Here’s what Employees are Saying about our Workplace Resilience Programs


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Jonathan van Rooyen. CEO. Portfolio Manager, The Infrastructure Fund.   “I work in a leadership capacity on a $1.7 billion Global Infrastructure Investment Fund. I recently completed the 8-week Wise program run by Sally Cumming of Engage Health. The program focused on developing 3 areas critical to effective leadership: 1. Self-Awareness; 2. Authenticity; and 3 Compassion. I can say in all honesty, this program was the most effective Leadership Development Program I have been associated with during my 20-year career. Sally has an extraordinarily effective manner and understands the challenges of dealing with time-poor, highly-distracted financial services executives.
I commend the Wise program to others who are seeking to extend and differentiate themselves in a leadership capacity.”


Gill Banez. Development Manager, APD Projects.    “I was inherently skeptical about the effectiveness of mindfulness programs such as the Wise program. Having tried various approaches in an attempt to improve workplace management and relationships, I observed Sally’s achievements in business and as a successful athlete and was eager to learn the strategies that lead to her success. The eight week program presents strategies in an orderly and relatable way which allow immediate real world implementation right at the outset. I’ve enjoyed a renewed outlook which extends well beyond the workplace and I would recommend its implementation to any business of any kind.”


Mark Deverall. Assistant Principal, Northern Bay P-12 College, Corio.  “Working in a public secondary school faces numerous challenges and difficulties.  We recently had Sally facilitate mindfulness teacher training at our campus for all staff. This was timely towards the end of year. Overwhelmingly the staff feedback was positive in regard to feeling an immediate improved sense of wellbeing and appreciative for gaining an understanding of mindfulness in a school setting, both from a professional perspective but also an introductory aspect for educating students. Sally was comprehensive in her explanation of the physiological reasoning behind mind and body stress and stress reduction. This was complimented with practical strategies and meditations that left all staff feeling better and enabled a positive organizational morale that carried across the remainder of the year. We would highly recommend this program for schools with it showing a clear ability to improve teacher and support staff wellbeing.


 Coby Rollins. Learning and Organisational Development, Department of Health and Human Services.      “I am now less anxious in certain situations. I am more aware and appreciative of the small and beautiful things in life that often get overlooked. I feel calmer, more focused and more in tune with myself and what is going on around me. For me the most useful part of the course was learning the tools to be able to recognise and be more comfortable with change and the unpleasant in our lives. I would absolutely recommend this course to others (I already have!). The benefits you experience and the changes in your everyday behaviour and awareness is outstanding. Truly life changing.”


Amanda O’Donnell. Disability Support Services, Department of Health and Human Services.     “I would certainly recommend the course and have found it to be a positive experience learning to recognise what I am feeling and taking steps to deal with stress. I have felt that I am better able to recognise when I am stressed at the time and take steps towards addressing it at that point in time”.


Sarah Sims. Child Protection Practitioner. Department of Health and Human Services.    “Thank you very much! This course has helped a lot with my personal life. It has changed me for the better and I am extremely grateful. Thank you.”


Maree Millard. Housing Advice & Assistance. Department of Health and Human Services.    “I have loved this course. The kindness practice has been great. I am now kinder to myself. I exercise every morning and meditate every night. I have found I am sleeping so much better. When I used to try and problem solve at 3am I now mindfully breathe and return to sleep really fast. Thank you”.


Dominique Swift. Child Protection Practitioner. Department of Health and Human Services.    “This was an invaluable experience provided by excellent practitioners. I would highly recommend to everyone to adapt as a basic wellbeing measure”.


Jamie Camamile. Disability Support Services. Department of Health & Human Services“.    This course is fantastic for many different reasons and can be relatable to anyone. This course achieved amazing results for me in my ability to be aware of myself and those around me. There is no-one that wouldn’t benefit from taking the time to complete this course”.


Here’s what Disability Support Staff from DHHS are saying about the 4-Week Program

“Doing the Wise Worker training with my colleagues has been a great experience- it has definitely contributed to improved team spirit. It was nice to see staff so relaxed and so engaged in the training. DHHS provides lots of training but the program is for the staff- how to look after ourselves and become better carers”.

My blood pressure was high 153/107 on the first day. I was very happy on my last day of training. It dropped down to 121/79 as I was eating healthily, walking, drinking more water.”

I found the program to be very beneficial, both for the workplace and in everyday life. Practicing mindfulness and meditation has made me more aware of both myself and my environment and learning these new techniques has helped me to reduce stress and positively impacted my overall wellness”.

“Would highly recommend this course to everyone. It caters for a range of people and topics which tie well together. You are able to learn lots of information relevant to different areas/ interest.”

“I found this a very great course to be involved in. It has opened up the way I think about meditation and relaxation and have put it to use in my own life and been able to teach my own children and grandchildren”.

“It was wonderful to be reminded of how good it feels to exercise whilst doing the stretching session. It was very motivational”.

Here’s what staff from Kikki.K Head Office are saying about the 8 -Week Program

This has been an incredible experience for me personally. Thank you!”

“I’m feeling much more equipped to deal with stress and anxiety after doing this course. I never thought I’d enjoy meditating but now I meditate at least once a week”.

“I have adored the sessions and will really miss them in my work week”.

“This program made a big difference to my resilience and how I feel going through my day to day”.

“Thank you for taking us through the course and being honest and open and allowing us to be our full imperfect selves. The techniques, science and skills I’ve learnt will be invaluable skills for life”.

“This course has brought a new feeling of calmness to my life. I have always been an anxious person and tend to catastrophise things”.

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