Power of W-holistic Wellbeing and Corporate Wellness — Sunny Gurpreet Singh in conversation with Thomas Power of Clubhouse.
On Wednesday, June 2nd at 10 am PST, I will be interviewed by Thomas Power, a leading social media author and influencer. The conversation will center around the work that I do with RoundGlass, which is my ultimate life project, and the concepts of Wholistic Wellbeing and Corporate Wellness. It will also touch upon my early life and entrepreneurial endeavors before RoundGlass. The event will be live streamed on Clubhouse Special.
Corporate Wellness is a concept that has been around for some time now and it refers to activities and educational tools offered to employees on-site to help them with stress management and nutrition. Corporate Wellness is a field I am passionate about and have been promoting through my work.
In times of great stress and uncertainty, corporate wellness and wellbeing are more important than ever. Corporate wellness programs in particular have become the norm for many US and Global companies. Both the US Department of Labor and the US Department of Health and Human Services found that over 80% of companies in the US with over fifty employees offered some sort of corporate wellness benefit. Elsewhere in the world, in the UK for example, it is estimated that only 45% of companies currently offer workplace wellness schemes however this is on the rise with a recent report suggesting that the average number of annual working days per staff member lost to absenteeism or presenteeism has risen from 23 to 30 thus encouraging more companies to invest in wellness.
I strongly believe that companies are seeking Corporate Wellness plans because health plans are falling short. Today, a company without a good health plan is at a disadvantage, in the future, the same will be true for companies without Corporate Wellbeing plans. The average person spends 90,000 hours of their life working. Does that take into account our personal wellbeing, our personal happiness? At the moment, the answer is, regrettably, no.
Besides the wellness digital economy and Corporate Wellness, the Clubhouse interview will also discuss the growing wellness digital economy. Wellness and wellbeing are two concepts that are not intangible anymore and have become measurable, opening the door to a so-called new wellness digital economy, giving way to different solutions, like Wellbeing-as-a-Service (WaaS) and WellTech. This thriving wellness digital economy is worth $2.2 billion in investment, much of it allocated to WellTech. And this is just the beginning, the market is forecasted to be valued at $4,377.95 millions by 2027. This sector is part of the growing $4.5 Trillion Wellness business, driven by the pursuit to merge with the healthcare industry, into a whole new market.
The interview will also mention some of the topics around my background: early life, growing Edifecs — from failure to unicorn, discovering Wholistic Wellbeing, our 20-year vision, and RoundGlass Sustain.
Thomas Power, who will be interviewing me, built his reputation for connecting and informing those in the corporate world over a 40 year career, spanning 60 countries and more than a dozen boards. Thomas has worked with household names such as The Apprentice’s Lord Sugar, Mental Health Pioneer, Jay Shetty, and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and global brands. It is Thomas’ drive for connecting like minded individuals and sharing nuanced, unbiased information that has led to his position as a go-to for those seeking an Independent Director.
In 1998, he co-founded Ecademy alongside his wife, Penny Power OBE. Together, they built the first online social network for business leaders. Over the following 14 years, they grew a community of purposeful business experts across 52 countries and over 650,000 members. They continue to pioneer this people-first culture originally developed within Ecademy, and it remains at the heart of my own passion for sharing connections and insight with those who need it.
He currently sits on three boards as the Independent Director, offering guidance, support and the foresight to strategize based on current and ongoing information. He offers his expertise on how people can work with or against changes in the industry and corporate environment to the benefit of the organization. The interview will be live on Thomas Power’s Clubhouse TalkRoom, which currently reaches 146.000 members. Clubhouse is the new hotspot in Silicon Valley, valued at 4 billion USD and 20 million USD. It is a new type of social network based on voice — where people around the world come together to talk, listen and learn from each other in real-time.
You can follow the interview live on Wednesday, June 2nd at 10 am PST.
I am quite excited about this opportunity and invite you all to come!