The winners of the inaugural Wellness Champions awards understand that achieving personal wellness through work/life balance can positively impact their personal and professional lives. “In today’s world where time is more than ever at a premium, these individuals are outstanding examples of how all of us can ‒ and should ‒ make time for personal wellness,” says Roger Thorpe, president of Thorpe Benefits. “Wellness is not just about how many workouts you clock a week,” he says. “It’s also about achieving overall happiness by fostering personal relationships and giving our time to others. This year’s Wellness Champions have hit the mark on achieving this balance and we can all learn from their example.” Several key characteristics consistently emerged as the winners were selected. They include a commitment to establishing and maintaining a balanced life; dedication and discipline of healthy habits and exercise regimes; and honouring personal and professional boundaries while engaging in activities that fill one’s spirit. The 2015 winners are: Charlotte De Heinrich – president, the Pheonix Group Inc.; Peter Kofman – president, Projectcore Inc.; Joe Milstone – co-founder, Cognition LLP; Judy Cathleen Mellett – director of products and services, Telus; Leanne Nicolle – executive director, Canadian Olympic Foundation; Marcia Sirota – founder, Ruthless Compassion Institute; Marko Dzeletovich – chief executive officer, Coldbox Builders; Richard Guttman – vice-president, legal and general counsel, PointClickCare; Rob Bracey – president and CEO, Quartet Service Inc.; and Tim Hockey – president and chief executive officer, TD Canada Trust.
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