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Adam and Elizabeth appear in the Top 100 Innovators & Entrepreneurs Magazine

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Adam Calvez and Elizabeth Gendron

In a world where the demands on employees seem to grow exponentially, Adam Calvez and Elizabeth Gendron, co-founders of Olina Wellness Inc., recognized a crucial need for support. Drawing from their combined 40 years of experience in managing teams within midsize to large corporations, they identified a significant gap in the traditional approach to employee management.

"Companies were asking more and more of their people," reflects Elizabeth Gendron. "But with fewer resources and mounting personal challenges, employees were facing unprecedented pressure."

The catalyst for Olina Wellness emerged from Adam and Elizabeth's firsthand observations of the toll these challenges took on individuals. "We noticed an increase in disability, sick time, and a lack of engagement through burnout," Adam shares. "It became evident that employees needed more personalized support beyond what traditional HR frameworks could offer." So, with a deep understanding of the corporate landscape and the personnel challenges that lie therein, Adam and Elizabeth were well-equipped and motivated to bring about a much-needed change.

Enter Olina Wellness, a Winnipeg, Manitoba-based startup poised to revolutionize workplace well-being through its flagship Employee Mentorship Plan. At the heart of their innovative approach lies one-on-one mentorship coaching, designed to identify and foster the abilities of each employee. "We're not just offering generic solutions," Adam emphasizes. "True transformation arises from understanding and addressing the unique needs of every individual." This mentorship program, unlike any other, extends beyond professional development to encompass personal growth and well-being. By providing employees with dedicated mentors who offer guidance, support, and accountability, Olina Wellness aims to empower individuals to thrive in all aspects of their lives. Further, the program not only heightens employee performance, but also drives tangible benefits for organizations, including reduced attrition rates, improved company culture, and heightened productivity.

"Our goal is to foster a culture of continuous learning, empowerment, and resilience," Elizabeth explains. "We believe that by investing in the well-being of employees, organizations can unlock the full potential of their workforce."

Central to Olina Wellness' mission is early intervention—a proactive approach to addressing issues such as mental health and burnout before they escalate. While not a substitute for counseling, their mentorship program serves as a vital resource for identifying and directing individuals towards the support they need. "We're not just in the business of managing employees; we're in the business of nurturing potential," Adam asserts. "By focusing on the person and not solely on a particular challenge, we facilitate a workforce that is more productive, more engaged, happier, and more fulfilled."

And with that admirable goal in mind, Olina Wellness has plans to expand its reach beyond North America, offering its transformative mentorship services to organizations worldwide.

As they embark on this exciting journey together, Adam and Elizabeth remain steadfast in their commitment to redefining workplace well-being—one mentorship connection at a time.

Adam Calvez: CEO and Co-Founder

Elizabeth Gendron: Co-Founder

Olina Wellness Inc.
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