Welcome to the first science-based and spirit-centred Academy
for Wellbeing Practitioners in the Global Wellness Tourism industry.
Doors to the Wellbeing Academy are open!
This highly anticipated online home of coaching, learning and training will serve healers, therapists, facilitators, teachers and artists from all walks of life realise their potential as wellbeing practitioners in the evolving 5 billion dollar wellness tourism industry.
We have seen that the self-directed journey for a wellbeing practitioner is by no means straight forward.
The path is windy, at times draining, and very discouraging. It takes great resolve and conviction to be a healer, teacher, and facilitator in and of itself and for having come this far, we applaud you.
We also know that the journey as a pioneer and creator in the evolving wellbeing movement is one we need not travel alone. It has been our lived experience, that in the company of other like-minded leaders your growth and development is accelerated and nourished.
Meet the Founders of the Wellbeing Academy who bring over 20 years of combined knowledge and experience in health, wellbeing, entrepreneurship, spirituality and leadership. Discover why this home for the wellbeing practitioners of the future so close to their hearts and how they have answered the call to lead this legacy for the coming generations and through the emerging era of wellness, wellness travel, and digital wellness.
Our mission is to enable you to realise your true potential and bring to life a thriving practice that enables others to realise their true nature and source of wellbeing.
The Wellbeing Academy is for you if:
I) Time is of the essence - the wisdom library is designed to share big ideas with you in small bites so even the busiest people can grow.
II) You are unsure if you have the energy to sustain a wellbeing practice - group coaching will inspire you with the energy of fellow practitioners, and coaches who know what it is like to go on this journey and make it sustainable and life-giving.
III) You wonder if this program is aligned for you - we understand that every practitioner has a unique set of gifts and circumstances and it is for this reason that coaching is live, individualised and speaks directly to you.
Show me the way forward
We work with you where you are through self-activation and service-led action.
Tell me about the program
The Wellbeing Academy program is a 12-week science-based and spirit-centered program developed by Dr Shieak Tzeng and Dhevaksha Naidoo, dedicated to helping people activate their true potential and share their gifts in service.
Using a complementary teaching framework it combines the two essential pathways for a Practitioner's development:
2. Service-led action
The self-activation modules are based on PROSPER—a science and heart-driven transformation process developed by Dr Shieak Tzeng and draw on 16 years of experience empowering creative people to fulfill their potential. By nurturing the soft skills and intangible attributes that are most highly correlated with resilience, innovation, and the capacity for renewal, creative people are able to activate their gifts and be well set up to offer them in service.
The service-led action modules were developed by Dhevaksha Naidoo and draws on 14 years of lived and learned experience in health, wellness, and retreat settings. She guides practitioners to create programs that start with the impact on inner and outer wellbeing in mind. Combining the best of the art and science, spirit-centred entrepreneurs are guided to take meaningful and sustainable steps towards serving their tribe.
Together, we provide the guidance for the inner growth transformation to complement the outer practitioner emergence, a formidable and unseen combination for practitioners to feel grounded, proficient, and thriving in their wellbeing practice.
What if you were to stand on the shoulders of giants to activate your unique gifts and offer them in service to the planet?
Element 1: Wisdom learning where we share big ideas in small pieces so even the world's busiest people can benefit.
Element 2: Live coaching with peers to boost energy and draw inspiration from others who are on the same journey. Taking a leap of faith is easier when we're in the company of people who have faith in the leap.
Element 3: Individualised feedback and support tailored to people's unique circumstances.
Built on the relationship between a spirit-centred entrepreneur and their spirit-centred coach, the program helps creative, intuitive and innovative people execute the vision for their wellbeing practice through self-activation (weeks 1-8) followed by service-led action (weeks 9-12).
How we activate your gifts and guide you to offer them in service
Weeks 1 - 8
Cultivating the Thrivers’ mindset
Participants learn how the world’s most successful people think, see reality, and perfect their craft. The module explores the distinction between a victim-mindset and the ‘Thrivers’ mindset’ and what science says about the optimal conditions for personal growth and transformation.
Immunity to burnout
Burnout is a well-researched topic. Participants will learn the six triggers for burnout and strategies to reduce their susceptibility to each of them by reviewing their ‘energy habits’. Participants will learn the difference between ‘good stress’ and ‘bad stress’ and how to achieve the perfect level of stress for optimal performance by setting boundaries to protect our time, energy and attention.
Leaders are often required to implement change, promote new approaches to doing things, seize opportunities, and generate enthusiasm for a given course of action without certainty of success. Conviction is a critical leadership quality that empowers leaders to ‘bring their whole self’ to move forward in the face uncertainty. Participants will learn the four foundational pillars of conviction and practice leveraging the power of conviction in the way they communicate goals and intentions.
Today’s world is calling leaders to move from a reactive mindset focused on fear and achieving short-term safety to a creative mindset focused on generating long-term value and impact. Participants will be introduced to the principle of nonattachment and practice having ‘uncomfortable conversations’ and taking bold moves that stay true to their values.
Emerging vision and diverse gifts
This module focuses on celebrating your diverse gifts as a practitioner and how to offer these as a first step towards your emerging vision. We will break down traditional models of masculine entrepreneurship and apply a spirit-centered approach.
We guide you to create a first offering that enables you to sustain your wellbeing as well as the wellbeing of your tribe and community. This is an art and science in itself and by sharing in this way from the beginning, you ground yourself firmly to remain resilient and consistent through your practice journey.
Introduction, standards & intentions
Participants are asked to clarify their personal intentions for the program. Standards and intentions for the program are outlined along with an overview of where all the ideas in the program originate.
Becoming a time ninja
The objective is to challenge conventional notions of time management. We’ll rebuild our perception of time from the bottom up and apply the principles of leverage, simplification, automation, and strategic incompetence to create more time to invest in our highest priorities. Participants will learn how each principle can be applied to personal goal setting and collaborative tasks such as one-to-one meetings and team meetings to enhance productivity. Participants will also learn to give constructive feedback to co-workers that strengthen relationships.
Modern-day life is overwhelming most people’s brains with an endless stream of information, deadlines, and things to do. Participants will learn what this looks like neuro-physiologically—along with how to protect oneself with discernment and personal truth filters. The module will introduce the Golden Circle as a tool for anchoring our priorities against distractions, interruptions, and “noise” masquerading as opportunities.
This module looks deep into the experiences of visionary leaders and patterns of authentic influence. Practitioners will learn to create genuine bonds with their audience by sharing their ‘origin story’, and inspire support by telling their ‘mission story’
Celebration and beyond
Celebrate establishing yourself from within before move forward into the emerging vision for your wellbeing practice. This shift from inner to outer world is made meaningful through service-led action.
The learning loop only completes with teaching and as your share your gifts, this cycles closes naturally and you begin to form and hold intention for a legacy that will live on long after you establish your practice.
Academy graduates and alumni receive support for a lifetime.
At the culmination of the 12-week program and upon graduating, practitioners become alumni of the academy and pathways for continued growth, development, and support are offered to nurture the longevity and legacy of your practice.
Meet your coaches
Physician-scientist, inventor, innovation coach
• CEO, Inner MVP
• Co-founder, Wellumio
PhD scientist, meditation & yoga teacher, wellbeing coach
• Co-founder, Wellbeing Academy, Dhevaksha Wellbeing
Integrative therapist (physio, acupuncture, PT), performance coach
• Co-founder, Wellbeing Academy, Vieran Physiotherapy