7 out of 10 workers
…. have ‘checked out’ or are ‘actively disengaged’
In 2014, over 73% of people in the workplace experienced stress that caused psychological or physical symptoms
The estimated mental ill health costs for employers in the UK is £26 billion
This is the backdrop to which many organisations are operating currently. And that’s without factoring in on-going restructure, downsizing or other major organisational change.
The good news is that mindfulness can help – and so can I.
Why workplace mindfulness with me?
Mindfulness is scientifically proven to:
- decrease the impact of stress
- increase personal resilience and effectiveness
- enhance the ability to manage change effectively
.... and all of the above are vital attributes which help colleagues thrive, in a dynamic and fast-paced organisation.
I am highly experienced in bringing mindfulness into the workplace, having done so since 2012. I do this through a range of offerings, tailored to meet the unique and specific requirements of each organisation I work with.
My clients range from local charities to major global organisations. I work in sectors as diverse as end-of-life care and financial investment. I have an exemplary track record of adding value through mindfulness, with outstanding feedback from participants.
My knowledge spans the depth and breadth of scientifically-validated mindfulness approaches, accredited coaching strategies, as well as personal experience of life’s ‘ups and downs’ - including redundancy and re-training to set up a successful business.
This brings my mindfulness training alive - making it practical, relevant and sustainable ... in and out of the workplace.
I combine my experience with intuition, warmth, compassion and curiosity to create appropriate mindfulness offerings. I offer optimal value and positive impact for your colleagues and for your organisation, wherever it’s at right now.
Mindfulness workshops and courses
There may be ‘hot topics’ you are looking to address, for example an imminent major change or downsizing .. or perhaps Performance Review time is coming up and colleagues are struggling with the whole feedback issue. To support colleagues through turbulent times, I can create a workshop or event to give them tangible mindfulness tools, with practical ways to apply them.
Examples of such interventions include:
- Mindfulness and Sleep
- Mindfulness and Change
- Mindfulness for Leaders
- Mindfulness and Giving / Receiving Feedback
To embed mindfulness tools long-term, a workplace mindfulness course - held weekly for 8 weeks - is a great option.
I will work with you to define the best environmental and cultural fit for your organisation and colleagues - creating bespoke offerings if appropriate, whilst always ensuring we maintain the scientific integrity of the training.
Mindful coaching - the best of both worlds ....
I have brought mindfulness and coaching together to conduct Mindful Coaching programmes in many organisations, with colleagues at all levels. I help them be their best and inspire and empower them to overcome the challenges they are facing.
- coaching a junior colleague to increase self-esteem and confidence
- coaching a middle manager to overcome fear of presentations
- coaching a senior leader to build empathetic behaviour and increase engagement with the team
I always focus on helping to build and strongly embed a culture of mindfulness. I help each organisation to find ways to make this ‘self-supporting’ and sustainable for the future.
I also have a network of like-minded, accredited mindfulness teachers who I work with. So I can resource appropriate mindfulness interventions, making them scaleable and robust.
Despite the positive intentions of uniting a team, many traditional ‘team-building’ events do the exact opposite. They can reinforce unhelpful competitiveness and ‘striving’ - which, far from "building" the team, can leave some colleagues feeling isolated and inadequate.
I offer team-building events which cultivate mindful awareness and help the team members to truly connect and build trust, empathy and commitment. My events can be configured to meet your exact and unique needs. For example, a recent all-day team workshop just prior to the organisation's Performance Review cycle combined an introduction to mindfulness, followed by how these new techniques could be applied to help colleagues receive feedback well.
I have experience in many traditional team-building approaches - such as Myers Briggs for Teams - which can also be combined with a mindfulness session, to create synergy and additional value.
And I can also offer something really different! Why not invite colleagues to step out of the office and into nature, to experience Forest Therapy? Immersing in nature is a unique and powerful way to build connectivity and engagement within a team - as well as developing mindfulness skills and benefitting physical, mental and social well-being.
Let's work together to create a bespoke event for your team - which could incorporate forest therapy with mindfulness, creative exercises, coaching ... or something more traditional, if you prefer.
Just contact me to explore what is possible for you, your team and your organisation.