A human awakening for our digital world. Right now is the best time to be alive. Of course, there are significant challenges in all areas of society, yet we are provided like never before with the tools, communication, awareness, and freedom to tackle these challenges head on. Chief Wellbeing Officer is for anyone who wants to help create a more human workplace, be that simply by re-discovering their own humanity at work or by implementing a strategy for all the workforce.
It is a comprehensive and accessible guide for individuals and enterprises of all shapes and sizes to improve health, happiness and to achieve high-performance. In an emerging future that is increasingly digital, artificially intelligent, and always ‘on’ it is those organizations who increase their care for humans that will thrive. Let Steven and Rory take you on a journey, interwoven with their own stories, experiences and travels, that will allow the right questions to be considered instead of always jumping straight to the answer. Because the future of work is now.
Steven grew up in Motherwell, a former industrial heartland in the West of Scotland. Pursuing a PhD in Glasgow that took him to Stanford and Carnegie-Mellon, followed by teaching at IESE in Barcelona, IMD in Lausanne and CEIBS in Shanghai, he has helped improve the health and wellbeing of more than 20,000 people worldwide through his Sustaining Executive Performance program. He founded The Leadership Academy of Barcelona (LAB) in 2007 and has led consulting and leadership development engagements with clients including McKinsey, Salesforce and Santander.
A scot, had parents who were polar explorers, and this led to a unique childhood spending summers living with the unit Greenland and Canada and later kayaking and climbing in Alaska, Finland, Norway, Nepal and throughout South America. This experience gave him keen insights for leadership that were honed from an early age. Rory is currently the chief Learning Officer at Telefonica, and formerly associate Dean of London Business School. In the last year he delivered leadership seminars in over 25 countries from Chine to Iran and Chile.