Unveiling Workplace Wellbeing: Is it a Passing Trend or a Transformative Force?

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 In the dynamic landscape of modern work culture, few topics garner as much attention as workplace wellbeing. From its significance in nurturing a positive organisational climate to its potential to shape individual experiences, wellbeing has become a focal point for leaders and employees alike. In the debut episode of the Cult of Monday podcast, titled "Workplace Wellbeing: Fad or Gamechanger?" we embark on a journey to unravel the complexities of this critical subject. 

Defining Workplace Wellbeing  

In episode 1 of the Cult of Monday podcast, we delve into various dimensions of wellbeing, drawing from models such as Gallup’s wellbeing framework. Our guest speaker Amanda Celbrian defines workplace wellbeing as “a balance of all aspects of working life; management, physical and psychological safety, workload, support from leaders, support from colleagues, moments when workers are healthy, satisfied and engaged.” 

By gaining a deeper understanding of the multifaceted nature of wellbeing, we lay the groundwork for meaningful insights and actionable strategies. 

Navigating the Landscape: From Skepticism to Empowerment  

In today's fast-paced world, it's not uncommon to encounter skepticism surrounding wellbeing initiatives. We address this phenomenon head-on, unpacking the emerging backlash and distinguishing genuine efforts from mere "well washing." Through candid discussions and real-world examples, we shed light on the importance of prioritising wellbeing and its transformative potential within organisations. 

Empowering Change Agents: Championing Wellbeing in the Workplace 

As advocates for positive change, we empower our listeners to champion wellbeing within their organisations. From influencing decision-makers to creating safe and supportive work environments, we offer practical guidance for fostering a culture of wellbeing. By equipping individuals with the knowledge and tools to drive change, we strive to cultivate vibrant workplaces where energy thrives and potential flourishes. 


Behind the scenes, the Cult of Monday podcast is driven by a team of passionate individuals dedicated to empowering others to thrive in their professional journeys. 


- Lauren Pearson: Founder of Cult of Monday, bringing over two decades of experience in learning, leadership development, and organisational development. 

- Jessica Hill: A seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in human resources and organisational development, Jessica is committed to creating aligned organisational cultures that inspire excellence. 


- Wayne Gowland, CEO of xAmplify 

- Nicole Ivory, Chief People Officer of xAmplify 

- Amanda Cebrian, Organizational Psychologist 


The information provided in this podcast is for educational and informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or mental health concern. 

Join us on our journey to unlock the potential of people within organisations, making Mondays truly awesome for everyone involved. 


By delving into the heart of workplace wellbeing, the Cult of Monday podcast sets the stage for a transformative dialogue aimed at reshaping the future of work. Join us as we explore the intersection of personal fulfillment and organisational success, one episode at a time.