About us

The World of Work has changed and Wellbeing is now vital to all businesses.

Pandemic conditions have shone a light on a company’s responsibilities to look after its employees – to support and nurture them – to succeed and excel.

Conscious Working is a response to the concept that businesses can be better, fairer, and more culturally aware when Wellbeing becomes a cornerstone of strategy.

It’s simple really. When employees feel better, more connected, more purposeful, then deeper loyalties and improved performance naturally follow.

Conscious Working programmes provide solutions that embed Wellbeing and related practices into your company culture.

We like to start with the leaders as only then can positive lasting changes be distilled into the fabric and DNA of your business. But we’ve also designed an easy access approach so that every employee can tap into a better version of themselves, impacting their teams, workplace and the wider community.

When your employees are brought together – remotely or otherwise – and shown ways to connect and thrive, it’s not just a duty of care…

It’s a strategic asset that strengthens your identity and collective purpose as an organisation.

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Gret Batchelar

Co-Founder

Gret has had a successful career as a senior fashion industry executive, spanning the past 20 years. During that time, she developed daily rituals to alleviate stress and maintain balance incorporating the practices of yoga and meditation with a sustainable lifestyle – thinking both of her personal wellbeing and that of the planet. Over time, these practices and rituals became the foundation for her philosophy and methodology for Conscious Working.

Following 6 years at Michael Kors EMEA, where Gret was Vice President and sat on the Executive Team, she took a role with an American sustainable lifestyle brand to lead the European launch. Gret recognised that the workplace can be a force for positive change and began to set out mindful programmes for businesses.

She continues to expand her knowledge and is a certified Low Tox Coach, 200 RYT Yoga Instructor, Meditation Facilitator and Mindfulness Teacher.

Gret’s experience as a corporate executive has given her a unique set of insights in how to skillfully manage the challenges of high stress environments and the rigors of modern life. She provides intuitive advice and simple recommendations that engage leaders and employees, improve productivity and the company’s performance.

Her mission is to establish wellbeing as fundamental to doing good business.

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Tom Batchelar

Co-Founder

Tom Batchelar, originally a senior producer at Bloomberg and the BBC, has been advising businesses, from multinationals to start-ups, for two decades at Brunswick Group, Instinctif Partners and as an independent.

As a senior communications advisor, he has expertise in strategic advice, messaging narrative and content development, creative stakeholder programmes, and thought leadership campaigns.

He has worked with National Grid, Thomson Reuters, Inmarsat, Oxford Nanopore Technologies, SITA UK, Cordant Group, Specsavers, Made.com and Griffith Foods amongst many others.

Tom is also an experienced media and presentation trainer. He plays cricket and squash and has been a meditator for 2 years.

Advisory Board

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Mona Salih

Dr. Mona Salih is a qualified medical doctor and life coach, with a focus on mental health, self-care and relationships. She believes in treating patients holistically and has always been interested in the mind-body connection and the role of the psyche in the manifestation, progression and resolution of diseases.

Among Mona’s clients are executives, members of corporate talent programs, functional leaders, and other high performers. She helps them break through barriers, overcome limiting beliefs and unlock their full potential.

Born in Sudan and raised in England from the age of two, Mona graduated from Imperial College, London. With extensive experience in working in hospitals and surgeries in London and Switzerland, Mona knows what it means to perform in high pressure environments. As
a mother of two, she is also well aware of the challenges of combining career and family.

Mona is fluent in English, Arabic and German.

www.monasalih.com

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Dani Lachowicz

With over 15 years working of experience bringing the charitable and for-profit sectors together successfully, Dani knows that doing good is good for business. Externally, 82% of consumers are influenced by whether a company is philanthropic and Millennials are 70% more likely to spend on brands that support charity. Internally, participating in charitable giving as a company increases employee morale, improves employee loyalty and retention, and creates a healthier, happier work environment.

Dani is the Founder and Director of INSIGHT Philanthropy and Brand Consulting. In her role, she specializes in working with small businesses, start ups, charities, and private donors and foundations to see how operations and philanthropic giving could be done more effectively.

Prior to starting INSIGHT, Dani worked with refugees and IDPs in South Sudan, Kenya and Senegal and researched health issues in South Africa and Ghana. Dani has a BA in French and Spanish from Dartmouth College and a Master in International Affairs – Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid from New York University.

www.insight-pbc.com