As the CEO of his own firm, Austin resident Jeffry Schneider uses his vast experience to work with various companies. Jeffry will often start off his day working out alongside his Chief Operating Officer in the gym. During this time, he will set his priorities and outline his tasks for the day. He consults with his team on business strategy whenever he has an idea. Jeffry is also committed to personal wellness and believes it has to be sustainable over the course of your lifetime. He believes this can be best achieved by taking several wellness programs and using the concepts and ideas that will fit his busy lifestyle.
After reading “The Blue Zones Solution” by author Dan Buettner, Jeffry has committed himself to a mostly plant-based diet, along with a constant level of moderate physical activity. With that in mind, he makes it a point to be up before sunrise so he can get in an early morning run, bike ride, or swim. He believes this will prepare him for any tasks he has to face later in the day. He wants to always be present and in the moment so he can focus on what’s important.
One of the first companies to introduce the concept of wellness in the workplace was Google. They knew that in order to get talented workers, they had to create a dynamic work environment. Incorporating exercise programs made employees more productive and boosted positive morale. Soon, other companies began to follow Google’s lead. It’s important that different ideas and methods be employed in a workplace wellness system. Using a variety of activities will be more fun and get more people involved.
Healthy eating habits and exercise will improve productivity by helping employees focus on the goals and tasks at work. This in turn, will allow them to derive more satisfaction from their work. In addition to improved physical fitness, weight loss and stress management, participating in the different activities of a wellness program can also promote better relationships between coworkers. Over time, employees began to develop healthy behaviors that become part of their lifestyle, with the added benefit that they have lower health risks. Participants in a wellness program can often see positive results within six weeks.
In addition to his personal commitment to personal wellness, Mr. Schneider made a decision to use his resources to help those who are helping others. An example of this is Elizabeth Stephens, who works for Dell Children’s Hospital as an Oncology nurse. In her free time, she travels to Central America to help kids who have been born with cleft palates. Elizabeth had been using her own money to fund her trips, including her savings. Jeffry decided to reimburse her for all expenses she incurred on these trips. This will enable her to continue her work in providing critical care to children in need.
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Jeffry’s company teamed up with another to provide financial relief to people in Houston who were affected by Harvey. He believes that in the rebuilding of communities and neighborhoods, the city will come out stronger than before. Jeffry also works with the Cherokee Home for Children, the Gazelle Foundation, and Wonders and Worries.