Our Health and Wellness Executive Advisors partner with your team to provide new insights, solve health and wellness problems in the workplace and explore new opportunities. Our executive professionals engage our clients in stimulating, high-quality conversations designed to provide current knowledge, critical thinking, and analysis to increase the confidence of the decision makers who represent their company’s health and wellness initiatives and personnel well-being.  

Health and Wellness Executive Advisors

How We Partner With Your Team 

EHS Executive Advisors are appointed to your organization based on skill specialization and experience in your company's sector. We advise on an array of topics including 

  • How to grow or scale your organization in the health and wellness sector. 

  • How to support a key health and wellness transition within your organization (including post pandemic transition). 

  • How to tackle health and wellness challenges within your organization. 

  • Managing health and wellness crisis.

  • Leading expansion into new health and wellness initiatives or markets. 

  • Other strategic health and wellness related subjects. 

We work with you to determine the level of interaction required. This could range from weekly discussions to quarterly or annual meetings. EHS Health and Wellness Executive Advisors service is particularly useful for high-growth businesses, family companies, businesses going through a change, or corporatized organizations seeking health and wellness support to complement their existing Executive team and/or Board of Directors.

CONNECTING HEALTH TO PERFORMANCE

Defining Vital Terms | Occupational Health, Wellness and Wellbeing

“Seek out the best possible training and clinical experience and the Occupational Health Corporate World is yours!” 

 

Occupational Health:  The promotion and maintenance of the highest degree of physical, mental and social well-being of workers in all occupations by preventing departures from health, controlling risks and the adaptation of work to people, and people to their jobs.

 

Health – An individual's “state of health” – good or poor – can be defined as the absence or presence of illness. There are acute and chronic conditions and, in general, illnesses can be characterized as (1) self-limiting (e.g., common colds), (2) responsive to self-care (e.g., allergies, heartburn, minor pain) and (3) requiring medical intervention (e.g., heart disease and cancer). People are “healthy” when they are free from illness.

 

Wellness – as differentiated from health – is determined by: (1) levels of biometrically measured clinical risk factors likely to result in future illness if uncontrolled (e.g., blood pressure and blood glucose); (2) risky lifestyle behaviors such as sedentariness and smoking. A state of wellness is achieved chiefly through good nutrition, daily physical activity, adequate sleep, and avoidance of toxic substances like tobacco. These “markers” have been correlated repeatedly in work site studies with less functional impairment and higher productivity.

 

Wellbeing is the newest term in use, and essentially is “psychological fitness” characterized by the ability to perform at a high level because of intrinsic qualities, regardless of external circumstances. It includes feelings of inner satisfaction with one’s life, and a sense of functioning well – even thriving or flourishing – in both work and personal life roles, rather than just “getting by” or languishing. People with a sense of wellbeing show more interest and engagement, possess more energy and confidence, and display more persistence and creativity; in short, they perform at a higher level than people who lack wellbeing and evidence psychological distress.

 

Measurement – Just as health professionals have accurate ways to assess health status and underlying clinical risk factors that determine wellness, psychologists have developed valid and reliable measures of wellbeing. These measures actually can assess “psychological vitality” and its impact on performance – rather than just reporting how people view different aspects of their lives, e.g., social and financial.

 

EHS Occupational Health Professionals understand the perfect world of excellence in Health & Productivity Management – keeping people well at work, both physically and mentally, including advising about workplace safety and the prevention of occupational injuries and disease, assessing fitness for work and helping to rehabilitate those who have suffered injury or sickness back into work.   Occupational Health and Safety Consultants analyze many types of work environments and work procedures. EHS Executive Advisors inspect workplaces for adherence to regulations on health, safety, and the environment, and they design programs to prevent disease or injury to workers and damage to the environment.

 

According to Dr. Bill Bunn, Dr. Steffen Hitzeroth and Dr. Rajgopal Thirumalai, Medical Director Occupational Health Consulting is especially important for corporations –the economy, the society and the individual – providing assistance in management of absence situations (short and long term).  Being out of work has significant negative effects for the physical and mental health of the individual. There is good evidence that getting back into work not only improves self-esteem but aids recovery and rehabilitation.

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