Employee Wellbeing: What's your Vision?
What are the consequences of not connecting with ourselves?
In today’s society everything is connected, with the use of nothing more than your phone you have a toolbox of infinite resources. We sometimes fail to realise that the biggest resource is ourselves and when we harness this power we can make all the difference.
A couple of events have sparked the want to write this blog.
The first being my own experience in the last number of weeks, we all face struggles in work and life from time to time and none more so when you are a leader within your organisation and family.
In the past few weeks (6-8 weeks to be precise) I had stepped away from my normal morning practices of meditation, stretching, reading, journaling or exercising to start my day. I had fallen into the trap of allowing the start of my day to consist of work emails, snoozing or worrying about what was to come.
Fitvision Business of Wellbeing Podcast Takeaway tips from Tony Keohane
What’s your Vision?
Introducing Wellbeing into your workforce can be difficult, we see a couple of key elements being deciding factors in this process and today we address the first one, Does your Wellness Program provide an adequate education to employees of all ages?
Readiness for Change
On the fourth episode of The Business of Wellbeing Podcast we caught up with Tony Keohane, former CEO and chair of leading supermarket chain, Tesco, here in Ireland.
In this episode of the Fitvision Business of Wellbeing Podcast, we learn of how Tony balanced a successful business, family life and how he managed to schedule in his fitness regime, which is now a huge part of his everyday routine. We discover how Tony worked his way up the ranks in Tesco to eventually becoming the chair and how his fitness and wellbeing routines changed as his job positions and workload changed.
Also in episode 4, we have a look at topics such as resilience, teamwork and goal setting and discuss how Tony managed to do this successfully throughout his career with Tesco as well as Tony giving us some helpful parting advice for upcoming CEO’s and entrepreneurs on what he feels is key to succeed.
Here are 5 of the key takeaways for Personal Success from our chat with Tony:
"Fear of Failure"
In our latest video, we hear Mark speak of our readiness for change and what this actually means. At some point in our lives, we want to make a change in some area of our lives. But with this in mind, what we need to ask ourselves is, are we actually ready to get the ball rolling? Are we actually ready to get up and do something to make this change happen?
Client Appreciation- Elaine Campbell
In our latest FitVision video, we saw Mark discuss the ‘fear of failure’ that we, as adults, have. We have a tendency not to try something new and not step out of our comfort zone because of the fear we have that we may fail at it. But what we actually need to do is, not concentrate on this fear and all that it is preventing us from doing and instead focus our energy how we can overcome it?
Fitvision Business of Wellbeing Podcast Takeaway Tips from Bobby Kerr
Introducing Elaine Campbell as our Client of the Month. Elaine has been training with FitVision for approximately three years, works in a challenging role, travels frequently and has two children, not to mention recently completing the Clontarf Half Marathon!
The Business of Well-being Episode 2: Takeaway Tips from Fiona Flannery
On the third episode of The Business of Wellbeing Podcast we caught up with Bobby Kerr who is the former CEO of leading coffee company, Insomnia
The Business of Well-being Episode 1: Takeaway Tips from Alan Foy
On the second episode of The Business of Wellbeing Podcast we caught up with Fiona Flannery who
is CEO of DEPFA Bank plc, a financial services institution specialising in public sector finance. Fiona
is a passionate advocate of fitness and wellness in both a person’s professional and personal life and
firmly believes that employees are happier and perform better if organisations include these activities
and structures in their corporate values, internal communications and HR systems. Fiona carries this
philosophy to her personal life where she has a routine of daily exercise as well as setting herself
medium and long term personal challenges by completing several half marathons, endurance races
and professional learning programmes. As a busy mum of two boys, she is passionate that her
children are exposed to positive healthy initiatives ensuring they adopt these values and activities to
assist them to deal with the work/life stresses they will encounter in their own lives.
Here are 5 of the key takeaways for personal success from our chat with Fiona.
Tips For Energy Management
Delving into some of the most successful companies, we want to understand the proactive steps they have taken in terms of Employee Wellness, this will provide insight into processes used and benefits achieved. We will also be looking at Leaders In the Wellbeing sphere who will discuss what the future holds in an industry of exponential growth - but yet is still met with a population with rapidly declining physical and mental health statistics. But where we will start is with CEO's and Business Owners to discuss topics such as self-management, mindset, company culture and personal wellbeing strategies.
Energy Management Q&A Part 2
Today on the blog, one of Ireland’s most sought after Health and Wellbeing Coaches- Mark O’Reilly shares his top tips for energy management
Energy Management Q&A
How can I manage my energy better?
We all have people in our life that leave us feeling energized, whilst some people leave you drained, have you ever stopped to ask yourself why? This is one of the effective ways to look at energy management.
Setting Yourself Up for Success Part 2
Today we are going to discuss Practical Steps on how you can manage your energy.
I have picked some common questions I tend to get asked during seminars, we have started with two questions around mindset and later this week I will add common nutrition and exercise questions.
Many of us fail to read the signs of self-sabotage that can eventually lead to burn out so today we will start with tip number 1 and 2 in our short series on how you can continue to set yourself up for success.
Setting Yourself Up for Success Part 1
Breaking down the Areas and asking effective questions:
To delve deeper into the process of setting ourselves up for Success we need to ask ourselves some questions to find out are we truly ready to change and have we thought through our current target. As we are using a Health and Fitness goal we will stick to the 8 elements that shape our success in this area.
The Corporate Wellbeing Conundrum
The key to setting ourselves up for success is having a clear vision and ensuring the vision is self-fulfilling, offers us a sense of balance and that we are committed to the process.
Reduce Stress and Increase Energy
It is now estimated that half of UK companies have a defined wellness strategy up from less than a third two years ago. This is inevitable as we also spend a third of our life at work, to ward off stress depression, improve energy and cognitive function for employees helping them fit wellbeing into their day is key.
Reaching Your Healthy Goals
Reduce Stress and Increase Energy with FitVision’s top tips.
Move Well/Live Well
People who regularly exercise have better quality sleep. Many people nowadays regardless of their work status, have difficulty finding the time to start and sustain an active lifestyle. Here’s some of the benefits of taking exercise and a couple of tips on how and what to do.
Tops tips for achieving your healthy goals.