We had the good fortune of connecting with Franziska Alesso-Bendisch, Ph. D. and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Franziska, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
I believe the concept of work-life balance is generally misunderstood. A common understanding (and one I subscribed to myself until a few years ago) is that balance requires an equal amount of time (or energy) spent on one’s work and personal life over a certain time period. If it is perceived as unequal, it can create feelings of dissatisfaction and stress, and I have seen this happening with many clients we have worked with during our wellness programs. At Well Work Solutions, we like to think of work-life balance more in terms of an integration of the different areas of life, including work and personal, with the measure of success being – not time – but the amount of joy and achievement one feels. Reframing the concept in these terms has helped me personally tremendously in feeling more satisfied and fulfilled overall.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Well Work Solutions is a South Florida-based performance and well-being consultancy firm specializing in creating work environments that enable people to thrive. We use data-driven analysis and evidence-based solutions to deliver efficient and engaging employee well-being programs that bring about behavioral change and are fun to participate in. What sets us apart is that we bring in new and innovative approaches to workplace wellness that appeal to the multi-generational and remote workforce of today. Think virtual reality, art, music, Ninja-challenges etc. Aside from physical well-being, we have offerings to improve mental, emotional, social and career-related well-being. And we deliver these services through our amazing network of local wellness professionals who are passionate and experienced in helping busy professionals feel and be better.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My shoutout has to go to all the amazing wellness professionals here in Miami who we work with to deliver our workplace wellness programs. Especially I want to name Monica Auslander from Essence Nutrition, Zamanta Archibold of Za Yoga Life, and Jasmyn Russell of Atmashanti Yoga.