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Podcast with Tegan Davies

Can You Support Wellbeing In Emotionally Charged Workplaces? Podcast with Tegan Davies

Today we’re talking to Tegan Davies, who’s a self-professed wellness geek, who has embedded positive psychology practices in the not-for-profit sector for over 10 years. Previously the head of Learning Development and Culture at Camp Quality, Australia’s leading childhood cancer charity, Tegan is now the manager of operations at The Oranges Toolkit, a social enterprise dedicated to helping individuals and teams to realize their potential. She’s also a board member for Action for Happiness in Australia, a business coach, and a qualified yoga teacher

In this episode, we discover how HR leaders can introduce and embed positive psychology approaches across workplaces, and the importance of establishing a common language, evidence-based practices, and wellbeing champions.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:21] – Tegan explains how Camp Quality – an Australian not for profit that helps children and their families who are impacted by cancer – has leveraged positive psychology approaches to look after the wellbeing of their staff in these sometimes very challenging circumstances.
  • [05:38] – Tegan shares how as an HR leader for Camp Quality she began finding ways to embed positive psychology approaches in the organization
  • [10:31] – Tegan provides some examples of the positive psychology approaches she has found works best in organizations.
  • [15:03] –  Tegan shares her tips on finding wellbeing champions in your workplace and how you can harness their commitment and strengths to improve wellbeing across your workplace.
  • [20:49] –  Tegan explains the importance of celebrating the successes of wellbeing journeys.
  • [23:53] – Tegan offers some cautions on taking a one-size fits all approach to organizational wellbeing programs.
  • [28:23] – Tegan outlines how common language and frameworks can help people to tailor their own wellbeing journey.
  • [30:50] – Tegan completes the Lightning round.

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