You have your buzzy tech startups, your Fortune 500s, and your trusty family businesses. They all have different goals, personalities, and needs. That’s where Molly Birkholm comes in. If you’re in the market for a little office wellness that can parlay into business success at any level, no matter what your goals are, she’s your go-to gal.
You might recognize Birkholm’s name from her integrative restoration program, iRest, a digital, guided meditation series that utilizes yoga for healing trauma (she has experience teaching yoga at the Department of Veterans Affairs), pain relief, and sleep. And many of these principles can be applied in the workplace.
The draw of her retreats is how customizable they are. Whether you manage a staff of traders (Birkholm’s former career was on a high-stress trading floor) or a small outfit of coders, she’ll sit down with company leaders to home in on specific skill sets that could use further development. First, she’ll meet with higher-ups to suss out primary challenges—say, productivity or motivation. Then she’ll send out a questionnaire to the entire staff to get the employee point of view.
With this information, Birkholm will create a retreat to help everyone meet their goals. She offers standard activities like team-building exercises—but also yoga, mindfulness and meditation, and physical, mental, and emotional resilience.
Birkholm’s résumé sure is impressive: She’s worked with Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, the US Department of Defense, and—though she won’t name-drop (despite our best efforts)—a few Hollywood favorites.
For pricing and other information, visit mollybirkholm.com.
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Loren Savini is a writer and editor living in Queens, New York, with her large housecat, Rio. Find her at lorensavini.com.