As Founder of #Balance, I am pleased to declare that we are celebrating one year of service to the community. I take this opportunity to thank our valued relationships for helping us succeed and invite you to join us in a celebration of this accomplishment.
I did not want to let the occasion pass without telling you how we have grown and worked hard to offer our customers excellent products and services, while adapting to a changing environment. There are so many exciting firsts and what a roller coaster ride during the initial year in business.
In January 2020, I started working with a company as an Independent Associate. This experience with a mentor who had been in business for 25 years grew my confidence and allowed me to meet many great people in a short period of time before Covid-19 changed the world forever. I took the next couple of months to adjust as everyone did, but then decided the products and services I had to offer were needed now more than ever before and I want to get them out to the world. So, #Balance was born with the filing of our business name on July 24, 2020.
As a first-time entrepreneur, I was happy to have programs through the Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba and then be accepted into the Self Employment Program through the Government of Manitoba. Following these programs, #Balance made a soft launch in September 2020 with the signing of it’s first contract for services. I waited for the opportunity to be able to do a Grand Opening celebration in person but when 2021 came and things in Winnipeg hadn’t changed with the pandemic restrictions, I didn’t want to wait any longer. So, with the support of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, I did a Virtual Grand Opening for the business on February 4, 2021 and we made the most of this virtual time together with friends, family and the business community!
I have worked in many different industries and many great companies and met many great people. In all however, no matter how much passion I had for people and the work of Human Resources, I was always faced with a bad reputation of the department. Historically, HR was known as the Personnel Department as some of you may remember. When people asked what I did and I said HR, they would always answer with “Oh, you hire and fire people”. Then I would have to go into a long explanation about that being only one aspect of my job and all the other great things I did. So, I worked hard in all those companies and with so many people to change that perception, one person, one company at a time. I could have kept on working with one company, one person at a time and hopefully keep up with that change, but I want to work with an many companies as I could and change as many people as I could and so I started this new business #Balance. I am going to be the movement, the change, a different experience of how Human Resources, Coaching and Wellness is viewed for as many as I can.
HR Strategic Services Include:
– Align HR policy & practices to support business goals and address any challenges
– Change management to accelerate change in the organization
– Uphold a culture to inspire innovation and competitive advantage
– Talent development and engagement to maximize retention and potential
– Performance management & talent acquisition of employees to support the plan
Coaching Services Include:
Executive Coaching – business coaching for executives which provides support and feedback to improve personal effectiveness in advancing specific professional goals i.e. career transition, interpersonal and professional communication, performance management, organizational effectiveness, managing career and personal changes, developing executive presence, enhancing strategic thinking, dealing effectively with conflict, and building an effective team within an organization.
Leadership Coaching – is a developmental process where a leader gets tailored help from a coach to help them achieve a goal and become a more effective leader. Leadership coaching is a powerful management training tool to help business leaders at all levels leverage the leadership skills within themselves to maximize performance. It helps you increase awareness through practice and straightforward feedback. You will sharpen your inherent leadership skills to better motivate teams and deliver specific personal, professional, and organizational goals
Performance Coaching – raises performance in individuals, teams, and organizations. We offer individual coaching for people in organizations to help them fulfil their potential so that they, in turn, will improve your company’s performance while also flourishing in their role. Through our work of performance coaching we help you engage not only people’s mind, but also their body and soul, which creates sustainable improvement and growth.
Relationship Coaching – is the application of coaching to personal and business relationships. While many become motivated to seek help when struggling with their relationships, coaching and relationship coaching are positive, results oriented. Coaching helps functional people achieve their personal and relationship goals.
Wellness Coaching – supports clients in working out what they want, why they want it, what is stopping them and only then together create a plan for action. Through this supportive relationship, we empower our clients to achieve meaning and balance for general wellbeing using the eight dimensions of wellness.
Workplace Wellness Services Include:
Workplace Wellness is any workplace health promotion activity or organizational policy designed to support healthy behavior in the workplace and to improve health outcomes. You and your employees are your organization’s most valuable asset. Helping them stay healthy keeps your organization healthy. The business will see reduced absenteeism due to illness and increased productivity due to better health.
For holistic wellness, #Balance incorporates many different dimensions that should work in harmony.
Financial – overall financial health on an individual i.e. expenses and budget.
Spiritual – connected to something greater than yourself that guide your actions i.e. set of values, principles, morals, and beliefs that provide a sense of purpose and meaning to life.
Intellectual – refers to active participation in scholastic, cultural, and community activities i.e. expanding knowledge and skills through personal development, problem solving and creativity.
Emotional – inspires self-care, relaxation, stress reduction and the development of inner strength i.e. handling positive and negative feelings, learning and growing from experiences.
Physical – promotes proper care of our bodies for optimal health and functioning i.e. physical activity, nutrition, and sleep.
Social – refers to the relationships we have and how we interact with others i.e. building healthy, nurturing, and supportive relationships with people and our community.
Occupational – is the ability to achieve a balance between work and leisure in a way that promotes health, a sense of personal satisfaction and is financially rewarding.
Environmental – is an awareness of the effects of your daily habits on the physical environment with a focus on minimizing harm i.e. safety, reducing, reusing and recycling.
Coincidentally, our anniversary is shared with International Self-Care Day. The International Self-Care Day (ISD), being on 24 July, symbolizes that the benefits of self-care are experienced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Self-care is a lifelong habit and culture. It is the practice of individuals looking after their own health based on the knowledge and information available to them. It is a decision-making process that empowers individuals to look after their own health efficiently and conveniently, in collaboration with health and social care professionals as needed. – Global Self-Care Federation
In honor of our anniversary and ISD, for the entire month of August, we are offering a 10 percent discount on the purchase in any of our products or services.
I look forward to serving your needs and building a relationship with you. #Balance will offer you nothing less than the very best. With your assistance, together we can achieve new heights this year.