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23 Apr 2021

2021 Work-Life Harmony LIVE! Day

In this first in a series of LIVE! Days for 2021, we bring you a programme of webinars exploring the role of companies in promoting and supporting the work-life harmony of their employees

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The concept of employee wellbeing has evolved in recent years. Beyond a pure focus on work-life balance, it requires a more holistic approach that encompasses a focus on work-life harmony, physical wellbeing, emotional wellbeing, and financial wellbeing.

LIVE! Days

Throughout 2021, we are presenting a series of 3 LIVE! Days - a programme of webinars on each of these themes broadcast via our Asia Employee Wellbeing Virtual Platform:

With webinars designed for different audiences – from employee wellbeing, HR and D&I professionals to general employees, we invite you to participate in these LIVE! Days to discover new ways to promote a culture of wellbeing in your organisation.

 

Work-Life Harmony LIVE! Day

In this first in a series of LIVE! Days for 2021, we explore the role of companies in promoting and supporting the work-life harmony of their employees in Asia.

Work-life harmony is about encouraging employees to manage or arrange the different parts of their life in a way that is in tune with their individual goals – and creating the right corporate culture, policies and programmes to enable them to do so. A deliberately Asian perspective on achieving balance, the concept of work-life harmony recognises that different elements may fluctuate or take precedence at different times and that the two aspects of work and life may be interwoven.

 

To view this LIVE! Day, you need to have access to our Asia Employee Wellbeing Virtual Platform by being a registered subscriber of Asia Employee Wellbeing Link. The annual corporate subscription fee is US$2,000. DIAN and DIAN India members can enjoy the preferential rate of US$500 – a 75% discount!

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Programme Details

Event Speakers

  • Bindiya Murgai

    Bindiya Murgai

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    Mental Fitness, Digital Wellness & Mindfulness Coach, Healing Hideaway, India
  • Christopher Allen

    Christopher Allen

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    Founder, MONTROC Consulting
  • Rebecca Jean Wong

    Rebecca Jean Wong

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    Founder, Feel Good Factory HK
  • Sakshi Kumar

    Sakshi Kumar

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    Senior Manager, Employee Wellbeing at Community Business

Mental Fitness, Digital Wellness & Mindfulness Coach, Healing Hideaway, India

Bindiya Murgai

Bindiya is an executive coach and life coach to clients from across the globe. Her therapy & coaching practice, webinars and workshops have helped numerous people enhance their mental fitness, overcome depression, relationship hurdles, personal challenges, grief, stress, anxiety, improve self-esteem and body image, and several other emotional and psychological problems, including coping with the Covid19 pandemic. Her retreats have been rated amongst the ‘Top 10 retreats in Asia’ by numerous publications and websites. Her blog has been chosen amongst the ‘Top 75 Healing Blogs in the World.’

She has conducted over 150 hundred webinars and workshops on a range of mental fitness and self-development topics including pandemic related issues like finding balance while working from home, self-esteem, relationship building, improving self - confidence, communication skills, happiness, emotional hygiene, dealing with depression, stress and anxiety management, overcoming abuse and domestic violence, creating work-life balance, handling peer pressure, digital detox & wellness, meditation and mindfulness.

Bindiya has been working closely with the tribal communities in Spiti Valley (Himachal Pradesh), conducting small interactive youth meet-ups to discuss issues like depression, addiction, preserving cultural identity, and career-related issues. She has been engaged with the young nuns and monks to help them understand and guide the youth on these issues, as they are key influencers in that social ecosystem. She also facilitates health camps for the distribution of free medicines and supports (and helped set-up) the Kunsel Primary School in the remote village of Demul. She is also part of the Arise Prison Products Project that trains inmates to create beautiful products from recycled materials, that are then marketed online and from the Nilgiris. All proceeds are given to the prisoners to help them have a sense of self-worth and financial sustenance.

Founder, MONTROC Consulting

Christopher Allen

Christopher founded MONTROC Consulting in 2018. MONTROC Consulting is a Workplace Consultancy. Its purpose is to help people to #liveworkbetter. MONTROC specialises in co-creating hybrid, blended, remote and disparate working strategies, then facilitating Workplace Change Management programmes to embed and grow change. MONTROC also guides the design of workplaces from offices to co-work to home.

At MONTROC, Christopher has led workplace and ways-of-working change projects in multiple cities across Europe, and is leading Future of Work projects globally. We discover, question, dream and visualise, we challenge, provoke, plan, act and we leap. We believe people should do what they love; people should be free to challenge the status quo and act without constraints; people should find beauty in their life and work; people should be true to themselves and others.

Christopher was Head of Workplace Consulting within the Morgan Sindall Group. he led Strategy and Change projects with Xerox, Newbury Building Society, Generation IM, The National Trust, FICO, Lane4, and Morgan Sindall.

Christopher was Head of Client Strategies & Management Consulting at CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS). He led the drive of a human-centred approach to Workplace within the FM Divisions, covering companies such as Pfizer, Macquarie Bank, Honeywell, Thomson Reuters, Google, Cisco, Microsoft and others.

Christopher was Head of Variable Workplace Consulting at CBRE Global Corporate Services (GCS). He led Strategy and Change projects with JPMC, Sony, BP, Petroleum Development Oman, Cisco (EMEA and LATAM), Level 3, Reed Exhibitions, Unilever, Shell, Amlin, HSBC, McGraw Hill and others.

Christopher is a former British Army Officer. He spent the majority of his service in 7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery and, latterly, the Honourable Artillery Company. He was a Directing Instructor at the United Kingdom Defence Academy. He completed 7 tours of duty and trained around the world with specialist forces. He is experienced in Culture and Outreach, Communications, 3-D Battlespace, Effects-based operations, Jungle Warfare, Command, Leadership and Management, and ‘Intelligence Preparation of the Environment’ (IPE). He has flown planes and helicopters, driven tanks and skidoos, and parachuted from perfectly serviceable fixed and rotary wing aircraft.

Christopher was born in London, educated at Cairo American College, Egypt, Trinity School, Croydon, Loughborough University and Manchester Business School. His background is in design, technology, human dynamics and business. He has also been redesigning and renovating houses for many years. He played Water Polo for Great Britain and swam the English Channel. He lives in the World Heritage City of Bath with his wife, Leah, and 4 young children. When time allows, he swims open water, surfs and drinks red wine!

Christopher is a Chartered Manager and Fellow of the CMI and ILM. He holds post-graduate qualifications in Strategic Direction and Leadership and is a Lumina Spark Practitioner. He is a Change Management specialist and describes himself as a Workforce Protagonist and Workplace Anthropologist. He is deeply interested in the future of work and helping people to #liveworkbetter.

Founder, Feel Good Factory HK

Rebecca Jean Wong

Rebecca Jean Wong likes to play seriously.  She’s also had a lifelong battle with injuries, mostly incurred by her lifelong love of playing seriously with movement.  It only took about 25 years for her to realise that we can and should move without pain. 

Rebecca Jean has always been passionate about movement and its impact in human connection. She believes the best way to learn about oneself is through the power of physical movement.  She discovered yoga as an alternate movement to dance, along with its benefit for rehabilitating injuries sustained from dancing and running in the past. Body awareness is vital in connecting the mind into knowing how we feel.  In yoga, she found a deeper connection through breath, through strength, through creating space in the body. In yoga, she found deep connection to those she gets to share a practice with. 

Her philosophy is that any practice should feel good and if it doesn’t, she will help you find a way so that it does.  She loves working with students much like herself, on a path to recovery from injuries, or looking for a bit of relief from whatever it is they need to release. She is all about conscious movement in her teaching. She infuses traditional yogic asanas and philosophies with elements of functional training to make a practice and a flow accessible to everyone.  She aims to make movement available to those who are new to a practice or are in recovery from injuries. Or if they want to sweat and move and also share a mutual love for cheesy 90’s R&B music, they can flow with her in any of her classes. To her, movement in yoga is a universally shared language that could be used for expression and release.

During her off-peak Feel Good hours, Rebecca likes to make pies, write, and adventure time around the world looking for all things shaped like zero calories. She also hopes to make Jazzercise trendy again.

Senior Manager, Employee Wellbeing at Community Business

Sakshi Kumar

Sakshi is the Senior Manager, Employee Wellbeing, based in Hong Kong.

She has been working in the social impact sector for the past decade, overseeing project management, stakeholder engagement and strategy in previous roles. Sakshi has experience working with several MNC's and SME's across the APAC region. In her earlier role at Community Business, she was mainly responsible for developing, designing and delivering content-rich and engaging DIAN meetings. Her qualification as a Mental Health Professional has greatly influenced her interest in advocating for the inclusion of diverse groups, including speaking at academic conferences on mental health challenges unique to ethnic minorities in Hong Kong.

In addition to leading the Employee Wellbeing Programmes, Sakshi partners with corporate clients to develop training modules and workshops to facilitate conversations around mental health challenges. Specialising in developing coping skills to cope with burnout, anxiety, stress management and workplace performance issues.

Graduated from Monash University, Sakshi holds a Masters degree of Arts in Counselling and Applied Psychology. She is fluent in English.

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