Over recent years many scientific studies have demonstrated that workplace health initiatives can deliver healthy benefits to both employee and employer and implementing workplace health strategies make good business sense.

Employers who engage in programmes report reduced staff sickness absence andstaff turnover, increased productivity and employee satisfaction, and fewer accidents and injuries.  This said workplace health is still an ever changing environment and we understand there is still a lack of knowledge within organisations and it is our mission to help improve this.

We are keen advocates in sharing best practice be this through our workplace wellbeing consultancy, training, case studies, forums, blogs, social media or our regular newsletters. We have worked with some of the top companies within the UK delivering effective health programmes and often speak at workplace health events both in the UK and overseas.

Our goal to help companies overcome health inequalities and create, happy, healthy and productive environments would not be achievable without our great team of people who all share the same passion to improve employee health.

Lets meet the team…..

Renée Clarke – Founder, Trainer, Consultant and Advocate

Renée has worked in the health and wellbeing sector for 11 years and is passionate about the benefits of workplace health and wellbeing and the effects it has on performance.  Her expert knowledge of the industry has lead her to deliver to some of the UKs largest public and private organisations. She has extensive experience in working with organisations on workplace health issues in a diverse range of sectors and specialises in the development of health and wellbeing strategies/ improvement plans and absence management. By working with key people she is able to offer a wide range of health and wellbeing services to fit all organisations needs.

Renée specialises in delivering theory-based interventions that help organisations create happy, healthy and productive employees. Her ability to translate the complexity of workplace health into an easily understandable subject gives her an edge in the industry.

Renée’s overall aim within her work is to encourage organisations to embed health and wellbeing into the culture of business through strategy development and delivery. Having previously worked in both public and private sector organisations she has a clear understanding of the health and wellbeing issues organisations face.

Renée has spoken and exhibited at the UK largest workplace health events and has held 3 national conferences attracting keynote speakers such as Professor Dame Carol Black, Health and Safety Executive and Investors in People. On a regional level Renée holds regular employer forums that connect local employers to share best practice and develop their skills in the field of workplace health and wellbeing. She is also a design group member for a government funded project around mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. Her passion to learn more about the theory behind workplace health and wellbeing has lead her to undertake a Masters Degree in workplace health with Nottingham University.

Marie-Clare Gale – Mental Health Trainer

For 10 years Marie-Clare worked for Dorset Fire and Rescue Service and during that time she spent 8 years managing the Princes Trust personal development programme. The young people were often highly vulnerable, incredibly pessimistic and mostly ill through poor mental health with a feeling  they had little or no support and others had ‘given up’ on them. This experience inspired Marie-Clare to help nurture these young people and set her on the path to change the face of mental health in young adults. Having witnessed a growing rate in which young adults were presenting common mental health  Marie-Clare took it upon herself to speak with psychiatrists and undertook multiple training opportunities so that she could give these young people the safe space they needed to overcome issues and start realising their potential.

In 2014 Marie-Clare changed direction by developing and delivering mental health awareness training to Dorset Fire and Rescue service staff, both operational and non-operational. She also played a pivotal role in creating the concept of ‘wellbeing ambassadors’ within the force.  Marie-Clare is  passionate about mental health and wellbeing and this is clearly shown in the training she delivers.  He belief that just because mental health can not be seen doesn’t mean it isn’t there.   She is dedicated in supporting others and uses her own life experiences, both personal and professional to facilitate positive, lively and constructive training sessions.

 

Clare Casson – Stress Management Trainer –  photo and biog available soon

 

David Mayes – Mindful Leadership Development Trainer

David is an experienced learning solution designer, facilitator and coach with a passion for developing others through social and experiential learning. He has experience of working across multiple industries and with both private and third sector organisations. Having worked with a diverse group of people in terms of role, background and functional expertise, his experience allows him to understand the complexity, challenges and opportunities you may be facing.

He provides advice on how to incorporate wellbeing into behavioural frameworks, leadership development solutions and internal coaching practice. He also offers personal coaching, team effectiveness events, leadership development and leading change workshops aimed to support your goal of changing behaviours and increasing the levels of wellbeing within your organisation.

David is CIPD qualified and accredited in Hogan, MBTI and DISC psychometric profiling tools. He recently undertook a Mindfulness for Life 8-Week MBSR/MBCT programme with the Dorset Mindfulness Centre and is currently studying towards his ILM L5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring.

Kate Walker – Nutrition and Wellbeing Trainer

Kate has worked in the health and fitness industry for 15 years before taking her expertise and knowledge of behaviour change into education for people with type 2 diabetes and obesity. Kate is passionate about helping people achieve good health by providing the information and support to create change for life.

Ever since leaving Birmingham University with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science, Kate has developed her knowledge about how the body and mind function and how people can adopt healthier lives. She is a master trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, qualified sports masseuse, C.H.E.K. Practitioner in Posture Analysis and Correction, Faster Diploma in Functional Performance, Holistic Lifestyle Coach and certified in Metabolic Typing (nutrition).
Kate is also a health consultant, advising companies at a strategic level on the development of type 2 diabetes structured education programmes, and is involved currently in research both at the University of Birmingham and Aston University.  Kate is a published author, a presenter, and a member of the Board of the British Obesity Society.

Neil Atkinson – Executive coach

Neil brings over 30 years’ experience of working in business at a senior level to his coaching practice, as well as many years’ coaching experience and training to Advanced Practitioner level through the Association of Executive Coaches.
Neil has operated at Director-level in communications and marketing agencies, run his own business, and led a department in a large multinational. Throughout his career, he channeled his passion for supporting people to achieve exceptional business results and personal/professional growth into coaching.

He now specialises in supporting leaders and executives excel in their roles, develop their careers and meet the many leadership challenges typical of the fast-changing 21st century business environment, of which he has direct experience.

Neil draws on a range of techniques to support clients clarify their goals, create their own solutions, plan for success, understand what motivates them and achieve personal and professional fulfilment. He has studied positive psychology and mindfulness and created training programmes in wellbeing and resilience. He brings these interests to his practice, as well as substantial experience of leading digital communications for organisations of all sizes.