Who doesn’t want the people working for them to be better, faster and more productive?
The surprising truth about what motivates your employees.
And how a holistic approach to well-being can transform productivity and profits…
Dear Business Owners, Human Resources Managers and Wellness Program Managers,
You may believe money is the ultimate motivator for your employees.
You may even believe the woman who never takes vacation, the woman who shows up early and stays late is your most productive employee.
But before you go off adding zeros to paychecks as a way to ensure commitment and productivity, I urge you to pause.
Hi, I am Dr. Michelle Robin. As a chiropractor, author, teacher and the founder of Your Wellness Connection, I help people start living healthier, happier lives one sustainable change at a time. I take the latest science, my own research in behavior change and my work as a chiropractor, and translate it into easy-to-apply real-world solutions.
Today, I want to help you too. I will show you how this approach will make your employees work smarter, better, and faster.
But, before I tell you exactly how I can help, I want to share a story with you.
One of my corporate clients once told me their most productive employee was a man that didn’t show up until 10:30 a.m. every day. This employee never stayed late. He often would forfeit his raise in lieu of having a longer vacation. One time he even took off to New Zealand for a full 6-weeks…
He wasn’t the highest paid employee or the one spending the most time in the office.
Yet, surprisingly, every month without a doubt this employee was THE top performer.
When I asked the employee how he continued to get such impressive results he told me, “I know my body. I know what it needs to perform.”
Through our conversation I learned that every morning this employee would get up and journal. After he journaled for an hour, he would ride his bike, rain or shine, for an hour and half. After he got home from his bike ride he didn’t chug a mug of coffee and rush off to work. He didn’t stuff himself quickly with some sugar-saturated oatmeal or an egg biscuit. Instead he would enjoy a green smoothie. For this employee it wasn’t about being healthy, it was about eating in and moving in a way that truly agreed with his body.
By the time he showed up for work he was truly prepared for his day.
Mentally, physically and emotionally he was ready to take on the tasks in front of him.
This man understood that personalized self-care, was the ultimate productivity hack.
The truth is our world needs people who listen to their bodies.
According to a recent Gallup poll, about 86% of full-time workers have at least one chronic condition. Full-time workers in the U.S. who have chronic health conditions miss an estimated 450 million additional days of work each year.
Workers in the U.S. who, at some point in their lives, have been diagnosed with depression miss an estimated 68 million additional days of work each year. That is an estimated cost of more than $23 billion in lost productivity annually to U.S. employers.
So, how can you have healthy profits and healthy employees?
Social science has proven over and over that the most motivated people aren’t the best paid, but those who can find meaning in their work. The most motivated people aren’t inspired by external cues, but internal ones. As social scientist Alfie Kohn has examined at the Harvard Business Review, rewards and incentives may lead to “temporary compliance.” However, when there are no more rewards, no more gift cards, gold stars or pats on the back a person will revert back to their old unhealthy habits.
This is why diets don’t work.
This is also why most corporate wellness programs don’t work either.
In simple terms, people need to learn to listen to their bodies.
They need to learn to tune into their well-being.
Here is how I can help:
Through a 90-minute workshop I can help your employees learn how to listen to their body. In just 1 ½ hours they will create their own custom wellness plan and be 100% prepared to take their first steps on their wellness journey.
Our bodies are brilliant. They are able to adapt to our modern life, handle most short-term stress, and change as we age. Our bodies also talk to us when things aren’t right. We’re accustomed to only paying attention when we feel pain or are miserably sick. There is a lot of room on the spectrum of well-being between optimal wellness and disease. In this workshop you’ll take the Body Talk Metabolic Assessment to notice what your body’s been trying to tell you in the areas of digestion, blood sugar, nervous system, and hormones (all and male/female specific). Then you’ll learn how to start listening to your body and the course corrections you can make to live well today. (Optional blood work and expanded presentation.)
In this presentation/workshop your employees will learn:
- What your body is trying to tell you about the areas of digestion, blood sugar, nervous system and hormones by taking the Body Talk Metabolic Assessment.
- Understand what the signals from your body mean as Dr. Robin explains each section of the Body Talk form.
- Specific actions you can take, and new habits you can create to improve your health and well-being in any or all areas of life, particularly those included in the Body Talk assessment.
Are you looking for workshop to your organization or employees? Contact me here. We can discuss your company’s needs and then I’ll present you with a proposal with your unique needs in mind.
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How it all works…
To be 100% sure we’re a good fit for what you and your employees need, I highly recommend booking a free 15-minute meet and greet here. If it turns out we’re not an excellent fit, I would be happy to give you at least 1-2 names of trusted colleagues who can help.
Questions? Email me anytime. We can discuss if my services are right for you and your employees.
Wishing you a healthy, happy and profitable day.