Herculean launches new website

Last year, Herculean won “Best Crowdfunding of the Year”. The main feedback we received from people who don’t know us or never participated in a Herculean format was: “We don’t understand what Herculean does, but we know you are professionals and we feel positive vibes”. Most of you know the Hercules Trophy. Some know our other…

All my girls do yoga

In our book about “The Corporate Wellbeing coach” Doctor Jutta Borms talks about the effects of yoga and meditation on top of her experiences as a doctor. Throughout her career, she has experienced the positive effects of mental wellbeing alongside physical wellbeing. She’s convinced that in order to maintain good health, a person needs a…

Work hard and be happy. Or isn’t it?

How do I become successful? How do I achieve more success? Everyone of us thought about these questions at least once. The answer usually lies in the general consensus ‘by working hard -or harder’. There is unfortunately, not much truth to that obvious and commonly accepted answer. In a humorous and inspiring TED Talk of 12…

What if you could make your sleep more efficient?

Getting a good night’s sleep is key to your health, that much we all know. But just how important is it? And is all sleep the same? Sleep scientist Dan Gartenberg sheds light on the subject in an intriguing TED Talk. His opening statement says it all. We’ve been neglecting our natural sleep cycle for the…

Personality types: MBTI

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) helps people to get to know themselves better. This tool is often used as a method to find personal preferences. The MBTI includes 16 personality types, all based on 4 characteristics of preference. This indicator was made by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers. It starts from…

UAE: The impact of stress – and what you can do about it

It is worrying, but true. 42% of the 700 UAE workers questioned in 2016 for a global report by Steelcase chose stressful as the word to describe their workplace. Globally, the average is 35%, the UAE only fared better than South Africa with 48%. This percentage suggests that workplace stress plays a regular role rather…

The New Year’s resolutions Trap

New Year’s resolutions are an extremely popular pursuit in December and January. Putting these resolutions into practice however is something quite different. Research has shown that roughly 80% of those who commit to work out more, to quit smoking, to have more quality time,… give up on their plans after just a few weeks. Today is…

Corporate Wellbeing Intation

Every week we concentrate on one of our customers and how they achieve happiness in their organization, how they keep their employees motivated and how they concentrate on corporate wellbeing. Which actions do they take to accomplish these goals? Today we’ll be taking a look at Intation, a company that specializes in improving business performances with the…

Am I heading for a Burn-Out? Part 5

More and more, today’s state of mind is one of working until you drop. Feeling tired or plain unhealthy, is taboo. You’ve got to finish your work first, right? As soon as our career becomes our first priority, we start to neglect our health. No wonder that we’re fueling a burn-out driven society. Instead of easing off…

Am I heading for a Burn-Out? Part 4

More and more, today’s state of mind is one of working until you drop. Feeling tired or plain unhealthy, is taboo. You’ve got to finish your work first, right? As soon as our career becomes our first priority, we start to neglect our health. No wonder that we’re fueling a burn-out driven society. Instead of easing off…

From start-up to scale-up

Building breakthrough teams is not just a challenge for large organisations. For start-ups and scale-ups, the team is probably even more important. Most of the start-ups and scale-ups focus on “Realising The Dream” -thank God for that. It’s great to have a dream, it’s great to focus on it, but without an amazing team the dream won’t…

Health in all Policies

During last week’s Health conference Prevention, the Flemish government has announced its new health objectives concerning nutrition, physical exercise and alcohol, drug & cigarette consumption. Taking place on 16th and 17th of December 2016 in ICC Gent (Twitter: #Preventie16), the conference aimed to verify the public support for its newly defined strategies, as well as to educate…