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About the Emergent WorkForce™

Our Spark 

Mount Royal University, CalgaryIn 1988, Sharon Carne was asked to join the faculty of the Conservatory at Mount Royal University where she pioneered the teaching of classical guitar to young children. 

In the early 1990s, Sharon became interested in the healing power of sound and music. This led her to sound healing and sound therapy training with two of the pioneers: Jonathan Goldman and Tom Kenyon.

Soon after returning from her studies with Tom Kenyon, Sharon was asked to create and facilitate a program in a study on stress sponsored by the Integrative Health Institute, at Mount Royal University.  At the conclusion of the study, people in Sharon’s group were so excited about what they had learned – they wanted more. To satisfy that need, Sound Wellness was created, bringing this valuable information to a larger audience. 

Our Evolution:

Since those early days, Sound Wellness has evolved into the Sound Wellness Institute. The role of the institute is two-fold: 

  1. to train practitioners in the use of Sound Wellness so they can better support their clients. 
  2. to support those in the workplace with effective solutions for managing stress, creating wellbeing, and igniting passion and brilliance with our Emergent WorkForce™ program.

Today, we are a dedicated team of 12, each bringing their expertise to support the needs of corporations and their employees, through the development of an Emergent WorkForce™. The use of sound and music has been with us for thousands of years, and is one of our most ancient healers. It is a powerful stress-buster, it supports our immune system, heart health, and strengthens brain function. And these are only a few of the benefits.

While sound and music are powerful tools, today’s environment requires a host of wellness solutions. Modules that support the development of an Emergent WorkForce™ also include Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence, Perceptual Intelligence, Fitness and Nutrition, and Communication.

The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) now includes Psychological (Mental) Health and Wellness, which includes employee protection from bullying, harassment and workplace stress.

To meet the evolving needs of the OHSA, our team works with organizations to develop health and safety programs that are appropriate for their industry.

Our Philosophy:

People working together to achieve a common resultThe success and growth of an organization is deeply intertwined with the performance of the workforce.

Today’s workforce is challenged. Only 31% of North American employees are actually engaged in their work. 18% are actively disengaged. Absenteeism, presenteeism and turnover are climbing, all of which serve to reduce an employee’s contribution, and ultimately, to reduce margins. The cost to Canadian business is over $50B annually, due to stress alone. Typically, 35% of payroll is wasted by the factors just mentioned, eroding margins, and reducing competitiveness. For many, the cost is even higher.

Stress has become a 4-letter word. We don’t want to acknowledge it, and we certainly don’t want to talk about it. To us, that is unacceptable, as is the toll that stress places on every person in the workplace. To defeat workplace stress, and the host of challenges that it creates, it takes an array of powerful tools.

An Invitation

We invite you to start building your Emergent WorkForce™ today.

Speak with us about your challenges, and your needs, and together, we can decide if our programs and services are a match for your organization.

Please contact us by phone at 800.748.4082, or by email at

 

 

About the Emergent WorkForce™

Our Spark

In 1988, Sharon Carne was asked to create and facilitate a program in a study on stress sponsored by the Integrative Health Institute, at Mount Royal University. At the conclusion of the study, people in Sharon’s group were so excited about what they had learned – they wanted more. To satisfy that need, Sound Wellness was created, bringing this valuable information to a larger audience.

Our Evolution:

Since those early days, Sound Wellness has evolved into the Sound Wellness Institute. The role of the institute is two-fold:

  1. to train practitioners in the use of Sound Wellness so they can better support their clients.
  2. to support those in the workplace with effective solutions for managing stress, creating wellbeing, and igniting passion and brilliance with our Emergent WorkForce™ program.

Today, we are a dedicated team of 12, each bringing their expertise to support the needs of corporations and their employees, through the development of an Emergent WorkForce™. The use of sound and music has been with us for thousands of years, and is one of our most ancient healers. It is a powerful stress-buster, it supports our immune system, heart health, and strengthens brain function. And these are only a few of the benefits.

While sound and music are powerful tools, today’s environment requires a host of wellness solutions. Modules that support the development of an Emergent WorkForce™ also include Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence, Perceptual Intelligence, Fitness and Nutrition, and Communication.

Our Philosophy:

The success and growth of an organization is deeply intertwined with the performance of the workforce.

Today’s workforce is challenged. Only 31% of North American employees are actually engaged in their work. 18% are actively disengaged. Absenteeism, presenteeism and turnover are climbing, all of which serve to reduce an employee’s contribution, and ultimately, to reduce margins. The cost to Canadian business is over $50B annually, due to stress alone. Typically, 35% of payroll is wasted by the factors just mentioned, eroding margins, and reducing competitiveness. For many, the cost is even higher.

Stress has become a 4-letter word. We don’t want to acknowledge it, and we certainly don’t want to talk about it. To us, that is unacceptable, as is the toll that stress places on every person in the workplace. To defeat workplace stress, and the host of challenges that it creates, it takes an array of powerful tools.

An Invitation

We invite you to start building your Emergent WorkForce™ today.

Speak with us about your challenges, and your needs, and together, we can decide if our programs and services are a match for your organization.

Please contact us by phone at 800.748.4082, or by email at