An unlikely dinner
It all started at a dinner event with a group of people with very diverse backgrounds: the Businessman, the CSR idealist, the Psychologist, the HR-manager, the Research coordinator from MENSA, the Management consultant and the Meditation teacher.
A room with a lot of bottom lines
From a Professional standpoint, each person at the table had a different view or perspective of how to impact the bottom line.
The individual perspectives were based on a common understanding of business drivers such as Profit, Productivity and Efficiency. However, we did not agree on which influencers to those business drivers were the most important.
How important are mental skills for innovation and creative processes?
How much influence on a corporations bottom line can be attributed to the personnels overall state of Well-being?
Could we as a group arrive at a consensus about how to strike a balance between investing in personnel Well-being vs. Profitability?
Could we as a group be able to define a ROI based model for using Contemplative practices, Positive psychology, Neuroscience and genuine HR/CSR integration to achieve increased Profitability?
An exciting and challenging discussion ensued!
A merging of ideas
It was not until when the group started to look at ourselves as individuals, in a holistic manner, assessing and looking at their whole lives, not merely the time they spent at work, that it became possible to start breaking out the major influencers that directly correlated with when we felt the best and when we were the most engaged, focused and efficient.
The answer was simple; we all performed at our best, in all aspects of our lives, when our sense of purpose was strong and our individual Well-being was at the forefront.
The birth of an initiative
It was in the early morning hours on this unlikely dinner that the foundation for Empaticus was laid. We decided to create a company focused on the individual, the person, and the support each and everyone of us need in order to continuously and sustainably develop as human beings across all facets of our lives; both personally and professionally.
It all starts with well-being
By allowing the individual to thrive on a personal level;
direct work relationships and corporate cultures are quantifiable impacted, including areas such as HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) in such a positive manner that productivity, and talent retention naturally improves.
12 week Focus training program
Attention, emotion and compassion skills training program designed for Transformation of organizational climate.
work-shop on mental balance and the mind delivered at annual MENSA meeting
meditation & personal development video modules for both companies and individuals
CONTEMPlATIvE PRACTICES FOR THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES - how to enhance the ability of the mind in different stages of the creative process
For us, INTEGRITY means distinguishing right from wrong, not misrepresent our purposes in seeking information and only make promises we can keep.
We RESPECT the capacity and desire of each individual seeking growth and development, treating each person with consideration. We value ideas on their merit, not the tenure or status of their source.
Fundamental to our success is DIVERSITY, we value, and incorporate the contribution of all our people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Diversity of thought, expertise, experience, and background is crucial to creating an environment in which creative tensions furthers excellence and new ideas emerge.
We are committed to creating SUSTAINABLE improvements to our Corporate clients and Individual users. Our work must lead directly to clients taking action and executing their business in new ways, that stands the test of time. We must enhance client capabilities and deliver both competitive advantage and bottom-line impact.
Our PARTNERSHIP perspective guides our relationships both internally and with clients. We strive to build bonds founded on respect, caring, honesty, mutual support, and investment. We know that teamwork and cooperation are essential to our success both as a firm and as individuals.
Partnership is also the foundation of our clients approach. We respect our clients and fully appreciate the challenges they face. We work at all levels of the organization to drive lasting change.
We seek to have a positive and lasting impact beyond the business domain, creating long term SOCIAL IMPACT. We believe we can make the world a better place both directly and through our clients work. We develop the Human Flourishing Universe as part of our own CSR endevors.