivated to help others ease the pain of loss and help their grieving hearts to heal. Lisa wrote about her experiences and relationship with her mother in You Are My Voice: How Loves Voice Never Dies (2014), an inspirational memoir.

“The head and heart-based Human Recovery Plan plays a crucial role in supporting the health and well-being of the individual—and the societal impact our clients want to achieve through empathy training. It’s gratifying to be part of this innovative movement.”

Candy Hawks, a Client Relationship Specialist at Workplace Healing, provides instrumental strategic support and best healing practices expertise to our clients as they integrate Workplace Healing’s Human Recovery Plan™ Software Platform into their organizations.

A certified health coach and corporate wellness and engagement professional with more than 10 years of experience, Candy has an impressive track record of developing inspiring wellness programs that measurably reduced employee health risks and helped organizations create healthier, more productive workplace cultures.

With a background in public relations and marketing, Candy combined her wellness expertise with strategic communication skills that helped her clients more effectively engage and motivate their employees to reach their wellness goals.

In addition to health coaching, Candy is certified in sports nutrition, weight management, group fitness and smoking cessation. She is also the recipient of  the AASPA C.S. Robinson award for “Building Healthy Teams.”

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board shares their strategic insights and growth-oriented business expertise to help position Workplace Healing as the leading service provider for addressing grief in the workplace.

Darrin Anderson, Advisory Board, Workplace Healing

``Workplace Healing serves an invaluable role in helping employees manage life’s various disruptions. We can provide resources to our employees that may not otherwise be readily available to them, as well as offer the support of a caring team. Ultimately, we care about the people with whom we work and want to help them conquer life’s challenges.``

Darrin Andersen is the President and CEO of QC Holdings, Inc, which helps consumers solve short-term financial challenges through a network of 220 locations across the US and Canada, and online in the US, Canada and India.

Read more.For more than 20 years, Darrin has facilitated the growth and evolution of QC Holdings, Inc. and led QCHI’s early-stage access to capital, culminating in a successful IPO. He has personally invested in early-stage companies and understands the varied complexities inherent in helping these companies reach their goals. An active member of the community, Darrin serves on the board of DH Pace and INFiN. 
Liz Barnard, Advisory Board, Workplace Healing

``As an HR professional, I understand the value of employee engagement as it relates to productivity and job satisfaction. Providing support for employees when they are struggling with a life crisis assists in the work/life re-balancing process. This type of investment impacts retention, productivity and commitment to the organization.``

Liz Barnard, a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources Management (SPHR/SHRM-SCP), has over 25 years of experience working in local government. She currently serves as a municipal Human Resources Director in Johnson County, Kansas.

Read more.Liz earned her Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Kansas and a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University. In addition to her local government work, Liz is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Kansas where she teaches classes in human resource management for the School of Public Affairs and Administration.
R. Lee Harris, Advisory Board, Workplace Healing

``As business leaders, we generally have no idea how to deal with the grief that members of our teams experience. Workplace Healing provides the playbook for a balanced head and heart approach to embracing this subject that has heretofore been somewhat taboo.``

R. Lee Harris, CRE, CPM, is the President and CEO of Cohen-Esrey, LLC, a Kansas City-based family of companies involved with apartment management, multi-family investment, tax credit syndication, affordable housing development and construction in 20 states.

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A Certified Property Manager through the Institute of Real Estate Management and a CRE designated by the Counselors of Real Estate, Lee has been personally involved in the management of more than 75,000 multifamily units and 25 million square feet of office building, industrial and shopping center space throughout the country. He has worked with real estate investment trusts, insurance companies, pension funds, banks, savings and loans, developers, government agencies and corporate and individual investors.

An award-winning leader in his industry, Lee is the author of The Customer is King! and An Entrepreneur’s Words to Live By. He currently serves as the vice chair for the Johnson County Airport Commission, council member of the Kansas State University College of Education Development Council, founder/benefactor of the Tomorrow’s Teacher Scholarship Program and a mentor in the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program.

Angela Hurt, Advisory Board, Workplace Healing

``Loss is an incredibly difficult, hyper-personalized experience. Workplace Healing helps a team navigate a heartbreaking situation, ensuring they say and do the right thing while also giving the employee experiencing loss a safe, healthy and reliable way to be honest about their mindset and workplace readiness.``

Angela Hurt is the Founder and CEO of Veracity, a consulting firm that helps organizations execute on their strategic initiatives and business goals.

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She built Veracity on the foundation that businesses, people and communities can excel through the power of transparency, authenticity and technology. Angela prioritizes community giving, which has helped shape Veracity’s culture of giving back. She and the broader team are proud to put the needs of those they serve first, whether it’s one of the dozens of nonprofits Veracity supports or one of its clients.

Beyond Veracity, Angela is an advocate for women, both entrepreneurs and young professionals. She is an active community fundraiser, a mentor in the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program and serves on the board of several nonprofits and leadership organizations, including the Kansas City chapter of YPO.

Ronda Zillner, Advisory Board, Workplace Healing

``I learned from my years of building an organization that no matter how great the ideas and strategies are, success still comes down to the people who we spend time with each day. It was important to me to build a company where people felt like more than a part in a machine. I wanted employees to know the company recognized them as human, having a multi-faceted life. WPH has taken this to another level by acknowledging grief as part of the human work/life experience and that every part of life impacts every other part of life.``

Ronda Zillner is an entrepreneur, mentor, and writer.  She founded and served as the visionary CEO of Zillner Marketing Communications (ZMC) for nearly 25 years before selling the company to a private equity firm and successfully exiting

Read more.Ronda’s company was one of the first marketing firms that recognized early on that the senior living sector was poised for exponential growth. She and her team worked alongside clients creating innovative and strategic sales and marketing approaches to drive pre-construction sales and ensure ongoing high resident occupancy once the community opened and beyond. Under her leadership, ZMC worked in more than 30 states with over 150 client-communities, serving tens of thousands of residents.

Continuing to do what she loves most, Ronda mentors and coaches entrepreneurs through all stages of manifesting their business dreams while helping them remain focused on their end game. She has also written curricula and taught classes through Compassion Fix, an online community founded to help open hearts and minds to the pain of others and ourselves. This practice allows us to experience connection, love, peace and joy.