Meet the Work Life Consultant
To support our mission to promote and encourage healthy lifestyles to enhance the quality of life for the GVSU community and their families, a Work Life Consultant is available to you as part of your wellness services at Grand Valley. The work life consultant provides supportive tools, plans wellness events, and develops presentations to support all faculty and staff in times of need and also in maintaining wellness and balance.
The work life consultant makes an impact on the lives of faculty and staff by ensuring all efforts are accessible, sustainable, and holistic.
The work life consultant ensures all initiatives for wellness and wellbeing have multiple outlets and options to receive support.
The work life consultant aims to ensure interactions and programming that effectively utilize university resources.
The work life consultant offers services that wrap around faculty and staff in all areas of their lives to support their overall health and well-being.
Meet your Work Life Consultant
Elisa started at GVSU in July 2017. She graduated from Hope College and then from Grand Valley State University with her Masters in Social Work in 2010.
See Elisa’s bio here.
Elisa was featured as a student success story, read more here.
- Self-referrals are welcome.
- Faculty and staff may request and individual outreach for a colleague.
- Supervisors may request a referral.
We want to hear from you. If you have an idea or feedback, please do not hesitate to call.
Contact Work Life Consultant Elisa Salazar, LMSW
Located at 1090 James H. Zumberge Hall Allendale, Michigan 49401
Appointments are available all over campus.
For more information see our Work Life Consulting brochure or request some for your new faculty and staff by contacting Elisa Salazar.
Elisa Salazar, LMSW, Work Life Consultant
GVSU's Employee Assistance Program
Faculty and staff also have access to Encompass (password: gvsu), a third party employee assistance program which offers 24/7 crisis support, consultation, and coaching. Call them at 1-800-788-8630.
Pause for Self Compassion
In this clip, GVSU Work Life Consultant, Elisa Salazar walks participants through an activity to foster self-compassion.
Pause for Self-Reflection
GVSU’s Work Life Consultant guides participants through a self-reflection activity reviewing a car as a metaphor for life. How full is your tank right now? How fast are you going? Are there any check engine lights on?
Pause to Check In
Start off your meetings with check-in questions can create a caring, supportive and fun work environment. Checking in allows people to be mindful of other people needs not just during the meeting, but throughout the day. In this video, GVSU's Work Life Consultant reviews some questions we can pose to check in with others.