Gamification and Corporate Wellness

Gamification and Corporate Wellness with Damien King, Founder of PUML

Is their anything better than a workplace challenge to stoke friendly competition and social engagement at work?

PUML is a very clever start up health technology business that has honed in on one of the most important aspects of life: movement, fun and social engagement.

In Episode 19 of the Well Workplaces podcast, Tom Bosna speaks with Damien King who is the CEO and Founder of PUML. The discussion focuses on:

  • How Damien has taken his career from technology and landed in the boutique world of corporate wellness
  • Why PUML was created and how technology can be used to create healthy change
  • How gamification actually works and the design nuances of PUML
  • Why the workplace is a great place to start when looking to create healthy change.

If you would like to learn more about PUML, head across to https://puml.io or connect with Damien King on Linkedin.

About us:

Well Workplaces is a movement by Pinnacle Health Group.  Our vision is for a world where workplaces lead and create healthier communities.  Well Workplaces podcast has been designed to create genuine wellbeing conversations in the workplace and share expert knowledge in practical ways.

Connect with Well Workplaces on LinkedIn or connect with hosts Tom Bosna and Josh Lambert and we would love your feedback so please rate us on Apple podcast so we can be of service to you.

Is resistance training the best anti-ageing intervention on the planet?

Is resistance training the best anti-ageing intervention with Senior Physiotherapist, Riain Casey


We have all seen Physiotherapists for many different reasons. Sometimes, it’s simply for pain relief and other times it’s for rehabilitation of an injured area. For modern day health practitioners, though, there is a growing body of evidence that points towards the benefits of exercise therapy in maintaining optimal health and preventing a range of chronic diseases. In fact, almost 25% of the worlds adults are classified as physically inactive – it’s a big issue! It’s also interesting that almost everyone knows that exercise is good for them, but some of us simply don’t get enough movement in our day.

This is where our expert Riain Casey comes in.  Riain is the definition of a modern-day health practitioner that sees his role as a Physiotherapist, as much more than pain relief. In fact, he defines his purpose as to facilitate movement through physical activity promotion.

The big question for Riain is: How should we train and why?

In Episode 5 of the Well Workplaces Podcast, Riain Casey drops so many knowledge bombs on all things resistance training and physical wellbeing.

  • Riain shares his journey from Ireland to Australia and his experience in treating people in various lie stages from couch potato, to athletes, corporate and elderly.
  • He shares a story about realising the huge benefits of strength training during University and how he worked with one of Irelands most respected strength and conditioning groups to learn his craft.
  • Riain discusses how resistance training in its basic form can be done by most of us with very little equipment
  • He talks about the top five ingredients for any resistance programs
  • He shares the analogy that resistance training is the best anti-ageing cream going around and all the amazing benefits
  • Riain talks about how in 2020, he has had to adapt and pivot in his Physiotherapy role and how soft skills and exercise prescription have allowed him to navigate telehealth and corporate programmes

This was such a detailed and passionate discussion between Riain and Tom that I think you’ll agree that we should unpack further topics from this man.

To connect with Riain Casey please head across to @the_phit_physio on Instagram and follow his great content and expert tips on all things wellbeing and physical health.

About us:

Well Workplaces is a movement by Pinnacle Health Group.  Our vision is for a world where workplaces lead and create healthier communities.  Well Workplaces podcast has been designed to create genuine wellbeing conversations in the workplace and share expert knowledge in practical ways.

Connect with Well Workplaces on LinkedIn or connect with hosts Tom Bosna and Josh Lambert and we would love your feedback so please rate us on Apple podcast so we can be of service to you.

Social impact and wellbeing insights with YGAP

Social impact and wellbeing insights with Mark Harwood CEO of YGAP

Have you ever considered your why?

At a deep level most of us end up on various career journeys for different reasons. Perhaps we are born into a world where financial success and career progression are expected and a product of our upbringing.

For other people, like Mark Harwood, prioritising wellbeing and connecting with a deeper sense of community is extremely important and fulfilling.

In Episode 3, our inspiring guest Mark Harwood, CEO of YGAP shares his stories on:

  • How he started his role as CEO at YGAP just before the COVID-19 crisis and how the YGAP team have adapted during this challenging time.
  • His career progression from working in a corporate environment at Accenture and changing his path towards working at World Vision and why that was important to him as a person.
  • He shares his passion for how YGAP believes in the power of entrepreneurship and some of the great stories from the First Gens program
  • Mark shares his story on how he ditched his car forever in favour of cycling to commute around the community for his overall wellbeing.

Connect with YGAP at ygap.org and to share a ygift with a colleague or friend and also check out the Well Workplaces ygifts

About us:

Well Workplaces is a movement by Pinnacle Health Group.  Our vision is for a world where workplaces lead and create healthier communities.  Well Workplaces podcast has been designed to create genuine wellbeing conversations in the workplace and share expert knowledge in practical ways.

Connect with Well Workplaces on LinkedIn or connect with hosts Tom Bosna and Josh Lambert and we would love your feedback so please rate us on Apple podcast so we can be of service to you.

How to practice mindfulness in a distracted world

How to practice mindfulness in a distracted world with Melo Calarco, High Performance coach

Do you spend 47% of your time off task?  Athletes, CEOs and entertainers alike have brought mindfulness practice to our attention over the last five years.

In fact, mindfulness practice is simply described by expert Melo as attention training.  Yes, we all live in a world of distraction where our phones, emails and general business make it difficult to be present.  Our guest, Melo Calarco is a high performance coach and leader in the field of mindfulness and in Episode 8 Melo shares his deep insights on:

  • How he travelled the world on a mountain bike, staying with indigenous tribes and learnt a lot about people and mindfulness practice
  • He worked with a Psychiatrist on mindfulness training and how marrying the best of eastern and western practice is key to making things simple for corporates
  • How novices can start practicing mindfulness by starting with only one small habit creation
  • Non-formal and formal practice is easy to implement in a world full of distractions
  • The future of workplaces and how mindful teams and leaders can influence real change

This was a fascinating discussion with really tangible tips that can be applied today.

About Melo

Melo Calarco Website https://melocalarco.com/

Book in a FREE Chat with Melo https://calendly.com/melo-1

FREE insight timer App link which Melo has a few meditations on  http://insig.ht/mindfulmooves

FREE COVID-19 Support Package – https://melocalarco.teachable.com/p/mindfulness-support-package-covid-19

Melo’s Linkedin Profile- https://www.linkedin.com/in/melo-calarco/

About us:

Well Workplaces is a movement by Pinnacle Health Group.  Our vision is for a world where workplaces lead and create healthier communities.  Well Workplaces podcast has been designed to create genuine wellbeing conversations in the workplace and share expert knowledge in practical ways.

Connect with Well Workplaces on LinkedIn or connect with hosts Tom Bosna and Josh Lambert and we would love your feedback so please rate us on Apple podcast so we can be of service to you.

How do healthy buildings impact our health?

How do healthy buildings impact our health with Jack Noonan VP at International WELL Building Institute

Have you ever thought about how the physical environment can impact your health?

Our guest, Jack Noonan is a building and environmental scientist who works as the Vice President, Australia and New Zealand, at the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). IWBI is a public benefit organisation whose mission is to improve human health and well-being in buildings and communities through the WELL Building Standard. Jack’s role involves leading the IWBI support and operations in the region.

In this fascinating discussion, Jack and Tom discuss sustainability, human health and the factors in the physical environment that can make us really healthy. In this episode, listen out for:

  • Jack’s career pathway from trained geneticists to buildings and environmental science
  • A great explanation of what is the latest research from IWBI
  • The WELL building standard successes globally
  • The key features of the WELL standards
  • Why the WELL building standard is 100% inclusive
  • How design can impact human health
  • The future of work predictions from a design and WELL building standard perspective

This was a fascinating episode with really tangible tips that can be applied today. To connect with Jack Noonan or to review the latest from the WELL Building Standard, Health-Safety Rating

About us:

Well Workplaces is a movement by Pinnacle Health Group.  Our vision is for a world where workplaces lead and create healthier communities.  Well Workplaces podcast has been designed to create genuine wellbeing conversations in the workplace and share expert knowledge in practical ways.

Connect with Well Workplaces on LinkedIn or connect with hosts Tom Bosna and Josh Lambert and we would love your feedback so please rate us on Apple podcast so we can be of service to you.

Wellbeing when you have Billable Hours

Wellbeing when you have Billable Hours… How to drive wellbeing culture and performance for busy lawyers, with Zoe Holland, People & Culture manager at Wotton & Kearney Lawyers.

In this episode, Josh chats with Zoe Holland, who is the People & Culture Manager at Wotton & Kearney Lawyers.  Zoe has worked in a number of roles, but has found herself in her dream role and is a niche expert in managing people, culture and wellbeing for law firms.

Zoe shares her insights into engaging employees that are often time poor, work hard, and charge in billable hours and minutes as part of their role.

This is a great listen, as Zoe gets into:

  • The myths, and stigma around how wellbeing is prioritised within law firms
  • The changing landscape of the legal services industry, and how the wellbeing of employees has been thrust into the spotlight
  • Practical insights into what works in the way of wellbeing initiatives for legal and similar professional services
  • The sad, but real truth that law firms aren’t at all as crazy and hectic as an episode of Suits
About us:

Well Workplaces is a movement by Pinnacle Health Group.  Our vision is for a world where workplaces lead and create healthier communities.  Well Workplaces podcast has been designed to create genuine wellbeing conversations in the workplace and share expert knowledge in practical ways.

Connect with Well Workplaces on LinkedIn or connect with hosts Tom Bosna and Josh Lambert and we would love your feedback so please rate us on Apple podcast so we can be of service to you.

Micro-markets and the future of workplace eating

Micro-markets and the future of workplace eating is here with CEO of Morsl, Karla Borland

Nutrition is the foundation of a great working day.  Do you agree?

In episode 16 of Well Workplaces podcast, Tom Bosna interviews Karla Borland who is the CEO of Morsl.

Karla founded Morsl after working many years working in Finance where she remembered working long hours and having issues with finding healthy snacks at work.

  • Morsl was born out of the vision to create healthy changes through healthy eating.
  • Australia’s first micro-market is high tech and a self-service automated food and drink marketplace that fits within a workplace.
  • Morsl is employee centric with a focus on 80/20 principle to nutrition.

About Karla:

After 17 years in the banking industry, having worked in Sydney, Singapore and Zurich, she left my role as a Director of Credit Suisse and found Morsl in 2018. Morsl offers Australia’s first self-service food and drink market for workplaces.

The idea for Morsl was borne out of a daily frustration of trying to eat healthy in the office. Karla wanted to eat healthy, but was time poor and didn’t have the knowledge to read nutritional labels. She always ended up at the vending machine every afternoon buying a coke and chocolate.

After analysing the market in Australia, realised there was a gap in how corporates provide their staff with access to healthy food options in a way which is integrated and sustainable for employees. Providing staff with seminars on nutrition and cooking classes is a fantastic form of education but our Morsl markets now allow them to put those learnings into practice on a daily basis.

Morsl’s mission is to have a real impact on employee health by improving the eating habits of employees.

Connect with Karla Borland and Morsl http://www.morsl.com.au/

About us:

Well Workplaces is a movement by Pinnacle Health Group.  Our vision is for a world where workplaces lead and create healthier communities.  Well Workplaces podcast has been designed to create genuine wellbeing conversations in the workplace and share expert knowledge in practical ways.

Connect with Well Workplaces on LinkedIn or connect with hosts Tom Bosna and Josh Lambert and we would love your feedback so please rate us on Apple podcast so we can be of service to you.

The workplace must orchestrate positive human experiences where people can thrive

The workplace must orchestrate positive human experiences where people can thrive, Graeme Scannell Head of Workplace Experience MYOB

How would you design a workplace if you had the (benefit?) of Covid-19 hindsight and this new hybrid work flow we are all in right now?  In episode 17, Josh Lambert interviews Graeme Scannell who is the Head of Workplace Experience at MYOB.

Graeme was in charge of designing the amazing new digs for the MYOB team at their state-of-the-art Melbourne HQ, which was able to be adapted and modified through rapid change due to Covid-19.  He also talks to Josh about his passion for workplace design, the need for flexibility and adaptability of the workplace to suit all employees, and the linkage between workplace design and our overall wellbeing.

And of course, the podcast is packed with insights into the role of the workplace, as we start to fill up office buildings and work environments across the globe – albeit working in a different and more digitally-inclusive way.

We hope you get a bit out of this session, and subscribe to our podcast to get access to more industry leaders such as Graeme.  Connect with Graeme on LinkedIn

About us:

Well Workplaces is a movement by Pinnacle Health Group.  Our vision is for a world where workplaces lead and create healthier communities.  Well Workplaces podcast has been designed to create genuine wellbeing conversations in the workplace and share expert knowledge in practical ways.

Connect with Well Workplaces on LinkedIn or connect with hosts Tom Bosna and Josh Lambert and we would love your feedback so please rate us on Apple podcast so we can be of service to you.

Scale a wellbeing program and launch a digital wellbeing platform for employees

How to scale a wellbeing program and launch a digital wellbeing platform for employees across the whole of Oceania, with Melissa Hosie, Ernst &Young

In episode 15 of Well Workplaces podcast, Josh chats with Melissa Hosie, who is the Wellbeing Manager for Oceania at Ernst & Young.  Mel is a Human Resources gun, and has been in a number of HR-related roles for EY over the last 15 years.

Mel has been able to incorporate her love for managing people and culture, with the growing focus on employee wellbeing – most notably like all of in 2020 in managing the wellbeing of the 9,000 + employees at EY Oceania.

Mel shares some absolute gold nuggests of advice, including:

  • How wellbeing initiatives were adapted literally overnight at EY in March 2020
  • Why the Digital Wellbeing Platform at EY has changed the game for employees, and allowed the team to measure wellbeing
  • The mental health challenges of 2020, including some personal insights into the juggles and struggles that Mel experienced this year
  • What the future of wellbeing looks like into 2021 and beyond with their best-in-class wellbeing program

Connect with Melissa Hosie on LinkedIn

About us:

Well Workplaces is a movement by Pinnacle Health Group.  Our vision is for a world where workplaces lead and create healthier communities.  Well Workplaces podcast has been designed to create genuine wellbeing conversations in the workplace and share expert knowledge in practical ways.

Connect with Well Workplaces on LinkedIn or connect with hosts Tom Bosna and Josh Lambert and we would love your feedback so please rate us on Apple podcast so we can be of service to you.

 

Leadership, Team Performance and Team Cultures with Shelley Flett

Getting back in the leadership driver’s seat with Shelley Flett

Shelley Flett is an expert in leadership, team performance and building high-performance team cultures. She works with leaders and business owners to improve individual productivity and also works within organisations to assist with better staff retention, engagement and customer satisfaction.

In 2020, the world underwent five years worth of disruption in six months. Leaders were struggling to keep up and were at risk of burnout.  So the big question is: How can leaders stay relevant and be effective during this time?

In episode six of the Well Workplaces podcast, Shelley speaks candidly about leadership in the evolving environment of 2020:

  • Shelley shares her story of being a high performing individual.  About being promoted into management positions early in her career and why that lead to her passion for shaping future leaders.
  • A story of how leaders in 2020 adapted to the virtual environment and the shift to focusing on building capability in the organisations they work.
  • We hear about her insights into how some leaders got caught operating from a place of sympathy, rather than empathy.  This was in the early stages of lockdown, which turned into many leaders depleting their own resources.
  • Shelley and Tom speak about leadership modelling and how leaders always need to go there first, especially during times of rapid change.
  • We hear about the number one issue for organisations and leaders going into the future, which is retaining top talent.  Also how leaders need to remove barriers for employees to enable them to thrive.

To connect with Shelley Flett please head across to https://shelleyflett.com and I would highly recommend looking at the career resilience white paper.

About us:

Well Workplaces is a movement by Pinnacle Health Group.  Our vision is for a world where workplaces lead and create healthier communities.  Well Workplaces podcast has been designed to create genuine wellbeing conversations in the workplace and share expert knowledge in practical ways.

Connect with Well Workplaces on LinkedIn or connect with hosts Tom Bosna and Josh Lambert and we would love your feedback so please rate us on Apple podcast so we can be of service to you.