“Like our name, Umbrella is about applying the scaffolding – the knowledge, tools and strategies – that keep people safe and protected, helping them stay well and thrive in their roles.
“I’d love to see all workplaces consider wellbeing as something they do every day; not as a ‘nice to have’, or to pull out just when things get difficult. I’d love to see wellbeing practices integrated into business strategies and regarded as important as all the other success metrics.
“That’s how you build positive mental wellbeing. It’s not about catching team members when they slip.”
Now having worked with several hundreds of organisations across the private and public sectors, Gaynor is as motivated and impassioned about partnering with workplaces as ever. Known for her innovation, Gaynor specialises in finding specific solutions tailored to a workplace’s circumstances, culture and goals.
As well as working closely with senior leadership teams to devise and apply those solutions, she dedicates time to studying and contributing to the growing wealth of wellbeing research and literature.
Like the rest of the Umbrella team, Gaynor’s focus is on ensuring Umbrella’s programmes and practices are world-leading while remaining practical in the real world.
“There’s a huge depth of knowledge out there taken from scientific research about the strength and benefits of positive wellbeing. Part of our job is to make that easily understood so people and businesses can benefit from that knowledge. Then we help them use it.”