MIAMI BEACH, Fla., May 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, Wellness Coach, a corporate wellness platform that provides mental and physical well-being tools to more than 1,000 companies worldwide, announced its free offering today Memberships for employees of minority-owned companies in the United States. Starting today through June, the first 100 employees who sign up for Wellness Coach at each qualifying company will receive free membership on the platform, including coaching and helpful tools to improve people’s mental, physical, and financial wellbeing. The wellness benefit package is valued at $ 18,000 over a 3 year period.

To receive a free Wellness Coach membership for the first 100 employees in your minority company, register here: https://info.wellnesscoach.live/minority-biz.

According to a report released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife, minority-owned small businesses have been disproportionately affected due to the pandemic and related economic crisis. The survey found that two in three (66%) minority small businesses fear having to close their businesses permanently, compared with 57% for non-minority small businesses. In addition, more than 80% of employees diagnosed with clinical mental health problems have kept them secret from their employer.

“More than 20% of companies – including Panda, Kimberly Clark, Apple and Nike – have started implementing wellness and mindfulness programs to keep their team engaged and motivated,” said D Sharma, Co-Founder and CEO of Wellness Trainer. “We want to make holistic wellness more accessible to smaller, minority-owned businesses that are feeling the stronger effects of the pandemic.”

“Small businesses have had a financially and emotionally stressful year. The data show a disproportionate and greater financial impact on minority owned small businesses. In addition to the normal financial burdens, many small businesses also have heavy family and social responsibilities – all of which put a strain on workplace productivity and overall wellbeing, “said Wilson Muscadin, Certified Financial Educational Instructor, Wellness Coach. “Having a workforce that prioritizes physical, mental, and financial well-being and self-care is a tremendous competitive advantage – as preventive health and holistic health efforts can foster a more coherent, productive, and resilient workforce.”

The key features of the Wellness Coach platform that will be part of the free memberships include:

  • Accessible tools for mental and physical wellbeing
  • Personal financial advice
  • Nutritional advice
  • Activities and guides for better sleep
  • On-demand and live courses and content
  • Team wellness challenges
  • Wellness audio books

All of these wellness tools and features are available on mobile devices and ready to use right out of the box. The Wellness Coach platform offers some of the highest engagement rates compared to other wellness solutions like Headspace or Calm and has an effectiveness rating of 97%, which makes it an ideal added value for individuals and teams.

“As a minority company, we understand the unique challenges that founders and their employees face every day,” said Julie Sharma, co-founder and COO of Wellness Coach. “Minority companies have been disproportionately affected this year and we are providing the necessary resources and tools to enable holistic wellbeing based on the individual needs of each individual.”

The free memberships are for the first 100 employees of a minority company (defined as at least 51% owned by members of a minority group or having at least 51% of the shares owned by members of a minority group – including women and individuals who identify as Asia-Indian , Asia Pacific, Black, Hispanic / Latino / Latina / Latinx, Native American, or more than one of them). To qualify for the free membership offer, contact Wellness Coach.

Start the holistic wellness of your team on wellnesscoach.live.

About Wellness Coach
Wellness Coach is an all-encompassing digital wellness platform for employers that provides mental and physical wellness tools to more than 1000 companies worldwide. Wellness Coach’s mission is to inspire 5 billion people to become their best selves through enhanced mindfulness and wellbeing. The Wellness Coach platform focuses on mental, physical, emotional, financial and social wellbeing. We offer customized private sessions, interactive live courses, on-demand content and wellness challenges for your team. More information is available at www.wellnesscoach.live.

Media contact for wellness coach:
Julia Travis
Liftoff communication
juliet@liftoffcommunications.com

* Source: https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/issue-brief/the-implications-of-covid-19-for-mental-health-and-substance-use/

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