Esther van der Sande

About Esther van der Sande

"Adversity and hardship are prevalent in our world, and my aim is to increase awareness of their impact on individuals and the organizations we are part of. Equipped with this understanding, we can strive to build a more empathetic, efficient, and supportive society that benefits everyone." - Esther

Why your company needs to be trauma-informed

By |2024-03-30T10:20:41+01:00March 30th, 2024|Articles, Cultural Change, Psychological Safety, Trauma-Informed|

In today's rapidly evolving workplace landscape, fostering a culture of understanding and support is no longer just a luxury—it's a necessity. Embracing trauma-informed practices within your organization can be a game-changer, not only for the well-being of your employees but also for the overall success and resilience of your company. By recognising and addressing the impact of trauma, you're not only creating a safer and more supportive environment but also laying the foundation for enhanced productivity, creativity, and collaboration.

Closing the Women’s Health Gap An Opportunity to Improve Lives

By |2024-02-06T19:39:13+01:00February 6th, 2024|Articles, Cultural Change, Mental Health, Psychological Safety|

Women spend more of their lives in poor health and with degrees of disability (the “health span” rather than the “life span”). A woman will spend an average of nine years in poor health, which affects her ability to be present and/or productive at home, in the workforce, and in the community and reduces her earning potential.

How personal trauma impacts your organization’s workplace environment – and what you can do about it

By |2023-12-10T20:03:20+01:00December 6th, 2023|Articles, Cultural Change, Inclusive workplace, Mental Health, Organisational Change, Trauma-informed care|

In exploring the profound impact of personal trauma within organizational settings, this article delves into strategies that foster resilience and compassion. Discover actionable insights to create a supportive workplace environment

Embracing the Power of 10 Daily Habits for Personal Growth and Relationships

By |2023-11-24T20:46:26+01:00November 24th, 2023|Articles, Health & Wellbeing, Mental Health|

Embark on a journey of transformative change with '10 Daily Habits.' Discover the power of these small, consistent actions in taking charge of your life, nurturing relationships, and fostering a deeper connection with yourself and others. Download now and start your path towards a more empowered and fulfilling existence.

Grief is not an illness: Employees encounter misunderstanding after the loss of a loved one

By |2023-11-03T21:27:06+01:00November 3rd, 2023|Articles, Health & Wellbeing, Mental Health, Organisational Change|

Companies simply want low absenteeism rates. My boss kept contacting me continuously. However, it's important to pay attention to the type of employee you're dealing with. I was a very hard worker and never called in sick. So, when I say that it's really not going well, you should take that seriously.

Building a sense of belonging, and why it’s so important in the workplace

By |2023-06-12T16:02:21+02:00June 12th, 2023|Articles, Health & Wellbeing, Inclusive workplace, Trauma-informed care|

Building a sense of belonging is crucial for employee well-being and organisational culture. It fosters acceptance, authenticity, and unlocks individual potential, resulting in increased productivity and motivation. By creating a supportive environment and implementing diversity initiatives, a harmonious workplace where all employees thrive can be created.

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