Entries by Erica Mizelle

Happy Columbus Day!

A national holiday since 1937, Columbus Day commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492. It also provides our creative department with another excuse to have a little fun (not that it takes much). Hope you enjoy the day!

Finding Leverage | Power of Systems Thinking

Not too long ago, we took you on a behind-the-scenes tour of our latest shoot. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Chris Soderquist and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors on the project. Systems dynamic modeling is an interesting topic – we know a lot more about it now than we did before filming, that’s for […]

Teleworking is a Beautiful Thing

Who doesn’t love a little flexibility with how – and where – they get their work done? This is the fifth annual Georgia Telework Week, which supports a concept Banyan has long embraced. Our ATL and STL teams both enjoy work-from-home Fridays and the option of teleworking during the week as needed. I find it’s […]

Capturing the Magic of Disney

At our second Banyan book club meeting, eight Banyanites spent a little time over breakfast discussing the book How to Be Like Walt Disney: Capturing the Disney Magic Every Day of Your Life by Pat Williams. This inspiring book walks through 17 steps to living a life more like Walt: one filled with optimism, creativity, […]

More Matters!

Did you know? September is More Matters Month – as in, more fruits and veggies on your plate! As part of our healthy Change for Good wellness challenge, everyone at Banyan is trying to be a bit better about eating healthy and moving more. It’s easier said than done some days, which is where resources […]

Behind-the-Scenes|Systems Dynamic Modeling

Take a look behind-the-scenes of our latest film shoot. Shot in Atlanta a couple of weeks ago, our interview with Chris Soderquist was all about introducing people to Systems Dynamic Modeling (a visual way to understand and gain leverage over complex systems to make better decisions). Not a bad way to spend the day!

Happy Labor Day!

Wishing you + yours a wonderful Labor Day weekend. The office pups already have their plan in place (and we figure this might apply to some of our human colleagues as well). Hope you enjoy the holiday!

What’s Your Story?

Last week – as has been the case for the last eight years – people from across the country with a vested interest in public health and effective communication converged in Atlanta. For the second year in a row, I’ve had the opportunity to join them. Between networking opportunities, workshops, presentations, and plenary and poster […]

An Opportunity for Growth + Bonding

Last fall, for fun, I read the book “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead” by Sheryl Sandburg (Facebook’s COO). I was really inspired by this book and wanted to discuss it with people who shared my interest in business.  At the same time, Banyan was looking at ways to integrate professional activities into […]

Healthiest Nation in One Generation

Daunting? Maybe. Achievable? Absolutely. As anyone who is called to do this work knows, promoting public health can be a challenge: the American Public Health Association notes the current generation isn’t as healthy as the one that came before. A challenge, yes. But one that’s worthwhile, rewarding, and often inspiring, too. National Public Health Week […]