We help workplaces break through their most important challenges, transform their cultures and take their performance to the next level.
Designed by a Biochemist, our approach brings together science and psychology together in an engaging, practical and inspiring way.
IGNITE PEAK PERFORMANCE AND WELLNESS.
A new skill set is needed in our fast paced digitally dependent world where demands on our attention are at an all-time high. An increasing body of evidence suggests mindfulness practice can have a significant impact on performance and wellness.
Just as we know the body can be strengthened by physical training neuroscience shows that our minds innate capabilities can be trained using evidence-based mindfulness practices.
A massive potential is untapped
Research shows 47% of the time we are mentally off task, reacting habitually rather than responding wisely to situations and people.
Mindful presence allows us to tap into the full potential of the mind transforming individuals and organisations
Ovio’s Mindfulness programs are part of a global, evidence-based, mindfulness movement used in companies such as Google, LinkedIn, Apple and Harvard Business School to dramatically increase wellness, creativity and purpose-driven performance.
IGNITE PEAK PERFORMANCE
79% of employees
say they are disengaged,
leading to lower productivity,
innovation, and well-being.
Mindfulness training teaches
your staff to turn off the autopilot
and re-engage with the
tasks at hand.
ENHANCE COMPANY CULTURE
75% of people leave their job because of poor relationships with their managers and cite reasons such as not feeling valued or supported.Create a culture of
authenticity, kindness and
creativity in your workplace by
and interpersonal relationships.
Mindfulness teaches how
to respond wisely to stress and
allow more intelligent and creative
choices in challenging situations.
Reduced workplace stress leads
to improved well-being, and resilience.
CHOOSE A SOLUTION TO SUIT YOUR ORGANISATION
In person group sessions, live online group classes and video based training. Choose one or a combination.
Cheryl is an impassioned an engaging speaker that will inform, entertain and inspire your audience.
1:1 sessions for that extra edge, or for individuals experiencing challenges.
Whether you are leading yourself, your team or your organisation this fully immersive day will introduce you to powerful mindfulness strategies and practices essential to effectively lead yourself and others.
If you’re in HR, a corporate leader, executive or team manager, Ovio Mindfulness accreditation allows you to train others in your organisation and build teams of peak performers
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING...
Cheryl and her team of Mindfulness experts have worked with our business for the last year introducing the concept and techniques of Mindfulness to our staff. The impact they have made to those that have signed up to our in-house classes has been amazing – “It was life-changing” and “Thank you for allowing us the time during work to focus on our emotional wellbeing, enabling us to be the best we can be”. I look forward to continuing to work with Ovio to further embed the techniques into our workplace culture.”
Hannah Charles – Senior Organisation Development Specialist, for a Fortune 500 global corporation.
“Having done a number of mindfulness courses myself, it was really refreshing to complete one targeted at people working in corporate spaces and media companies and it was powerful hearing Kristy’s story, which is relevant to so many of us. The targeted course nature meant it was more practical than other courses, and offered lots of manageable ways to fit mindfulness into our busy work days. It was presented in an easy-to-understand way with lots of evidence.”
Fiona Ralph, Bauer Media
Ovio’s Mindfulness program significantly improved our workplace morale, our clients reported being happier with our service and I was better equipped to manage my stress and find space to lead with creativity and compassion. I would highly recommend Ovio Mindfulness if you are looking for a professional science based program.
Dr. Gordon Roberts, CEO Wellpets animal hospitals.
“The content is beautifully simple and backed by scientific research. The practical, no-fuss approach has been one of the factors that made this programme so popular amongst our staff. The ability to provide a programme that is practical, engaging and simple for people to implement is often underestimated. I have had several people tell me how they have now implemented the learnings from the programme into their life and how that has personally really helped them to move forward.”
Fiona McBryde, People and Experiences, Yellow Pages
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Ovio for introducing Waikare kitchen to mindfulness. We have found it to be valuable and indeed rewarding to be more aware and present. To be more focused on the things that are important, slow things down and consider the situation in on hand before acting. Ovio Mindfulness helps create clarity in what we do and how we behave.
– Sanj Kant Director, Waikare Kitchen.
Cheryl was an amazing facilitator of the 4-week course I just attended. Her manner and explanations flowing from our observations were truly insightful.
– Zofia Cordwell, State sector lawyer.
“It has been a pleasure working with Kristy. She has a down-to-earth, practical approach to well-being in the workplace (and at home), with people and the business in mind. Kristy has a wealth of knowledge in this field and our team really enjoyed her presentation style. The content was relevant and interesting and staff were able to walk away with a tool kit that is simple to implement.”
Rhiannon McCleod, Bosch Home Appliances
“In 2015 we had the privilege of introducing Mindfulness to the students through the excellent leadership of Cheryl Strawbridge. She was able to connect with students of all ages and presented the concepts in an accessible and understanding manner. I unreservedly commend Cheryl and her Mindfulness programs to you and am happy to speak further if requested.”
– Jenny Williams, Principal Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
MEET OVIO’S FOUNDER AND HEAD OF OVIO WORKPLACE
Cheryl Strawbridge, Founder and Workshop Designer
Cheryl Strawbridge, the founder and driving force behind Ovio Mindfulness, discovered mindfulness in 2008 when using it as a tool in her thriving life coaching practice. She quickly witnessed the profound transformational effects of mindfulness in both her clients lives and her own. A scientist by background (with a degree in Biochemistry and Psychology and extensive experience in the healthcare sector), Cheryl was inspired to create her own unique brand of Mindfulness.
Kristy von Minden – Head of Ovio Workplace
Kristy is a certified Ovio Mindfulness teacher with a special interest in Neuroscience and she heads up Ovio Workplace. An experienced facilitator and keynote speaker, Kristy is regularly invited to speak at events and works with some of New Zealand’s leading businesses, supporting them with their wellness programmes to reduce stress in order to enhance health, happiness, productivity and creativity.