Chief Business Psychologist, Psychology Works.
Maria is a Business Psychologist specialising in assessment, development and organisational change – helping companies recruit, retain and develop the best people for their business.
With a background in mental toughness, stress and performance, she is on a mission to change the conversation around wellbeing, putting it at the heart of business performance, not just on a mug.
Maria describes her approach as one which combines knowledge, humour, style and a great pair of shoes.
Drawing on the latest research in the field of wellbeing, stress and performance this interactive session introduces delegates to a new and deceptively simple framework for understanding and improving wellbeing and performance in the workplace. Inspired by over 20 years of working across the disciplines of performance, stress, resilience, mental toughness, and positive psychology, as well as assessment, development and organisational change, the Minds as Psychology Works realised that there was an opportunity to pull all of these strands together to create a single framework for understanding and improving wellbeing in the workplace. One that works across prevention, detection, support and management. This session introduces delegates to the model, sharing how it fits with existing approaches and the latest research in this area, as well as the findings of this year’s 2021 CIPD Health and Wellbeing and REBA Employee Wellbeing Research reports. Designed to tackle both the symptoms and causes of poor wellbeing in the workplace, the framework can be used to assess the health of a business’ existing wellbeing strategy, generate holistic end-to-end solutions, or flexibly integrate with existing wellbeing initiatives a business might already have in place. Our mission, to provide businesses with a clear routemap for putting wellbeing at the heart of an organisation’s culture, and in turn, improve business performance. In addition to learning about the model, delegates can also expect the session to cover: • Why there is no ‘one size fits’ all when it comes to pinning down wellbeing in the workplace • How to create a balance between individual and organisational responsibilities for wellbeing • How many wellbeing initiatives are unintentionally dis-empowering their people, and what to do about it • A three-step method for how to introduce and embed new wellbeing initiatives • The opportunity to complete their own online wellbeing health check.
To raise awareness of the importance of making the link between wellbeing, performance and business success
To equip the audience with a simple and intuitive wellbeing framework that works at an individual, team and organisational level, is suitable for diagnosis and solution generation, and that can work seamlessly with existing wellbeing initiatives
To provide the audience with access to a free online wellbeing health check assessment and downloadable report
To empower the audience to identify 2-3 things they can do straight away to improve wellbeing and performance – for themselves, their business and/or their clients