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20 Mar 2020

Work-Life Harmony LIVE! Day

In this first in a series of LIVE! Days for 2020 – and in celebration of International Day of Happiness, 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 2020, we are presenting a series of 4 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 2020, we explore the role of companies in promoting and supporting the work-life harmony of their employees.

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 programme of webinars your company needs to have access to our Virtual Platform by being a registered subscriber of Asia Employee Wellbeing Link.  The annual subscription fee is US $500.  In 2020 this fee is waived for DIAN and DIAN India members. 

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Programme Details

Event Speakers

  • Graham Barkus

    Graham Barkus

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    Managing Partner, The Human Factor Ltd
    Session Title: Workplace Wellbeing - Beyond the Yoga Mat.
  • Amanda Yik

    Amanda Yik

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    Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, Founder of Shinrin Yoku Hong Kong
    Session Title: Plug into Nature - The Secret to Promoting Wellbeing and Productivity
  • Ruchi Parekh

    Ruchi Parekh

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    Executive Coach, Life Coach, Keynote Speaker, Belbin Accredited Facilitator, Lawyer
    Session Title: Work-Life Harmony - Taking Control and the Art of Saying No
  • Lorraine Thomas

    Lorraine Thomas

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    Founder, The Parent Coaching Academy
    Session Title: Achieving Work-Life Harmony - Balancing Work, Family and Relationships

Managing Partner, The Human Factor Ltd

Graham Barkus

About the Session
Increasingly companies in Asia are recognising the importance or promoting the wellbeing of their employees and creating a workplace environment that supports work-life harmony.  Yet whilst many wellbeing interventions are helpful and make people feel and do better in the short-term, they often fall short when it comes to long-lasting change.  In this webinar, Graham Barkus, managing partner of a Hong Kong-based coaching practice focused on improving workplace wellbeing and resilience, will explore the longer-term challenge of helping people ‘stay better’.  He’ll highlight the need for a more systemic approach and look at how wellbeing professionals can build a coherent, systemic approach to sustain workplace wellbeing and performance.

Graham Barkus is managing partner of The Human Factor Ltd, a Hong Kong-based coaching practice focused on improving workplace wellbeing and resilience. Drawing upon cognitive-behavioural coaching, facilitation and conflict resolution techniques, The Human Factor Ltd helps people individually and collectively navigate the challenges of complexity, uncertainty and external forces of change, reducing the cost of stress to organisations and employees. Graham's 30 years of experience has spanned employment and consultancy roles to clients across Asia and the UK/Europe, in diverse industries including banking and finance, insurance, aviation, logistics, healthcare, real estate development and FMCG.

Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, Founder of Shinrin Yoku Hong Kong

Amanda Yik

About the Session
Research conducted across the world has time and again confirmed what we know intuitively - that spending time in nature is good for our health. The benefits do not stop at the personal level. Numerous studies have shown how connecting to nature will boost employee morale, creativity, productivity and the bottom line. This webinar, which includes a short 5-min experiential element, will focus on the imperative of understanding the link between nature and our wellbeing and will offer a unique insight for leveraging nature to create work life harmony for your company.

Amanda is the founder of Shinrin Yoku Hong Kong, a Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs, as well as an ICF Certified Professional Coach in Transformation. Amanda graduated from the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law (LLB (1st Hons) and PCLL) and Faculty of Social Sciences (MSocSc in Corporate Environmental Governance). Since 2017, she has guided and facilitated more than 130 forest bathing and nature immersion experiences, lectures and workshops through public events and in collaboration with the corporate sector, social welfare organisations, environmental organisations, NGOs, universities and educational institutions in Hong Kong. Tapping into her extensive experience as a commercial lawyer and a senior NGO manager and drawing from decades of combined experience in yoga, tai chi and mindfulness practice, she advises and supports organisations and individuals to reconnect with nature for enhanced wellbeing.

Executive Coach, Life Coach, Keynote Speaker, Belbin Accredited Facilitator, Lawyer

Ruchi Parekh

About the Session
Learning to say “no” is an important life skill. It helps one establish boundaries for oneself and commands respect. It also gives more control over one’s time, making more time for opportunities. Focusing on harmonising one’s life by giving every aspect of it the respect it deserves, helps in creating work-life harmony. So instead of working hard to split the various roles you play by cutting them apart to achieve a balance, enjoy their harmony instead.

Ruchi is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and a Lawyer. She helps high-potential professionals build emotional resilience and a positive mindset to get to the next level in their lives personally and professionally. Her main objective is to help clients move forward and find fulfillment and success in all the roles they play. Guiding individuals through a transition is part of this process, making them feel empowered and accomplished. Her coaching style is result-oriented, ensuring clients experience a paradigm shift that allows them to achieve results in their professional and personal lives. Ruchi has worked with leaders in various industries including Financial Services, Legal, Media, technology and Human Resources. She also takes a collaborative approach to bring coaching and personal development to companies via talks and workshops. Ruchi was featured in the Asian Money Guide amongst the 50 power women of Asia in 2018.

Founder, The Parent Coaching Academy

Lorraine Thomas

About the Session
Finding harmony between the different parts of our life can be a challenge. With multiple demands on our time and energy, balancing work, family and relationships is tough. Seeking to fulfil personal and professional obligations – being all things to all people at all times can leave us struggling or depleted, with no time or energy left to invest in what is really important to us. In this webinar, presented in partnership with This Can Happen, leading commentator and published author, Lorraine Thomas, shares her insights and practical tips on how we – and particularly those with family responsibilities – can achieve greater work-life harmony

A highly sought after international speaker, Lorraine Thomas is Chief Executive of The Parent Coaching Academy in the UK and author of numerous titles, including: The 7-Day Parent Coach, Get A Life, The Mummy Coach and Brilliantly Behaved Toddler. A regular commentator and columnist, she was the UK’s media spokesperson for the launch of Disney’s blockbuster film ‘Inside Out’ and is brand ambassador for leading brands such as Disney, Savlon, Tesco, Lego and Microsoft. Her corporate clients include multinational companies committed to supporting their employees as working parents.

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