Suki Bassi | HappyMaven
We talk to Suki Kaur Bassi, Chief Happiness Officer, about the importance of happiness at work and addressing inequality with understanding and empathy.??
Describe yourself in once sentence:
I am empathetic, passionate and kind. ?
What do you do for work?
I am Chief Happiness Officer at HappyMaven - Wellbeing in Business.
What is it about your job you are most passionate about?
I am an unapologetic ambassador for people and will always strive to improve people’s experience of the world of work. I am passionate about putting people at the heart of business decisions and recognising, and meeting their needs during periods of change and upheaval. ?
How did you turn that passion into what you do?
It was the slow recovery from my own breakdown that really awakened me to the fact that unaddressed burnout and compromised resilience is exacerbated in certain working environments. And on the flip side, happy and healthy people help to grow happy, healthy and successful businesses.? That epiphany was the beginning of my journey!
If you could make one change in the world what would it be?
More empathy and understanding – if all conversations were built on that foundation we would address so much inequality and conflict.
Do you think International Woman's Day still needs to address inequality in 2019?
Yes. Each IWD I wish we had more to celebrate. There is still so much to be done when it is news that an airline no longer requires female employees to wear makeup.? However, collectively and individually we all have the opportunity to amplify voices, open doors, create opportunities or just share kind words of support – change begins with each and every one of us. ?
Who would you huggg this International Women’s Day?
I nominate every single girl on the planet. They are my inspiration to get out of bed every day and do what I do.
What do you like about huggg?
I like the joyful simplicity of it.