About Cris

Have you heard about those guest speakers and facilitators who go on and on about how wonderful they are? And then tell you how they ‘discovered’ the answer and now you can have it too (at a huge cost)?

Well, that’s not Cris. He believes that kind of talk disempowers people. And we’re here to excite and incentivise your people. He also has a healthy respect that everyone’s path is unique. As such, you should “walk your own walk”.

What does Cris mean by this? He’s had struggles (and still does). And he’s made a few mistakes. In fact, he believes in making mistakes every day, to learn and grow. But Cris also believes in learning from others. His journey has taught him some valuable shortcuts. Shortcuts that can help you (and others) avoid some of the pitfalls he’s experienced.

Cris has shared a stage with the likes of the Dalai Lama, Brené Brown and others. Their inspiration shaped the successful wellbeing practises that Cris now brings to workplaces.

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    FOR YOU AND YOUR WORKPLACE

    Workplace Wellbeing

    Empowering your employees to develop healthy habits and mindsets

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    To boost wellbeing, de-stress and get to the end of your day with plenty left in the tank

    CASE STUDY

    Reducing burnout with wellbeing

    How one organisation reduced stress and sick leave and boosted productivity with a unique wellbeing program

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    WHY Workplace Wellbeing

    Tried the fruit bowl and the yoga session? Sick of others saying “you should meditate”? Perhaps you’ve tried that walking group? Worried that workplace wellness programs are too expensive or ineffective?

    Imagine this. You know the importance of workplace wellbeing. You’ve tried wellbeing events in the past, but after initial enthusiasm, attendance dropped off. You suspect your staff became secretly bored with it. And now you’re after something new and fresh.

    Don’t despair! At Workplace Wellbeing, we tailor our programs specifically to your organisation’s needs. This includes:

    Offering three different versions of our wellness programs: DIY; supported or 'done-for-you'

    A full menu of wellbeing resources available 24/7 through our wellness portal. This allows your people to fit their wellbeing activities into their busy schedule

    You’ll love the flexibility of being able to choose a program that meets your budget and available resources.

    1. Do you have people you trust who have the capacity to put into place our program? No worries. We’ll give you the IP and you create a wellbeing program.
    2. Need more support? We’ll supply all the materials and coach and support your people every step of the way. You get in-house skills and the flexibility of running a wellness program that we’ve customised with you.
    3. If you’re really, really busy – that’s okay! We’ll do everything for you, including calendaring and workshop scheduling.  We’ll even help get your people along and follow-up afterwards.
     

    Why use our programs?

    Our programs are successful because they:

    • Use a proven methodology (developed at Stanford University)
    • Help your people create tiny health habits that are sustainable​​
    • Include group coaching
    • Include complete-at-home exercises and reminders​
    • Include complete-at-home exercises and reminders​
    • Enable your people to take positive actions
    • Support begins before the workshop starts and extends well after the workshop ends.

    We’ve found that employees have loved out programs. Why? Because we don’t tell them what they should do. We’re the only wellbeing provider that helps your people create a wellbeing plan that suits their personal needs. It’s tailored to their level of fitness and ability. It suits their goals – and they create it themselves, with our guidance- but it’s them who decide what goes in it.

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    OUR PROCESS

    Our Signature Program; Personalised Wellbeing Plans

    Our signature program is organisation-wide. It provides each and every one of your people the opportunity to develop their own wellbeing plan for the next one to three months.

    We’ve broken our process down into three different sessions. This helps your employees to develop healthy long-lasting habits.

    Session 1

    Right from the outset, we start tiny. Yes, we said tiny.

    This session is all about creating tiny habits. Tiny habits that support what wellbeing means to every single employee.

    And while they might be tiny habits, they’re also sustainable, healthy ones. Every single employee that attends will learn how to establish:

    • Three sustainable tiny habits for the first week
    • A further three tiny habits for the following week

     Do I hear you asking ‘why baby steps?’ Here’s why:

    • Because we’ve all seen big bang commitments that fail (remember last New Years’ Eve?)
    • Because we know that small incremental changes are more likely to succeed than attempting big shifts
    • Because we want to give your people the taste of success
    • Because this helps everyone create and develop wellness habits that will last a lifetime.

    Tiny steps are more likely to stick long-term than trying to take a huge leap. Just ask our previous participants.

    Session 2

    Our second session starts seven to 10 days after the tiny habits session. Why? Because it lets your employees get into the habit of creating healthy habits.

    And now it’s time for your employees to zoom out and look at the broader picture. During this, we’ll explore the following issues:

    • What does wellbeing mean for you? What about happiness? There’s no wrong answer here. It’s different for everyone
    • What does the science have to say?
    • What is PERMAH? And who the heck cares? Hint: this is all about positive psychology
    • What about financial security? Does wellbeing cost a lot?

    We all wear many different hats in our life. Father, mother, daughter, sibling, boss, colleague. And the list goes on. But it’s still possible to build balanced wellbeing while wearing so many hats. And this session teaches you and your employees how.

    Session 3

    About one month after session 2, we’ll catch up for session 3. This is all about follow-up and allows us to see how your employees are fairing with their wellbeing.

    We all get off track and lose our initial enthusiasm.

    The purpose of this session is to help embed the program into your employee’s everyday life. It helps them refresh and revitalise their personal wellbeing goals. And it ensures that each individual has an actionable plan that they can actually use.

    After all, we don’t want to pop into your lives with our wellbeing programs without them having a long-lasting effect. Sustainable healthy habits without heaps of effort. That’s what we all want.

    Our programs can form the backbone of a broader wellbeing plan in your organisation. And that’s what we’d like to see: your employees setting up wellbeing for life.

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    About Cris

    We’re here to help you thrive

    Cris believes people should enjoy going to work. Monday mornings are something you should look forward to. After all, we spend a lot of our adult life working.

    He spent many years struggling with his own wellbeing. By the time he was 15, he could drive a backhoe, dig a trench and weld pipes. But take care of his wellbeing? He didn’t have a damn clue.

    As he got older, it got worse. By his late twenties, he was in trouble.

    And medication didn’t help. So he started investigating what he could do to find his happy place. During this journey, he got made redundant, there was death, separation from his partner, financial disasters and mayhem.

    At this point, you usually hear “but he didn’t let his circumstances discourage him”. While that’s a nice thought, it isn’t true. Cris was totally discouraged and had given up. He resorted to any means of escape from his uncomfortable feelings. Red wine became a good friend.

    That begun to change when Cris started a laughter yoga group at a local park, and then received a call. The caller asked him to run a laughter session for their Christmas function.

    Cris took the plunge. He combined laughter with a keynote on happiness. And to his surprise (and his mum’s), people loved it. People loved the notion of being happy at work. And they loved learning how to make those tiny tweaks in their lives that improved their wellbeing.

    Since then, Cris has been fortunate to share a stage with the likes of Martin Seligman, Barbara Fredrickson, Sonja Lyubomirsky, Todd Kashdan, Brené Brown and many others. They’re highly regarded researchers on wellbeing and happiness. Cris also did some indepth study into meditation and wellbeing, including with monks that studied directly under the Dalai Lama.

    Their inspiration shaped the successful wellbeing practices that Cris now brings to organisations around Australia.
    What's different about Cris

    Cris is huge on being authentic. He’s big on walking the talk. And he believes that it’s okay to be vulnerable. After all, we're human

    He places great emphasis on:

    Creating wellness solutions that are sustainable
    Self compassion
    Walking your own walk without comparing yourself to others
    Everyone is unique and it’s not for others to judge
    Cris is a huge fan of humour. So you’re guaranteed to have a good laugh at least once in each of his sessions.
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    Free downloads & resources

    Wellbeing Winks: 5 Ways to Boost Your Wellbeing Instantly

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    Case Study: Reducing Burnout with Wellbeing

    Case Study: Reducing Burnout with Wellbeing

    Download our free case study for reducing stress, burnout, and turnover in busy organisations.

    8 Steps to a Successful Wellbeing Program

    8 Steps to a Successful Wellbeing Program

    Download a free guide on how to make your wellbeing program a great success.

     

    TESTIMONIAL

    Client love

    “I had many people approaching me personally to thank me for inviting Cris to work with us and asking for further information. Immediately following his workshop, the staff as a whole naturally converged on the staffroom for lunch together instead of splitting into their own areas as so often happens. This in itself is a valuable demonstration that Cris’ work made a difference. Thank you!"

    Patricia Wan

    Lakeview Senior College

    Values

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    Create sustainable healthy habits
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    Emphasis on mental fitness
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    Comprehensive & integrated
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    Positive impact on both your organisation & employees

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