Rudy Haberzettl: Proactive Solutions, Inc.

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Proactive Solutions, Inc. (www.pastherapy.com) specializes in designing, implementing and supporting workplace health, safety, and wellness programs. The company has served clients nationwide since 2005 and recently opened its newest office in Lincoln, NE. Rudy Haberzettl, MSPT, CEES is the CEO of Proactive Solutions, Inc.

Tell us a little about your business. – Our focus is, and always will be, a “proactive” preventive health care approach rather than the “reactive” approach of the current healthcare system. We work with small to large companies across the United States to help them develop sensible wellness and injury prevention programs that enhance their benefits packages, attract and retain talent, increase productivity, reduce stress and injury  for an overall healthy and satisfied employees.  Who doesn’t want that? And, the best part is, our programs always pay for themselves and on average result in an overall return on investment of 5 to 1 for the employer. We use a reverse engineering approach when developing these unique programs for companies, and we do not believe in a “one size fits all” model. Proactive Solutions, Inc. can provide anything from basic consulting and training, to comprehensive, virtual and/or on-site professionally staffed and managed wellness and injury prevention programs. We recently expanded into Nebraska because my professional colleague and friend Katie Tiedeman wanted to help those in her community, so it’s been an exciting time for our company.

How did you get started in the business? – I’ve been in the corporate health and wellness industry for 17 years and have seen the inside of so many companies, evaluating the patterns that lead to success or failure. My first independent success was a performing a pilot study for a large insurance company that proved extremely successful; the rest just built on this initial success.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – The fear of change many individuals embrace, mostly not to make waves in an attempt to maintain their cushy position at a company. However, the millennial generation has greatly helped with that by disrupting every industry and rocking the status quo.

What has been your most important achievement professionally? – Creating a career environment that I want to be a part of rather than trying to fit myself into whatever’s out there. I get to do something purposeful that I enjoy, and any financial benefit that comes from that is a bonus.

Tell us a little about your family. – My wife is a physical therapist and we have two boys who are 6 and 8 years old along with two dogs.

What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – Having kids, as any parent can relate. I thought my career in the Marines was challenging; then I had kids and those challenges pale in comparison.

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – Getting outside with my family to experience the outdoors along with coaching football. Both of these activities are the purest form of happiness to me and keep me grounded in what truly is great in life.

What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? – As a Marine, I flew as aircrew door gunner on CH53E helicopters and served in combat.

What local non-profit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why? – Angel Eyes (angeleyes.org) because we lost our oldest son to SIDS, and also local pet rescue organizations.

If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so? – Feel free to email me at r.haberzettl@pashaw.com or contact Katie Tiedeman at our local office, (402) 480-4266 or k.tiedeman@pashaw.com. Or, check out our websites at www.pastherapy.com or www.pashealthandwellness.com.


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