Many business leaders are beginning to lead the pack in individualizing workplace wellness solutions. Since the pandemic, the concept of personalizing wellness has begun to gain traction. Employers have realized that employee wellness is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and what counts as wellness to employees depends a lot on where their needs are.
The Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist (CCWS) Program arms employers, managers, and business leaders with the skillset and tools to navigate the new demands of workplace wellness to build a thriving workforce. In this interview with Corporate Wellness Magazine, Csilla Lorincz, a Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist describes the nuances of corporate wellness and what employers must do to build an effective one. Csilla is a Well-being Consultant at The LifeCo Wellbeing.
How important is well-being to you personally?
Well-being is extremely important to me, driven by a lifelong fascination with how nutrition affects health. This curiosity led me to adopt a mostly plant-based lifestyle and my studies in clinical nutrition. I am passionate about nutrition, sleep and movement – this extends to my dedication to delivering comprehensive wellbeing solutions to my clients.
What change have you noticed over the last year with corporate wellness?
Over the past year, a shift in the corporate wellness landscape has become noticeable. While individual well-being remains crucial, there is a growing acknowledgment that our workplace environment influences our overall health. Witnessing a positive change, I am pleased to observe the increasing adoption of well-being initiatives by numerous companies. This trend emphasizes the importance of fostering a well-being culture within the workplace.
Where do you see the industry headed?
I see the industry flourishing in the coming years, with a great trend of increasing investment by businesses in well-being initiatives. The growing recognition of the impact of employee well-being on organizational success shows promise for the future of the industry.
What are the most important focus areas for you in corporate wellness for the upcoming year?
I focus more on nutrition, movement, and sleep as foundational cornerstones. Additionally, recognizing the significance of social and financial wellness, these areas will be my key focus areas for the upcoming year.
If you could give our readers one piece of advice regarding wellness programs, what would it be?
My advice would be to design wellness programs that seamlessly integrate into employees' lives, ensuring they are not seen as additional tasks. For optimal engagement, these programs should be both enjoyable and easy to participate in, fostering a culture of well-being that employees willingly will take part in.
Why did you go through the CCWS program?
I initially provided 1:1 coaching as a wellness consultant for individuals. The CCWS program played a large role in expanding my expertise, specifically in approaching businesses and crafting personalized well-being programs tailored to their unique needs.
What was the most valuable takeaway of the CCWS program for you?
The CCWS program underscored a crucial lesson: well-being programs are not one size fits all. Each company and every employee within it are unique, emphasizing the importance of tailored approaches for maximum impact.