When Kaiser Permanente manager Flor Coronel was planning her team's weekly "check in" meeting, she took the suggestion of Go Lloyd Pedestrian Committee member Mark McClure and scheduled a walking meeting. It was not a sunny summer day but no one cared -- getting fresh air and seeing some new sights while discussing their projects was a refreshing change for the team.
Coronel says, "As Kaiser Permanente employees, we should walk the talk and Thrive. Mark is our Wellness Champion and I wanted to support his idea. Also, I haven't been meeting my steps goal so walking meetings are a great way to achieve that. Using the Go Lloyd map was an added bonus because it made the walk a learning experience as well. It was nice to do something routine in a different environment."
McClure says, "The walk showed us that there are a lot of things we didn't know about the Lloyd District. The walking meeting was very fun -- if we could do a bike ride meeting, we would!"
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