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Creating a Workplace Wellness Day That Truly Benefits Employees

Creating a Workplace Wellness Day That Truly Benefits Employees 918 581 I Need A Speaker

By Tricia Richards-Service

In today’s fast-paced world, where work often encroaches upon personal time, prioritizing employee well-being has become more critical than ever. As companies recognize the importance of fostering a healthy work-life balance, the concept of a “wellness day” has gained traction. But what exactly do employees want from a wellness day?

Gone are the days when a wellness day simply meant a break from work. Modern employees seek holistic experiences that rejuvenate their mind, body, and spirit. Here are some key elements that contribute to a fulfilling wellness day:

Flexibility: One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to wellness. Employees appreciate the flexibility to tailor their wellness day activities to suit their needs. Whether it’s attending a yoga class, spending time outdoors, or learning to cook healthy meals, the ability to choose enhances the sense of empowerment and ownership over their well-being.

Educational Opportunities: Wellness days present an excellent opportunity to educate employees about health and well-being. Workshops on stress management, nutrition, mindfulness, and work-life balance equip employees with valuable skills that they can apply both at work and in their personal lives.

Community Building: Encouraging social connections is essential for employee well-being. Group activities such as team sports, group hikes, or cooking classes foster camaraderie and strengthen bonds among colleagues. Building a supportive community within the workplace cultivates a sense of belonging and reduces feelings of isolation.

Unplugged Time: In today’s hyperconnected world, constant digital stimulation can take a toll on mental health. Providing opportunities for employees to disconnect from technology and engage in offline activities promotes mindfulness and relaxation. Encouraging employees to unplug, even for a few hours, allows them to recharge and return to work with renewed focus and energy.

Recognition and Appreciation: Acknowledging the importance of employee well-being sends a powerful message of appreciation. Recognizing employees’ efforts and contributions to the company’s success fosters a culture of gratitude and reinforces their sense of value within the organization.

Accessibility and Inclusivity: It’s essential to ensure that wellness day activities are accessible to all employees, regardless of their physical abilities or preferences. Offering a mix of indoor and outdoor activities, providing accommodations for individuals with disabilities, and considering dietary restrictions when catering food options demonstrate a commitment to inclusivity.

Sustainability: Incorporating eco-friendly practices into wellness day activities aligns with employees’ values and demonstrates corporate responsibility. Choosing sustainable venues, reducing waste, and opting for environmentally friendly transportation options contribute to a greener, healthier planet while promoting employee well-being.

Long-term Support: A single wellness day is a great start, but ongoing support is crucial for sustaining employee well-being. Providing resources such as Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs), mental health initiatives, and flexible work arrangements demonstrates a commitment to supporting employees’ holistic well-being beyond just one day.

Feedback and Continuous Improvement: Soliciting feedback from employees allows companies to continuously improve and refine their wellness day initiatives. Regular surveys, focus groups, or one-on-one conversations provide valuable insights into what employees say they value most and help tailor future wellness programs to meet their evolving needs.

A successful wellness day goes beyond a temporary break from work—it’s about empowering employees to prioritize their well-being and providing them with the tools and resources to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives both inside and outside the workplace.

Find your next wellness speaker, workshop facilitator, or laughter yoga leader through I Need A Speaker! Search our global directory or email info@ineedaspeaker.com for details, recommendations, and speaker availability.

 

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Grab opportunities to improve your skills; registration now open for public speaking workshop

Grab opportunities to improve your skills; registration now open for public speaking workshop 2560 1920 I Need A Speaker

A friend told me that her college-aged son joined his university’s golf team, even though he’s only played a few times. She and I talked about his bravery, his willingness to learn, and his positive attitude.

Some people with powerful, impactful messages may feel that they lack the skills to stand before an audience. What they already have is passion. That can’t be taught. Fortunately, everything else that’s required for an effective presentation can be taught.

That’s why I Need A Speaker has collaborated with New York Speech Coaching to offer a live, interactive public speaking skills workshop.

YOUR HOST: I NEED A SPEAKER

Founded in 2020, I Need A Speaker was established to connect speakers with audiences. The team at I Need A Speaker is on a mission to amplify new voices, and we believe that information is most powerful when it’s shared.

Here’s how it works: Speakers pay a low annual fee to join our searchable directory, and event planners can create free accounts to search for the right speaker for their events.

YOUR INSTRUCTOR: BRENDAN HOUDEK (M.A., CCC-SLP)

Senior Instructor and Head of Corporate Training, New York Speech Coaching Brendan specializes in effective business communication, executive presence, and vocal production. He presents an interactive workshop on authenticity, comfort, and confidence in public speaking. Brendan specializes in helping professionals tell their story effectively regardless of environment.

In addition to his work as a speech coach, Brendan is a NYS-licensed and ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist, specializing in voice and fluency disorders. He is the head of New York Speech Pathology. His in-depth understanding of vocal anatomy and physiology assists his coaching by enabling him to provide speakers with healthy and efficient vocal technique.

Brendan also is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and voice impressionist, hosting the show Voice Breakdown on YouTube. These skills further enable him to have deep insights into the voice and performance.

Brendan’s clientele consists of individuals and groups from Google, Disney, Forbes, Nasdaq, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Capital One, MetLife, and McGraw-Hill.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

In this virtual workshop, prepare to laugh and learn at what one recent attendee at a Disney workshop described as “such a great event … my fingers were getting tired from taking so many notes! New York Speech Coaching obviously has great communicators and orators, but they also have wonderful educators too. One of the best webinars/seminars I’ve ever attended.”

Participants will leave the workshop with strategies to improve:

  • Presentation Skills
  • Eliminating Anxiety
  • Preparation Approach
  • Eliminating Vocal Fillers (such as “um, like, & y’know”)
  • Body Language and Gesticulation
  • Virtual Communication
  • Dynamism and Charisma

Join us for an exhilarating session with immediate takeaways to take your executive presence to the next level!

In order to create the most beneficial participant experience, seating is limited to 25 people.

Click here to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3483428076957249806

 

 

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