Building Employees

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Building Employees

Rainmakers is excited to offer a monthly roundtable for small business leaders to convene on workplace talent topics. It is more important than ever to be strategic in attracting, engaging and developing employees in order to build a healthy company.

Ideal attendees for this session are small business owners or human resource managers.

Sessions are 90 minutes and include introductions and networking along with a workplace talent learning topic and interactive roundtable discussion. All participants share their key takeaways in action steps prior to the conclusion of the session.


August Topic: The Customer Does Not Come First, The Mental Health and Well-Being of Your Employees Does!

The problem of work-related stress was common in the workplace before the two recent pandemics: Covid-19, and the outcry against social injustice, racism, and police brutality. The impact on the mental health and psychological well-being of these two pandemics on employees in general, and employees of color in particular, has exacerbated the problem. 

Participants will learn: 

  • Supervisory and management practices that contribute to unhealthy company culture.

  • Psychological consequences that accrue for employees who do not feel comfortable talking about their stress or a personal issue to a supervisor.

  • Effective supervisory practices that help decrease workplace stress and boost employee motivation and engagement.

  • Factors that contribute to employees feeling more confident and equipped to perform their job well.

  • The unique consequences of Covid-19 and Racial Trauma on Black and brown employees.


Our Speaker: Dr. Joseph Smedley

Dr. Joseph Smedley is Founder and President of Smedley and Smedley Consulting & Training LLC based in Noblesville IN. His management consulting firm provides solutions for businesses, healthcare and other organizations that foster a workplace which promotes, supports, and improves the mental health and well-being of employees and their families. He is a licensed psychotherapist in the state of Indiana.

Dr. Smedley’s private practice provides consulting and counseling for VITAL WorkLife headquartered in Minneapolis MN, a national behavioral health consulting practice and Employee Assistance Provider (EAP) supporting all dimensions of well-being in the workplace. Clients are physicians and other advanced practice providers (APP’s) in hospitals and health care systems. His private practice also provides consulting and counseling for New Directions Behavioral Health Solutions an Employee Assistance Provider that helps guide individuals toward balance in their careers and personal lives. Clients are employees of the United States Postal Service. 

Dr. Smedley obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Howard University in Washington, DC. He was also awarded a Certificate for Social Scientists in Neuroscience from the University of California, Irvine. 


Sessions will be facilitated by Rainmakers CEO and employee engagement expert, Nikki Lewallen.

As reflected in her leadership style, Nikki is an avid proponent of robust company culture. She believes that for people to succeed in business and life, it is necessary for them to find meaning in their work. Today, Nikki works nationally alongside CEOs, Presidents and key executives to build highly engaged employers. She has built a national network of the best HR and talent solutions to tie her gift of connecting to the resources leaders need to move the needle on employee engagement, ultimately helping more people “Love Mondays.”



Since 1986, Insperity has been showing companies how to harness the power of HR to improve business success. We’ve grown from two people sharing a one-room office to a $3.3 billion company with more than 70 offices across the U.S

We love helping clients strengthen and streamline their businesses. Our proven approach helps you better manage costs and minimize risk. You’ll get the ready-to-use HR infrastructure that your business needs to be more efficient and profitable.

To bring out the best in your people, we’ll show you how to maximize their performance and productivity. That’s our inspiration and purpose.

August 13 2020


Date: August 13, 2020
Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
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