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A Conversation with 805Connect

Employee Engagement through Wellness

This is part of the 805conversations series, produced by 805connect. Released September 28, 2015.




Bryce Eddy and Ryan Turnbull of Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services sat down for a conversation with host Mark Sylvester for an engaging talk that covered the importance of having a wellness program in your business. Bryce and Ryan represent the Wellness practice at this extremely progressive agency. They talked about several themes, including;


  • The Awareness Moment, when you decide to embark on a path to wellness
  • Biometric screening
  • Life-hacking
  • How do you engage the naysayers in the workplace – hint – it’s easy
  • Wellness Ambassadors – great program that boosts engagement exponentially
  • Are you a Wellness Geek?
  • What do you do when you have a lifestyle-based chronic condition?



805connect_SmallLogoGreg Van Ness, the CEO of Tolman & Wiker is a partner with the 805connect project and a sponsor of the 805conversations project with Dean Gerhard Apfelthaler from California Lutheran University. Both have done podcasts that are very informative. To view the full list of 805conversations podcasts available, please visit: http://805connect.com/tag/podcast/.

A Conversation with 805Connect

Greg Van Ness, CEO of Tolman & Wiker on Understanding Business Risk

This is part of the 805conversations series, produced by 805connect. Released July 08, 2015.




Greg Van Ness, CEO, Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services talked with host Mark Sylvester, Ambassador of 805connect about business, understanding and dealing with risk, the importance of leadership, culture, and how Tolman & Wiker helps customers become more successful in their business.  Tolman & Wiker is a Top 100 U.S. Insurance Brokerage, and has been a leader in this region since 1923.  Greg explains the role of Tolman & Wiker as a partner with their clients in ways that go well beyond helping them to properly purchase insurance.



805connect_SmallLogoTolman & Wiker Insurance Services, LLC and California Lutheran University’s School of Management are the exclusive co-sponsors of 805conversations. See our news release for details. 805conversations are produced weekly. More information can be found at 805connect.com.

June 2013

Greg Van Ness, CEO on Tolman & Wiker’s New Website

Meet Tolman & Wiker’s CEO, Greg Van Ness as he introduces you to our new website!


May 2013

Greg Van Ness, CEO on the Tolman & Wiker D.R.I.V.E. System™

We’re driven to perform for our clients! Tolman & Wiker’s CEO, Greg Van Ness talks about why we created the Tolman & Wiker D.R.I.V.E. System™ to better serve the needs of businesses like yours.