Founder and Owner of Employees Health
Following the sudden death of a very close friend, Richard decided it was time to create something new that would help people live better lives. As a result, he founded Employee Health with the sole mission of providing companies with the opportunity to bring health to the forefront of their business so they can their employees enjoy life both in and outside of work and ultimately lead happier lives.
Richard has always had a passion for health and fitness and, as a dedicated Personal Trainer and Sports Massage Therapist, he has gained a wealth of experience and qualifications . After gaining his degree in Sports Science and Coaching at university, he continued to gain a variety of qualifications including Personal Training Level 3, Sports Massage Level 3, Elite movement Specialist, CrossFit Level 1, British Weight Lifting Level 2, Hockey Coach Level 1 & Cricket Coach Level 1.
The accumulation of this knowledge and expertise means Richard fully understands the human body, allowing him to train and treat people in the best possible way. He believes that the key to ultimate health is “Exercise, Eat, Recover” and he applies this core philosophy successfully across the work he does with clients. Living in Kent, not only has Richard worked throughout England, he has also had the opportunity to work abroad in America and enjoyed a year playing competitive hockey in Australia. Before founding Employee Health, Richard worked with a variety of well-established fitness companies and ran a successful personal training business for 5 years.
Mental Health & Mindset Specialist at Employees Health
Ali Hollands, is a highly qualified and award winning clinical hypnotherapist with a passion for helping people overcome anxiety and out perform their limits. Ali was the first member to join Employees Health
She originally qualified in 2011 with a diploma in hypnotherapy with counselling skills, adding NLP, the nationally recognised HPD and several issue specific trainings over the next few years. In 2015 she completed her third hypnotherapy diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and now uses this model of therapy almost exclusively, because she says “It gives the best, most robust and long lasting results and my clients find the process fascinating, motivating and energising.”
As well as running her 1-2-1 business both in person and online, Ali lectures in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy for the prestigious CPHT, a leading hypnotherapy training provider in the U.K. and abroad. She is mental health first aid trained and delivers our mental health awareness and wellbeing training workshops and seminars.
When she’s not helping people in life and in business she loves open water swimming, climbing, caipirinhas, loud music, dancing, laughing, geeky stuff about the brain, her kids, her two shih tzu cross dogs and her very needy cat!
Nutrition & Womens Health Specialist at Employees Health
Naomi Buff is a Holistic Wellness Coach and nutritional therapist, who’s Wellness career started in 2011. After gaining her qualification with The Institute of Integrative Nutrition’ to study Holistic Health Coaching she went on to achieve some outstanding achievements becoming the first ‘superfood’ supplier in Monaco and kitchen consultant in some of Monacos top restaurants and hotels including the fairmont hotel. She has also been featured on riviera radio and Monaco masterchefn(making it through to the semi finals).
Naomi has been hosting Women’s Wellness Cookery workshops for over 7 years in both Monaco and the UK. Over the years she has coached and taught hundreds of women and inspired positive achievable change in their diet and lifestyle through simply committing to making one small change at a time.
She is very passionate about empowering and inspiring people through her workshops, blogs and recipes so is a great addition to the Employees Health Team.
Mental Health First Aid Practioner at Employees Health
Sally is a Mental Health First Aid Instructor and she began her journey into the mental wellbeing space in 2017. With a background in HR, Sally’s interest in this area stemmed from two core places. Firstly, her work in HR brought her into contact with many people, including those experiencing mental health issues at work. She was often part of the support network in the workplace for employees, and her responsibilities included working with line managers, occupational health and other healthcare providers in supporting people at work or returning people back to work, after a period of sick leave, appropriately and safely.
The second area where her interest stems from is her own experience of mental illness. Sally is quite open in speaking about her experience of severe depression and anxiety, diagnosed in 2016. Needless to say this was an extremely challenging time and when she came out the other side of her recovery, she wanted to do more to raise awareness about mental health issues and really encourage conversations around it.
The opportunity to become an MHFA instructor came along in 2017 and she jumped at the chance. Since then she has delivered numerous courses, both publicly and privately, across a broad range of sectors including financial services, construction, communication, entertainment and insurance industries. Initially, Sally was doing this on top of her full time HR role however since then has taken the plunge to deliver MHFA courses and bespoke webinars and workshops full time. As she describes ‘mental health awareness is her thing’
Yoga – Pilates and Breath Work Specialist at Employees Health
Jordan has over 6 years experience as a yoga teacher, personal trainer & pilates instructor, with a background in psychology, her approach to health is as much about spiritual and mental wellness as it is about physical fitness.
Initially completing her yoga training in India she has since spent extensive periods of time in Bali & Australia taking classes and attending workshops & trainings with some of the industries leading experts. Jordan works at some of the top gyms & studios in London, and has worked with people from numerous different backgrounds, ranging from athletes to people with disabilities. Both her experience working directly with clients and workshops delivered by other experts have influenced the way she approaches her and her clients training.
Jordan implements principles, techniques and exercises from various disciplines to create sessions that promote strength, stability, mobility & restoration. She doesn’t believe in extremes and takes a balanced approach to life, there is no one size fits all, if it feels good, keep doing it, if you hate it, then move on.
This is reflective in her classes, her style is explorative, encouraging you to move intuitively, listen to your body and discover what you are capable of.
Wellbeing Specialist at Employees Health
Lee is an environmental psychologist (MSc MBPsS), wellbeing consultant and accredited coach (ACC, MILM). He has had a diverse career that has brought him into the wellbeing industry, including working in a variety of industries, from corporate finance and local government to elite sports and video gaming.
He holds various qualifications across a range of wellbeing disciplines, including performance nutrition and stress management. He has also featured in a variety of publications, including the Telegraph, Vogue and the Guardian.
His passion for wellbeing has been ignited through his own experiences, including mental health challenges and having to relearn to walk after illness. Today he runs a company that fuses wellbeing and performance within businesses through bespoke strategy and engaging delivery. Trusted by multinational companies and elite sports teams, Lee is on a mission to change the perception of wellbeing within organisations.
Lee is a father of two and coaches a disability football team. He is a radio presenter at his local station and regularly speaks on health and equality topics. He is also the Director of Wellbeing Lancashire, a non-profit focused on health innovation and inequalities and the future of wellbeing policy. In his spare time, you will find him out in nature, reading and writing as the resident psychologist at the North West Magazine.
Justine is a Financial Wellbeing Consultant, with 25 years-experience in the Banking sector working for one of the UKs largest high street banks. She has a Diploma in Management studies and is also a CeMap qualified mortgage advisor. She has spent the last 15 years in leadership roles mentoring, managing and training large teams of people. Her passion throughout her career has been coaching, developing and helping others to be the best they can be.
Since being made redundant in 2019, Justine is now passionate about helping other people become financially resilient, sharing her knowledge to support others with managing money and their long-term well-being.
Having worked as a Volunteer Ambassador for The Money charity over the last 18 months, she is now delivering financial wellbeing workshops in the workplace, providing support to employers and enhancing wellbeing programmes across the UK.
Justine lives in rural Northamptonshire with her husband, 10-year-old daughter and two crazy Springer Spaniels. In her spare-time she loves cross fit training in the gym and curling up with a good book!