Imagine this.....Wouldn't it be great if we could all jump out of bed every morning with a spring in our step and a smile on our face, feeling good about what we were going to do at work today? Unfortunately many people do not feel like this which is a real shame since we spend so much of our lives at work.
Driven by a desire to help others have more fulfilling and happier work lives, Centre for Corporate Health founders, Rachel Clements and Tony Bradford decided to create an organisation that tackles one of the most significant and growing problems in our society....workplace stress.
"Life is far too short to get out of bed every day and not feel happy about what you are going to do", says Tony, "In fact it was soon after my father passed away at the age of 49 from cancer that I decided to change my life and pursue a career of helping others to find happiness and fulfilment in their work, starting first with myself".
And so the Centre for Corporate Health was born in 1999 with a very specific mission to:
Help individuals (and their organisations) reach a deeper understanding of how they can improve, accomplish more and have more satisfying relationships in all aspects of their lives.
Since 1999 the Centre for Corporate Health has become an industry leader in the field of reducing workplace stress and building organisational resilience in order to improve bottom-line performance. Rachel and Tony have brought their combined talents in organisational psychology and business management practices to create an organisation of over 40 like-minded professionals all across the country that specialise in reducing workplace stress, managing and treating psychological injury, improving leadership and managerial competency and building emotional resilience.
"I first realised workplace stress was a growing epidemic during my Masters Degree research over 18 years ago when I investigated the effects of transference of workplace stress in families", says Rachel. " Then it became very evident to me when I first started assessing workers' compensation claims for psychological injury, that there were three major contributing factors as to why people were suffering so much distress in the workplace; Managerial Competence, Workplace Relationships and Individual Effectiveness", she continues. "We initially examined hundreds of workers' compensation claims and spent a considerable amount of time researching these three factors to get a thorough understanding of how to prevent psychological injury at work" Rachel continues.
The result of all this practical research was the development of solutions that specifically target workplace stress and organisation dysfunction in the quest to help organisations to be truly sustainable by building constructive organisational cultures that result in increased performance and better results.
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