Ria Ingleby – Founder + Survivor

My very personal journey is what drives me to help others. There is a mission in my remission. When you don’t feel well, it impacts your personal and professional life and in the longer term your health. I recognise and relate to the chaos and challenges that you face in your work and life today. The choice to someone like me who reached burnout, breakdown and beyond is crystal clear.  There is a better way to work and live and it’s time to change.

My Story

Often life can feel frantic and chaotic, and we all face daily challenges juggling our work and lives. We want to support you to live a happy and healthy life, rebalancing the area that often gets postponed, neglected, or forgotten… You!

So where did Well+ begin? For me, this is a culmination of my own personal and professional journey.  On the 8th March 2014, I took a very long walk with my sister-in-law, Jenny, to make sense of my world that had crashed around me. Two days prior, I was diagnosed with a very rare cancer for a woman of my age. I needed space to breathe, and the act of walking and looking out on the horizon gave me perspective.

With every step on that walk, I was quietly contemplating how I wanted to live my life, rather than my previous dress rehearsal that I had sleep-walked my way through. I turned to Jenny and vowed at that moment that I was going to set up a business and go on to support people that juggled life and work, without compromising their wellbeing. There had to be a better way, and I’ve found it!

Fifteen years ago I decided to continue dual running two professions in HR and Wellbeing. I loved both equally and knew the time would come when I could combine the two. In 2015 I stepped into the role of UK Wellbeing Manager for Vodafone. I shaped their Wellbeing Strategy, and the Programmes I pioneered with the support of the 100 enthusiastic Wellbeing Ambassadors I put in place and the fantastic health and wellbeing partners from the public and private sector that are still helping people today.

 There is a mission in my remission

My Credentials:

  • Health & Wellbeing Coach + Consultant
  • Pause Facilitator
  • CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach 
  • Leadership Developer
  • HR & OD Professional
  • Yoga + Meditation Teacher
  • Personal Trainer
  • Mental Health First Aider
  • Dan Roberts Group Brand Ambassador

“It’s unusual to encounter someone with such outstanding qualities like Ria. I had the distinct pleasure of working with Ria, during her time as Head of
Wellbeing for Vodafone UK, as a partner to their delivery of wellbeing services.

I was particular blown-away by her passion and knowledge of health and wellbeing, that combined with her background in learning and development led to a truly outstanding ‘Employee Wellbeing’ strategy paper. Ria’s capability to cut through the rhetoric and to frame the context and direction was beautiful in its simplicity but sufficiently detailed to give perspective. Putting employees at the heart of the solution to help them to be at their best both at work and home and to cover all aspects of health and wellbeing was innovative and exciting.

Ria’s energy, candid approach and openness to feedback would be a benefit to any organisation and she comes with my genuine recommendation”.

Craig Miskin, Capital Wellness Projects Manager

So passionate about Health and Wellbeing and it is at the forefront of developing thinking, strategy and employee engagement in this area. Driven, creative, balanced and ambitious - the perfect blend of well-honed skills to challenge the corporate status quo, improving ENPS results, loyalty, trust and productivity. This shone through in our work on the Pause.

David Langhorn, Head of Regional Enterprise, Vodafone UK

Ria has proven herself to be an effective strategist with excellent pragmatic insight into the wellbeing needs of companies at an organisational, team and individual level. One element of our collaborative working has been the design and delivery of both Mental Health training and resilience workshops. Her balanced approach to being compassionate, ethical and evidence based whilst ensuring return on value for companies is at the core of all her input and shines throughout the development, implementation and operational aspects of health and well-being services delivered.

Jane Muston, BABCP, Accrediated Practioner, Supervisor and Trainer, RN, PG Dip, PGCAP, Bsc (Hons) Dip MH and Clinical Director of Efficacy Ltd

I can't recommend Ria highly enough. She has proven to be a huge asset to us and has been instrumental in building the community of our successful Methodology X workout programme. This workout product would not be where it is today we have without her help. Integrity, authenticity, and passion for living the athletic life are a must - and Ria has these qualities and more. She is a creative, hardworking, intelligent and kind. I am so grateful for her energy and ideas and am proud to have her represent my company and workout brands. She is the perfect Ambassador of wellbeing.

Dan Roberts, Founder of Dan Roberts Group

The Well+ Method – Organisational Resilience

The Well+ Method™ will maximise the health of your people and your business. It’s flexible, measurable and will deliver results. We help you create a healthy culture that is resilient and join the dots with your existing HR plans, including your wellbeing offer to integrate it all across your business.

The Well+ Method™ provides bespoke services including diagnostics, two-way conversations with your people as part of our Organisational Design and Development methodology,  creating a wellbeing strategy, framework, delivery plans, branding and communication collateral that supports culture change, reduces absence, increases engagement and retains talent.

We know what it takes because we have built it with the support of some of the best health and wellbeing professionals in the public and private sector. We are unconventional and strive for sustainability in our approach. We work with some of the most talented specialists in each area of HR and Wellbeing to bring you the best comprehensive package for your people and workplace.

To read about the full range of services we offer, click here.

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