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"Well-Being in the Workplace Series Kickoff" with Rachel Baldi, CPCC, PCC


This is the start of Season 2, "Well-Being in the Workplace."

In this episode, UpLevel Co-Founders & Hosts Christie Mann and Rachel Baldi kick off the event series. They discuss why this topic is so important, define what UpLevel means by “Well-Being,” and dropped some quick tips they are using and sharing with clients.

In This Episode:

  • How much it’s costing the US to deal with unresolved mental health and grief challenges

  • Guided Meditation: Ego Eradicator Meditation

  • What to do to ground yourself when you’re rushing around

  • The results in the workplace of employees not being able to process their grief

  • What thriving organizations are doing in response to the increased grief we’ve experienced as people

  • What’s costing organizations $75 Billion dollars

  • Digital fatigue and what to do about it

  • Eye exercise to help with digital fatigue

  • The power of power napping

  • Getting to a 4-day work week

  • The connection between the eyes and the brain

  • Not just jumping into brass tacks during meetings

Quotations to Share:

“We feel like now more so than ever, this is a crucial topic because it's costing US organizations annually $75 billion to deal with unresolved mental health and grief challenges.” ~Christie Mann

“Well-being is really about creating environments where we can bring our whole selves–mind, body, spirit, and heart into the workplace.” ~Christie Mann

“I think that a lot of the time, the old model about parking certain aspects of yourself and your identity, At the door when you walk into work. And that just doesn't work anymore.” ~Rachel Baldi

“People, especially now with people working from home so much, it's impossible to park the rest of your life when you walk into work. And do we want to continue to do that? We're working with people more and more. We spend most of our time with our colleagues.” ~Rachel Baldi

“Companies that are willing to invest [in well-being in the workplace] and willing to say, ‘this is actually really important,’ are the ones that are thriving. ~Rachel Baldi

“The Ego Eradicator [meditation] consolidates the energy; it expands the lungs and helps the brain hemispheres, and it can be done very quickly.” ~Christie Mann

“They [employees] just haven't had time to process and be with their grief. And so the effect of that, especially in organizations is, mental illness, depression, alcohol, and substance abuse, addiction…just a lot of other behaviors because they haven't been able to do this. And then the impact on the workplace is that people are less engaged.” ~Rachel Baldi

“The organizations I'm seeing that are really leading the way are ones that are willing to invest in support around this [grief support], whether it be investing in coaches to help with grief, whether it be investing in supporting their HR people and their managers in order to have skills to be able to be with people around these issues and to be able to help their people are the ones that are leading the way in this.” ~Rachel Baldi

“When people are distracted by their grief or not processing their grief, there are more accidents in certain workplaces. There's more conflict because there are emotions that are not being dealt with or looked at and people are taking things out on each other. There's more reaction from people. There's more illness, which is a cost, meaning a cost to the employers because people have to take time off. The cost of it is $75 billion, actually. That was a recent number and that was pre-COVID. So let's think about what's going to happen after.” ~Rachel Baldi

“There are both physical and psychological impacts of digital fatigue–lack of energy, burnout, lack of mental clarity and the ability to really focus.” ~Christie Mann

“I hear the power of power napping–having short periods where you go and have a nap–is so brilliant for the brain. It's something I've never been able to do. But again, it's something that I think is a training, right? We need to train ourselves to be able to teach ourselves to be able to do that.” ~Rachel Baldi

“One of the tips we wanted to offer for people is to create space for personal connection because what we've heard from so many of our clients is they're starving for it because they're not able to grab lunch with somebody at the workplace and/or bump into them when they're going to the washroom or getting a drink. And so connection moments are being missed. We want to encourage you to actually carve out time for that personal relationship piece because that is definitely a component of wellbeing.” ~Christie Mann


Co-founder of UpLevel, Rachel Baldi, CPCC, PCC is on a mission to empower and inspire those around her to lead their lives with conscious presence, authenticity, and responsibility. As an Interfaith Advocate + End-of-Life Coach, Rachel brings her knowledge and expertise in coaching, leadership development, project management, workshop design, and facilitation to act as a conscious bridge between people of different cultures, races, and religions to build healthy relationships.

About UpLevel Productions: Founded by Christie Mann, MA, CPCC, PCC, and Rachel Baldi, CPCC, PCC, UpLevel creates, produces, and delivers Transformative Experiences, Workshops, Training, Events + Media that develop leaders who make our world a healthier, more alive, and connected place to be. As Associate CTI Faculty Partners, UpLevel is licensed to sell, produce and deliver Co-Active coach training and leadership development programs around the world to support the transformational growth of individuals and culture inside the workplace and organization. Instagram @uplevelproductions Facebook & LinkedIn @uplevelproductionscompany


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