Author: Angela Derks

Oct
02

8 ways to live and lead well with yoga

  October is here and that means a new business quarter, spring, back-to-school and warmer weather. Most of our team here at the Australasian Sustainable Wellness Academy have been practicing yoga for our own personal wellness for a decade (or more for some of us!) now. For me personally, and like many others from my […]

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Sep
04

Embodying the Principles of Wellness in Spas

People are expecting more from their spa experience and in order for spas to deliver, therapists and business owners need to embody the fundamentals of the industry that they are working in. Having a beautiful space and design elements, the latest technology, enticing marketing programs passionate and knowledgeable staff on hand and stocking sought after […]

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Aug
28

Harness the power of personal energy management at work

If you speak to any productivity expert, business coach, wellness coach, mentor or advisor about how to get more done and feel more energized, you will usually be told that the secret is time management. In other words, you need to think about how you’re going to fit all the things you need to do […]

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Aug
14

Why do managers need wellness skills?

Every day, people are promoted into management roles, many of which never intended to actually become managers. They agree to their new responsibilities to stay employed, make more money, or to forge a pathway for their next career move. With increasing conversations being had on the topic of mental wellbeing, corporate boards, insurers and governments […]

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Jul
10

Build resilient work teams to optimise performance

Employees are key to business success. When workload demands increase, employees can become stressed, impacting business results. Happier, healthier, more resilient employees are good for business. Workplace stress is not new, yet the increasing cost of its impact is. However, there are two sides to the stress story: companies that accept and absorb the impact […]

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Jun
06

Integrating workable wellness into organisations

Expertise in wellness integration means better strategic outcomes for your organisation. Meaningful workplace initiatives that are implemented, actioned and monitored will not only cultivate a healthy and positive workplace culture, as discussed in the article titled What is a wellness initiative? they also enhance sustainability. Workable initiatives are more likely to result in outcomes that are […]

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May
22

What is a wellness initiative?

Happy and healthy employees are more engaged, efficient and productive. If they are thriving in their personal life, they will be more likely to thrive in their professional life. But the buck does not stop with the employee. The workplace also needs be an environment that supports the health and wellness of its employees. The […]

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May
15

Thriving organisations stand by their people

When individuals collectively thrive in a workplace then organisations as a whole, are more likely to thrive. At the Australasian Sustainable Wellness Academy (ASWA), we believe that healthy, happy employees are the key to creating thriving organisations. When we talk about wellness, what we are really talking about, is living life at your best; having […]

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May
08

Unleash your emotional intelligence for career success

Emotional intelligence is defined as the ability of an individual to be aware of, to control, and to express their own emotions in a social or work environment. Emotional intelligence includes the ability to discriminate among emotions and to use this information to guide your thinking and actions. It also involves recognising, and responding appropriately […]

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Apr
03

Wellness tourism thrives within a booming global wellness economy

The global wellness economy now represents more than 5% of global economic output and is almost half of the size of all global health expenditures. While the global economy overall shrank by -3.6%, the global wellness economy grew by 10.6% in 2017. The focus has clearly shifted from managing or curing disease to a focus […]

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