Is your workplace mentally healthy?
Are your employees and leaders…
- Finding it difficult to switch off after work?
- Experiencing elevated levels of stress?
- Losing focus and procrastinating on major tasks?
- Rehashing mistakes over and over in their head; lacking resilience?
- Relying on coffee to stay mentally alert?
- Getting caught up in workplace conflict?
There is a lot of hype, misinformation and flowery language surrounding mindfulness —
People are becoming jaded by it
We specialise in creating unconventional, practical and engaging workshops for busy people and sceptics*
Just straight up strategies, backed by science, infused with laughs
* No mention of chakras, guaranteed!
We’ve run hundreds of workshops for MYOB, Commonwealth Bank, Deloitte, ExxonMobil, CFA, Naval Group, AXA, the ATO, Metro Tunnel, Victoria Police, QMS Media, CSL, Spiire Engineering, Eventbrite, SWATCH Group, BlueScope Steel, Lululemon, MinterEllison, Electrolux, OMEGA watches, RANZCP, Monash University, VBA and BMW (to name a few!)
When your employees are struggling to manage stress, business just isn’t going to go as smoothly as it could.
1 in 5 Australians have taken time off work in the past 12 months because they felt stressed, anxious, depressed or mentally unhealthy.1
In Australia, 3.2 days per worker are lost each year through workplace stress. Stress-related absenteeism and presenteeism are directly costing Australian employers $10.11 billion a year.2
In workplaces that employees consider “mentally healthy”, mental health related absenteeism almost halves.1
$1 invested in workplace mental health can return $65 in savings
due to reduced sick leave, reduced absenteeism and increased productivity 4
With workplace related stress on the rise worldwide,3 we can’t afford NOT to invest in workplace wellbeing.
Creating a mentally healthy workplace is good for your employees, & good for business
How we can help:
We’ll tailor an unconventional mindfulness or emotional intelligence (EQ) workshop (or 4!) to your team’s needs.
The mindfulness and EQ skills we teach in our workshops are lifelong tools that benefit participants at work and at home, helping them to:
- Effectively manage stress under high pressure
- Work more efficiently and productively
- Switch off after work
- Let go of unhelpful thoughts that cloud their focus and keep them awake at 2am
- Effectively communicate with colleagues and customers (even difficult ones!)
- Build strong relationships and leadership skills
- Manage difficult emotions and conversations without flipping their lids or clamming up
Andrea is a fabulous presenter and a good fit for the College.
The workshop was really well put together, in my opinion. It made the whole concept really easy to understand for newcomers and some learning for those already acquainted with mindfulness.
Looking forward to our next workshop.
Yesterday’s workshop was great as per usual!
Andrea presented a fantastic, interactive webinar.
Her presentation style, the relatable examples she gave and the content presented resonated with the staff that attended.
Looking forward to the next workshop!
10/10 - It was the best workshop I have ever been to of its kind. It's not easy to keep police engaged when talking about things such as mindfulness.
The presentation was very enjoyable, engaging, relatable and well spoken. Andrea was an excellent presenter and had the answer to every question asked of her. I would recommend Andrea any day.
Research shows that mindfulness practice rewires the brain in very specific ways that help us to reduce stress and anxiety, as well as improving resilience, focus, and innovative problem solving.
There are a lot of myths, misconceptions, and misinformation when it comes to mindfulness. 90% of our workshop participants who have tried mindfulness before have been doing it wrong — and many have given up in frustration. We’ll clear up the confusion and make things easy and practical.
Pst – mindfulness and meditation are NOT the same thing!
We’ll teach workshop participants how to meditate — even for those of us who feel like we’re not cut out for it, and we’ll also teach participants how to practice mindfulness without the need to meditate.
Why Emotional Intelligence (EQ)?
Social and emotional abilities (EQ) have been found to be 2-4 times more important than IQ and technical skills in determining professional success.
Daniel Goleman (world leading researcher in the field of EQ) and Jack Welch (Chairman and CEO of General Electric for 20 years) assert that emotional intelligence is absolutely indispensable for successful leadership.
Both mindfulness and emotional intelligence are highly developable skills when we have the right tools AND know how to use them properly.
We specialise in making people laugh, get involved (even on Zoom!) and rave about our workshops
Our workshops are full of relatable personal anecdotes and humour to engage even the most sceptical of participants
I came to this talk thinking it would be someone presenting EQ while I sit back and absorb, but right from the start I felt engaged and involved in the presentation.
Without realising, the time had passed and I had participated throughout the discussion and my emotions were lifted. I came out feeling positive and with some tools to use to manage the ups and downs in life. Must have life skill.
Highly recommend to all.
Thanks again for today - really loved this session, it was brilliant.
Our company talks about mindfulness a lot but we have never had anyone come in and talk to us about what it is, exactly how to be mindful, and why it is so important.
I highly recommend Andrea if you want to learn how mindfulness can positively impact your life!
Andrea conducted 4 fantastic emotional intelligence workshops for our PD day and really hit the nail on the head for what we needed!
Andrea’s style of facilitating was engaging and incorporated a combination of practical tasks, short video clips, and theory underpinned by research.
Andrea was an excellent presenter and I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop.
Andrea Featherstone is an unconventional mindfulness and EQ consultant who specialises in creating engaging, fun workshops for practical overachievers and sceptics. Andrea's workshops are unconventional, full of humour and relatable anecdotes, and contain absolutely no mentions of chakras.
Andrea facilitates workshops across Australia, NZ, the UK and Europe for corporates (including Victoria Police, Electrolux, OMEGA, ExxonMobil, Swatch Group, MYOB and BMW), schools (in partnership with Smiling Mind) and for the Faculty of Medicine at Monash University.
Andrea has trained with Dr Craig Hassed (OAM), world renowned mindfulness expert, and has attended training seminars with Eckhart Tolle, Dr Daniel Siegel, Russ Harris, and Jack Kornfield.
I cannot believe the positive response I’ve received on our first workshop with Andrea. So many positive comments, conversations, thanks, stories shared, etc.
Easily 50% of the team mentioned the workshop as the standout for the week at our Huddle. Engagement has been amazing.
There is one thing everyone keeps mentioning… Andrea, she is a superstar presenter. Her approach to the group, the way she connected with the group was nothing short of amazing, everyone is talking about it!
These mindfulness workshops have been super impressive in my view.
LOVE LOVE LOVE them.
Internal post-workshop survey responses:
• Andrea was outstanding and the topic was onpoint. I’m really looking forward to the next workshop!
• Best “down to earth” representation of mindfulness
• Andrea is very engaging, funny and knowledgeable. She explains everything really clearly, and brings a calming, joyful presence to each webinar
• Awesome workshop. It was very relevant and held my attention.
The feedback from Andrea’s workshops is glowing! (see a sample of responses below):
• Such an engaging and 'real' presenter. Very relatable. Very good practical examples.
• Andrea was a fantastic presenter, very knowledgeable. Lots of interaction with participants, very engaging.
• Andrea really connected well with the audience. I found her very easy to understand and felt connected and engaged throughout.
• Andrea's energy and presentation style! Came across really friendly and confident and knowing her stuff, very passionate about her subject matter.
I was very impressed by the engaging and practical mindfulness workshop that Andrea delivered to our offices.
Andrea is a fantastic presenter and had the whole office really entertained and engaged with her relatable anecdotes and humour.
Everyone was able to take away easy-to-implement tools for reducing stress and improving focus.
I had heard that the Richmond Tigers footy team practice mindfulness to improve their game, and the workshop made me understand why mindfulness is so relevant for peak performance in sport and business.
I highly recommend Andrea as a mindfulness consultant.
Internal feedback survey responses:
• The way that Andrea brought her expertise to a large and some skeptic group and we learned so much in such a short time. Her authenticity was very welcome and made us trust her quickly. Her facilitation abilities using Zoom were brilliant and we learnt so much more than just mindfulness.
• The workshop contained very useful strategies and I valued the group chats and meditation. Andrea's knowledge, insightfulness, interaction with participants and response to comments and queries is very supportive, effective and beneficial.
Online or in-person
— both have their benefits
Andrea is highly experienced at running engaging, fun workshops – both in-person and online using Zoom, BlueJeans, Webex, and Microsoft Teams, having run hundreds of workshops internationally for up to 1000 participants.
We can also include your national and international teams by arranging a combination of in-person and online workshops.
Andrea is available internationally, and travels frequently between Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Europe.
An Introduction to
Mindfulness for Busy, Practical People
A Practical Guide to Mindfulness for
A Practical Guide to
Managing Stress and Uncertainty with Resilience
A Practical Guide to Mindfulness for
Effective Relationships & Communication
A Practical Guide to
Emotional Intelligence for Sceptics
A Practical Guide to
Productivity, Focus & Peak Performance
Ready to create a thriving, mentally healthy workplace?
Or get in touch below to discuss working together to build a thriving, mentally healthy workplace.
Andrea is based in Melbourne, Australia, and is available for workshops in-person in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and online.