Survey: Current Workforce Values Mental Health and Wellbeing, Professional Development

Recently, Ernst & Young conducted their “Better You” survey  to examine how employee benefits are valued by both the current and upcoming workforces. By collecting responses from 1,000 employees across different generations and 1,000 current undergraduate students in the US, they examined what benefits people favoured the most and how benefits were actually being utilised. […]


Ten ways to integrate wellness into your business

Meaningful and strategic 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 strengthen business outcomes and enhance sustainability. Workable initiatives are more likely to result in outcomes that are sustainable. In addition to the […]


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 […]


Three ways to access funding for workplace wellbeing in Australia

As a parent of primary-school aged children, I want them to have the opportunity to be in supportive places of work when they enter the labour market. We know from research that our workplaces need to change in order to support, rather than detract from, our wellbeing. I am confident that work can be part […]


Why mentoring is important for managers and team leaders

“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves” – Steven Spielberg To rise to meet their potential, most successful managers and team leaders have had a mentor and have been a mentor. Mentoring could be the missing ingredient to shift you […]


Overcoming self-doubt to rise and meet your goals

Can you remember a time in your life when you doubted your ability to do something that was asked of you or that you wanted for yourself? You know that critical inner voice that’s in all our heads that may question whether we are deserving or capable. I know I can! There have been many […]

By Allan Bennett | Business . Goal setting . Leadership

So you want to start a business? 7 tips for success

Owning your business is so exciting, you have the opportunity to make your own path, embrace your creative freedom and build something uniquely yours.  Statistics say that up to 90% of businesses fail but you can dramatically improve those odds by following the right steps and paying attention to the details that others overlook. Here […]


How ‘walking the wellness talk’ boosts our performance

Upon finishing my Advanced Diploma in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in the 90’s I hit the road as a young woman and went traveling. Even then the idea of working in spas appealed to me – the ambience, sense of luxury and all that peace and quiet was seductive! But at that point in time […]


Delivering wellness experiences – the differences between retreats and spas

For all the therapists, practitioners and healers that have worked in both spa and retreat environments, you know that there are some clear distinctions between HOW wellness experiences are delivered  in these two different settings. Let me take you through my thoughts on the key differences, drawing from my experience. Firstly, forming a relationship with […]


Why are so many women choosing to turn away from traditional careers?

When you think of an entrepreneur most people think of Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk or Richard Branson. But the start-up landscape is changing and business is no longer the ‘boys club’ it once was. Research from Start-Up Muster shows that one of the fastest growing demographics in the start-up space is women aged 35 – […]


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