Author: Angela Derks


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Champions of change leading wellness in workplaces

When individuals grow and thrive, organisations grow and thrive. Change is needed within our workplaces if we are to thrive at our best. Yes, it starts at the top and is cultivated, however, like all other key focuses of a business, there needs to be a leader driving wellness within the organisation on a daily […]


The role of managers and leaders in supporting a healthier workplace

Managers and leaders can play an important role in promoting a healthier workplace culture that supports the health and wellbeing of team members. Executives, managers, wellness practitioners and wellness committee members can all join together to promote a healthier workplace culture. Wellness leadership is about making it easier for members of your work group to […]


Lessons learned in life and leadership to guide you in 2018

Happy 2018 to all. I’ve been reflecting on my lessons learned in life and leadership to carry through to the New Year. The top tips I have learned from the best Personal and Professional Development teachers, coaches and mentors around the globe. I have worked with, been mentored by, researched, followed and learned from all […]


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