Emotional Inclusion

What is “Emotional Inclusion”?

 

Emotional Inclusion is a call to all companies to take a stand and realise the urgent need to invest in a trained therapist in their organisations to address the emotional state of their employees. And particularly those who need to be reintegrated into the workforce post trying circumstances.

What is “Emotional Inclusion”?

 

Emotional Inclusion is a call to all companies to take a stand and realise the urgent need to invest in a trained therapist in their organisations to address the emotional state of their employees. And particularly those who need to be reintegrated into the workforce post trying circumstances.

COMPANIES

To instil a wellness support mind-set and platform, in which employee emotional health is incorporated into the fabric of company DNA as a founding pillar for success.

EMPLOYERS

To positively impact company wellness culture, break the stigma around mental health, understand the benefits of investing in a trained in-house therapist and enable conversations around the subject matter.

EMPLOYEES

To voice out emotions in a safe contextual work environment to breed a culture of ambassadorship, adaptive resilience and retention.

COMPANIES

To instil a wellness support mind-set and platform, in which employee emotional health is incorporated into the fabric of company DNA as a founding pillar for success.

EMPLOYERS

To positively impact company wellness culture, break the stigma around mental health, understand the benefits of investing in a trained in-house therapist and enable conversations around the subject matter.

EMPLOYEES

To voice out emotions in a safe contextual work environment to breed a culture of ambassadorship, adaptive resilience and retention.

“An absolute pleasure to spend time with Mollie Jean De Dieu on the important topic of mental and emotional wellbeing. This is a critical area of focus in terms of how Deutsche Bank cares for our most important asset - our people. Emotional Inclusion is all the more relevant given the current state of the world.”
by Michael J. Connolly
Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Bank & Investment Bank, Asia-Pacific at Deutsche Bank

THE IMPORTANCE OF EMOTIONAL INCLUSION

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered Mental Health in the workplace as an undeniable red flag.

 

The 2020 Deloitte Global Millennial Survey shows that the millennials and Gen Zs are particularly susceptible to suffering stress and anxiety. Because they together account for most of the global workforce, their mental health issues will increasingly present an enormous challenge for employers around the world if left untackled.

 

The workplace is now calling for more concrete medical wellness structures within companies to treat the matter seriously.

450 million

As many as 450 million people suffer from a mental or behavioural disorder. WHO

 

 

 

300 million

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that around 300 million people worldwide have depression

 

 

 

1 million

Nearly 1 million people commit suicide every year. WHO

85%

85% of people say their mental health issues at work negatively affect their home life.

 

 

 

25%

25% say they have been burned out from overwork as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

 

76%

76% believe their company should be doing more to protect the mental health of their workforce

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THE IMPORTANCE OF EMOTIONAL INCLUSION

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered Mental Health in the workplace as an undeniable red flag.

 

The 2020 Deloitte Global Millennial Survey shows that the millennials and Gen Zs are particularly susceptible to suffering stress and anxiety. Because they together account for most of the global workforce, their mental health issues will increasingly present an enormous challenge for employers around the world if left untackled.

 

The workplace is now calling for more concrete medical wellness structures within companies to treat the matter seriously.

450 million

As many as 450 million people suffer from a mental or behavioural disorder. WHO

 

 

 

300 million

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that around 300 million people worldwide have depression

 

 

 

1 million

Nearly 1 million people commit suicide every year. WHO

85%

85% of people say their mental health issues at work negatively affect their home life.

 

 

 

25%

25% say they have been burned out from overwork as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

 

76%

76% believe their company should be doing more to protect the mental health of their workforce

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“The needs of employees is an in-house therapist who knows how to dissolve and resolve all that they deal with and face in their personal lives so that they can be resourceful efficiently.”
by Dr. John Demartini
Human Behavioural Specialist

Mollie’s Story

Mollie Jean De Dieu is the General Manager of the French fashion and accessory company, Longchamp, in Singapore & Malaysia, a keynote speaker and the founder of the ‘Emotional Inclusion’ in the workforce NGO. Her focus is to specifically look at a new paradigm of leadership, in the corporate realm, that requires companies to recognize and care for the humanity of the individuals they lead by investing in a trained professional in their organisations, to spearhead sustainable growth. Over her one and a half decade long career in the fashion industry and listening to hundreds of stories of people who have navigated work whilst facing the ‘perfect storm’, Mollie realized the ‘realness’ of the subject matter and the urgent need to advocate a safe platform in the corporate world, where emotions can be heard, recognized and dealt with, for an enhanced business productivity.

 

On the ‘Emotional Inclusion’ podcast (available on iTunes/Spotify), Mollie hosts global leaders with a voice who are advocates for Emotional Inclusion and Mental Health. It is aimed to open up the discussion and destigmatise mental health problems in the workforce, set out to be the biggest challenge of the century with depression as the leading cause of disability and premature death. Mollie’s mission is here to shatter the status quo of today’s business landscape and lead the way to a wholesome new mindset in the workforce.

 

A self-proclaimed citizen of the world, Mollie grew up between Africa, France, the United States and has made Asia her home for the past fifteen years. She spent 9 years in Hong Kong and 6 years in Singapore where she currently resides today.

Mollie’s Story

Mollie Jean De Dieu is the General Manager of the French fashion and accessory company, Longchamp, in Singapore & Malaysia, a keynote speaker and the founder of the ‘Emotional Inclusion’ in the workforce NGO. Her focus is to specifically look at a new paradigm of leadership, in the corporate realm, that requires companies to recognize and care for the humanity of the individuals they lead by investing in a trained professional in their organisations, to spearhead sustainable growth. Over her one and a half decade long career in the fashion industry and listening to hundreds of stories of people who have navigated work whilst facing the ‘perfect storm’, Mollie realized the ‘realness’ of the subject matter and the urgent need to advocate a safe platform in the corporate world, where emotions can be heard, recognized and dealt with, for an enhanced business productivity.

 

On the ‘Emotional Inclusion’ podcast (available on iTunes/Spotify), Mollie hosts global leaders with a voice who are advocates for Emotional Inclusion and Mental Health. It is aimed to open up the discussion and destigmatise mental health problems in the workforce, set out to be the biggest challenge of the century with depression as the leading cause of disability and premature death. Mollie’s mission is here to shatter the status quo of today’s business landscape and lead the way to a wholesome new mindset in the workforce.

 

A self-proclaimed citizen of the world, Mollie grew up between Africa, France, the United States and has made Asia her home for the past fifteen years. She spent 9 years in Hong Kong and 6 years in Singapore where she currently resides today.

Speaker

LET’S TALK ABOUT EMOTIONAL INCLUSION

 

Sharing conversations on what matters is where it all starts. In the 21st century world in which we live in, companies are still forgetting that the emotional health of their employees is the very foundation of their success. People are our greatest asset—so why in today’s modern corporate world, are we not taking better care of them?

 

 

Mollie’s keynote on Emotional Inclusion shares how to:

 

Break down archaic business stereotypes
Lead the way to a better corporate ecosystem
Connect to our humanness
Be bold and be brave

Speaker

LET’S TALK ABOUT EMOTIONAL INCLUSION

 

Sharing conversations on what matters is where it all starts. In the 21st century world in which we live in, companies are still forgetting that the emotional health of their employees is the very foundation of their success. People are our greatest asset—so why in today’s modern corporate world, are we not taking better care of them?

 

 

Mollie’s keynote on Emotional Inclusion shares how to:

 

  • Break down archaic business stereotypes
  • Lead the way to a better corporate ecosystem
  • Connect to our humanness
  • Be bold and be brave
“Honoured to have the chance to sit down with Mollie Jean De Dieu for a conversation about the importance of Emotional Inclusion. A really powerful initiative and it's well time we started having these conversations.”
by Nadya Hutagalung
UN Environment Ambassador, Founder of We The Good

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Hi and welcome to the Emotional Inclusion podcast. Emotional Inclusion is a call to all companies to take a stand and realise the urgent need to invest in a trained professional in their organisations to address the emotional state of their employees. And particularly those who need to be reintegrated into the workforce post trying circumstances. Over my decade and a half long career in the fashion industry and listening to hundreds of stories of people who have navigated work whilst facing the ‘perfect storm’, I have realized the urgent need to advocate a safe platform in the corporate world, where emotions can be heard, recognized and dealt with, for an enhanced business productivity. I invite you to tune in as I share practical wisdom and empowering conversations with influential leaders, to break down archaic business stereotypes and lead the way to a better emotionally accepting corporate ecosystem. The Emotional Inclusion podcast is here to shatter the status quo of today’s business landscape and lead the way to a wholesome new mindset in the workforce.

Hi and welcome to the Emotional Inclusion podcast. Emotional Inclusion is a call to all companies to take a stand and realise the urgent need to invest in a trained professional in their organisations to address the emotional state of their employees. And particularly those who need to be reintegrated into the workforce post trying circumstances. Over my decade and a half long career in the fashion industry and listening to hundreds of stories of people who have navigated work whilst facing the ‘perfect storm’, I have realized the urgent need to advocate a safe platform in the corporate world, where emotions can be heard, recognized and dealt with, for an enhanced business productivity. I invite you to tune in as I share practical wisdom and empowering conversations with influential leaders, to break down archaic business stereotypes and lead the way to a better emotionally accepting corporate ecosystem. The Emotional Inclusion podcast is here to shatter the status quo of today’s business landscape and lead the way to a wholesome new mindset in the workforce.

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Episode 15

Emotional Inclusion x Deutsche Bank with Michael Connolly

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with Michael Connolly

COO of Corporate Bank and Investment Bank APAC at Deutsche Bank

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Episode Summary

In this episode, Mollie Jean De Dieu and Michael Connolly talk how financial institutions such as Deutsche Bank have adapted to the pandemic on a humanistic scale. They discuss the importance of wellness and of equipping managers and business heads the needed skills and attributes to ensure that they can become exceptional leaders to support and empower their teams and the employees.

Michael Connolly


is the COO of Corporate Bank and Investment Bank APAC at Deutsche Bank. He is responsible for business management, office control, strategy, and transformation, of around 2300 employees across the region. Under his leadership, the Investment Bank in Asia topped Asia Risk Awards 2020 with 3 House Awards, winning the coveted titles of: Crisis Response of the Year, Market Maker of the Year, and Deal of the Year. A Canadian native with a love of France, his deep vested humanistic leadership has touched many.


In this Episode:


What makes an exceptional leader?

Company’s addition of skills to employees throughout career progression

Adaptive leadership in navigating the pandemic

Company’s adapting technology and management to support employees during the pandemic

Work from home difficulties and programs to help people in the company

Pillars of "The People Strategy" Program

Mental First-Aiders and The Resilience Collective

Leadership awareness of employee state

Attributes of a great leader

Stigma of Mental Health


Important Quotes:


"There’s no silver bullet yet, but we’re spending a lot of time working on it." - Michael Connolly

"The skills that have gotten you in the door are absolutely not the skills that will make you an excellent managing director or business head." - Michael Connolly

"As an organization, we need to ensure that we are adding skills to people as they progress through their career." - Michael Connolly

"There absolutely was a high correlation in the observations that I made during the lockdown period of people that had a big safety net around them and arguably flourished and those that were under a lot of stress and it became all the more important that we understood what was going on with them." - Michael Connolly

"Wellness including mental wellness is absolutely something that we have identified as a priority." - Michael Connolly

"Empathy as a manager, is one of the most important attributes to display." - Michael Connolly

"A manager must have awareness of all the factors that can impact the emotional state of employees." - Michael Connolly

"Emotionally inclusive leadership means that yes, as leaders we commit to truly ensuring that our teams, that our employees are cared for so that they can really feel a sense of belonging and value to achieve their full potential." - Mollie Jean De Dieu

"There's definitely something to be said about bringing qualified expertise to tackle a very specific challenge. And I think the events of the last 18 months have proven that ensuring that everyone is getting support they need is definitely a challenge." - Michael Connolly

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Episode 14

Emotional Inclusion x Richemont with Alain Li

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with Alain Li

Asia-Pacific Regional CEO of Richemont

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Episode Summary

In this episode, Mollie Jean De Dieu and Alain Li talk about corporate responsibility regarding employee mental health, their welfare, and the progress moving toward destigmatizing mental health across cultures and workplaces. They discuss the importance of giving support and security to the people who have given the time to help build the business especially through difficult ordeals.

Alain is


As the Asia-Pacific Regional CEO of Richemont, Alain is responsible for overseeing and cultivating the presence and development of some of the world's most coveted luxury brands in the region such as Cartier, Montblanc, Van Cleef & Arpels to name a few. His objective is to build success in his industry through the success of his people. With a strong and agile team, he aims to be a truly holistic organization. His deeply humanistic leadership ethos is inspiring.


In this Episode:


Leadership values and sense of purpose

Customer and Employee Centricity

We Care program

Preventive support for employees

Adaptive resiliency

Evolving leadership through generations

Destigmatization of mental wellness across cultures

Cultivating an environment that allows vulnerability

Corporate responsibility on employee’s job security and welfare

Richemont retail academy and watch making school


Important Quotes:


"I think there is a responsibility of everyone to not just care for our customers, but also care for all our teams." - Alain Li

"At some point we all need a strong support system around us." - Alain Li

"The Truth in the matter is that the pull of looking at mental wellness in the workforce is greater than us." - Mollie Jean De Dieu

"I think it’s good that there is that awareness now; mental issues but also the need to look at things holistically and to try and do good. Just basically to try and do good by our colleagues, by our family, by our neighbor, and by each other." - Alain Li

"As people get exposed it becomes destigmatized. People understand that they are not alone in feeling those things." - Alain Li

"I think it’s important for us to know that we can bring our whole selves to work and also for leaders to be vulnerable themselves because at the end of the day we are the ones who are setting the note and the example for others to follow in our footsteps." - Mollie Jean De Dieu

"I think egolessness is a state of mind of mind, of awareness, of curiosity, of inquisitiveness, and paying attention and understanding one another." - Mollie Jean De Dieu

"We have a corporate responsibility to people who have given a lot of their time to support the business and I think it’s important for businesses to ensure that when times are tough, we do also look after the welfare of our teams who have been there during the good times as well." - Alain Li

"Whatever we do, it really has to start from within so we ourselves as leaders have to feel comfortable to be emotionally engaged with ourselves and then be able to be emotionally engaged with all of our colleagues and to set that tone to instill that culture of truly listening and truly caring." - Alain Li

"People talk about the digital revolution but I think the emotional inclusion revolution has taken a big step forward." - Alain Li

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Episode 13

Leading with Emotion Through Trust & Intuition with Bettina von Schlippe

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with Bettina von Schlippe

Publisher of Vogue Singapore

Founder of R.S.V.P

     

Episode Summary

In this episode, Mollie Jean De Dieu sits down with the radiant Bettina von Schlippe to discuss how leadership empathy and compassion can bring Emotional Inclusion to the workplace. Finding balance in the essential emotional well-being of the workforce while achieving a successful business.

Bettina von Schlippe


She is currently the publisher of Vogue in Singapore. She has worked in publishing and media for over two decades and is no stranger to taking on new challenges with poised determination. Bettina is also the founder of R.S.V.P, a fashion & lifestyle marketing communications agency based in both Singapore & Russia. A big chunk of Bettina’s life was spent in Moscow, where previous to launching RSVP, she worked in PR, media relations and event management with BBDO (where she oversaw the accounts for Johnson & Johnson, Martini and Gillette to name a few) and then moved on to Conde Nast Russia where she was responsible for the communication for Vogue, GQ, and the Architectural Digest publications. Now based in Singapore, the center of luxury lifestyle in Southeast Asia, Bettina has been missioned with unleashing Vogue. She is a smart, witty, strong woman who inspires many and carries herself with such grace and genuine love for mankind.


In this Episode:


Leadership duties on employee’s emotional well-being

Balance of workforce well-being and having a successful business

Progression of business mindset throughout the years regarding humanness in the workplace

Alignment of leader and therapist on business vision and workforce emotional wellness

Leader’s empathy and compassion for employee well-being and motivation

The question of "how to" regarding vulnerability and self-regulation in the workplace

Covid-19’s impact on corporate growth and emotional sustainability

Power of verbal and non-verbal communication

Social media’s role in one’s emotional well-being


Important Quotes:


"You have legal advice, and you have other advisors, why shouldn't we apply the same system for emotions?"

"You have to be self-aware. You need to manage your own emotions before you can manage the emotions of others and people around you."

"You’re not always right and you have to admit it. And I think that as well as a spirit of good leadership, you are open about it because if you want your team to be behind you, they need to understand it’s authentic how you are."

"What I learned in these 9 months is to listen very carefully and not have a ready made concept."

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“Your passion for transforming the cultures of workplaces to take care of the 'whole person' is truly inspiring Mollie. Should you ever have a day when you are second-guessing yourself, wondering if it's worth all the effort (as many of us do!), just think of all those who've suffered unnecessarily - feeling alone, disconnected, despairing or ashamed - and why emotional inclusion is so important. Thank you for the honour of inviting me to be part of your movement!”
by Margie Warrell
Courageous Leadership Speaker, Founder of Global Courage, Bestselling Author

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