The fast-paced world of education is a complicated, dynamic and interconnected system. The demands of education are taking a toll on all involved, leaving one's wellbeing at risk.
Well-Nest takes a holistic, evidence-based consulting and coaching approach to wellbeing for schools worldwide. We’re focused on long-term results for flourishing schools from the teachers, to the non-teaching staff, to the leaders and beyond.
The foundation of the Well-Nest approach is Richard Davidson’s wellbeing research. We employ the four key pillars of wellbeing science; connection, purpose, awareness and insight. We evaluate the existing state of a school's wellbeing culture with a needs based assessment. Collaboratively with school leaders and staff, we identify priority areas for improvement and together create a wellbeing growth map, a practical and progressive plan to establish and nurture a culture of wellbeing through a series of actionable steps. We support the implementation of these changes and upskill individuals and teams through professional development. Reviewing and monitoring the progress is critical where we celebrate the wins and rework adjustments accordingly.
Our team of expert educators and wellness coaches assist you in taking gradual steps towards identifying and addressing the issues affecting your wellbeing, both personally and professionally. Through personalised guidance, we provide strategic wellbeing growth maps that break down the process into manageable, actionable steps, ensuring you progress towards restored wellness.
Our team of skilled educators and wellness coaches is dedicated to providing group coaching tailored for teams within schools. Through this collaborative approach, we will guide your team in taking gradual, purposeful steps to identify and address the challenges affecting your collective wellbeing. By creating strategic wellbeing growth maps, we will break down the process into actionable steps, enabling your team to foster a culture of wellbeing within your own dynamic, creating a positive and supportive environment for all team members.
“Being a part of the Wonders of Wellbeing Podcast was an awesome experience for us. Aimee made the lead up to the episode seamless and had us well prepared for a great conversation. She’s a great listener and created a really warm and friendly environment to go a bit deeper into certain topics. We really enjoyed that the conversation flows naturally and Aimee’s natural curiosity and infectious enthusiasm rubs off on all the guests! Aimee is incredibly passionate about everything to do with school wellbeing, which makes for some really interesting discussions about best practice. The podcast itself gives some amazing insights for school wellbeing leaders and educators in the wellbeing space, with some fascinating guests giving lots of different perspectives. Highly recommend!”
“As a guest on the Wonders of Wellbeing podcast with Aimee, I was so pleased with how easy she made the process – from the initial request all the way through to the release of the episode. Aimee was so easy to work with and was very engaging which made speaking with her a very comfortable experience. From the moment we connected online, Aimee’s warmth and personal approach made it easy to connect. I was so impressed with the quality of Aimee’s podcasts – they are put together so well. I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity of speaking with her to create this podcast.”
“Aimee is incredibly passionate about wellbeing education and this shines through in each episode of the podcast. She's an absolute delight to talk with and every part of the process as a guest was seamless.”
“Aimee is a fabulous podcast host. She makes everything easy; from finding a time, to recording, and sharing on socials. Providing a space to have a genuine conversation, Aimee also shows interest in the topics presented. As a guest I have felt not only valued but also supported in the work I do. Amy Green - The Wellness Strategy”
“As a guest on the Wonders of Wellbeing Podcast, Aimee is warm and friendly. It was very approachable and easy. Aimee also drew out the important points about wellbeing, so it was highly informative. She oozes wellbeing, energy, enthusiasm and passion and she is a great role model for educator wellbeing.”
“Aimee has the innate ability to bring joy in all episodes of The Wonders of Wellbeing Podcast. The relationship she builds during episodes can be felt when listening. It's one of those podcasts that make you feel like you're listening to an honest and open conversation with a presenter who genuinely listens to her guests and responds accordingly. I recommend The Wonders of Wellbeing podcast to any educator, regardless of their tenure.”
“As a teacher, the Wonders of Wellbeing podcast has been a joyful outlet I have turned to frequently for new educational ideas, support and resources to maximise wellbeing in my teaching practice. The strategies discussed are inspirational and I often find myself digging deeper through the recommended books, materials and frameworks. Moreover, the podcast is a reminder to me that I am not alone in my desire to find balance and fulfilment in a challenging, but rewarding career.”
“Working with Aimee has been a deeply grounding and uplifting experience both in the context of my wellbeing in the workplace as well as in the context of my personal life. Her professional and personalised approach allowed me to really open up and make moves to reform my life in a really positive way. The entirety of the experience was really energising and absolutely had a long-lasting positive impact on my life and sense of self. She was professional yet also really contextual to me - everything felt personalised and completely judgement free and open.”
“Aimee asked good questions which allowed me to reflect on what is important to me. This gave me an opportunity to reflect on myself, my belief, strength and weakness. I knew what I valued but no one has ever checked on me making sure I value what I value. I appreciated Aimee’s support throughout the process. ”
“Going through this process with Aimee was so valuable. It provided time for me to reflect on what I really need to grow and be happy. The tools and methods introduced by Aimee are ones I will continue to use in the future as they allow me to focus on the short term as part of my bigger goal. I feel more confident in creating necessary boundaries within my workplace and in my personal life that will both benefit myself and others around me. Most of all though, the time with Aimee made me realise that I must provide regular dedicated time for myself to reflect; this is a process I enjoy."
“I was very grateful to feel supported right from the start of our first meeting. Aimee was prepared with ideas for where our journey would take us, as well as meaningful affirmations of areas I am already succeeding at. She helped guide me to creating a fantastic vision, something that until then was just ideas floating around in my head. With something so significant written in front of me and Aimee's thoughtful guidance and support, I was able to see a more logical path forward to how I could make shifts to improve my overall wellbeing. I am excited for the journey I have begun, where it has taken me already, and for the journey ahead - thank you, Aimee!
“In education, how rare it is to have someone genuinely listen and want to help us teachers grow as human-beings. In over a decade in international schools, I have never felt the level of support and mentorship as I did working with Aimee one-on-one. It was such a gift to have her listen to my challenges, care about my personal well-being, and share so much insight into how I can improve my life at work. Especially this school year which was a real struggle, I'm so grateful to have had Aimee in my corner. She taught me how to stand up for myself, have the courage to face discomfortable conversations, and put my needs first. Somehow, I knew working with Aimee was exactly what I needed to take my power back and to be strong. She's a role model and someone who's got your back 100%.
After spending over 12 years in the education system as both a school leader and educator, Aimee saw first-hand how wellbeing easily becomes a low-level priority when other pressing matters demand attention. Along with these experiences, she combined her Masters of Educational Leadership and Health and Wellness Coaching Professional Certificate and research gained from hosting The Wonders of Wellbeing Podcast, to create Well-Nest. Aimee's vision is to plant wellbeing at the heart of who schools are and what they do. She aims to support schools that are finding it tremendously difficult to not only support staff wellbeing but to know where to even begin.
Well-Nest consulting and coaching services support school leaders, teachers and administrators. Our consulting services guide school leaders to develop the skills and knowledge they need to design, implement and lead a culture of wellbeing. The coaching services support individuals and teams in taking gradual steps towards identifying and addressing the issues affecting wellbeing, both personally and professionally. Through personalised guidance, we provide strategic wellbeing growth maps that break down the process into manageable, actionable steps, ensuring progress is made towards restored wellness.
Our evidence-based services of coaching and consulting are for both the individual educator and whole-school organisations, no matter the size. As Aimee’s beautiful Nan would say, seeing teachers, administrators and school leaders thrive, both personally and professionally “warms the cockles of her heart”.