Workplace wellness is on the tip of everyone’s tongues today as organisations are becoming wiser about what helps people perform at their best. Wellness programmes need to answer the question: How can you ensure your employees have the tools they need to truly experience both wellness AND performance at work?
It’s not enough to encourage people to do their 10,000 steps or leave work a bit earlier; they need the real nuts and bolts of peak performance – starting with how to truly getting out of the cycle of stress and fire on all cylinders again.
Athletes know well the connection between their mental state and their performance, the importance of correctly fuelling the body, and how to deal with the pressure of competition. It’s time for the business world to apply this wisdom too.
Designed for executives and staff, Karen’s wellness and performance seminars are geared to help business people like you understand how you can really feel in the driver’s seat – to enhance performance and get more satisfaction at work.
Karen comes at the topic of wellness and performance well beyond simply looking at people’s behaviours and habits, but also from the point of view of our beliefs and perceptions about stress and wellness. She shares some of the science of stress and why it is NOT a performance state, as well as powerful, practical tools to help you be both brilliant at work and happy in life.
We all want to know more about how we work inside our minds, especially if it will make us better, faster, more successful. Karen makes sure she gives her audiences this know-how and more.
Karen’s workshops are delivered with her charming signature blend of the astute, informative and practical.
“While there are a number of providers on the topic of Wellness, we have enjoyed the way you combine information and tips with key information on the way things affect our bodies’ processes chemically, physically and mentally. Having this information really helps people to understand compelling reasons for making positive wellness changes to attain peak performance… You always are able to adapt your material into brief, informative sessions that hit the mark.
Rochelle Greer, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts
“Your two client seminars at our annual conference, The Gathering, were an ideal mix of inspiration and practical tools for business owners. We received amazing feedback.
Your sessions with our internal sales team, and on-one-on sessions with myself and others have enabled us to collectively and individually redefine our purpose and objectives and we are richer for having had you sprinkle your magic over us.
Mike Beauchamp, Boutique Brands
“I found the workshop to be extremely uplifting and insightful! It gave a different perspective on stress/pressures and ways to cope with them internally to minimise the impact. A very worthwhile course and would definitely recommend to others!
Mel Shaw, Senior Tax Consultant, KPMG
“Entertaining and very relevant.”
Topics on Workplace Wellness + Performance
Seminars are available across any and all of the following topics, ranging from 45 mins to 3 hour sessions and are typically delivered as 60-90 minute sessions at a time of the day convenient to your team. Topics are evolving and growing constantly, so do get in touch if you’d like to explore the needs of your team and what might be the best fit.
Seminars range from $850-1400, and full day fee is $3200. Also ask about the Go Programme for your team.
Taking stock and setting goals for wellness + performance
What is wellness and performance? What does success mean to you? Take stock of the Whole You at work. Understand your values and set goals for success.
Managing your state of mind for peak performance
How can you take more control of stress and your internal reactions? Here we cover the signs of being under stress and why stress is not a performance state, as well as powerful, practical tools to help you choose your state in any situation – including meetings, deadlines, presentations and even the horror-homework-hour with kids!
If you want a peak performance mindset, truly getting on top of stress is essential. Here we look at how to break out of the beliefs and societal norms that hold our busy, stressed lives in the same cycle day after day. Discover what kind of thinking supports peak performance, bust out of your stress patterns and free your mind to be brilliant.
Foundation health habits
Hitting the reset button on how you look after your health day to day, to stay on top of things and have more energy. These foundation health tips are at the heart of resilience, and help your body and mind to be in peak performance at work and at home.
Switching off from work
Find it hard to switch off after work? We’ll cover proven strategies for switching off, getting a mental break and truly unwinding – helping you improve productivity and enjoy your life. Breaking out of the grind. These tools support rest and relaxation and have shown to improve productivity at work by 20%.
Meditation is considered one of the most effective ways to cultivate not only more calm and happiness, but also concentration, clarity and mental resilience. Cultivating a consistent meditation practice, however, isn’t always easy.
This session will look at simple ways to establish or build on a daily practice, with a range of techniques and tips to support you. Enjoy several meditations during this session, designed to allow the mind and body to relax and recharge.
Taking control of your day
Do you sometimes feel at the mercy of your to-do list, or other’s schedules? Claim some sanity via fresh strategies for feeling more in control of your day, owning your diary and prioritising. Get your hands back on the steering wheel!
Building a peak performance mind-set
How to reframe challenges, build mental resilience and use powerful questioning and language skills to re-train your brain into more habits that cultivate a resilient mind-set. You’ll get tools for being in the right mind-set for peak performance, even when the pressure is on.
Mindfulness at work
Mindfulness has become a modern phenomenon – primarily in response to the busy, often frenetic lives many of us lead. Experience more focus, energy and concentration through this simple introduction to mindfulness – designed to help you cultivate more mental energy, clarity and ease in your day.
How to beat overwhelm at work and focus on what matters
Learn how to be more focused and effective under pressure with a simple strategy for identifying key priorities, and for managing large or multiple tasks.
What do you do when you’re really stuck in old habits and patterns? How can you start to shift the most stuck patterns of stress to transform the way you work? A little outside the box, this session helps you understand your own patterns, and start to breakthrough them.
Daily Practices for focus and happiness
How can you fill up your own tank on a daily basis, in amongst giving your time and attention to work and other demands? Practical strategies for improving daily life and happiness levels.
Contact Karen to discuss your workplace wellness needs. email@example.com 0800 TO START
Karen is an expert coach, trainer and speaker, working with individuals like you who want to raise their game in life and love what they do. She has been working with people in business to develop, perform and succeed for over 15 years, and has coached and trained hundreds of staff and leaders in over a dozen countries, from Europe to the Pacific including KPMG International, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, BDO New Zealand, YMCA and various local businesses.
Karen has appeared on TVNZ One’s Breakfast, and TV3’s Campbell Live. She is also a founding trustee of the NZ Trauma Recovery Trust. Her work is essentially about Using Your Brain on Purpose. She brings a wealth of understanding and knowledge to what it takes to get out of the cycle of stress, and into the groove of thriving and enjoying life.
She asks, are you running your brain, or is it running you?!
“Karen Ross was amazing, such great input.”
“Karen Ross is one our few preferred guest presenters and we have engaged the expert services of Karen to facilitate several sessions for our key clients. On each occasion she has provide a high quality workshop that is engaging, challenging and relevant.
Karen is very thorough with her preparation and takes time to find out about her audience, their needs and learning style, and how to best package what she is delivering. Some of the things our clients have said about her are:
“Brilliant, great exercises and fun team concepts.
“Easy to listen to, interesting and kept the group focused.
“Positive and motivating.
Mike Ashby, The Breakthrough
“I thought the content was very relevant for our staff and I was able to walk away with practical tools I could immediately implement to aid me in managing my state of mind and reduce stress in all aspects of my life. I felt that you were quick to gain the confidence and trust of the audience, and getting a room full of accountants to participate so fully is no easy task.”
Debra Ryan, HR Manager, BDO Auckland
I was extremely impressed from two different perspectives … Karen’s presentation style was extremely engaging with a good combination of humour and professionalism. Secondly, her presentation content was interesting and gave me some extremely practical (and surprisingly simple) tools to take away with me.”
Justina Knox, Botherway Legal
Contact Karen to discuss your needs. firstname.lastname@example.org 0800 TO START
For more information about workplace wellness and wellness programmes, explore The Go Programme here.
Building resilience and cultivating sustainable wellness and performance is about
doing well, and being well.