How To Be Happy At Work
Looking after your mind
We talk to James Harrop, Co-Founder of Minderful, a new platform that takes you on a journey to discover and optimise your mental fitness routine through inspiring content, psychological tools, and a supportive community.
James worked as an advertising creative with Saatchi & Saatchi before co-founding Minderful. He has a long-term diagnosis of bipolar (type I) and has learned through lived experience the importance of looking after his mind.
It's time to change the way we look after our minds: Minderful is all about the power of doing, helping you to discover what works for you - from jigsaw puzzles to surfing. Enjoy the real world, connect with others, and create a routine that keeps you mentally fit. Find out more at minderful.com and follow them on social media @minderful_com.
Inspired by the biopsychosocial model of mental health, Minderful is leading the next wave of wellness. Keeping our minds in shape needs a broad approach which celebrates our individual differences - two people might keep their minds in shape in completely different ways, and that's OK.
What's key is that we all need a few go-to activities we can rely on to help us feel our best, whatever life throws at us. Minderful takes you on a journey to discover and optimise your own mental fitness routine through inspiring content, psychological tools, and a supportive community.
The How To Be Happy At Work podcast was produced for Zeffr by Snaffle Podcasts and recorded online, with thanks to the Minderful audio team.
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14. What makes a great company culture?51:29How do we create great work cultures so that we can retain staff, recruit talent, and make sure everyone feels good about being part of our team?Emily Link, Director at Interactive Workshops joins Meghan Davies to talk all things culture, communication, and learning from not always getting it right. Interactive Workshops is a Learning and Development agency that creates learning experiences for an impressive client base. Emily has worked with big brands like Samsung, Red Bull and Savills. She gained her Masters in Educational Leadership after completing the Teach First Programme, before finding the world of L&D 5 years ago. Outside of her day job, she loves playing football for a team in London's Premier League. You can get in touch with Emily at email@example.com. The How To Be Happy At Work podcast is produced by Snaffle Podcasts for Zeffr and this episode was recorded at Interactive Workshops HQ in London. You can find out more about Zeffr and listen to all our other episodes at zeffr.com. Zeffr measures employee wellbeing across organisations to give people leaders the insights they need to implement wellbeing strategies that drive impactful change.
13. The power of community33:10Chris Humphries joins Zeffr's Meghan Davies to tell his story of how changing some key things in his life has helped many other people along the way. Chris and his family run a Community Interest Company (CIC) that organises training, matches and social events for all sorts of people who enjoy walking football, walking netball, and walking cricket. During the pandemic, the role of their walking sports clubs changed significantly to include mental health support for many of the members and he talks to us about the effect this had on him and the direction his life has taken. At work, Chris leads a large team at a multinational technology organisation and is a trained Mental Health First Aider. He is passionate about great leadership and empowerment and encouragement of individuals and teams. He is generous with sharing his stories and those of others, and he highlights the following trailblazers in our conversation. You can watch the Google advertising campaign with the FA and walking football on Youtube here.You can read about Charlie Martin at gocharlie.co.uk. The How To Be Happy At Work podcast was produced for Zeffr by Snaffle Podcasts and recorded at Zeffr HQ. Zeffr helps organisations who want to understand and prioritise how their teams are feeling at work through measurement and data insights. Find out more at zeffr.com and follow us on social media @zeffr or @zeffrhealth.
12. Handling emotions at work42:50Didier Fellot, a retired psychotherapist, joins us to talk about handling our own emotions and those of our team mates at work. Didier trained as a psychotherapist at the University of Oxford and has spent his career working for the NHS, Thames Valley Police and the University Counselling Service as well as being in Private Practice. He was a tutor and lecturer at the Oxford Department for Continuing Education’s course in Psychodynamic Counselling and the Chairman of the Oxford Psychotherapy Society.We recorded this episode on World Mental Health Day, 10th October 2022.The How To Be Happy At Work podcast was produced for Zeffr by Snaffle Podcasts and recorded at Zeffr HQ. Zeffr helps organisations who want to understand and prioritise how their teams are feeling at work through measurement and data insights. Find out more at zeffr.com and follow us on social media @zeffr or @zeffrhealth.
11. Breaking the Silence55:25David Beeney suffered for over thirty years, not wanting to tell his colleagues or employer that he was battling mental health problems; believing that it would damage his career, he was embarrassed and scared of the potential consequences. David is now using his experience, commercial background and business knowledge to help organisations implement mental health & wellbeing strategies, and he has committed the rest of his working life to reducing the stigma of mental health in the work place. David can be contacted by email on firstname.lastname@example.org and you can find out more about his work at breakingthesilence.co.uk.The How To Be Happy At Work podcast was produced for Zeffr by Snaffle Podcasts and recorded at Zeffr HQ.Zeffr measures wellbeing for organisations who want to understand and prioritise how their teams are feelng at work. Find out more at zeffr.com and follow our journey on social media @zeffr or @zeffrhealth.
10. Creativity and fun at work50:04Are you interested in developing better self-awareness for you and your team? Perhaps you are starting to consider the impact that past experiences and even trauma can have on relationships at work. In this episode of How To Be Happy At Work, we talk to Zaira Mughal who is a Therapeutic Arts Coach & Facilitator, Counsellor, Energy healer and trainee Art Psychotherapist. Her personal philosophy is that you contain a Life force that is extraordinarily creative, and is longing to express itself through you. When you choose to ignite your creative life force, your potential becomes exponential. Zaira has spent the last five years coaching, designing and facilitating creative spaces that ignite self-awareness and wellbeing, interpersonal learning and collective leadership to create a more equitable world. She is known for her playful, embodied and intuitive approach to creative wellbeing and has successfully supported hundreds of people that were feeling stuck in life to listen to the wisdom of their life force, body, heart and mind intelligence, and transform their ways of being, feeling, thinking, doing and being with others.Zaira works with the arts (2D and 3D image making, music, puppets, sandplay), somatic practices, breathwork, visualisations and humanistic techniques that are anchored in neuroscience, to activate your imagination towards life, elevate new perspectives and unleash new possibilities for living your potential.We talk to Zaira about how leaders can incorporate creativity and fun into our working lives and the difference it can make to team cohesion, energy and motivation. It’s a joyful episode, we hope you enjoy it!To find out more about Zaira’s creative mindfulness workshops and the work she does with the therapeutic arts, you can find her in these places:Website: https://www.zairamughal.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arthealingwithzaira/?hl=en Connect: https://calendly.com/zairamughal The How To Be Happy At Work podcast was produced for Zeffr by Snaffle Podcasts and recorded on location at HomeWork in Fulham. Zeffr helps organisations measure and prioritise employee wellbeing through the power of technology. Find out more at zeffr.com and follow us on social media @zeffr or @zeffrhealth.
9. Money mindset and financial wellbeing46:45Bianca Williams from The Finance PT www.thefinancept.com joins us for this practical and timely episode on financial wellbeing. Being worried about finances can cause significant stress and anxiety, and can have an impact on our work, mood, relationships and wellbeing in general. Bianca is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional and the founder of The Finance PT, which brings 1-2-1 financial planning expertise, coaching and mentoring to 'the rest of us'. Her purpose is to bring simple, sound financial planning and coaching to ordinary people: otherwise known as 'bridging the advice gap'. Over her 11-plus years in financial services (including investment banking, private banking and financial advice), she’s seen that high net worth individuals have access to 'full service' financial planning expertise and experience from qualified financial advisers/planners, while the rest of us get 'hints and tips', pre-recorded videos or even DIY software to somehow plan for ourselves. As someone who began doing 'DIY' financial modelling after being refused financial advice in the early part of her career, Bianca celebrates 'ordinary' people as the exact right people to work with. She aims to show them that their money can work as hard for them as they do for it – and guide them step by step towards a level of financial wellbeing that others take for granted.The How To Be Happy At Work podcast was produced for Zeffr by Snaffle Podcasts and recorded at Runway East podcast studio in Soho in London.Zeffr helps organisations measure and prioritise employee wellbeing through the power of technology. Find out more at zeffr.com and follow us on social media @zeffr or @zeffrhealth.
8. The secrets of sleep39:15Nick Meyer, Consultant in Psychiatry and Sleep medicine at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH), joins us to talk all about sleep.Nick is also based at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, where he does research into the interaction between sleep, circadian rhythms and mental disorder. Nick talks about how we can give ourselves the best chance at getting good sleep, the environmental factors and habits that can affect our sleep, and the importance of light for our wellbeing overall. The How To Be Happy At Work podcast was produced for Zeffr by Snaffle Podcasts and recorded at Runway East podcast studio in Soho in London.Zeffr helps organisations measure and prioritise employee wellbeing through the power of technology. Find out more at zeffr.com and follow us on social media @zeffr or @zeffrhealth.
7. Leadership and listening48:03Anna Hewitt, leadership and career coach with a 20-year career in HR, joins us for this episode where we take a really hard look at what leadership means today and how it's changing along with the world of work. Anna talks about the pressure on organisations to retain and recruit staff in the competitive environment we find ourselves in and shares suggestions and ideas for the leaders of today to help them create work cultures where everybody can thrive. Anna works with leaders as a career and development coach to help them find clarity and purpose. You can find out more at stepsintostrides.com and follow her on Instagram @stepsintostrides.The How To Be Happy At Work podcast was produced for Zeffr by Snaffle Podcasts and recorded on location with Anna. Zeffr helps organisations measure and prioritise employee wellbeing through the power of technology. Find out more at zeffr.com and follow us on social media @zeffr or @zeffrhealth.