Author: Angela Derks

Mar
13

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 […]

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Feb
13

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 […]

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Jan
01

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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Dec
18

Why energy management is more important than time management

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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Nov
21

Cultivate wellness from within to help your community

We are all interconnected through our communities. Promoting and encouraging wellness within our communities can actually be the differentiating factor between a good life and a great life. Community wellness is directly related to what we do to give back to our communities, and as such, it is strongly interconnected with the principles of personal […]

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Sep
26

Mindful leadership techniques you can use now

“Mindfulness brings a unity of body and mind to the present moment. It puts us in the zone and the beauty of mindfulness is that it can be practised any time anywhere.” says Carolyn Jayne, Reiki Master and Mace Energy Method practitioner in her article Apply mindfulness in daily life. Mindful leadership is about anchoring […]

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Sep
23

How do I know if my workplace wellness program is working?

The concept of workplace wellness is relatively easy – create a culture that allows people to gain a true understanding of wellness by demystifying the concept of wellness, as well as provide the opportunity to engage in healthy activities that promote optimum wellness, like exercise, nutritious foods, wellness-oriented policies like flexible workspaces, time off and so on. […]

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Sep
21

How to review, measure and track your wellness progress

You’re committed to a healthy lifestyle to be the best version of you but how do you know if you’re making any real progress? Taking a daily stock of your energy level, stress level, sleep quality, mindfulness and nutrition choices, is important for everyone who is trying to live a healthier life. It will help […]

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Aug
11

Choco Charlie Cookies – a healthy alternative for kids

Discovering nutrition and sustainable wellness principles at a young age is a great start for kids to learn positive lifestyle practices. We love this Choco Charlie Cookie recipe from the Sparkly Souls Club at St Hilda’s school on the Gold Coast, Australia, where the primary school students are learning about optimum nutrition and wellbeing skills […]

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Aug
02

How to support your teams’ wellness and boost your bottom line

Most managers are already working to support the well-being of their employees. Many, however, comment that although they care about and want to support the health and wellness of their employees, and want to play a positive role in supporting a wellness culture in the workplace, they aren’t quite sure how to achieve this without […]

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