Working From Home + Wellness
We help your people who are working from home during the global pandemic bridge the gaps between what they know they should be doing and what they are actually doing in order to stay engaged, committed, driven, productive, and healthy.
This custom leadership coaching program is the fastest way to get your workforce in control of their personal productivity and habits. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to the “best” way to work from home. Mastering working from home requires a deep understanding of one’s own individual drivers both internal and external, self-discipline, self-regulation, and constant evaluation and tweaking. If your team or organization is relying on a remote workforce and you can’t afford the usual ramp-up time it takes people to figure it out, let’s have a conversation.
We make sure the right intentions don’t just stay intentions.
The company wins, the employee wins.
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The Hidden Gap
Your employees are smart. They know what they need to do at work to perform at their best. They know what they should be prioritizing and how they can best structure their days around what needs to be done. Everyone knows what they SHOULD do, but does that mean that they are doing it?
Likewise working from home may have added some extra complications with regards to healthy habits.
There are millions of articles with advice on “How to Work From Home” and the advice almost always highlights taking care of your mental and physical health. Mental and physical health have a huge impact on people’s energy, engagement, productivity, and performance levels, as well as helping with focus, creativity, resilience, stress, and burnout amongst other things.
And even though people know that taking responsibility and prioritizing their health can positively impact every area in their life, and they know “how” they can do it, a lot of people have not figured out how to build the habits.
We coach individuals with proprietary tools and frameworks rooted in the latest science in the fields of psychology, business, and neurology. Through the program, participants will build the systems they need in order to facilitate their productivity on an ongoing basis, as well as the tools to adjust as circumstances dictate.
We Turn Intention into Action
Your employees have great intentions. How do you help people move past intentions and get onto action?
This is where we can help. Coaching is the fastest way to get results, and designed to bring out what’s in the best interests of the business, as well as integrating the ongoing well-being of the workers. Our leadership coaching program, which is comprised of workshop modules, a training workbook, and individual one-on-one coaching time we will help the participants:
- Clarify their priorities and personal vision
- Identify hidden obstacles
- Identify personal drivers
- Determine long term and short term habit goals
- Create a personal plan to build the right habits
In Their Words:
I have broken free of the trying to try loop, have gotten more clarity on my vision and have made great progress in implementing changes and improving my life for the better. My habits are aligned with my goals, I have learned to question my limiting beliefs and improve my thoughts. I have learned so many incredible tools that have helped change my life for the better and the program has definitely sped up my progress than if I was doing it alone.
I’m typically a very resourceful person but the lockdown was so demotivating I found it hard to stay focused. Through the process I was able to identify a way to solve my own challenges and implement a plan of action. Today I’m feeling much more productive and getting things done.
I’ve experienced a noticeable shift in how I approach challenges and have incorporated a variety of creative problem-solving strategies learned in the coaching program to move through my blocks.
Stephanie is fiercely dedicated to and 100% engaged in supporting my success and to ensuring I stay on track and accountable to myself above all else.
The Wellness + Productivity Link
Over 80% of large companies have wellness programs. The research is clear that physical, mental, and social well-being are connected to the ability to show up consistently in a high functioning capacity. This includes:
- Being clear-headed and focused on the priorities
- Maintaining energy levels
- Being organized
- Staying connected
What’s less clear, is the impact of corporate wellness programs on employee habits. One study of 160 worksites found that there was no significant difference in health-related behaviours and outcomes between employees who had a wellness program and those didn’t, including sleep habits, food choices, and exercising.
And then 2020 hit. People are working from home significantly more, and everyone is dealing with the complications of a global pandemic. Not only is there a fundamental inescapable uncertainty, but people have had to create new habits and deal with completely unexpected challenges. Some examples that come up frequently include:
- Trying to work while homeschooling or general parenting
- A shared workspace with a partner
- Not being able to go to the gym or yoga (and not wanting to do online classes)
- Having to figure out new logistics for eating and cooking
Even when people have the greatest intentions it can be difficult to consistently execute, and working from home can add complications and distractions that are seemingly out of our control. Our brains are set up to favour planning over follow-through and learning to override this preference isn’t about motivation. The solution resides in building the right habits at an individual level, with ongoing evaluation and tweaking as needed.
Building these habits sooner rather than later will save companies countless hours in wasted productivity, as well as teaching the employees powerful tools that will help them in every area in their life.
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Stephanie J. Marshall
Stephanie J. Marshall is a Toronto life coach, speaker, podcaster and the founder of Plaid Paddle Coaching, which does online ADHD coaching as well as corporate productivity engagements as well as Kickstartology Coaching, which runs group coaching and events for professional women. Her clients have included leaders from multiple industries including tech, finance, and media, as well as successful entrepreneurs. Stephanie has been hired to present workshops to Eva’s youth shelter and Indigenous Services Canada. She loves encouraging people to get out of their comfort zone to create lasting shifts, and teaching people to be the leader of their own life.
Stephanie is the creator and host of the Casually Coaching Strangers podcast, where anonymous strangers call in and get a coaching session.
Previously Stephanie worked in the digital content and strategy space. She has worked with brands and led teams at companies such as Shoppers Drug Mart, Rogers Media (publishing, radio, and TV), Molson, Trojan, Royal Bank, Holt Renfrew, and at the CBC. She has an MBA from Schulich, and as importantly, she is in a band, and loves hanging out with cows.