After 10 years in the banking and construction industries, Ingrid decided to create programs that allowed employees to enjoy work more. For the past five years, she has been leading the largest corporate yoga and wellness program in the U.S. at The Wonderful Company (Fiji Water, PomWonderful, Halos, et al.) in Los Angeles.
She has an MBA from The Thunderbird School of International Management and an MA in Strategic Communications from Pepperdine University. These graduate studies focused on her passion of implementing wellness in the workplace. Her undergraduate degree in engineering gave her vast experience in efficiency management, project management, and senior level communication. After leaving her full-time employers such as Citigroup, Credit Suisse, and Merrill Lynch, she produced her own yoga dvds, Yoga for Families and Yoga for Grandparents. The dvds have sold over 80,000 copies and have been translated into four languages. She also teaches part-time at Compton College. Videos from her courses can be found here.
With more working mothers and longer working hours, employees need to retain their time for re-energizing through physical activity and meditation. It is encouraged that more organizations implement these programs in order to both support their employees and help their bottom line.
At the same time, we hear that workplace mindfulness programs are potentially “pie in the sky” programs, “nice-to-have” programs that are accepted only when excess budget funds appeared. WorkplaceEI creates programs that are effective and sustainable.
There are many types of messages that are important to consider when initially implementing a mindfulness program. Besides managing the program, our team helps write the emails that communicate the importance of the program, the key logistical components, and the value of the change. Examples of communications include: