Meet Nick. He’s a U of T graduate who joined Isaac in 2008 - now a Partner on our leadership team. He's passionate about his clients and the people at Isaac and it shows. Here’s what Nick had to say about his time at Isaac.⠀
Q. Your job in one sentence?⠀
A. Support and coach our project teams to achieve the greatest impact for our clients. ⠀
Q. Best part about your job?⠀
A. The people we work with impress me every day and I have a lot of fun working with them.⠀
Q. Favourite Isaac memory?⠀
A. It may or may not involve an abandoned building.
The last 36 hours have been pretty special. Our team’s very first offsite was about being together, differently. Because we only commit one day a week to working onsite together, any time spent as a team is meaningful. So we decided for our offsite, it was simply about honoring that AND changing up our environment, rituals, and ways of working.
We celebrated and reflected on 2019. Whoa! It was REAL. We shared stories, enjoyed Knot Springs wellness club, and ate a lot. We made art, laughed, cried, and let go. We took all the goodness from this year and began to plan and design for all the goodness to come in 2020. The future is bright and we are insanely grateful for our families, community, and each other.
Now, a round of applause for others who made this experience extra special: 1) Jen from @tumblenw for cheering us on from day one and facilitating our 2020 planning; 2) @birdies for the incredible new team footwear; 3) @knotsprings for the self-care and relaxation; 4) @gustohq for the team bonding moolah from winning your small business contest; and 5) our team member, @sarahashevensfoltz, for curating the offsite experience…all the little and big details - you did it!
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If you work in #CorporateAmerica , a #nonprofitorganization or a business that may be willing to send you to a conference, here are some ways that you can negotiate better #professionaldevelopment in the new year. ▫️
I did these things myself. I attended a conference, typed up an #ExecutiveSummary and then requested a meeting with the head of my department. It worked and he said during the meeting, “no one has ever done this before - thank you so much!” ▫️
▫️(I honestly think it got me good currency with him and I was eventually promoted twice. Be wise. Don’t just ask for something - make things mutually beneficial.)
Two of our clients have been noted as Denver-Area's Healthiest Employers of 2019: Saunders Construction and and Orica USA👏🏼 This is so exciting and we are so grateful for the opportunity to work with such passionate, wellness-oriented people!
Follow the link in our bio to download or purchase the full list of all 25 companies⚡️
We can't wait to continue the work of wellness in 2020!
Loyal employees are your most valuable asset. Don't take them for granted or treat them poorly. They're the best ambassadors of your brand.
Loyalty is a two-way street. You can't buy loyalty, but you can undoubtedly foster and nurture it. Employees pushed to the point where they don't care anymore, won't go the extra mile. They will not take the initiative to solve problems. They will end up treating customers the same way you treat them.
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How to use your job to bring in extra money⠀
Many people want to make more money so that they can pay off debt, save, or just buy more of what they want. ⠀
The problem is they can’t find that extra money so here are a couple of tips to find that money at your job. ⠀
1. Keep A Brag Book: Your brag book is everything you have done at your job each year that has added to the increase of the bottom line. January is a perfect time to start your brag book if you don’t have one. When your annual review comes up you will have concrete evidence of why you should get a raise⠀
2. Pick Up New Skills: Many companies offer professional development. These PD opportunities can teach you a new skill that you can use in a future business endeavor or just give you a leg up on the competition for that promotion you have been looking at⠀
3. Invest In A 401K: If your company has a 401K especially with a match you need to be in it. At least invest the percentage of the company match. As your income grows increase the percentage and this increases your net worth⠀
4. Find A Sponsor: A sponsor is more valuable than a mentor. A sponsor not only gives you tips and strategies to advance in your career, but they also make sure that your name is in the conversation for bonuses and raises⠀
5. Put 10% Away: Save 10% of each check into your Emergency Fund of what I like to call “In Case You Are Breathing Fund.” If you are in debt do this until you have $2,000 saved then use future money to pay off debt. Once debt free use the money to build up a year’s worth of expenses ⠀
Take action today to start bringing in more money!⠀
Tag someone who would use these tips!⠀
December is the month of looking back to our yearly results. Did you know that inKin’s stats displays your best results throughout the year? This is a great way to keep yourself going and beating your “high scores”. Are you feeling motivated for the new decade? #2020 here we come 💪🏼
Share your inKin stats below (and if you aren’t using inKin yet, what are you waiting for?!) 👇🏼
Doing mapping of health issues of Navatar employees & the clues lie in their dietary & lifestyle pattern!
One common pattern that I observed in maximum cases is that the morning routines of employees are less about cleansing themselves & more about burdening the already toxic body with health-impacting negative choices...Half of them are on low pranic foods as if the machinery is fuelled to get started. However, your morning should be such that your first half of the day is energetic, full of vitality & you have laser sharp thinking capacity...Since foods are not just a fuel but live sources of energy, when you begin day with dull & dead energy choices your body sends signs of cravings, tiredness, heaviness, confusion & cloudy thoughts with lesser productivity...And that’s the kind of energy I encountered with almost all employee forms...Your daily routine, lifestyle & sleep patterns speak all about you!
Holiday season have you feeling stressed?
Here is a helpful breathing technique to help calm the body, mind and nervous system.
Alternate nostril breathing is a great technique to help ease the stress of the holidays. This can be done seated or lying down. Using the thumb of your dominant hand, block your right nostril and inhale deeply into your belly, plug the left nostril with your ring finger, and retain the breath for a moment. Release your thumb and exhale through your right nostril and pause. Inhale through your right nostril, plug nostril with thumb, retain the breath, and release through the left. Repeat... Interested in learning more about different breathing techniques and how you can incorporate them into your everyday life?
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Resilience in the workplace impacts satisfaction in a job, performance and problem-solving behaviours. Helping teams develop resilience is a key skill a leader needs to possess for them and one they must be able to help develop in their reports. #resilienceinleadership#leadershipskills#leadingbyexample
Who doesn't love Santa?
This Christmas, gift your employees rewards every time they swipe online.
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For the last three months, I’ve been planning and facilitating a wellness series at work. This series stemmed from a commitment to my own health journey & enrollment in the #Last90Days challenge alongside @spt5716, mixing our personal and professional life into one harmonious push to be the best we could be closing out 2019. We paired with local organizations to offer events on toxic stress & mental health, financial peace, yoga, farmer’s markets, community volunteerism, DIY salad dressings & spice blending, and healthy treats for the holidays.
Today was our final class on sweet treats, one that I offered to help lead alongside our talented Pastry Chef from the diner. I’ve never been a patient teacher and talking in front of crowds makes me sweat just thinking about it, but today I felt a calming sense of confidence while sharing my passion for food and wellness in front of 30 coworkers. We had a hands-on demonstration, provided recipes and samples, and educated on the health benefits of each ingredient.
🥜 Chunky Monkey or Holiday Blend Trail Mix - A Treat for Work
🍓 Frozen Greek Yogurt Bark with Mixed Berries & Granola - A Treat for Home
🍫 Dark Chocolate Chickpea Brownies - A Treat for Parties
Take a wild guess which recipe was this #chocolateaddicts favorite 😉 I had so much fun and owe a big thank you to my coaching community for giving me the tools and opportunities to learn these skills & help others along the way. I might have just found a new hobby for my future!
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Hygge ✨✌🏻 This is the best time of year for the cozy corner of the couch, snuggling under the covers with family, and gathering in the comfiest nooks with friends.
“When we feel held by the atmosphere of a place or captured by the pleasure of an encounter, hygee is being evoked. Atmosphere binds us together, weaves us into the particulars of a place, and makes us feel at home with ourselves and those around us.” ~ The book of Hygge .
I wish every day was bring your bestie to work day 👯♀️ As the Wellness Champion for my region, I was so excited to bring in @findyourfoodfreedom to talk about striking a balance between enjoying the holiday season and maintaining healthy habits. •
What we usually hear on this topic is how to be GOOD and avoid and hide from all the food that will keep bombarding you, or to be BAD and eat everything but “make up for it” with crazy workouts.
I loved seeing the impact Hayley had as lightbulbs went off at different times, for different reasons. Once one person asked a question, Hayley could barely get through a slide without someone jumping in with something they’ve always wondered, or to share something that’s worked well for them. •
Biggest theme was control what you can control- meal prep and plan where you can but if something changes, roll with it. No need to be rigid or write off health until 2020. •
Whatever community you’re apart of, think about how you can influence others. Avoid the “good or bad” language and labels to not put judgment on yourself or others. @hayhayfinlay said to enjoy this season as the main movie, which food makes a cameo in- don’t give it more power than it has. ❤️❤️❤️
Do you want to completely delve into all of the Holiday happiness this Holiday season?🎄 If you do, then challenge yourself to try incorporating the Danish concept known as Hygge into your life.
The first question is how do you pronounce it?!🤔 “Hue-guh-not hoo-gah” is a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary as cozy, charming or special.
How many small moments of happiness pass by each day without us even noticing?
Hygge is more than just coziness, fires, thick socks and hot soup. Instead, it is finding moments to CELEBRATE, acknowledge and break up the mundane or harshness in daily life.
It is about the specific situations and emotions that arise from the coziness and being together😊 It is living with the intention of slowing down and grasping tiny joys throughout each day. With that being said, try and replace the rush of this Holiday season with the appreciation of small moments filling up each day.
🎄Ways to incorporate Hygge into the Holidays🎄
1. Surround yourself only with the things you love
2. Add candles, twinkle lights and throw blankets in your living space
3. Eat warm healthy soups and teas
4. Game night potluck with friends
5. Hiking in nature
6. Curl up with a book
7. Sauna time
8. Wear comfy socks
9. Keep a gratitude journal
10. Find someone to love each day
1 911 December, 2019
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Today I coordinated a “Healthy Holiday Happiness” event at my job to boost the mood and positivity during the holiday season for the corporate hospital staff. I invited pet therapy, hosted a pop up relaxation room, and coordinated with the chef to provide free healthy snacks throughout the floors of the building to bring holiday cheer. There was very positive response!
Mission Accomplished🎄😆🎁! #HolidayHappiness#PetTherapy#PopUpRelaxationRoom#FreeHealthySnacks#EmployeeWellness
On this #wellnesswednesday . Let's talk a little about anxiety. 😬⠀
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 1 in 5 people experiences a mental health condition during their lifetime, including anxiety and/or depression (anxiety's common counterpart).⠀
Most of us experience anxiety to some degree. You know, the kind that can be induced by stress from work, family, money, global events. It's all valid, it's a part of being human, AND, it is possible to learn how to work with it as it's happening so it doesn't have to take over your life.⠀
What we know is that many contemplative practices -- like yoga, meditation, mindfulness, even gratitude (and really, any activity that invites you drop out of your head and into your body) can go a long way to easing its effects.⠀
If you're in charge of employee wellness initiatives at your Portland metro area company and would like to learn more about our on-site programs that have the potential to support not only physical, but also mental health, send us a message. ⠀
Together, we can educate and empower your employees in caring for their whole being ❤️ 🙌
1 1211 December, 2019
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Quick question.. what rituals do you follow in your life to focus on your personal wellbeing? I find it’s easier said than done to really prioritise your wellbeing when life gets busy. This is why it’s so important for healthy habits to be ingrained in your work culture. June is #EmployeeWellnessMonth and @virginpulse have some brilliant resources to help you bring some wellness back into the workplace. You can download the full toolkit from the link in my bio! #mywellbeingmonth
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“The role of the CEO is to enable people to excel, help them discover their own wisdom, engage themselves entirely in their work, and accept responsibility for making change." - Vineet Nayar 👏
Yesterday I led a workshop at the Inter-American Development Bank. It was exciting to be back as a health coach to the place where I worked for many years.
70 people (men and women!!) showed up to answer one question: How is our relationship with food and weight impacting our careers?
I didn't talk about eating for better performance at work or how losing weight will increase your confidence levels.
Nop. Instead, I explained how diet culture and workism fuel our habitual, automatic responses to challenging situations. It's the reactivity and the emotional rigidity that affects our careers. Not the extra pounds.
Today more than ever, women find their identity and self-worth in their jobs, how healthy they eat, and a number on the scale.
Diet culture and workism dictate what we believe about success, health, weight, food, beauty.
I taught participants a powerful tool to get unstuck from those cycles of reactivity where food is often the go-to mechanism to deal with emotional distress.
We learn this tool and more during the #foodsanityprogram that starts next week. Enrollment closes soon. Follow link in bio to learn more.
We are happy to announce that @handline.sebastopol and Fern Bar will now be offering healthcare to our full time employees! To you, our guests and friends, this will look like a 2.6% healthcare surcharge on your bill at FB, which will allow us to ensure this offer. We care deeply about our employees, and providing them with healthcare is one of the ways we can make sure they’re supported and appreciated.
... #employeewellness | 📷 @dawnheumann
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Journalism's best and brightest convene in New Orleans for the 20th Annual @online_news Association Conference September 12-14. Make Movements will help journalists write off conference stress through a morning movement session. ✍🏽✍🏿✍🏻
From sitting at sessions to long hours of networking on your feet, conferences shift our routines, sleep patterns and diets, and result in a different type of stress that normally sits with you at your desk. We help augment this stress by making movements.
Your salient profession is paramount, now more than ever before. So, inhale 🧘🏽♀️, exhale 🌬 and write on, journalists! 📝 #ONA19
10 14311 September, 2019
What motivates you in the workplace? 🌟
Throughout the years, employees’ desires and demands have evolved, and it can be challenging for companies to keep up. 🤯
Especially, when it comes to attracting and retaining top talent, employers need to understand what employees really want from a company.
While we all know that competitive pay and good benefits factor into an employee’s decision to join and stay at a company, there are many other overlooked desires that are more important than a paycheck. 💵💶💷💴
The 2018 Global Talent Trends study by Mercer revealed a few employee desires that many organizations seem to be missing. This included permanent workplace flexibility, a commitment to health and well-being and working with a purpose. 🔥
This can also be seen from the results of a recent Future Workplace and View study, as seen in my photo above, which surveyed 1,601 workers across North America to figure out which wellness perks matter to them most and how these perks impact productivity.
What was clear was that employees want the basics first:
1. Improved air quality 💨
2. Access to natural light ☀️
3. The ability to personalize their workspace. 🎨
With businesses and organizations embracing a high-quality workplace consisting of one with natural light, good ventilation, and comfortable temperatures, could see a reduction of absenteeism up to four days a year. With unscheduled absenteeism costing companies an estimated $3,600 annually per hourly worker and $2,650 each year for salaried workers, this can have a major impact on your bottom line. 🙌🏾
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