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Conversations about wellbeing at work – series one

By Fiona Bugler • 10th December 2020

As 2020 draws to close we’re closing season one of the i-wellbeing podcast. Here’s a round-up of the conversations so far. Don’t forget to tune-in and subscribe.

In this series, we’ve discussed mental health and endurance challenges. We’ve explored the current situation around Covid-19 and the resultant changing workspace and managing a return to work. And we’ve heard about great innovations from proactive companies, such as Ashdown Phillips. Most recently we’ve been inspired by wellbeing heroes, fitness queen, Kim Ingleby and ‘yogi-banker’ Scott Robinson.

Next season we will continue to develop the conversation around wellbeing at work and we want to hear from you if you’re a proactive leader wanting to make a difference, by focussing on the wellbeing of your team, yourself or the global space.

 

Tune-in and get in touch if you would like to be featured in our next series.

Conversations from series one

Episode one: Life’s great on the outside – a conversation about mental health at work with Paul Heywood 

Our first, and to date our most popular podcast, Paul Heywood honestly shared his painful mental health story and suicide attempt and asks us all to really listen to what others say when we ask the question, ‘How are you?’.

Episode two, Alex Flynn, Ultra-endurance athlete with Parkinson’s

Alex Flynn, 48, is an adventurer, athlete and motivational speaker who is also in his 13th year of living with Parkinson’s Disease. He tells me about his superhuman endurance feats and his desire to keep moving and continue to raise awareness and funds to help people with Parkinson’s.

Episode three, Redesigning the workspace with Lucinda Pullinger from the Instant Group

Global HR leader, Lucinda Pullinger discusses the new era of ‘activity-based’ working and the idea of designing and optimising our workspace so we are always putting people first.

Episode four, The future of work – with Simon Roderick MD of Fram Search

Simon Roderick, MD of boutique financial services recruitment agency, FRAM Search. spoke to me from a very quiet office. An advocate of office life, Simon pointed out that working life was very different but he predicted that the office will survive.

Episode five, Wellbeing in action – with Emma Page from Ashdown Phillips

On the first day of Lockdown two, I spoke to driven woman Emma Page, about ultramarathon running, about being a mental health ambassador and about helping to launch her company’s Sustainability Pledge, which was featured in  Property Week.

Episode six, Mind, body, and soul – a conversation with fitness queen Kim Ingleby

Throughout her career, Kim has focussed on optimising performance for mind, body and importantly, soul. Clients call her the mind-body ninja – tune-in to hear her story and valuable insights about mind and body, and total healht.

Episode seven, A conversation with the Yogi Banker, Scott Robinson

By day, Scott Robinson works full time as a director at Deutsche Bank. But he has another identity, Scott is also known as the yogi-banker. Recently featured in the Daily Telegraph in this pod, we hear Scott’s story and ponder how a focus on yoga could change the culture of the city and banking. Scott has also written for i-wellbeing, read his 5 insights into yoga and meditation.

Sneak Previews

Episode one, Paul Heywood

 

Episode seven, The Yogi Banker

 

 

Fiona Bugler

Fiona is the creator of all things editorial, she’s a journalist with a life-long passion for health, fitness and wellbeing. For more than a decade she worked with business leaders and large groups as a personal trainer and running coach and this background informs the content she creates.

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