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This download is for the "Seven Stress Solutions for Mentally Resilient Work Teams" webinar. 

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Resilient mental health = a group's multivitamin

Everyone wants to bring their best/full selves to work. Everyone wants to be more productive today and ready for the next sprint (or crisis) tomorrow. 

Comfort Consulting offers trainings to build physical, mental, and team resilience skills:

TRAINING/SPEAKING 101s: Well-Being Basics 


   -- Well-being @Work: Self-care & team-care needs assessment for any workteam

   -- "Tend & Befriend: positive practices for resilient mental health" 

   -- "Take Five: building 5-minute brain breaks that bring productivity & joy"

   -- Wellness for Fundraisers: cultivating gratitude, joy & productivity for long-term team-work

   -- Building a Wellness Committee: How to form or re-spark an internal culture team

TRAINING 201s: Building Culture 

 - Building Distributed Cultures of Well-Being: Focusing on dispersed teams, conference calls, & open offices. 

 -  Conference / Meeting / Retreat design: Enhance org & conference goals with thematic icebreakers, team builders, healthy tools and/or wellness breaks throughout the day.  

 -  Travel Warrior Wellness: How to stay well and retain culture when everyone is traveling. 

 - Specific Resiliency Skills: Customized per resiliency skills group would like to build (see colorful circles below). Experts are procured and/or curriculum is designed to meet team needs. 

Let's Talk

Your office culture improves with increased attention to personal and team health.  

Have a consultation call with Susan to think through culture tune-ups for your team.

(two O two) 246.5336 

These Are The Circles Susan Talks About A Lot

Wellness isn't just physical

three circle that list elements of Physical Health, Mental Health and Team Health

But of course how we treat our body matters

Great workplaces invest in teams

Red and blue combine to make purple (go team)!

Mental health is critical

Practice the positives to beat back the negatives

Icebreakers Don't Have To Suck

Many of you hate icebreakers. But they don't have to suck! Click here for more ideas.

icebreaker ideas



Is your name really Comfort?

Yes. I come from a family of Coach Comforts (my dad was a champion NCAA swim coach, my brother was a high school baseball coach, and my mom was a star physical therapist). My coaching isn't usually THAT physical, but as the photo to the left shows, I do love getting people upside down (and therefore outside of their "comfort zone"). 

Why do you focus on wellness?

Two reasons: 1) We must bring out best selves to this world-changing work, and as a movement, self-care isn't our strong suit.  2) Supporting each other on physical and mental health opportunities at work can build stronger teams. 

Where and how does this happen?

  • Trainings: In-person preferred
  • Coaching: In-person or Hangout/Skype
  • Consulting: Customized organizational development or "expert" pair of hands 
  • Speaking & Conferences: available for lunchtime or keynote addresses

Get The Comfort Zone

Semi-monthly jolt of actionable info & humor.

A man points at a "team" chart with lots of group-generated ideas to improve culture.

Using Well-Being to Develop Culture

Means to an End: better Wellness leads to better Culture

It's important for folx to take care of their physical and mental health, hence the rallying cry of "Self-Care!" But we say it's more like, "Team-Care!"

None of us can do Self-Care alone anyway. It's important that we build systems, policies and practices to support each other (most of us spend, at MINIMUM, 1/3 of our waking hours at work). 

How do we do that? By using physical and mental health discussions and tools to address the stickiness of team health (red and blue combine for purple). Comfort Consulting customizes interactive sessions to improve your work culture immediately. 

WARNING: These practices might lead to stronger health, greater empathy, irrepressible joy, effective teamwork and raucous laughter. They might also bring up deeper issues in your organization (such as, if we take more breaks and vacations, how do we hold each other accountable for the work getting done?). These problems are solve-able, and worth addressing. 

Get Comfortable

You can improve your work culture today. 

Schedule Susan for the TAKE FIVE talk ("Building 5-minute Brain Breaks for Productivity & Joy") or, the new "Tend & Befriend: Positive Practices for Resilient Mental health"  or, go a little deeper...

sample consulting menu

Outlive the Bastards

“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast....a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. ... Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.”
Edward Abbey

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