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 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.

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 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.

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/doctor and enable conversations around the subject matter.

EMPLOYEES

To voice out emotions in a safe contextual work environment for an enhanced business productivity, creativity, resilience, involvement, company belonging and attachment.

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/doctor and enable conversations around the subject matter.

EMPLOYEES

To voice out emotions in a safe contextual work environment for an enhanced business productivity, creativity, resilience, involvement, company belonging and attachment.

THE IMPORTANCE OF EMOTIONAL INCLUSION

 

Work life balance is a priority for most employees.

 

Millennials are looking for a good work/life balance and strong diversity policies to support their wellbeing at work.

 

The workplace and workforce are changing, and traditional ways of looking at the workforce may not hold for much longer. Many employees are beginning to favour a workplace that cares for their wellbeing.

350 million

People worldwide, of all ages, suffer from depression, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO 2012.) It is predicted that depression will be the most burdensome illness in developed countries by 2030.

 

 

 

The impact of depression on job performance has been estimated to be greater than that of other chronic conditions, such as arthritis, hypertension, back problems, and diabetes (Kessler, Greenberg, Mickelson, Meneades, & Wang, 2001)

 

 

 

70%

In the West, it was estimated that 70% of all people diagnosed with major depression were actively employed in the United States (Druss, Rosenheck, & Sledge, 2000; Greenberg et al., 2003; Race & Furnham, 2014).

40.2%

In the East, the impact of depression on the work capacity is no smaller. An epidemiological study in Mainland China reported a 40.2% workplace depression rate among employees (Yu et al., 2006), which was significantly higher than that in both the United States (6.4%; Kessler, Merikangas, & Wang, 2008) and Europe (33%; McDaid, Curran, & Knapp, 2005).

 

 

 

25%

In Hong Kong, a recent cross-sectional study revealed that 25% of respondents who worked in different industries had presented depressive symptoms in the past month (The University of Hong Kong, 2014).

THE IMPORTANCE OF EMOTIONAL INCLUSION

 

Work life balance is a priority for most employees.

 

Millennials are looking for a good work/life balance and strong diversity policies to support their wellbeing at work.

 

The workplace and workforce are changing, and traditional ways of looking at the workforce may not hold for much longer. Many employees are beginning to favour a workplace that cares for their wellbeing.

350 million

People worldwide, of all ages, suffer from depression, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO 2012.) It is predicted that depression will be the most burdensome illness in developed countries by 2030.

 

 

The impact of depression on job performance has been estimated to be greater than that of other chronic conditions, such as arthritis, hypertension, back problems, and diabetes (Kessler, Greenberg, Mickelson, Meneades, & Wang, 2001)

 

 

70%

In the West, it was estimated that 70% of all people diagnosed with major depression were actively employed in the United States (Druss, Rosenheck, & Sledge, 2000; Greenberg et al., 2003; Race & Furnham, 2014).

40.2%

In the East, the impact of depression on the work capacity is no smaller. An epidemiological study in Mainland China reported a 40.2% workplace depression rate among employees (Yu et al., 2006), which was significantly higher than that in both the United States (6.4%; Kessler, Merikangas, & Wang, 2008) and Europe (33%; McDaid, Curran, & Knapp, 2005).

 

 

25%

In Hong Kong, a recent cross-sectional study revealed that 25% of respondents who worked in different industries had presented depressive symptoms in the past month (The University of Hong Kong, 2014).

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 an avid promoter for wellness in the workforce. 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.

 

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 fourteen years. She spent 9 years in Hong Kong and 5 years in Singapore where she currently resides today.

 

Founder of the ‘Emotional Inclusion’ tagline and movement, Mollie draws her passion in life through sharing conversations with leaders, culture changers, creatives, founders and CEO’s, scientists and doctors, to break down archaic business stereotypes and lead the way to a better emotionally accepting corporate ecosystem. 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.

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 an avid promoter for wellness in the workforce. 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.

 

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 fourteen years. She spent 9 years in Hong Kong and 5 years in Singapore where she currently resides today.

 

Founder of the ‘Emotional Inclusion’ tagline and movement, Mollie draws her passion in life through sharing conversations with leaders, culture changers, creatives, founders and CEO’s, scientists and doctors, to break down archaic business stereotypes and lead the way to a better emotionally accepting corporate ecosystem. 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.

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

Podcasts

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 10

Emotional Inclusion x Longchamp

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with Jean Cassegrain

global CEO of Longchamp

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Episode Summary

In this episode, Jean Cassegrain, global CEO of Longchamp, will share with us his company values; how he believes that companies’ health insurance policies should cover mental well-being as an integral dimension to overall health and make progress towards the direction of a more emotionally inclusive environment.

In this Episode:


Existence of emotion in the luxury and fashion industry

How Longchamp connects with its customers with its stories; beyond bags and fashion

Differences of a family business vs a normal business

Mental health being another dimension of health

Effects of working from home on company employees’ mental health and well-being

Longchamp’s health policies and initiatives that deliver care for its employees’ mental health in this pandemic

How mental health issues and illnesses might be the next wave of this pandemic

5 critical elements for overall well-being

Company leaders’ responsibility in making sure that the work place in itself is not a mental health issue

Longchamp brand values that translate to company values values that cater to the humanity of the individuals they lead

Longchamp’s values of authenticity, energy, and sincerity


Important Quotes:


"Culture, which is a shadow of the leader, is also a shared way of doing something with passion; and that passion simply cannot exist without emotion."

"Health, mental health, is one aspect of health and I think as companies we are also used to engaging in health policies for our employees."

"We should take mental health as seriously as other health issues; and maybe consider mental health as one other dimension of health that needs to be taken into account and taken care of in the broader context of health policies of the company."

"It’s being widely recognized around the world that the next wave of this pandemic is really about mental health."

"So as a leader, I think our job is to keep our eyes and ears open; not turn a blind eye and make sure that we see and understand what happens."

"Our job is to make sure that our public understands these brand values of authenticity and energy but it also translates into corporate values; values that we need to nurture in our everyday life within the company."

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Episode 1

Emotional Inclusion @Twitter!

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with Maya Hari

VP and Managing Director Twitter Asia Pacific

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Episode Summary

In this episode of the Emotional Inclusion podcast, Maya Hari, Vice President Twitter APAC, talks about emotional inclusion at Twitter, the positive outcomes of emotional inclusion, being more vulnerable and so much more.

In this Episode:


[2:02] Guest introductions.

[3:47] Working from home and emotional inclusion at twitter.

[10:44] Positive outcomes of emotional inclusion.

[19:26] Her take on changing the leaders perception about the importance of emotional inclusion.

[27:07] What will happen if emotional inclusion is not taken seriously?

[30:15] Episode takeaway.


Important Quotes:


"The minute you are able to be more vulnerable you will not judge another persons vulnerability."

"It's the journey not the destination."

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Episode 2

Emotional Inclusion & Psychological Legitimacy

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with Leanne Robers

Psychologist, Coach to Leaders & Co-Founder She Loves Tech

Episode Summary

In this episode of the Emotional Inclusion podcast, Leanne Robers, Psychologist, Coach to Leaders & Co-Founder She Loves Tech, talks about about how your emotions influence you, bilateral tapping, navigating your emotions, why you need to be kinder to yourself and so much more.

In this Episode:


[2:02] Guest introduction.

[3:54] How emotions influence you.

[7:27] Your emotions are your strength.

[18:15] Working from home.

[23:15] Sub personalities.and the consequences of covid.

[32:46] Bilateral tapping.

[41:39] Navigating your emotions.


Important Quotes:


"We are in so many ways different people in our work and different people in our personal lives."

"Be kinder to yourself."

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Episode 3

Emotional Inclusion & Hospitality, The Business Of People

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with Stephane Fabregoul

Managing Director – JW Marriott Singapore South Beach – St Regis

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Episode Summary

In this episode of the Emotional Inclusion podcast, Stephane Fabregoul, Managing Director – JW Marriott Singapore South Beach – St Regis Singapore at Marriott International, talks about emotional inclusion in the hospitality industry, transformational leadership, why team development should never stop, the importance of being available to your team and so much more.

In this Episode:


[2:01] Guest introduction.

[4:32] Emotional inclusion in the world of hospitality.

[12:01] Why emotional inclusion has not been done yet in the hospitality industry.

[16:35] The impact of covid in the hospitality industry and emotional inclusion.

[18:49] Transformational leadership.

[26:56] His experience where there is a need for emotional inclusion in the hospitality industry.

[45:01] Episode takeaway.


Important Quotes:


"We should never stop to develop our team."

"To provide an inspiring environment."

"Details make the difference."

"Be available to your team, listen to your team, inspire them, empower them to do what they have to do and the business will go very easily."

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Episode 4

Emotional Inclusion & Bravery

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with Margie Warrell

Courageous Leadership Speaker, Founder of Global Courage, Bestselling Author

Episode Summary

In this episode of the Emotional Inclusion podcast, Margie Warrell, Author and International Speaker, talks about about her book You’ve Got This, the importance of bravery, owning your emotions, fulfilling your potential and so much more.

In this Episode:


[2:04] Guest introduction.

[4:12] Importance of bravery.

[6:18] Bravery.

[11:15] Speaking about bravery.

[15:01] Owning your emotions.

[22:08] Her book You've Got This.


Important Quotes:


"Fear is the biggest barrier to people fulfilling their potential."

"It's okay for you not to be okay."

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Episode 5

Emotional Inclusion @ Johnson & Johnson!

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with Jan Meurer

President J&J South East Asia at Johnson & Johnson

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Episode Summary

In this episode of the Emotional Inclusion podcast, Jan Meurer, President of Johnson & Johnson SEA, talks about effects of emotional inclusion at Johnson & Johnson, why it’s important to listen and never assume anything about anybody, helping employees overcome mental difficulties and so much more.

In this Episode:


[1:56] Guest introduction.

[9:55] Corporate social responsibility.

[15:06] Emotional inclusion at Johnson & Johnson.

[26:57] Employee feedback on emotional inclusion at Johnson & Johnson.

[31:55] Other people's reaction to emotional inclusion.

[40:01] Episode takeaway.


Important Quotes:


"You can be incredibly successful as a professional, as a private person even if you face moments or episodes of mental difficulties."

"You should never assume anything about anybody."

"Listening and never assuming."

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Episode 6

EI & Mental Wellness

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with Dr Indigo

Success and Mind Wellness Practitioner, Author

Episode Summary

In this episode of the Emotional Inclusion podcast, Dr. Indigo, a success, mind and wellness practitioner, talks about workforce diversity, the stigma around mental health in the workforce, equality in corporations, why it’s important to have someone who will listen to you in the workplace and so much more.

In this Episode:


[1:52] Guest introduction.

[6:06] The stigma around mental health in the workforce.

[8:32] Why do some leaders refuse to look after the emotional well being of their employees?

[12:08] Equality in corporations.

[17:06] Transnational coaching and business career consulting.

[23:13] Exercising the mind, body and spirit connection.

[28:24] Performance management.

[35:42] Episode takeaway.


Important Quotes:


"Diversity is natural."

"Forgiveness and letting go is a mind action."

"Find someone who will hear you, who will listen to you."


[more]

Episode 7

EI & the Emotional Ecosystem

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with Nadya Hutagalung

UN Environment Ambassador, Founder of We The Good

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Episode Summary

In this episode of the Emotional Inclusion podcast, Mollie and Nadya talk about EI & the Emotional Ecosystem, the importance of mental health and emotional inclusion, the benefits of having a coach and so much more.

In this Episode:


[2:00] Guest introduction.

[5:30] The importance of mental health to her.

[9:03] Emotional Inclusion in We The Good.

[14:32] Her take on the importance of emotional inclusion.

[33:20] How being in tune with her emotions helped her in a professional setting.

[36:35] Benefits of having a coach.

[42:13] Her advice.

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Episode 8

Ask Me Anything! Emotional Inclusion Q&A

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with Mollie Jean De Dieu

General Manager for Longchamp Singapore & Malaysia – Ei Founder & Activist

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Episode Summary

In this episode, Mollie Jean De Dieu answers 10 thought provoking, and most asked questions about Emotional Inclusion; and shares with us 5 ingredients to achieve it.

In this Episode:


[5:02] Mollie answers 10 thought provoking, and most asked questions about Emotional Inclusion.

[19:05] Mollie leaves us with 5 ingredients to Emotional Inclusion:

1. Practice daily egolessness: caring for each other’s emotional wellness calls for inquisitiveness, mindfulness and understanding.

2. Be open to forgo the old: business ways that once worked no longer are in this ‘new normal.’ This is a fact. We are at a crucial time now: it calls for new thinking, and new thinking leads to new doing.

3. Connect to your humanness: emotions are a universal human trait we all share. Refusing to see the humanity in each other, is denying ourselves the right to be.

4. Lead by example: Leadership is not a position or title. The world is changed by your example and action.

5. Do not make assumptions: --unless you know the full story. If in doubt, always ask the person directly. It might sound like a trivial ‘ingredient’ so as to speak but it really isn’t. We all look for answers that confirm our beliefs, but what if our beliefs are wrong?


Important Quotes:


"Silence around what matters IS the most powerful scream."

"Deadening emotions at work, is an archaic message that is now ringing hollow.

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Episode 9

Walking the Talk of Emotional Inclusion at HP

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with Yves Cabanac

Vice President of HP – Greater Asia Operations and HP Sales Digital Transformation

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Episode Summary

In this episode, Yves Cabanac, the Vice President of HP – Greater Asia Operations and HP Sales Digital Transformation, shares with us what it takes to change corporate culture, adapt to change, and find ways to support employees; to push forward growth not only in business, but also trust within the company.

In this Episode:


The "How are you?" question - encouraging conversations about emotions in the workplace and learning the act of truly listening

How cultural differences affect the different engagements in the workplace

Effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on employees and companies

Managing change and emotions of people through this digital transformation

Emotional trust, authenticity, and empathy from leaders toward their people

Corporations’ moral obligations, responsibilities, and support towards their employees

HP’s Mental Health First Aiders and the support it brings for the people

The use of the Emotion Wheel and weekly emotion and feelings survey within teams

Changes of digitalization to management


Important Quotes:


"So when you are leading this digital transformation like I do in our organization, I know that the key success factor is to ensure that you manage the change, you manage the emotions of our people, vis-à-vis change."

"If a company wants to be successful in this digital transformation, they need to have this emotional inclusion. They need to understand their people and deal with those emotions with this transparency that more and more employees are looking for."

"We are truly humans at work. And if we fail to recognize that, we fail to lead altogether."

"We need trust to change and organize an organization. Trust is only received when showing one’s humanness."

"Psychological safety really does lead to interpersonal bravery and courage."

"Corporations have the moral obligation to take care of their people."

"Without clarity and honesty, we simply do not progress."

"There is not one recipe for being a good leader. I think the best recipe is see yourself for who you are and manage accordingly."

[more]

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