Health and Wellbeing in the remote and hybrid working environment

Thursday, 04 November 2021
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    • Nick Thomas, Nick Thomas & Associates

In March 2020 organisations and their employees had to shift rapidly and unexpectedly from primarily office-based working, to working remotely from home. Whilst many have enjoyed avoiding tortuous commutes and have found extra time for personal and work pursuits, these changes have also led to concerns about employee health and wellbeing, and organisations’ ability to monitor these areas in a remote context.
This session builds awareness of the key health and wellbeing challenges to home working and provides the tools and skills to overcome them and to build optimum health.

Learning objectives:

By the end of this session attendees will:

• Understand the key challenges to wellbeing and health in a remote working environment and to consider the impact of moving to a hybrid model
• Build an understanding of the real nature of stress, the effect of the balance of stressors on the autonomic nervous system, how in modern life we are often out of balance and how this impacts our health and wellbeing.
• Understand the most important factors that impact your health, and how to integrate them in a home working and hybrid environment
. Understand how to access and build energy at multiple ‘levels’ to combat burnout and optimize performance.

Learning outcomes:

• The key wellbeing challenges to remote working – pre-pandemic research and the post-March 2020 experience. Focus on ‘burnout’ and social isolation.
• The six key causes of burnout
• Understanding the true nature of ‘stress’ and the ‘balance of stressors’, and the impact on our Autonomic Nervous System
• Building and managing our energy to prevent burnout and build performance - the ‘Four Doctors’ and the High-performance Pyramid
• Uncertainty and the future of work? A hybrid solution? Employee-Employer disconnect. The impact on you.
• Practical tools and solutions with multiple applications

Speaker biography:

Nick offers a unique combination of skills in the UK insurance training sector – an industry sales specialist and a professional coach and trainer. Nick is an Economics graduate with over 25 years corporate insurance broking experience. He was a highly successful sales producer in the UK broking market before progressing into regional and then national sales leadership roles. As National Development Director at HSBC, Nick was one of only 40 people from a global workforce of 265,000 selected as part of the STARS programme to recognise exceptional performance. He is a highly trained consultative sales specialist, and his experience includes a secondment with a major management consultant to design a best practice sales process.
In the mid-2000s, Nick developed a chronic health condition; his journey to recovery fostered a new range of interests, and a passion for health, and performance. He studied widely, qualifying as a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), obtaining a Diploma in Life Coaching, before going on to study Corporate/Business Coaching with The Coaching Academy. Nick is also a qualified Holistic Lifestyle Coach and Advanced Exercise Coach.
In the last two years Nick has worked in a self-employed capacity in training, coaching, and consulting. He works with a specialist adviser in Insurance sector M&A (Mergers & Acquisitions), and through Nick Thomas & Associates.

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