We create empowering tools for corporate leaders to improve wellbeing and overachieve on results in their workplace.
Employee burnout in the last year cost companies in the US $51 billion in absenteeism and lost productivity alone.
81% of C-Suite said improving their wellbeing is more important than advancing their career right now with 69% considering leaving their role for an organization that offers better wellbeing.
Burned-out employees are 63% more likely to take a sick day and 2.6 times as likely to be actively seeking a different job. Workplace stress is estimated to cost the U.S. economy more than $500 billion dollars, and each year, 550 million workdays are lost due to stress on the job.
56% went so far as to say that their HR departments did not encourage conversations about burnout. More than three-quarters (76%) of respondents agree that workplace stress affects their mental health. Managers are just as likely, if not slightly more so, to suffer frequent or constant burnout than individual contributors (26% of managers vs. 24% of individual contributors).
36% of employees said their organization isn’t doing anything to help with employee burnout. 75% of workers have experienced burnout, with 40% saying they’ve experienced burnout specifically during the pandemic. Burned-out employees are 23% more likely to visit the emergency room.
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What we do
In today's workplace, many suffer from stress, burnout and lacking their full potential.
We offer a strategic tool, embedded with wellbeing practices, empowering corporate leaders to create change in their work culture.
As a result we make a happier, more sustainable business environment, in turn delivering results.
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Reflection & Connection
We shape your wellbeing vision, create one-on-one & team-level action plans, nurturing your growth into success.
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How we work
During the assessment phase our CW team undergoes a rigorous diagnosis of your company's working dynamics and cultural settings. This is where we deep dive into your work approach, environment, leadership structure and processes. These assessments inform a holistic response, allowing us to build a framework of wellbeing offerings aligned to your workplace’s needs. These assessments form the basis of a holistic framework of wellbeing offerings aligned to your workplace's needs.
Now that we have measured and diagnosed your company’s current wellbeing status, we go to the drawing board and build your wellbeing toolbox. During this phase, we adapt and create a purpose-built framework of tailored workshops, interviews and other content, blended into a bespoke program, specific to your company needs.
During the live training phase our team is on the ground with your leaders, implementing your tailored wellbeing toolbox, hosting workshops, live events and ensuring the program is implemented to the best of your team's abilities.
After we have completed all our live and post programs, the work is not entirely finished. We offer continued support to ensure the work we have done is maintained and continuous to implement wellbeing in your workspace. During the nurture phase we offer reporting, feedback and do refresher workshops when needed.
Who we are
We have decades of experience in corporate life – Gret as Vice President for a fashion conglomerate and Tom as former BBC, then Partner at an international communications firm. We have been on the forefront of success, & burnout, dealing with all the pressures that come with running departments and budgets as well as managing and developing teams to their best potential. Working conditions have been turned on their head and a hybrid world is placing new demands on employees and employers alike. Yet challenges can be opportunities as new techniques and fresh engagement can empower people to feel, think and perform better despite disruptions. Wellbeing is no longer a bolt on - it's not a duty of care, but a culture of care. It's a strategy that feeds the evolution and performance of any business when the right measures are implemented and embraced by all.
Managing Partner & CEO
Gret understands the pressures of business leaders in the c-suite because she was one, running a $400m budget across Europe in her last VP role in fashion. Stress and burnout changed everything. In response, she focused on her holistic wellbeing, developed her own wellbeing rituals and practices, changing how she thought, felt, and noting what had to happen next – taking that offer to others. Her executive experience has provided unique insights around how to help leaders find new purpose, resolve and resilience, using simple tools that embed a mindful, more present approach to leading, connection and fulfillment. Inspired by a blend of ancient and modern ideas and evidenced based processes, Gret founded and grew Conscious Working with strategic tools that shape new behaviours for leaders and senior teams, changing perspectives, potential and performance for individuals, team and companies. She continues to expand her knowledge and is a certified Low Tox Coach, 325 RYT Yoga Instructor in power, Yin and Kula Flow, Meditation Facilitator and Mindfulness Teacher.
Managing Partner & Communications Director
Tom Batchelar, originally a senior producer at Bloomberg and the BBC, has been advising businesses, from multinationals to start-ups, for two decades at Brunswick Group, Instinctif Partners and as an independent. As a senior communications advisor, he has expertise in strategic advice, messaging narrative and content development, creative stakeholder programmes, and thought leadership campaigns. He has worked with National Grid, Thomson Reuters, Inmarsat, Oxford Nanopore Technologies, SITA UK, Cordant Group, Specsavers, Made.com and Griffith Foods amongst many others. Tom is also an experienced media and presentation trainer.
Work we've done
As head of the Field and Operations team at Michael Kors Europe, I believe a mindful team is a productive team. Gret created an introductory wellbeing programme that educated my team on the fundamentals of wellbeing and why it matters at work – as well as in daily life. She introduced a toolkit for my busy team and shared tactics to implement them easily. I believe wellness gives my team the energy we need to be the best leaders in our field and we look forward to continuing to work with Gret and Conscious Working.
CHRIS AMPLO, DVP, MICHAEL KORS EMEA