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Successful Wellness Initiatives by Entrepreneurs

Employee wellness programs vary from company to company. After all, what works for some may not work for all.

Check out what the members of the Young Entrepreneurs Council have implemented:

Flexible hours – Melrose PR.

At her company, Kelley Weaver encourages a strong work-life balance by eliminating fixed work schedules.

Work hours for Personal Projects – Trellis.co.

Jared Shaner’s “Forges Fridays” allot 4 hours on Fridays for personal creative projects for developers.

Daily team lunches – Rank Secure

For Baruch Labunski, he believes that breaks are vital for staying fresh and engaged throughout day. Plus, team lunches build rapport and increase work enjoyment.

Board games – ResumeSeed

For this company, Rahul Varshneya extends lunch hour to include time for board games, thus allowing coders to de-stress. Above all, it allows them to have fun and relax.

Bonuses for self-care – Sara Connell Coaching Corporation

Sara Connell offers self-care stipends. Additionally, she keeps track of employee wellness activities, and celebrates balance with her team.

An office designed with wellness in mind – Alphametic

Matthew Capala partners with progressive workspaces with amenities like breakfasts, organic kitchens, eco-friendly design and yoga rooms.

Healthy Snacks – Above House

Other than healthy snacks like protein bars, oatmeal and fresh fruits, Karl Kangur offers food ordering allowances for anyone doing overtime. Moreover, he motivates workers to eat well by offering healthy food orders for free.

A Meditation Program – Godai

For Shu Saito, meditation is necessary for less drama and better emotional control. In addition, meditation allow more focused work over multitasking, and the chance to “reset”.

Rewards for Physical Activity – Formidable Forms

Stephanie Wells gives access to a Google Sheet for interested employees to track their movement and activity, keeping each other motivated.

Educational Programs – OptinMonster

Thomas Griffin doesn’t want his team to ever feel inadequate, thus encouraging his team to further their skills and education.

Company Retreats – MonsterInsights

For Chris Christoff, he brings wellness to the team with an annual retreat for his remote workers to have fun and do a little bit of work.

Programs the team specifically asks for – Money Crashers Personal Finance

Finally for Andrew Schrage, he uses employee feedback from surveys to understand what works and what doesn’t.

To learn more about these companies and their programs, check out the Forbes article.

Sheena Bergado

Sheena first met Tricia on a back pain support forum. After becoming online friends they launched PainFreeWorking.com in 2019. Due to suffering from upper back and shoulder pain, Sheena vows to find the best ergonomic office equipment in the Philippines to help fellow desk workers.