10 episodes

In this space, we share real, practical and eye-opening stories and advice from human-focused leaders who’ve put employee health at the center of their organizations. We discuss everything from engagement and motivation to mental and emotional health so that you have the tools and inspiration you need to make a real impact on your employees’ wellbeing.

So whether your challenge is getting leader buy-in, a low budget, or navigating a global crisis, this podcast will show you that you’re not alone and that nurturing a culture where everyone is happy and healthy at work, is possible.

Wellness Warriors at Wor‪k‬ Heka

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In this space, we share real, practical and eye-opening stories and advice from human-focused leaders who’ve put employee health at the center of their organizations. We discuss everything from engagement and motivation to mental and emotional health so that you have the tools and inspiration you need to make a real impact on your employees’ wellbeing.

So whether your challenge is getting leader buy-in, a low budget, or navigating a global crisis, this podcast will show you that you’re not alone and that nurturing a culture where everyone is happy and healthy at work, is possible.

    Practical strategies to nurture a wellness-focused culture in 2021

    Practical strategies to nurture a wellness-focused culture in 2021

    Today we are joined by Donna-Marie Hassett, People Manager at Streetbees, a global intelligence platform that reveals how people behave, and why, by analysing real-life moments collected from users worldwide.



    We discuss:

    1. The ways in which Streetbees is supporting employee health and wellness, as well as their new initiatives for 2021.

    2.  How companies can help to prevent burnout amongst their employees and Streetbees' approach to this challenge.

    3. The main obstacle preventing mental health from being openly discussed at the workplace and how leaders can help overcome this.

    4. How companies can create an environment where colleagues are mutually supportive and look out for each other’s wellness.

    5. The main challenges facing Streetbees and other fast-growing startups when it comes to the employee experience and workplace culture and strategies that can be used to address these.



    Register for Heka’s digital panel event this 17th of March on “How to re-energise the employee virtual experience"

    • 38 min
    What it takes to keep your team healthy and connected in 2021

    What it takes to keep your team healthy and connected in 2021

    Today we are joined by Emily Wood, Chief of Staff at Talis Capital.

    Talis Capital is a unique venture capital investment firm focused on emerging technologies including regtech, digital health,  edtech and sustainability.

    We discuss initiatives they have you put into place to support employee mental and physical health, how they are overcoming challenges such as guilt surrounding workplace productivity, and also opening up space for dialogue amongst employees. 

    We also look at how the motivations of the workforce have changed and how Talis Capital is addressing evolving needs. Finally, drawing from her experience as Chief of Staff, but also from her certification as a nutritionist, Emily gives us practical advice to stay happy and healthy during this time.

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    • 22 min
    Secrets behind an award-winning agency culture

    Secrets behind an award-winning agency culture

    Today we are joined by Jenny Mowat, the managing director at Babel PR, a London-based public relations and communications agency.  Babel PR was recently named the best agency in the European Agency Awards and today, Jenny shares insights into what they're doing, and how they are doing it.

    We discuss:


    The various initiatives and elements that make up the culture at Babel.

    The drivers behind Babel's paid sabbatical for employees and the impact of this initiative on employee engagement.

    Different ways of supporting employees’ physical and mental health and how Babel's approach to holistic health has changed since the pandemic

    The challenges for 2021 in relation to employee experience and how Babel will approach these.

    Their collaborative process for choosing employee benefits and launching new health initiatives.

    Key initiatives to minimize virtual event fatigue.


    You can watch the video version of this conversation here: https://www.hekahappy.com/blog/the-secrets-behind-an-award-winning-agency-culture

    • 24 min
    How Healing Clouds is making mental health more accessible and affordable

    How Healing Clouds is making mental health more accessible and affordable

    Healing Clouds is a global platform for accessible and affordable online mental wellbeing services. Asim Amin the CEO and Ashley Lourens, the Head of Wellbeing of this platform, share their insights and experiences addressing mental health at both an individual and organisational level.



    We discuss:


    What mental health really is and why it is important.
    The most common obstacle preventing people from taking care of their mental health.
    the biggest impact of C19 on the mental health of employees and how leaders in the workplace can address this moving forward.
    Advice for people wanting to increase awareness and support for mental health at their organization.



    Check out more inspiring interviews at: https://www.hekahappy.com/blog/tag/wellness-warrior-series

    • 31 min
    The role of organisational communication in creating a wellness-focused culture

    The role of organisational communication in creating a wellness-focused culture

    Emma Attenborough- Sergeant is a creative copywriter with a focus on supporting employers and entrepreneurs to improve culture with relatable mental health and wellness content.

    We discuss:


    The role leaders should play in the physical, mental, and emotional wellness of their employees at this time.
    The importance and impact of discussing and communicating wellness topics at the workplace.
    How wellness and mental health at the workplace have shifted as a consequence of C19.
    The #1 obstacle for leaders in terms of fully committing and communicating the importance of wellbeing in their companies.
    Advice for self-care and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

    To watch the full video interview and show notes, head over to our blog: https://www.hekahappy.com/blog/the-role-of-organisational-communication-in-creating-a-wellness-focused-culture


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    • 27 min
    Managing stress and anxiety: top tips for leaders

    Managing stress and anxiety: top tips for leaders

    Gloria Battini is a London-based life coach who helps determined women and leaders get rid of stress and anxiety and initiate a journey of self-mastery.

    We discuss:


    The impact of C19 on the mental health of female leaders.
    The biggest obstacles preventing people from committing to a healthy lifestyle.
    Practical advice to reduce stress and anxiety for leaders who are experiencing an unprecedented amount of pressure at this time.
    The importance of leaders being mentally and physically healthy to support and encourage their teams to do the same.
    Tips for you to take care of your own wellness and maintain a healthy work-life balance.


    To watch the full video interview and show notes, head over to our blog: https://www.hekahappy.com/blog/managing-stress-and-anxiety-top-tips-for-leaders

    • 25 min

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