After one accident and two years on disability—I was willing to do anything to have purpose again. I felt demoralized as I moved from senior executive to entry-level retail. I embraced the opportunity as it was better than staring at ceilings nursing a back and neck injury. In time I wanted more—I wanted to help people prosper.A change in companies and a shift to human resources seemed like a logical move. However, it was not long after settling myself into the management position that I discovered that the smiling, rosy faces presented during the interview process were a façade for the darkness within. I was unwilling to forfeit my values and my integrity to perform the tasks asked of me. My superiors crossed the line with a request that I still believe was inhumane. I refused and was terminated.
And so, Your Workplace magazine was born. Out of integrity and uncompromising values.
At Your Workplace we believe that fulfillment is a right and not a luxury. We recognize that a positive work culture leads to engaged, inspired and healthy employees who contribute more in terms of creative ideas, performance and results. Your Workplace is your source of information to help you create a workplace where you want to work.
Our award-winning magazine features original articles and profiles relating to all aspects of progressive organizational wellness. Read stories of how others learn how to be inspired to make a difference at your workplace, and between issues, you can read our biweekly MemberMail eNewsletter.
Our annual conference brings progressive thinkers together to network and learn cutting edge practices from Canada’s most enlightened organizations. Be prepared to be inspired and walk away with valuable connections to other people who care and want to help you make an impact.
Vera Asanin is widely recognized as one of North America’s top speakers in creating thriving workplaces. As President & Publisher of the award-winning company, Your Workplace, Vera Asanin is a noted leader in the field of organizational health.