Storytelling Lead at The Wellbeing Project
United States of America
Missy Rentz enjoys a successful marketing career where she is able to follow her passion for branding, and building experiences for fans to find great joy. She joined The Wellbeing Project in November of 2022 to lead the Storytelling team.
Missy has spent most of her career in the professional sports arena creating impactful campaigns for the likes of the Washington Capitals (NHL), Washington Wizards (NBA), Washington Mystics (WNBA), Houston Texans (NFL), and individual athletes while working for Roc Nation Sports.
During a year-long sabbatical, where she camped and hiked around The United States, Missy decided she wanted her passion for building brands and storytelling to align more with her personal goals for wellbeing. Rather than creating escapes for fans to find joy and happiness, she wanted people to find it in the everyday.
With a knack for creating memorable experiences, Missy is working with the Storytelling Team to find unique ways to educate and advocate for individual, organizational, and societal wellbeing.
What does inner wellbeing mean to you?
Inner wellbeing results from working on and nourishing the self physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. My goal is to find a point of balance and flow, and finding ways to return to this point during challenging times.
How would you define wellbeing in one word?
Are there any rituals or practices you use to enhance your wellbeing?
I try to meditate (or at least take a few minutes to breathe deeply and relax), perform reiki, and smile daily. A walk in the woods and creating with my hands are two ways that I know fuel me and center me quickly, so I try to incorporate those activities as often as I can.
Why is it important that we prioritise individual and collective wellbeing?
When we care for the wellbeing of ourselves and others, we lead with the heart. Leading with the heart allows us to lift up the gifts of everyone for the greater good.
Do you have any favourite books, podcasts, or articles that you believe support, promote or educate on wellbeing and related themes?
Brene Brown’s “Unlocking Us” podcast
Hoda Kotb’s “Making Space” podcast
Sharon Salzberg’s “Real Happiness”
Brene Brown’s “Daring Greatly”…but I’m a fan of all of her books