In Episode 1, we speak with Sarah Deane, a writer, speaker, practitioner of experience design and data science, and founder of EffectUX. We chat about building harmonious organizational cultures, mental health awareness, and using data-driven solutions to create an inclusive approach to workplace strategy.
About Sarah Deane
Sarah Deane is the founder of EffectUX and the creator of EMQ—a research-based system that rapidly and accurately pinpoints de-energizing behaviors and transforms them into positively energizing habits through unique assessment, informative content, coaching, and behavior modification. Sarah uses her background in A.I., experience design, and human behavior to help brands deliver positive customer and employee experiences, and to cultivate behaviors for emotional, mental, and behavioral wellbeing, producing higher levels of satisfaction, engagement, and productivity. She has been recognized across the industry, winning The Human Resources Today MVP Awards in the Leadership Development, Analytics, and “What’s Next in HR” categories, and authored The Wellness Formula.
Sarah has been featured at conferences and events such as SXSW, America’s Women Leadership Conference and Executive Presence for Women at Stanford as well as platforms such as the Huffington Post, CIO Magazine, Next Concept HR Magazine, Business News Daily, Training Industry, Thrive Global, Business2Community and more.
Show notes and related links
Salesforce’s New Offices At Salesforce Tower Have Employee Health, Wellness In Mind
Apple launches in-house employee healthcare service, called AC Wellness
Other well-being reads by Sarah Deane:
6 Habits that Benefit Mental Wellness (more of Sarah Deane's Thrive Global content here)
The Innovative Organization: Environment, Mindset, and Behaviors
Mental Health Champions: “Shut Off Emails After 9PM”, With Sarah Deane of EffectUX
Living with A Ravenous Thirst for Life: “Live Without Distraction” with Sarah Deane and Dr. Marina Kostina
Slow Down To Do More: “How Everything Is Interrelated When It Comes To Our Energy” with Ashley Graber and Sarah Deane
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