© 2018 by Angelique Peigne

ACTIVITIES

Drop in meditation

Taster Sessions / Public speaking / Webinars

Mindfulness & Emotional Intelligence Courses 

Stress Reduction / Focus / Creativity program

Corporate Retreat (1 day, weekend, week)

Why so much fuzz and buzz around “mindfulness”? In the 80s, programs have been put in place such as MBSR (mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), and MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) by psychologists to support people facing depression, low mood, going through illness, burn out… Since 10 years, corporations in the US have started bringing some of these technics in house to support employees well being. However whilts results showed betterment in mood management and stress level, people noticed other beneficial effects such as increased focused, increased creativity, resilience in challenging situation… First with EEG and now with MRI, neuroscientists have conducted enough studies to show that regular practice of meditation (as little as 10 minutes) over 6 to 8 weeks starts to modify people neuronal reaction creating new neuronal pathways (neuroplasticity), impacting hormones level and aging pace of cells (emergence of epigenetics studies). These different studies have been conducted in corporation, in emergency response services (police, firefighter, hospital), schools,… all supporting the same conclusion. Meditation is a tool to become more mindful, a way for employee to better manage their "emotional kettle".

Sample of an Emotional Intelligence/Mindfulness at work programme on demand.

CONSULTING

Designing Wellness strategic Program

Consulting during transformation phase

Chief Wellness Officer

Train the Trainers

.Why me?

  • Lived 3 majors re-organisation / transformation programmes with Renault / Nissan and then BP

  • Familiar with strategic HR agendas and talent programs (Future Leaders program,...)

  • Deep understanding of workforce needs at all level of an organisation (shopfloor, to leadership teams)

  • Used to be a member of BP accessibility and more particularly the Mental Wellbeing workgroup

  • Practical approach

Business transformation is sweeping business landscape as the digital innovation emerged. Redundancy, 24/7 connection to emails, doing always more in less time, jumping from one meeting to another and sometimes only virtual meetings during the day. In all theses work changes, the human factor has been more more left aside leading to employees disengagement, rising turn over and burn outs. BCG, rightly wrote, that the success factor of successful transformation and thriving companies pay attention to 3 key elements: the head (envision the future), and the hands (execute with agility) which are pretty establish, and the critical element forgotten most of the time: the heart (inspire & empower). It's about rejuvenation and creating an inspiring workplace where employees are thriving. When people are thriving, the success and performance will naturally flow.

Why is it paramount to spend some time designing and embedding a proper wellness program?

  • Going beyond a shelf EAP (Employee Assistance Program) and taking a corporate responsibility towards embedding activities and new ways of being at all level of a company (not just the top, not just the bottom)

  • Bridging HSSE and HR supporting Mindful Leadership whilst ensuring the mental wellness of the workforce with new ways of working

  • What used to be a "nice to have" and "competitive advantage" in recruiting talent becomes a "must have" as distress within the workplace is rising. 

  • Deciding to be proactive rather than reactive to the collective circumstances and generational shift of mindset

  • Supporting stress management and mental wellbeing during formal transformation phase:

    • Helping staying employees to approach differently their new team members, scope of work and possibly increased workload

    • Supporting leaving employees through redundancy to infuse a new sense of purpose and opportunity to re-create themselves (in complement to "normal" redeployment plans)

HITESH P.@ BP

Angelique has an inquisitive yet patient style of teaching mindfulness. Her passion for the subject, coupled with stories and sense of humour make learn about this mindfulness a joyful experience. If you are new or someone who has practiced before, a short course with Angelique can only do you good.

It was great to have some dedicated time during work even if it was only 1 hour a week to learn about the science with a practical, yet reflective approach. For me it has really helped to develop my practice over the 6 weeks. After each session I would feel lighter, happier and more resilient. Sometimes I often came to session feeling tired and overwhelmed, a little drained if I may say so, yet I left feeling so much more energetic and happier. The hour flew by.