Meet the team2020-08-24T14:57:54+00:00

About us

Established at the beginning of 2019, Employees Health is passionate about supporting your company to provide the best wellbeing services for your staff.  

Like you, we understand the link between happy employees and a successful business. Stress and anxiety are increasingly common health complaints that are known to have a negative impact on both mental and physical wellbeing. Our aim is to help your employees enhance their wellbeing both in and out of the workplace so that they can enjoy optimal work-life balance.

Richard Turner

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. 

 

Ali Hollands

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! 

Naomi Buff

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.

 

Sally Desborough

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’.

Jordan Stanford

With a background in psychology, her approach to health is as much about spiritual and mental wellness as it is about physical fitness. Jordan 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.

Through her workshops, blogs and recipes so is a great addition to the Employees Health Team.

 

Annette Browne

Annette Browne is Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and has a 20 year career in HR which has seen her working in the UK, Ireland and the US.

Born and raised in North London Annette has worked in a variety of organisations from Global Corporations like Amazon, Thomson Reuters and Virgin Media as well as a variety of SMEs which has given a complete and thorough understanding of people and business challenges.

Annette is completely dedicated to her career HR and has recently started her own HR business specifically supporting SMES in East London – which is a brilliant challenge.

In addition Annette regularly runs training for graduate and Leadership development to help drive future business performance – however Annette’s passion is around Individual and Organisational wellness.

Annette became passionate about wellness when her own health suffered and she had a complete burn out in 2017. Since recovering Annette is committed to improving the workplace and making wellness a part of every business strategy.