Time of Event:

Thursday, October 1 2020 at 12:00 pm


Australian Worker Wellbeing Insights - Helping Your People Thrive


How do you rate your overall wellbeing? How do you stay on top of work and life, and thrive even through the most challenging times?
Wellbeing describes our ability to feel good and function effectively as we experience and navigate the natural lows and highs of work and life. Not surprisingly, our wellbeing and how we feel day-to-day has a significant impact on our performance, engagement, satisfaction and relationships, not only at work, but also at home.

In early August 2020, more than 1,400 Australian workers were surveyed on how they were coping during COVID-19 and how their leaders can best support them both now and in the future. The research findings will better equip you, your team and your organisation to instigate positive change and take ownership of wellbeing.


Join Andrea Marlan from Drake International’s Wellness Hub, Global Wellbeing Keynote speaker, best-selling author and Founder of The Wellbeing Lab, Dr Michelle McQuaid, and Danielle Jacobs, Registered Psychologist and The Wellbeing Lab Co-Founder, for an interactive, evidence-based and thought-provoking discussion exploring:

  • How COVID-19 has impacted Australian workers’ wellbeing
  • The emergent trends in wellbeing, EAP use and help-seeking behaviour
  • The latest insights on what it takes for Australian workplaces to enable their workers to not just survive, but thrive in constant uncertainty
  • What leading workplaces are doing differently and how you can steal-with-pride their best principles and practices
  • How leaders can support wellbeing and performance
  • Why traditional leadership is broken and how to fix it
  • And the biggest opportunity for leaders to help their teams thrive.


This seminar is FREE, and will help Boards, HR, People and Culture specialists, Business Owners, Leaders and Learning & Development professionals understand, and proactively and efficiently manage workplace wellbeing in a rapidly changing environment.

Reserve your spot today as places are limited!

Andrea Marlan is Drake International's Solutions and Consulting Services National Manager. She supports organisations and individuals to create talent strategies across the human capital lifecycle that improve business agility and performance.

Leading the talent solutions portfolio, her remit includes leading the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) programs with Drake WorkWise, the Drake Wellness Hub suite of solutions, Drake Training, in addition to the Drake P3 behavioural assessment tool.

Andrea’s work has been driven by a fundamental philosophy of “people first” and by her desire to support employees, leaders and organisations alike, helping them think through changes and working with them to move their businesses forward—all with a strong sense of collaboration, strategic vision, and organisational alignment.

Dr. Michelle McQuaid is a best-selling author, workplace wellbeing teacher and playful change activator. With more than a decade of senior leadership experience in large organizations around the world, she’s passionate about translating cutting edge research from positive psychology and neuroscience, into practical strategies for health, happiness, and business success.

An honorary fellow at Melbourne University’s Graduate School of Education, she blogs for Psychology Today, hosts the top-rated weekly podcast Making Positive Psychology Work, and her work has been featured in Forbes, the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, Boss Magazine, The Age and more.

Danielle Jacobs is a registered Psychologist, co-Founder The Wellbeing Lab, Co-Creator of The PERMAH Wellbeing Survey and habit specialist.

When she is not volunteering with her rescue Labrador, Henry at palliative care and nursing homes, Danielle spends her time using evidence-based organisational scholarship and positive psychology practices within businesses across the country. She specialises in helping business professionals feel good and do well, improving their mental and physical health, and achieve peak performance at an individual, team and organisational level.

Danielle’s clients span a diverse range of industries and include organisations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Day-to-day Danielle runs a variety of C-suite, team and organisational workshops and masterclasses to enable and extend practices that embed high-impact and flourishing team cohesion.