GLWS gives you deeper insights into workplace wellbeing and performance than ever before

Discover what makes GLWS® the essential wellbeing resources  for leaders

Wellbeing has finally come of age.  It has become an accepted and known as a  crucial factor in determining any leader’s performance. At GLWS in 2020, we promote ‘Enabling Wellbeing’ as a leadership capability; as something to be learned, lived, led and embedded into every organisation.

Historically, wellbeing surveys and corporate wellness tools largely failed to reflect  the myriad cultural contexts and nuances that affect wellbeing, such as how a leader’s personal wellbeing affects his/her workplace performance and vice versa. Measures were either too narrow, too global, too academic or too medicalised to be useful or credible in an organisational setting. The uptake of wellness offerings by senior leaders was notoriously low. 

The spark for GLWS came from our desire to create tools that would be more comprehensive, sophisticated and ‘real world’ that captured the full scope of wellbeing.

Meet the Global Leadership Wellbeing Survey (GLWS) – the new gold standard for measuring leaders’ wellbeing.

Prior to launching GLWS, EEK & SENSE embarked on a rigorous 3-year initial research and development project to create a robust tool designed to expedite insights into and conversations about a range of challenges that impact leaders’ performance, change readiness and ability to achieve full potential.

Wellbeing has finally come of age.  It has become an accepted and known as a  crucial factor in determining any leader’s performance. At GLWS in 2020, we promote ‘Enabling Wellbeing’ as a leadership capability; as something to be learned, lived, led and embedded into every organisation.

Historically, wellbeing surveys and corporate wellness tools largely failed to reflect  the myriad cultural contexts and nuances that affect wellbeing, such as how a leader’s personal wellbeing affects his/her workplace performance and vice versa. Measures were either too narrow, too global, too academic or too medicalised to be useful or credible in an organisational setting. The uptake of wellness offerings by senior leaders was notoriously low.  

The spark for GLWS came from our desire to create tools that would be more comprehensive, sophisticated and ‘real world’ that captured the full scope of wellbeing.

Meet the Global Leadership Wellbeing Survey (GLWS) – the new gold standard for measuring leaders’ wellbeing.

Prior to launching GLWS, EEK & SENSE embarked on a rigorous 3-year initial research and development project to create a robust tool designed to expedite insights into and conversations about a range of challenges that impact leaders’ performance, change readiness and ability to achieve full potential.

 

The essential wellbeing solutions for leaders. Add GLWS to your corporate wellness toolkit.

What does GLWS achieve?

The GLWS survey and reports accurately  identify and understand the positive and negative drivers of leaders’ wellbeing, and that of their teams. It delves deeper than other wellbeing surveys, taking into account the physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual components of wellbeing, contextualised to the lived life of leaders. 

It offers a uniquely holistic approach to understanding what shapes a leader’s ability to perform and stay at their best, as well as practical steps to target wellbeing priorities, reinforced with additional resources and professional support.

It highlights factors that enhance and detract from wellbeing, delivering deep insights and actionable steps on how to ameliorate often debilitating executive pressures. It promotes healthier, more inclusive, connected and supportive work environments.

The GLWS Personal, Team and Group reporting system can be used as an educational and developmental source of  feedback for leaders. It provides the foundation for tailored interventions and can inform changes to team and individual leadership behaviours and the development of organisational leadership, health and wellbeing and diversity and inclusion policies and management practices.

Since its inception, the flagship GLWS survey has evolved  into a full suite of solutions with a range of options to help power individuals, teams and organisations to thrive by enabling leaders to: ‘Learn, Live, Lead & Embed’ better wellbeing for all. 

The GLWS survey and reports accurately  identify and understand the positive and negative drivers of leaders’ wellbeing, and that of their teams. It delves deeper than other wellbeing surveys, taking into account the physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual components of wellbeing, contextualised to the lived life of leaders. 

It offers a uniquely holistic approach to understanding what shapes a leader’s ability to perform and stay at their best, as well as practical steps to target wellbeing priorities, reinforced with additional resources and professional support.

It highlights factors that enhance and detract from wellbeing, delivering deep insights and actionable steps on how to ameliorate often debilitating executive pressures. It promotes healthier, more inclusive, connected and supportive work environments.

The GLWS Personal, Team and Group reporting system can be used as an educational and developmental source of  feedback for leaders. It provides the foundation for tailored interventions and can inform changes to team and individual leadership behaviours and the development of organisational leadership, health and wellbeing and diversity and inclusion policies and management practices.

Since its inception, the flagship GLWS survey has evolved  into a full suite of solutions with a range of options to help power individuals, teams and organisations to thrive by enabling leaders to: ‘Learn, Live, Lead & Embed’ better wellbeing for all. 

Delve even deeper into GLWS research

Comprehensive insights drawn from robust academic research

GLWS provides a comprehensive framework to explain how leaders can perform and stay at their best – while working onsite or remotely from home without sacrificing their personal lives or health. This is how we combined our first-hand business psychology experience and evidence-based research to develop GLWS:

2012
In depth research and study of wellbeing and existing measurement tools.

2013
150 item tool and initial framework is developed.

10 subject matter experts (comprising clinical and organisational psychologists, psychiatry and psychotherapy experts, human resources, leadership development professionals and executive coaches specialising in wellbeing) provide expert review.

Online delivery platform v1 is developed.

General design is refined and expanded using expert feedback, survey items and a rating scale.

2014

Trialling begins with 100+executives; comprehensive statistical analysis of results is undertaken. 

Items are further refined and reduced to 125, framework and reports are enhanced. 

Pilot project undertaken within a large government enterprise and one of Australia’s most trusted brands, Australia Post

2015 – 2016

GLWS introduced to the market (as MEWS) 

Secure hosting on Qualtrics, ensuring leading data security and data protection.  

First accreditation sessions held. 

Quantitative and qualitative review undertaken on first 250 respondents.

GLWS goes global with 121 domain items, 5 overall SWB items and an updated framework. 

E-learning accreditation program and online resource centre developed.

Research findings presented at key conferences worldwide.

2017 – 2019

Accredited Community expands to 350+ globally, including UK, USA, Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Eire and Australia.

Project 1000 – research into the factors driving wellbeing.

Research undertaken on impact of GLWS on performance and engagement.

Custom built platform for GLWS developed to provide ultimate flexibility for GLWS clients and accredited users.

GLWS Accredited Community support via MyGLWS and increased professional development  events.

Presentations and keynotes at various industry and client conferences, as well as to professional bodies including the APS, BPS and ICF, Psychology conference on the link between wellbeing and personality.

Rebrand to GLWS in response to feedback across global markets and to add a stronger emphasis on leadership. 

Online delivery platform V2 upgrade released with enhanced GLWS Personal, Team and Group Reports, and enhanced data security and client processes. 

Strategic partnerships established in key sectors.

Distribution partners established for Hong Kong and Singapore

Recognition as provider of exceptional content and insights

Bi-weekly wellbeing insights

2020 +

The GLWS Survey + GLWS Personal, Team and Group Reports become established as flagship products and the gold standard for leader and professional wellbeing assessment and development. 

MyGLWS expands

Updated and expanded GLWS Level 1 e-learning accreditation

Advanced GLWS Level 2 e-learning accreditation to be launched

The ‘GLWS Reach Wellbeing Series’ is launched to support wellbeing learning and development aligned to the GLWS Framework

GLWS e-commerce expands with a broader range of solutions and  cost-effective rollout capabilities for whole-of-organisation options.

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"The GLWS is an exceptional tool that not only broadened my understanding knowledge and skill in this area but perfected my coaching approach and connection with the client. I can’t recommend this tool and accreditation highly enough."

Cheryl Waters, GM Organisational Development and Culture, Greencross Ltd, Australia

"GLWS provides a thorough framework to approaching wellness in a corporate context, and creates a great platform to have meaningful conversations with clients that will enhance both the business results for the organization, as well as their personal lives."

Alice Gustavsson, Executive Coach, Strategy Together, UK.

"The range of aspects of wellbeing covered by the GLWS survey is very thorough and useful for those working within organisations, especially from mid-level leadership roles upward. The approach of considering both "Working Well" and "Living Well" allows people to consider the trade-offs, pinch-points, and also their wellbeing enablers in useful detail."

Pam Wilson, Independent Coach, New Zealand

"The GLWS is such a useful tool and the quality of supporting resources exceeds my expectations."

Sharon Steiner Hart, Executive Coach, Talking Talent, USA

"The GLWS is excellent – outstanding in its class, and the best wellbeing survey I know of (for leaders and professionals)."

Bo Golovan, Executive Coach, BPI Group, USA

"The GLWS is thorough and considered and not glib like the usual. It’s also not so long that it is too hard or too big a commitment for busy people. It’s bias free and creates a genuine openness for leaders to reflect on their thoughts, feelings and behaviours without feeling the pressure of preconceived assumptions, expectations or judgements. It’s a powerful tool to help each individual figure out their personal non-negotiables at this stage in their lives."

Cassandra Goodman, Executive Coach & Facilitator, Thrive Global / Author, Self-Fidelity.

"The certification process was very straightforward and the tool itself is so robust, intuitive and well designed. I appreciate the personalized attention, responsiveness and support from the GLWS team."

Sarah Gourley, Director of Operations, Talking Talent USA

"I found the GLWS accreditation training extremely valuable, particularly in its breadth and depth. It gives me confidence as it is has been developed through comprehensive psychologically based scientific development, research and robust trialling where the competition stakes similar claims but do not deliver."

Peter Kellaway, Principal Consultant Psychologist, Steople (PeopleScape) Australia & NZ

"The GLWS accreditation program was an excellent self-paced process. The program enabled me the time and space to not only reflect on my own well-being, but also access to amazing resources to truly appreciate the depth and validity of the survey."

Marion Stanway, Tripleconnect Consulting, Associate Melbourne Business School, Australia.

"Level 1 provided me with great professional and personal development - useful knowledge and new expertise, interesting self-insights with excellent breadth and depth of course content. I really loved the debriefing aspect of the program doing it live and the preparation. Loved the end webinar for that brought our so many ideas and possible solutions for my organisation."

Cheryl Waters, GM Organisational Development and Culture, Greencross Ltd, Australia

"This was an excellent program – very well structured and exceeded my expectations. The GLWS is an excellent tool and process, providing for deep reflection and valuable insights into all aspects of wellbeing."

John White, Director CarmanWhite, Australia

"I have really valued EEK & SENSE’s approach of working closely with their accredited partners to ensure great outcomes for clients. I would recommend the GLWS accreditation to any coach who wants to build their skills, expand their service offering, and enhance the wellbeing and performance of their clients."

Andi Pert – Facilitator & Executive Coach, Life NRG

"After considerable market research I chose the GLWS program as it was definitely a unique offering that stood out from other diagnostic tools. Completing the GLWS accreditation allowed me to expand my qualifications and provided me with a tool that would add considerable value to my business offering. The online accreditation process was a fantastic experience and Karen and the team were great throughout. Very excited to be on board!"

Melinda Fell, Talent & Coaching Consultant, MFC Consulting

"Individual leaders have experienced a highly personalised intervention, aimed at supporting them to take personal responsibility for making positive changes to enhance their wellbeing. As an organisation, I feel we are now well placed to create targeted wellbeing interventions to address the needs, giving us a better return on investment than simply applying a wellbeing ‘band aid’."

Sean Carroll, GM of People, Culture and Innovation, Australia Post

"GLWS was an important eye-opener, a pointed and timely prompt to make some changes I knew I needed to make….and I feel so much better for it now. Nearly 6 months have passed, and I am still reaping the benefits at a personal level and I can see the positive changes happening across my whole team."

Jen Delves, Head of People Services, QANTAS

"We are witnessing a huge increase in the need and demand for executive wellness. More and more my clients and I are discussing how they spend their time and energy and the difficulties they are experiencing with integrating personal, family and work commitments. The GLWS is invaluable."

Dr Órla NicDomhnaill, CEO, Thrive Advisory

"What has been so powerful for the participants is how tangible the outcomes are. The GLWS allows you to fast-track the coaching conversation and immediately identify which aspects of wellbeing need attention. The conversation very quickly becomes about brainstorming actions that will improve overall wellbeing. It’s such a positive and empowering tool."

Lauren Jauncey, (former) Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Australia Post

"The GLWS accreditation workshop was extremely valuable. I learned about the GLWS model and reports in-depth, and through case studies and the experience of Karen and Audrey, gained great ideas for handling more challenging wellbeing concerns. All in all, the day was informative, practical and very enjoyable. Thank you."

Caoimhe Richmond, Capability Consulting

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