A strategic and supportive approach to employee wellbeing
Employees who are happy and healthy perform at their best. And yet according to Deloitte, poor employee mental health is a major issue, costing UK employers up to £45 billion every year.
I’m doing my bit to change this. As an experienced Employee Wellbeing Consultant I support organisations of all shapes and sizes, developing initiatives that boost employee mental health and wellbeing and improve morale, engagement and retention. Even small changes can lead to a healthier, happier workplace culture and studies show that for every £1 spent, companies enjoy a £5 return on investment thanks to reduced absenteeism and staff turnover.
Whether you’re looking for a bespoke wellbeing strategy, mental health training for your leaders or support to improve psychological safety, I can help you develop a solution tailored to the needs of your business and your people. I can also help you embed better ways of working that reduce the risk of employee burnout.
Drop me a line today and let’s explore how we can make wellbeing work for you.
Helping organisations boost wellbeing in the ways it really matters
There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to workplace wellbeing. I’ll help you find the solution that’s right for your organisation, engaging right from the start with employees at all levels to understand your unique culture, values and any specific wellbeing-related challenges you’re currently facing. Working with your key stakeholders, I’ll then develop and roll out a manageable, sustainable strategy that supports everyone across the business to be their best at work and beyond.
This may include equipping leaders with the tools they need to support the health and happiness of their teams. Or creating a more open and inclusive culture, where employees feel safe talking about their mental health and know how to access support. As an experienced business transformation specialist I can also recommend more streamlined ways of working, so that employees are able to better manage their workloads and reduce stress and the risk of burnout.
In every organisation I work with, I love seeing the transformational effect a great wellbeing strategy can have on its culture. When leaders are equipped with the tools they need to maintain a happy and healthy workforce and employees feel supported and valued, everyone benefits.
Take a look at some of the work I already do:
I developed, rolled out and continue to manage the global wellbeing strategy for Burberry, a global fashion house of more than 9,000 employees. I work closely with leaders to encourage a healthier culture, equipping them with effective tools to support employee mental health, and deliver workshops and webinars to improve wellbeing across all teams. I also develop policies to support employees through key life events such as bereavement and menopause, manage an annual calendar of wellbeing events and work with partners and the communications team to ensure all wellbeing benefits are readily available and employees know where to find them.
“Clare has a constant, calm and structured approach, with extensive experience in wellbeing - as well as a background in project management and business change. This fabulous mix perfectly positioned her to lead our wellbeing agenda, helping manage all elements of building and implementing an effective wellbeing strategy across the organisation. She is a joy to work with.”
AMY WATERFALL, FORMER DIRECTOR OF EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
PVL partners with organisations to create strong, supportive and sustainable cultures that improve mental health at work and beyond.
As Head of Strategy I work with clients including Channel 4, Knight Frank Promise and CAF Rail to embed, deliver and measure initiatives that support employee mental health. I also deliver practical and engaging workshops and webinars on employee wellbeing to leaders, mental health champions and HR teams.
“Clare brings the perfect blend of strategic thinking and pragmatism to her approach. Her background in business transformation, and extensive experience in the mental health space, means she’s able to help clients boost employee mental health and wellbeing from every angle. Rather than tick-box fixes, Clare works with organisations to understand and address the root causes of low wellbeing and considers all elements of a business, from leadership and culture to ways of working and process.”
PETRA VELZEBOER, CEO
Eximia is a creative communications agency, helping organisations around the globe bring employee rewards and benefits to life.
As their Wellbeing Thought Leader I support the Eximia team to develop and roll out bespoke wellbeing toolkits for its roster of clients.
“Clare is our go-to expert when it comes to anything wellbeing related. In a consultancy capacity, she has helped us develop content for wellbeing frameworks, toolkits and broader communication campaigns for a range of our clients. She offers up insights and best practice, making her a credible thought leader in the wellbeing space."
CHRISSIE DAVIS, MD
"I was lucky enough to work with Clare at Burberry and see first hand the impact she had across our organisation. Clare is brilliant to work with, a real value to the team and an expert in deploying wellbeing strategies and support to make sure teams can thrive. Through her knowledge and nature Clare is able to get the job done - inspiring both senior leaders and junior colleagues to support themselves and their teams.
Clare is organised, methodical and great at successfully managing multiple change projects at a time. I highly recommend Clare, and I know she would be a great asset to any organisation she chooses to work with."
SENIOR MANAGER, EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
Services I offer
Whether you’re looking for a complete employee wellbeing strategy, bespoke leadership development or support to embed better ways of working and reduce the risk of employee burnout, I can help.
An effective wellbeing strategy aligns with all areas of your business, has a transformational effect on your workplace culture and produces results you can measure.
Using my empathetic and pragmatic approach I can:
Carry out an audit that identifies your current wellbeing-related challenges
Build and communicate a wellbeing strategy that’s aligned to your organisation’s culture, values and ways of working
Engage, educate and inspire your stakeholders, leaders and employees so that everyone benefits from what’s on offer
Measure and optimise your wellbeing strategy to ensure tangible and continuous results.
I am an experienced and engaging speaker for events of all sizes. I bring a wealth of both business and personal experience to either headline your events, or join panel discussions or more intimate workshops.
I can speak on topics including:
Toxic to healthy workplace culture
Ways of working / efficiencies and their impact on wellbeing
Living with Anxiety
Stress and resilience
When your leaders are committed to promoting a culture of wellbeing and have the tools and knowledge to create psychological safety and support their teams, the result is a healthier organisation all round.
With extensive experience in leadership development, I can:
Deliver a full, end-to-end wellbeing programme that creates leadership buy-in, and gives leaders the tools and resources to embed a culture of wellbeing across your teams
Run bespoke, one-off workshops for leaders on a range of topics, such as supporting mental health in the workplace and latest wellbeing practises
Show leadership teams how they can positively influence workplace culture through their own behaviours.
Ways of working
Efficient ways of working promote a healthy workplace culture. But if your employees are stuck in endless meetings, lack clear goals or are juggling competing deadlines, they’re likely to become stressed and risk burnout, no matter how many other wellbeing benefits you offer.
With a strong background in business transformation I can:
Review and streamline your operational processes, so that everyone works smarter and happier
Work with your internal teams and suppliers to embed more efficient ways of working that align with your business goals
Empower your teams to role model healthy working habits that encourage a culture of wellbeing.
More about me
Passionate, experienced and empathetic
I believe employee wellbeing should be part of a businesses’ DNA and I love helping organisations find the solution that’s right for them and their people. I’m also a firm believer that good leadership skills create the foundations of a great workplace culture, and it was my own 10-year career in people management that led me to what I do today. In 2017, while heading up client operations and a large internal team for a global leadership consultancy, I became an AoEC qualified executive coach. It was from there I made the move to Employee Wellbeing Consultant - helping businesses put their people first so that they feel engaged and supported to do their best work.
I’m also a passionate thought leader on the topic of wellbeing and have written for a number of high-profile business titles, including Management Today, Elite Business and Finance Digest.
Work-life balance is incredibly important to me and is something I strive to achieve for employees. When I’m not working, you’ll find me spending quality time with my family, which includes several members of the four-legged variety!