This presentation focuses on the wellbeing of an executive who has to last the distance as a "performer" in business for 50 - 60 years compared with an Olympic Athlete who is lucky to perform for 10 years. The focus is different, the Olympic Athlete spends 90% of their time training themselves and performing at an elite level for 10% of the time. In reverse the Corporate Athlete spends often 90% of their time on the business and those in it and 10% of their time on their own wellbeing. The latter is a potential recipe for disaster in health and well being terms.
This presentation addresses some of the key issues affecting the wellbeing of the "Corporate Athlete". It covers the importance of health and wellbeing to the executive and their corporate teams with examples from Adidas, Ferrari, Causeway and many other companies.
Topics discussed include heart disease risk, stress and its health challenges, happiness and the endorphin chemistry associated with a positive approach to business and life, creating positive cultures for health in companies, resilience and ways to build this into every day life, exercise, nutrition and lifestyle risk factor management and key wellbeing numbers you should know, along side your business numbers.
All of the above will then be illustrated with practical examples from award winning corporate wellness programmes that have been very successful in promoting a wellbeing culture within the corporate setting.
Optimising Performance and Building Resilience
Delivered by Dr Dorian Dugmore and John Sunderland Wright.
This workshop focuses on encouraging executives to manage the stresses of business life more effectively through becoming more resilient to the challenges that surface during every day corporate life.
A three to four hour workshop that will engage you in recognising and dealing with the stresses and strains of modern day executive life. The workshop will focus on a five step plan to deal with stress and build resilience.
The workshop contains a significant practical component enabling individuals to practice techniques with the use of a specialised monitoring device. The device tracks changes in heart rate variability and shows how effectively you relax and cope under pressure.
There will also be a practical business problem solving opportunity, using the approaches you have learned during the workshop during which you will explore other key wellbeing aspects that contribute to making a more “healthy” executive, these include:
- Mental wellbeing (harnessing pressure and mindfulness).
- Physical wellbeing (heart and body health, food and nutrition, alcohol and exercise).
- Lifestyle (sleep, travel and social connectedness).
Delivered by Dr Dorian Dugmore and John Sunderland Wright; wellness academy health care professionals, utilising EM wave heart math technology during the workshop, teaching people to relax under pressure. The Freeze Frame technique surrounding problem solving will also be addressed with executives working in “2s” to practice the technique.
By the end of the workshop each participants will be expected to write their own wellbeing mission statement with 5-6 key wellbeing goals to be shared and tracked with another group member.
Benefits included enhanced knowledge and ability to focus on mental and physical wellbeing. This is so often neglected in the pursuit of business excellence but nevertheless a key part of enhancing business and personal lives.
Younger Next Year
- To examine the new science of ageing (epigenetics) and how to reverse the ageing and biological clock so that participants can in fact be 'Younger Next Year' from a biological, physical and energy perspective.
- To complete two very short questionnaires on executive health behaviours and lifestyle and cardiac risk (three - five minutes).
- To map the emotional landscape (practical) and identify stressors and ways of dealing with them in order to optimise performance (practical).
- To compare the 'corporate versus the Olympic athlete' and gain insight into long term energy management especially with the Olympics (2012) looming. Designing your own CAP (Corporate Athlete Plan) for the future (practical).
- 'Younger Next Year' (practical) working in pairs identifying six commitments that participants are going to make to 'turn back the clock' (practical). The participants will then be encouraged to monitor each other throughout the oncoming 12 months.
- The Bucket List. Based on the above and with the goal of improving wellbeing and 'turning back the clock' create a list of key things participants wish to do that are wellbeing and health related and not just business related.
A three to four hour workshop broken into five - six sections with a significant practical element where participants will be encouraged to work together towards improved wellbeing goals which ultimately will make them feel 'Younger Next Year'. PowerPoint slides, flipcharts and hand-outs will be used and working in pairs and groups in a practical sense will be required.
This workshop is also suitable in a retreat setting.
Health and Fitness in the Corporate Setting
- To examine the approaches of CEOs towards their own health and fitness.
- To look at risk factors causing heart disease and explore ways of reducing and even reversing these risks.
- To highlight sensible guidelines for exercise and other protective factors that can help avoid heart disease.
- To explore the association between stress and heart disease and the role that exercise and lifestyle change may have in coping with stress.
- To briefly introduce a special project focusing on the health and fitness of CEOs, plus other corporate initiatives in this area.
This is a three to four hour workshop broken into five - sixsections, using slides, a flip chart and case histories. Group discussion is encouraged and group participation, using questionnaires, is highly desirable.
This workshop is also suitable in a retreat setting.