Workplace Wellness Ireland - Our First Meet Up of 2019

Workplace Wellness Ireland - Our First Meet Up of 2019

The first Workplace Wellness Ireland meet up of 2019 will take place on Tuesday January 22nd. We are back in the excellent surrounds of the Bank of Ireland on Grand Canal Square.

The Workplace Wellness Ireland community is aimed at those working directly in workplace wellness in Ireland, senior leaders and HR professionals tasked with wellness promotion in their organisations and anyone that is passionate about making their workplace a healthier place to be.

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Who to Watch in Workplace Wellness in Ireland in 2019

Who to Watch in Workplace Wellness in Ireland in 2019

There’s been some really positive progress in the health promotion landscape in Irish workplaces in recent years. Companies are slowly beginning to move away from box ticking wellness initiatives and two healthy workplace accreditations have been launched (with a third on the way) that promote a longer-term approach to workplace health promotion. There’s still a considerable way to go if we want to catch up with our international counterparts, particularly in the US, but there’s no doubt we are on the right path.

I see 2019 as an important year for health promotion in Irish workplaces.  I’d love to see Ireland lead the way and develop a world class ecosystem for workplace health promotion and I don’t see why we can’t. I’m doing my bit with the Workplace Wellness Ireland community which is going from strength to strength with a very exciting schedule of events planned this year.

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Why Ireland’s Business Leaders Should Follow Operation Transformation

Why Ireland’s Business Leaders Should Follow Operation Transformation

It’s a new year and an opportunity for a new beginning. A fresh start. Lots of people have been setting goals and resolutions for the year and a great many of them will be health related. New year resolutions often face their stiffest test on the cold long January days when we’re back at work after the festive break. That’s why I always love to see the hugely underrated Operation Transformation programme back on RTE. There’s no other show that I know of that provides so much positivity and inspiration to those looking to make healthy lifestyle changes. The show is a brilliant motivator for people up and down the country looking to introduce (and stick with) healthy behaviour changes at the start of the year.

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The Only Resolution You Need in 2019

The Only Resolution You Need in 2019

As we enter a new year I see all the usual talk of new year goals and healthy resolutions. Having something to aim for is a good thing and I encourage everyone to take a little time to think about what they want to achieve in 2019. What I don’t like seeing is the inevitable updates three weeks in to the year where many resolutions are now on life support or have fallen by the wayside altogether. Perhaps it’s the case that the resolutions being set are too big a leap and are not realistic for the individual to maintain.

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Review of the first parkHIIT Corporate Challenge

Review of the first parkHIIT Corporate Challenge

I love the Grant Thornton 5K and wanted to do something similar that promoted the importance of resistance training in the corporate world. I teamed up with Ronan Mahon of Movement Fitness for the first parkHIIT Corporate Challenge which started in mid-October 2018 and ran for 4 weeks on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in Ballsbridge. Companies participating in the inaugural challenge included Ibec (who had 13 participants!), AIB, Ernst and Young, Allianz and Just Eat as well as teams of individuals including representatives from Facebook, Arup Engineering and LinkedIn among others.

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Review: Workplace Wellness Ireland - November Event

Review: Workplace Wellness Ireland - November Event

The second Workplace Wellness Ireland meet up took place on November 13th at the Bank of Ireland, Grand Canal Square. Demand was high with all available tickets reserved within 48 hours of release! The atmosphere and energy in the room was fantastic. A huge thanks to everyone for giving up their time on a weekday evening to attend the event.

I kicked off proceedings by welcoming everyone and re-sharing the community values. A quick show of hands revealed there was a fairly even split of those in attendance for the first time and returning attendees.

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Workplace Wellness Ireland - November Meet Up

Workplace Wellness Ireland - November Meet Up

The second Workplace Wellness Ireland event takes place on Tuesday November 13th 2018 and registration is now open for the event. I'm delighted to announce that the speakers on the night will be Aoife Ni Mhurchu (Head of HR, Sky Ireland) and Pat Divilly. The location is again the Bank of Ireland, Grand Canal Square. Tickets will go fast so if you wish to attend please confirm your place using this link.

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Video Highlights of Workplace Wellness Ireland Launch Event

Video Highlights of Workplace Wellness Ireland Launch Event

Delighted to be able to share the highlights of the launch event for the Workplace Wellness Ireland community which took place on September 4th. I’m busy preparing for our next meet up on November 13th so it’s nice to reflect back on what was a really great evening. For a full review of the September 4th event you can click here.

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