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Welcome to The Wellbeing Rebellion, an award-winning podcast! We are Ngozi Weller, a corporate wellbeing and productivity consultant, and Obehi Alofoje, a psychologist and behavioural change specialist.

We are the founders of Aurora, a corporate culture consultancy that specialises in creating psychologically safe workplaces that enable employees to thrive, and for us, wellbeing is personal.

The problem with employee wellbeing support, in most workplaces, is that it puts the responsibility on the person struggling to seek help. And when you are unwell, that is just too big a burden to bear.

It's not enough to say that your door is always open.

We need to get better at supporting our employees, and that is precisely what this podcast is about.

The rebellion is here, and it is long overdue. So this podcast is specifically for the HR or business leader who wants to make a difference to their employees. And the bottom line is we want to create psychologically safe workplaces where employees are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. We want to create a culture that is inclusive, supportive, and encourages everyone from the shop floor to the boardroom to play their part.

On the wellbeing rebellion podcast, we'll give you weekly up-to-date insights, strategies and tips that cover leadership capability, executive burnout, mental health, equity, diversity and inclusion and employee challenges such as retention, productivity and emotional resilience. Sometimes, it'll be just us. Other times we'll interview industry leaders and experts.

Don't hesitate - listen and follow wherever you get your podcasts, because The Wellbeing Rebellion starts now!

The Wellbeing Rebellion Ngozi Weller & Obehi Alofoje

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Welcome to The Wellbeing Rebellion, an award-winning podcast! We are Ngozi Weller, a corporate wellbeing and productivity consultant, and Obehi Alofoje, a psychologist and behavioural change specialist.

We are the founders of Aurora, a corporate culture consultancy that specialises in creating psychologically safe workplaces that enable employees to thrive, and for us, wellbeing is personal.

The problem with employee wellbeing support, in most workplaces, is that it puts the responsibility on the person struggling to seek help. And when you are unwell, that is just too big a burden to bear.

It's not enough to say that your door is always open.

We need to get better at supporting our employees, and that is precisely what this podcast is about.

The rebellion is here, and it is long overdue. So this podcast is specifically for the HR or business leader who wants to make a difference to their employees. And the bottom line is we want to create psychologically safe workplaces where employees are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. We want to create a culture that is inclusive, supportive, and encourages everyone from the shop floor to the boardroom to play their part.

On the wellbeing rebellion podcast, we'll give you weekly up-to-date insights, strategies and tips that cover leadership capability, executive burnout, mental health, equity, diversity and inclusion and employee challenges such as retention, productivity and emotional resilience. Sometimes, it'll be just us. Other times we'll interview industry leaders and experts.

Don't hesitate - listen and follow wherever you get your podcasts, because The Wellbeing Rebellion starts now!

    Dr Ram Raghavan - Quantifying Happiness: How to Convince the Sceptics That Investing in Wellbeing WELL is Worth it!

    Dr Ram Raghavan - Quantifying Happiness: How to Convince the Sceptics That Investing in Wellbeing WELL is Worth it!

    In this episode, we dive deep with Dr. Ram Raghavan, an expert dedicated to unlocking the power of data in enhancing workplace cultures. 
    With over three decades of experience, Dr. Ram explores how quantifying employee happiness isn't just possible but essential. 
    If you've ever been sceptical about the real value of investing in your team's well-being, this conversation will bring you practical insights to measure and improve your workplace environment.
    Join us as we challenge the norms and make the case for a data-driven approach to employee satisfaction and organisational success.
    Here are the highlights: 
    (9:26) Measuring employee well-being 
    (15:10) Creating a well-being strategy for employees
    (19:35) Measuring employee engagement using Kaya
    (29:51) Financial stress and burnout in the workplace
    (37:33) Prioritising employee well-being in business
    Find out more: 
    Kaya Wellbeing Survey
    Human Capital Cost Calculator
    Get in touch with Ram: Ram@mywellbeingindex.co.uk
    Take the Aurora 360 Quiz: How Effective Is Your Company's Wellbeing Strategy?
    Click Here


    Connect with us here:
    Website: aurorawellnessgroup.co.uk
    LinkedIn: Ngozi
    LinkedIn: Obehi

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    • 45 min
    Inclusive Leadership - Fostering Belonging in the Workplace

    Inclusive Leadership - Fostering Belonging in the Workplace

    Hello and welcome back to another episode of The Wellbeing Rebellion.
    Today, we’re unpacking the power of inclusive leadership and how it shapes a culture of belonging in the workplace. 
    In today’s divided world, fostering an environment where every team member feels truly valued isn’t just nice to have - it’s essential for success. 
    So, join us as we explore actionable insights and share stories that highlight the transformative impact of inclusion. 
    Let’s get this rebellion started!
    Here are the highlights: 
    (5:16) Inclusive leadership and why it’s important
    (11:32) Creating a psychologically safe workplace
    (19:41) Unconscious bias in the workplace and its impact on decision-making
    (27:34) Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace culture
    (35:28) Checking in with employees and wellbeing
    Find out more HERE.
    Take the Aurora 360 Quiz: How Effective Is Your Company's Wellbeing Strategy?
    Click Here


    Connect with us here:
    Website: aurorawellnessgroup.co.uk
    LinkedIn: Ngozi
    LinkedIn: Obehi

    Book a Call here

    • 42 min
    The Trouble With Employee Resource Groups

    The Trouble With Employee Resource Groups

    Welcome back rebels.
    Today, we're tackling a topic that's stirred up quite a storm: the pitfalls and misconceptions surrounding Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). 
    From humorous missteps to their crucial role in fostering inclusivity, we're unpacking it all. 
    Join us as we explore how ERGs can sometimes miss the mark, and what can be done to harness their full potential for creating a more supportive work environment. 
    Here are the highlights: 
    (6:02) Employee resource groups (ERGs)
    (13:32) ERG effectiveness and challenges
    (19:24) Supporting marginalised groups in the workplace
    (23:39) Improving ERGs for an inclusive workplace
    Take the Aurora 360 Quiz: How Effective Is Your Company's Wellbeing Strategy?
    Click Here


    Connect with us here:
    Website: aurorawellnessgroup.co.uk
    LinkedIn: Ngozi
    LinkedIn: Obehi

    Book a Call here

    • 30 min
    Myth-busting Perimenopause, Creating a Sustainable Path to Women's Health

    Myth-busting Perimenopause, Creating a Sustainable Path to Women's Health

    Welcome! Today we’re diving deep into the mysteries and misconceptions surrounding perimenopause. 
    Joining us today is the insightful Lucy Patel, a nutritional therapist who specialises in women's health and hormonal conditions. 
    With a wealth of experience both in the corporate world and nutrition, Lucy brings a fresh perspective on how to manage and thrive during the perimenopause phase. 
    Get ready to bust some myths and embrace a healthier approach to women's health!
    Here are the highlights: 
    (8:00) Perimenopause and work-life balance
    (11:28) Supporting women in the workplace 
    (23:36) Perimenopause symptoms and holistic approaches
    (28:36) Alternatives to HRT for perimenopausal women
    (35:18) Setting boundaries and prioritising well-being in the workplace
    Find out more:
    If you would like to book a free, no-obligation chat with Lucy to discuss your workplace wellbeing needs, you can book in HERE.
    If you're interested in getting 1:1 nutrition support with Lucy, you can book in for a free Hormone Health Check Call HERE. 
    Learn how to say No without saying No! You can download Lucy's free 'Setting Better Boundaries' Guide HERE.
    Take the Aurora 360 Quiz: How Effective Is Your Company's Wellbeing Strategy?
    Click Here


    Connect with us here:
    Website: aurorawellnessgroup.co.uk
    LinkedIn: Ngozi
    LinkedIn: Obehi

    Book a Call here

    • 41 min
    Julie Dennis - How Employers Are Getting Their Employee Relationships All In a Twist

    Julie Dennis - How Employers Are Getting Their Employee Relationships All In a Twist

    Welcome back to The Wellbeing Rebellion, where we're changing the game for workplace cultures.
    In today’s episode, I sit down with the remarkable Julie Dennis, a diversity and inclusion specialist with decades of experience. 
    As we navigate the complex maze of employee relationships, Julie shares invaluable insights that are sure to enlighten and help you deal with tricky work encounters. 
    Get ready to explore what it truly means to foster an inclusive workplace.
    Here are the highlights: 
    (3:42) Workplace inclusion challenges and strategies for improvement
    (10:08) Diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace
    (15:23) Managing difficult conversations
    (27:17) Workplace mental health, personal responsibility, and fairness
    (33:03) How managers can handle difficult conversations with employees
    (39:36) Empathetic leadership and workplace wellbeing
    Find out more: 
    Visit the ACAS website HERE.
    ACAS mental health and wellbeing support HERE. 
    ACAS EDI training HERE.
    Take the Aurora 360 Quiz: How Effective Is Your Company's Wellbeing Strategy?
    Click Here


    Connect with us here:
    Website: aurorawellnessgroup.co.uk
    LinkedIn: Ngozi
    LinkedIn: Obehi

    Book a Call here

    • 48 min
    Addressing Issues at the Narrow Neck of the Funnel: A Critical Discussion on Racial Mobility

    Addressing Issues at the Narrow Neck of the Funnel: A Critical Discussion on Racial Mobility

    Today, we're having an open conversation about race. 
    Companies need to be intentional about having more racial inclusivity and diversity at senior levels. This plays a big part in the wellbeing and mental health of employees. It also contributes to the ultimate progress of a company.
    In this episode, we share our thoughts on this issue and take a deeper dive at some of the key things holding us back.
    Here are the highlights:
    (03:58) The leadership gap.
    (19:39) The narrow neck of the funnel.
    (24:22) The attainment and pay gap between ethnicities.
    (33:37) Code switching.
    (41:31) Legislate proactively. 
    Links
    The 2023 Guardian 'Cotton Capital' report on the racial disparities in Manchester and the NW Elizabeth Cameron - Episode 58
    Register your interest to join our upcoming Executive Breakfast roundtable with Michael Page on ‘Understanding Racial Equity in the Workplace’ on 2nd May at 9:30am in Manchester.   https://forms.office.com/e/YbpAyTpXff  
    Take the Aurora 360 Quiz: How Effective Is Your Company's Wellbeing Strategy?
    Click Here


    Connect with us here:
    Website: aurorawellnessgroup.co.uk
    LinkedIn: Ngozi
    LinkedIn: Obehi

    Book a Call here

    • 55 min

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