We live in a world where we define and divide our time between work and life. If something comes up or life happens, these compartments get intruded on, we get off balance and everything seems to crumble. By learning how to integrate life and work, we are able to increase energy, health, happiness and productivity.
After 10 years in a high demand, client facing role and battling to find work/life balance, Sarah learned first hand the compromises a high stress position can put on your well-being. Rather than compartmentalizing wellness from work, Sarah helps companies and employees integrate the two for higher quality work and life.
ARTICLE: Fruit And Fitbits Are Not Enough
Time To Put More Stock In Your Employees Well-being.
Companies have recognized the need to encourage healthy habits in the workplace by hosting a yoga class, gifting Fitbits and including fresh fruit in the kitchen. These are kind gestures and to the workplace as a healthy environment but these efforts are not really enhancing the well-being of employees.
EVENT: INTEGRATE Work + Life Integration on 2/28
Inviting HR professionals, leadership and professionals
education, workshops and experiences that meet the new social capital expectations of employees. These experiences result in enhanced well-being by empowering employees with practices that decrease stress, build stronger relationships and aid in healthier life both in and outside the office.
Workshops + Experiences For Your Employees
1-2 hr workshops led by Sarah Buchanan are meant to educate on mindfulness practices that will enhance the well-being of employees and allow them to check in on their progress regularly. This is a great kick of point for any company. Workshops can happen once or be reoccurring for employees.
Integrated Goal Workshop
Work with employees to create integrated goals and pathways to achieving those goals. We often create goals for work, family, wellness, etc. When we create these separately the priorities fight one another and that is where we become stressed.
Integrate goals: create goals that consider all aspects of life rather than compartmentalize work from life so that they can work together rather than against each other.
Strategies to manage goals: It is important to have a plan to implement goals. In this mindful goal workshop we will discuss strategies that allow fluidity in your strategies so that you are able to face adversity and allows continue progress.
Priorities and focus: we are easily distracted by new client requests, internal communication and what others are doing. It is important to adopt practice that allows us to keep personal priorities in place and therefore steer focus for high productivity.
Progress management: equip employees with plan, practices and reminders for checking in and assessing and adjusting on goals quarterly
Introduce mindfulness + wellness practices into the workplace. Sarah works with companies to adopt wellness/mindful practices to help employees increase energy, health, happiness and productivity.
Mindful practices to relieve stress: educate on ways to integrate mindfulness into your daily life to decrease stress and increase productivity.
What is meditation: build an understanding of meditation not as a practice of not thinking but instead a way to release stress. This increases the use of meditation to decrease stress and increase productivity.
How to practice meditation: It's not so tough! Meditation can be intimidating. Early practitioners set unnecessarily high expectations for themselves. This will help eliminate the intimidation and make meditation accessible to all.
Guided meditation: Practice of breathing and stillness. We will focus on a mantra or word and the breath to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance self-compassion and personal growth.
Corporate Movement + Meditation Practices
To support employees in adopting and practicing mindfulness regularly and or to maintain mindset of INTEGRATE workshops or experiences. Practices are recommended weekly or monthly to encourage decreased stress and increased happiness.
Practice of breathing and stillness
This guided meditation will focus on a mantra or word and the breath to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance self-compassion and personal growth.
Power Yoga - Vinyasa yoga style, linking breath and movement. It is a dynamic, flowing practice which cultivates strength, flexibility, focus and decreases stress.
Restorative Yoga - It is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching and meditation.
Why INTEGRATE Wellness Into The Workspace
Currently, companies are looking at initiatives to check boxes that reduce insurance rates. They are hosting steps challenges, giving reimbursements for attending the gym and cash rewards for getting an annual physical. There is a gap between what employees value and what is being offered. It leaves employees feeling like a required check box rather than a sense of being cared for and in turn damages rapport which increases turnover.
Companies are focused on reduced medical and pharmacy costs. Meanwhile, the loss of productivity results in costs 2.3 times higher than insurance rates. With the current focus on eliminating insurance costs companies are seeing increase in resources to hire, train and additional costs of losing unhappy employees. By increasing the well-being, companies will see an increase in happy employees, reduction in turnover costs, increase in referrals.
Full INTEGRATE Experience
INTEGRATE offers education, workshops and experiences that meet the new social capital expectations of employees. These experiences result in enhanced well-being by empowering employees with practices that decrease stress, build stronger relationships and aid in healthier life both in and outside the office.
Meant for companies looking to dive into enhancing their employees well-being. These curated events give a broader spectrum of education, insight and tools that can then be adopted into the workspace. 2-4 hours experience that are great once but even more impactful when adopted 2-4 times a year.
Decreased stress + anxiety
Clarity + focus
Increased purpose and feeling of value
Self-awareness and satisfaction
Kindess and understanding
What to expect
3-4 speakers, workshops and/or mindful movements led by expert practitioners
Curation, creation and production of INTEGRATE program
Local, nutritious snacks and drinks
Walk away with tools to help carry out mindfulness practices
Follow up content to encourage continued practice of INTEGRATE learnings
Free classes at local fitness boutique
What They Are Saying
“What a wonderful day. I am grateful for Sarah’s courage and drive to bring so many wonderful women together, lifting each other to new heights! INDULGE is a great space, with a wonderful vibe and inspiring culture. Sarah creates an experience that leaves you feeling rejuvenated and empowered, inspiring the thought that life is not always a linear path. ” - Beth Wade // Global Chief Marketing Officer, VMLY&R
“Loved it! This was very helpful and since she had a background in advertising all the tips felt relevant and relatable. Would love to have her come back and do more. Could see small groups or team sessions helpful, too.” - Employee, MBB Advertising
"We worked with Sarah to host an in-office wellness event focused on mindfulness in the workplace and our employees loved it! Sarah provided realistic advice and tools that will help our employees manage stress and focus on their mental health while at work. She was knowledgeable, professional, and so happy to chat with our team about all things wellness. We loved working with Sarah as a part of our corporate wellness program!" - Kristin Halford | Employee Experience, Spring Venture Group
This was my favorite "health" event that I've ever been to! I loved the combination of speakers, movement, food. The topics were great, it helped build community, it was fun! I would go to something like this monthly (or more) if it was offered. It was an incredible event and you could tell how much passion and love was put into it. - INDULGE attendee
In efforts to bring a positive, engaging, and relatable speaker to sorority women at Rockhurst University, the Panhellenic Council couldn't think of anyone better for the job than Sarah Buchanan! Sarah came to campus to share her experiences and life lessons regarding the power of authenticity. The students loved her honesty, humor, and interactive speech. One girl said, "I walked away from our time with Sarah and felt like I was floating on a cloud. Her breathing exercises, personal stories, and overall sense of authenticity was so refreshing. I LOVED hearing her speak!" - Caroline Adams // Rockhurst University