Wellbeing on Purpose

Wellbeing on Purpose

3 Steps to find your Purpose and improve your Wellbeing

Have you noticed during lockdown that you’ve been looking out for others more than usual?  Us too!

It just felt natural to reach out and help but the funny thing is that when we did… we felt better too.

We’ve been curious about the connection between feeling a sense of purpose and improved wellbeing; this month’s interview with Nicki Fisher explores how one feeds the other.

Nicki managed the Pret Foundation, the Charitable arm of Pret a Manger for 15 years, transforming the lives of hundreds of people who were stuck in the cycle of homelessness or reoffending.

Post Pret, Nicki has set up a wellness retreat called Fisherwood Farm which promotes wellbeing through connecting with nature. Her story is nothing short of inspirational!

In this interview she shares:

  • How living your purpose at work can lead to a greater sense of wellbeing
  • 3 simple questions to discover your own purpose.
  • First steps to get started living your purpose at work
  • How to influence your organisation to support your purpose

We’d love to learn what you found most useful, please share your comments below.

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  1. Mark Mulligan-Reply
    6th August 2020 at 12:26 pm

    I’d love to hear from you…

    What did you find most useful about this video?

    What might you do differently on the back of it?

  2. Natasha Chivers-Reply
    6th August 2020 at 2:25 pm

    Loved this interview..it makes such sense that people have more drive and engagement working on things they really care about but we don’t always make the connection for ourselves ..so wonderful see this spelled out so clearly and see it in action.

  3. Paula Rawlinson-Reply
    6th August 2020 at 2:27 pm

    Thanks for this video, it was so heart warming and touching and I too remember how it felt getting a free coffee and how it made my day and how I shared that feeling. I’ve always admired the work Pret do. I have spent a lot of time during lockdown supporting others and have felt the benefit of doing something for others. What will I do as a result of this video, keep supporting others as I do but also look at other ways that I can help from a company perspective.

  4. Kirsty-Reply
    6th August 2020 at 3:45 pm

    Nicki’s story is so inspiring, really shows the difference it can make when you truly believe in what you do!

  5. Nicki Fisher-Reply
    6th August 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Thanks for sharing our chat Mark…. we should all try to find and follow our purpose, but I recognise that it doesn’t always seem that easy. Here is to everyone trying their very best at life being kind and generous.

    • Mark-Reply
      6th August 2020 at 5:22 pm

      Always an inspiration to spend time with you Nicki!

  6. Wendy Walker-Reply
    6th August 2020 at 4:32 pm

    A really inspirational video for me at the right time. Working in the NHS during the pandemic with so much change at rapid speed I’ve found it a challenge to remember my purpose and what I love about my work. Nicki has reminded me how important it is to take time to reconnect with the passion that I have for my work and the people that I support. Fishewood farm looks amazing too.

    • Mark-Reply
      6th August 2020 at 5:23 pm

      Wendy,working for the NHS you do such great work, I’m in awe of your colleagues … especially at this time. Thank you.

  7. Julie Martin-Reply
    7th August 2020 at 5:14 am

    Such an inspirational interview! The most powerful thing for me was that idea of a free coffee. Like you mentioned it changed the way you dealt with other people throughout the day and this is the power of paying it forward. I’ve often thought about randomly paying for the coffee/drink for the person behind me in the queue (anonymously). I’ve never actually done it, but after watching this I’m going to do it tomorrow. Keep the videos coming Mark. They’re all thought provoking and useful.

  8. Bern Maguire-Reply
    7th August 2020 at 1:05 pm

    Great interview with Nicki. Totally inspirational, and how kindness pay off. Just a wonderful woman. We all need to take a leaf out of her book.

  9. Paula Mulligan-Reply
    8th August 2020 at 10:39 am

    Love your chats Mark and Niki is a true inspiration living her life with a sense of purpose and passion in what she believes in. Just back from spending a few days in beautiful Connemara reconnecting with nature with a swim in the cold Atlantic sea a climb up Diamond Hill taking in the stunning views of Connemara and a morning boat trip up Killary Fjord in awe of the savage beauty of the mountains surrounding us ..all very good for the soul and reminds one of the simplicity of life .. don’t over complicate things !!

  10. Daryll Scott-Reply
    8th August 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Great interview! Nicki Fisher is an inspiration! Important message – well done.

  11. Ahmad Tabalo-Reply
    8th August 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Thank you for sharing such insight; the clarity and simplicity of your message make your video easy to follow and digest.

    • Mark-Reply
      21st August 2020 at 3:19 pm

      Thanks Ahmad

  12. Kai Hinkaty-Reply
    10th August 2020 at 4:11 pm

    Thanks for this down-to-earth and heartfelt conversation Mark. You and Nicki kept it on a personal, practical level and I think that’s what makes it so powerful.
    It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the scale and complexities of all the world’s problems we are all too aware of. But you guys really conveyed the message of just starting where you are and figuring out what you can do as the story unfolds.
    Hearing this personal advice from someone like Nicki who has done big projects made it even better.
    Sending love from New York!

    • Mark-Reply
      11th August 2020 at 7:47 pm

      Thanks so much Kai!

  13. Ben-Reply
    1st September 2020 at 6:03 am

    Such an inspiring conversation!
    It really emphasizes how important it is to find meaning in your work!
    It motivated me to write out some of the biggest changes I would like to see in the world and how I can try and play my part.
    Thanks guys!

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