Over the past 37 years, Bastable has collaborated with employers and providers of health services to develop innovative workforce strategies to impact the health, wellbeing, engagement, and performance of employees.
As an employee benefits and engagement consultant with CBIZ for 22 years, these workforce strategies, including several that received industry awards, have been applied to hundreds of large, medium, and small companies and organizations in various industries, including manufacturing, technologies, health care, education, municipalities, and professional services.
Bastable serves as chairman of the Innovation Section for the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) Study Group on Health, Productivity, and Performance. The section recently completed a study on employer use of wearable technology within employee wellbeing programs, which was published nationwide. Bastable is also a liaison with the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Healthy KC initiative as well as a founding member of the board of the Mill Creek Park Association in Kansas City, Missouri, a public–private partnership for developing trails and exercise equipment along with park beautification.
In 2010, with a goal of teaching the concepts of personal leadership, wellbeing, and life skills to the next generation, Bastable and his wife, Kim, both former professional athletes, founded a non-profit organization called Vital Leadership. Its mission is to identify young leaders and athletes to provide training, practical experiences, mentoring, and inspiration and mental toughness for them to reach their full potential both personally, athletically, and professionally.