Hard Work – Revitalized.

Because high performance requires quality recovery.

It’s inevitable.

The standard working life will have periods of crazy schedules, heavy workloads, and  “time-off” with not enough time to enjoy it.

Pushing a heavy grind gets the job done in the short-term, however where workloads remain heavy and home-life stays hectic, a lack of adequate recovery is detrimental to both the worker and the employer.

Eventually, putting in “a hard day’s work” only gets harder, performance degrades, and the likelihood of burn-out or breakdown increases.

So long as recovery exists solely outside of the workplace, pursuing high performance is unsustainable.

With the right approach and skillset, recovery can be infused into the working hours – within minutes or less.

Just as an athlete rests in between sets, or a chef stops to sharpen their knife, high performance can be achieved over and over, long into the future. 

What is Workovery™?

The Workovery Method™ is a skill-based workplace resilience methodology for preventing and recovering from side effects of unresolved stress.

With Workovery™, hard working people learn to recover while they work so work is more manageable, and life after work is more enjoyable.

The result is a resilient and high performing working life. 

Who we help

  • Business leaders who are invested in the retention, well-being, and the mental health of their people.
  • HR, OHS, and Wellness Advocates seeking actionable ways to improve culture and psychological safety..
  • Organizations struggling with a diminishing bottom-line due to the impacts of unresolved stress, heavy workloads, and changing work environments.

Is your organization…

  • Losing confidence in attracting and retaining top talent?
  • Experiencing an unwanted culture of burnout, stress leave, and resignation?
  • Unsatisfied with investments in employee well-being?
  • Invested in employee psychological safety?
  • Wishing to increase employee retention and eliminate unnecessary turnover?
  • Raising the bar by promoting a flexible work/life culture?
Are you a leader who…

Are you a leader who…

  • Is all too familiar with heavy workload getting in the way of your ability to lead?
  • Regularly pushes through the grind with no end in sight?
  • Is losing touch with personal standards?
  • Wishes you had more presence, focus, and ease in the workday?
  • Wants to know how to make better use of the small bits of breathing room you have?
  • Desires a refreshed mindset and more motivation to achieve health and performance goals?

Founder and Coach, Tim Kessler’s story with overcoming the side-effects of being overworked, burned-out, in pain, and under-slept.

The Workovery Method™ teaches hard working people how to
prevent and recover from the side-effects of unresolved stress in the workday. 

Workovery Workshops™

Interactive results-focused lunch & learns.

These team training sessions are designed to equip your team with knowledge, resources, and skills that, when implemented, create immediate results on energy, productivity, comfort, and sleep quality so your workplace can truly inhabit workplace wellness.

Approach work with a mindset for performance and rejuvenation while developing skills in:

  • Nervous System Regulation
  • Motivation and Focus
  • Healthy Habit Formation
  • Physical Mobility
  • Do-It-Yourself Ergonomics
  • Energy Management
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • …and more.

There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.

Alan Cohen

Work Hard – With less of the side-effects.

What The Workovery Method™ is not:

This is not a meditation or mindfulness program, though participants will learn how to cultivate more presence and connection to the most important aspects of the workday. 

This is not a program on communication though participants will learn how to improve their ability to make clear, calm, and healthy decisions. This enable them to communicate in a more effective and value based manner.  

This is not a program on productivity or time management, though your team will learn how to leverage small amounts of time within busy schedules to tap into optimal states of focus and creativity.

This is not a fitness or stretching program, though your team will learn how to use movement during the workday to literally shake off stress, loosen stiffness, develop more physical mobility, and to cultivate more energy.

This is not an ergonomics program, though your team will learn how to do more with their workspace so they can find comfort while reversing the negative effects of repetitive or sedentary behaviour.

What The Workovery Method™ is:

This is a methodology about building a strong mindset so your team can have clarity, confidence, and commitment to doing what they already know is good for them.

This methodology is about how to set the foundation for developing meaningful and easily repeatable habits.

This is an approach for leveraging physiology to balance between states of stress and states of recovery.

This methodology is about your team learning how to optimize the work environment so they can work comfortably and more actively, virtually anywhere. 

This approach is about balancing hard days work with a deep restorative sleep so your team can feel more rested, accomplished, and ready for whatever the workday has in store. 

Pushing through “The Grind”

Regularly pushing through “the grind” has diminishing returns on performance and wellbeing, especially during times of high stresschanging work environments, and heavy workload.

If stress is high and time is tight for long enough, instead of pushing you might find yourself or your work team dragging through the grind with less energy, focus, or ability to meet personal and work-related standards.

It’s these types of phases that often include ongoing issues like:

  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Resentment
  • Lack of boundaries between work and home
  • Loss of trust and connection
  • Low engagement and boredom
  • Distractibility
  • Lingering and aches pains
  • Poor Sleep
  • Decreased immunity
  • High turnover / Burn-out
  • Emerging mental health issues
  • and more..

It’s times like this when, regardless of where the stress is coming from, the side effects start take their toll on the mind, body and the bottom-line.

In the short-term issues like the above are tolerable, however in the long-term they increasingly impact bigger aspects of work life, and in a bad way.

  1.  Fatigue could be impacting your safety and productivity on the job while keeping you inactive outside of work. 
  2.  Irritability could be adding to your stress while eroding communication and trust with those who depend on you.
  3. Distraction could be crushing your focus at work while stealing presence with your loved ones.
  4. That nagging feeling that you could have ‘done more work’, even though you worked all day, is stealing energy and quality sleep.
  5. … and if you just weren’t so stiff and sore by the end of the workday you might just get around to doing that hobbie/interest/social activity…. 

If the any of the above sounds familiar you might also be at the point where the rewards of your work – which once excited you – are becoming less enjoyable and you can feel the weight of this level of stress leading you down a path towards more stress, burn-out, or breakdown. 

Even if you exercise, eat well, and can relax outside of work, the impacts of stress and strain often occur during working hours where there often isn’t time to workout, kick up your feet, or let loose.

Without recovery, regularly pushing through stress is like:

  • an athlete without rests between sets, days off, or an off-season.
  • a chef who doesn’t sharpen their knife.
  • a race car driver who doesn’t take pit stops.
  • or a caregiver who doesn’t practice self-care.

Doing the same work, in the same way, begins to take more and more effort while increasing the risk of injury or breakdown.

Will-power and skill will only get you so far, so why not infuse the workday with high-efficiency recovery so you can keep working hard without the side-effects?

The Solution

Recover While You Work

Stress is defined as: “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.” 

Recovery is defined as: “a return to normal or better state of health, mind, or strength.”

Resilience resilience is defined as: “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties.”

High-efficiency recovery is achieved by leveraging skills that stimulate the mind and body out of states of stress and into states of recovery in order to build resilience.

High efficiency recovery can be achieved within little to no extra time so you can keep working hard, with less side effects.

Balancing high levels of stress with high efficiency recovery enables hard working people to build resilience on-the-go.

In that sense, if you are at all motivated to perform better, it is equally as important to be motivated to recover better.

With High-Efficiency Recovery you can:

  • Experience relaxation while being productive.
  • Find more energy without stimulants like coffee.
  • Set clear boundaries between work and home.
  • Find relief from aches and pains without relying solely on specialists or medications.
  • Be confident and comfortable working from anywhere; home, office, or on-the-move.
  • Build physical mobility without standard workouts or stretching programs.
  • Sleep amazingly without relying on supplements, sedatives, or falling asleep to the tv.

Who is this for?

The tools within The Workovery Method™ are rooted in science and an understanding of basic functions of the autonomic nervous system as it relates to stress, performance, and resilience, therefore this methodology can benefit virtually anyone. You will particularly benefit from this course if you identify with at least one of the following:

  • You are at the point that stress, pain, discomfort, or fatigue in your workday is no longer tolerable and you know it is time for a change.
  • You are motivated to perform better in your role or business.
  • You recognize how your well-being impacts the bottom-line.
  • Your workday consists primarily of completing the same tasks over and over. Ex: Computer work, driving, work benching etc.
  • You have struggled to maintain motivation or commitment to healthy habits and could benefit from following a proven framework that is designed to tackle mindset and motivation from the beginning.
  • You recognize the cost that stress, discomfort, and poor sleep has on your personal life including the people and interests most important to you.
  • You value your own autonomy and want to be able to make better decisions on your own time, at your own pace.
  • You want the knowledge, skills, and confidence to be able to work well, anywhere.
  • You recognize that results require practice, repetition, and commitment to the process.

About Workovery Method™ Founder, Tim Kessler

“I am a 31 year-old Canadian Nomad and business owner currently living in a custom Tiny Home in the Alberta Foothills.

I work as a Workday Performance Coach and Founder of inHabit Wellness. My background in fitness coaching, counselling, ergonomics and retailing healthy office equipment.

He have a unique perspective as I’ve overcome common side effects of heavy workloads and high stress by implementing what I learned working under various job demands such as in labour, shift-work, caregiving, and at the desk. I am passionate about human work performance, states of well-being, and understanding how the built environment affects us. 

Since 2014, I have helped leaders and teams across industry to cultivate more desirable and revitalizing working lives by designing healthy workspaces and teaching skills in resilience and nervous system regulation.

Today, I most enjoy working with organizations who are committed to retention, mental health, and well-being yet are struggling with the impact that unresolved stress is having on culture and the bottom-line.

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