Dr. Lisa Bélanger is an award-winning researcher, innovator, and she is CEO of ConsciousWorks, a consulting firm that teaches people how insights from behavioural science can improve their personal and professional lives. Dr. Belanger holds a PhD in Behavioural Medicine, is a Certified Exercise Physiologist, a published author, a successful entrepreneur and an entertaining keynote speaker. She is also founder of a national charity, Knight’s Cabin, which offers wellness programming to cancer survivors. Her goal is to show individuals, corporate groups and other audiences how seemingly small habit changes can have a profound impact on one’s wellbeing, productivity, and happiness.
We all take breaks, they are either effective or not. With our eyes glued to the screen for an unprecedented amount of time per day, rapid change and uncertainty for the foreseeable future, the ability to recharge is more important than ever for both our mental health and performance. We all take breaks – they
Wednesday, 12 August 2020 by Lisa Belanger
There is nothing like a beautifully crafted 'to do' list to make you feel like you are being productive…but does it help?
Monday, 13 July 2020 by Lisa Belanger
unitasking. Noun. (uncountable) Doing a single thing at a time. To increase your productivity, mental wellbeing, and to decrease your sense of overwhelm or exhaustion, master the concept of unitasking. We as humans cannot multitask. We cannot concentrate on two things at once. So, can you fold laundry and watch Netflix? Absolutely. Neither of which takes
Working from home with kids I would first like to note the incredible demands that are being asked of parents right now. While I would like to discuss the science of what works, in a situation where someone is working a full-time job remotely, parenting, and homeschooling, unfortunately there is NO SCIENCE because this has
Thursday, 28 November 2019 by Lisa Belanger
-Half of Canadians have been discouraged from using their vacation time by co-workers and bosses.- There is a clear business case to take vacation for both the employee and their organization and we, as Canadians value our time off, so why don’t we take our vacation? According to a new study, 96 per cent of
“Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.” –Josh Billings Learning to say ‘no’ is one of the most valuable lessons to protect your time, your energy, and to ensure you are working towards your definition of success. As someone who works
Here at ConsciousWorks, we are at the cutting edge of the interplay between health, productivity and success. We work with corporations to effectively invest in their employees’ health and wellness, not just to save money on sick days, stress leave and medical costs but also to make money by increasing employee engagement, productivity, focus and