ASWA Wins GOLD in the 2019 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards®

ASWA Wins GOLD in the 2019 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards®

I am delighted to share with you that the Australasian Sustainable Wellness Academy (ASWA) has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Gold Stevie® Award in the Most Innovative of the Year – Business Service Industries category in the sixth annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.

The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are the only business awards program to recognise outstanding performance and innovation in the workplace in all 29 nations of the Asia-Pacific. The Stevie Awards are widely considered to be the world’s premier business awards, conferring recognition for achievement in programs such as The International Business Awards® for 17 years.

More than 900 nominations from organisations from Australia and across the Asia-Pacific region were considered this year in categories such as Award for Excellence in Innovation in Products & Services, Award for Innovative Management, and Award for Innovation in Corporate Websites, among many others.  ASWA won in the Most Innovative of the Year – Business Service Industries category. As a training and development organisation that reads loads of submissions from our course participants, we can appreciate the immense time and effort from the judges in reading all of those submissions!

The judges were impressed with ASWA’s 25 years’ experience in delivering award-winning solutions for training and developing wellness capabilities of managers and team leaders throughout Asia-Pacific region, particularly with the Australian Accredited Diploma-level Wellness Leadership Program. The team developed this program as a highly relevant and practical solution for businesses across all industries to enable their managers with the fundamental skills of management and wellness leadership. Aligned with the Australian Government’s Future of Work Strategy, these skills are of particular relevance to forward thinking employers looking to minimise business risk and attract the best talent as part of a sustainable workforce strategy. We love working with employers that value the wellbeing of their team members and we couldn’t have won this award without the support of our awesome industry partners.

Research and experience suggests that when individuals collectively thrive in a workplace then organisations are more likely to thrive. We love helping our customers win with wellness and awards from implementing our accredited framework, skills and systems into their own businesses for higher wellbeing and performance. It’s incredibly rewarding to be on the other side of the awards and see the team and our awesome support network being recognised for all their efforts in delivering the ‘The ASWA Wellness Approach’. Our industry partners share that it’s not only our 25 years of international expertise in wellness in organisational and leadership context and five-star customer service standards that they value, but that our passion and  enthusiasm are ‘contagious’ and helpful when infusing wellness throughout an organisation. We are super proud of staying true to our mission to bring wellness within everyone’s reach.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 100 executives around the world acting as judges in March and April.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala banquet at the InterContinental Hotel in Singapore on Friday, 31 May.

About the Stevie® Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.Details about the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at

About the Australasian Sustainable Wellness Academy

The Australasian Sustainable Wellness Academy is an Australian training academy specializing in the development of manager capabilities in wellbeing and strategic leadership for sustainable business success.

Four strategic objectives of ASWA are to increase the level of awareness with tools and resources for daily life and work harmony; develop competencies of managers with innovative training solutions and support; to provide wellness solutions for organisations through influential and engaging strategies; and to contribute to the wellness of the environment and the broader community through collaborative and strategic alliances with industry leaders. Learn more about the Australasian Sustainable Wellness Academy’s award-winning Wellness Leadership Program.

Angela Derks, ND is the Founder and CEO of the Australasian Sustainable Wellness Academy (ASWA) - the award winning accredited leader of wellness training and consulting services for organisations. Her life’s work is helping people achieve optimal health, wellbeing and business success through skills-based learning and healthy leadership strategies. She is the lead developer of the nationally recognised 10299NAT Diploma of Wellness Leadership qualification, delivering relevant skills to effectively integrate evidence-based wellness and management practices into organisations. The ASWA Wellness Solutions Team delivers an integrative approach for individuals, organisations and communities.