By Karla Amador
Because of the fast-paced lifestyles and the many demands that come with them, today’s employees may be burning out and not knowing it. In order to keep up in today’s market, it’s important for individuals to take a step away and refresh themselves, to become their best selves in their work, in their personal life, and in the balance between the two. Employees often present themselves as professionally successful, while experiencing large internal amounts of stress and the associated physical, mental and spiritual effects of stress. Most employers have a greater focus on wellness, defined by physical markers of health, as opposed to true employee well-being.
Shanna B. Tiayon, known as The Well-Being Doctor, is a Sociologist, Ph.D. with a specialization in Social Psychology. Her academic research focuses on physical and mental health. She helps individuals in the workplace meet their needs for personal and corporate well-being. “Well-being is important in having a healthy, sustainable life,” explains Tiayon.
Responsible for designing custom training programs and workshops to help fuel individuals’ and employees’ physical, spiritual, and mental health. Tiayon teaches that lack of self-care and inattention to well-being creates a loss of joy and momentum, which not only impacts your personal and professional life but also leads to stress and a variety of health disparities, including depression and hypertension, to name a few. Tiayon is motivated to bring equality to health awareness and access, areas in which minorities are disproportionately affected. She strives to bring about change, by developing training programs and tools for her clients that inspire individuals and employees of all levels to lead quality lives.
“When I work with corporate leaders, my hope is for them to acknowledge and care for their employees, through empathy and support that will allow employees to be their best, for themselves, and in their work-related roles and responsibilities.”
Tiayon believes strongly that the well-being of every man and woman of color in 2018 should no longer be an option, but instead, an imperative that will lead them to reach their full capacity and achieving their highest potential in the workplace.