Company

Embracing Wellness at Work

Marisa Peters

May 19, 2020

At VideoAmp, we are on an infinite quest to create the most optimal workplace experience for employees. As a ‘People First’ company, we look to identify and align our company values and mission with what’s important to our people, both inside and outside of the workplace, which allows them to create a more personal connection to the company. We make sure our values underpin each phase of the employee experience -- from welcoming people as new Vampers, to the way teams learn, grow, plan for the future and celebrate each other. 

Of our VideoAmp Values, we believe EMBRACE WELLNESS is paramount to our company’s success and creating a better overall quality of life for our people.

EMBRACE WELLNESS
“Never sacrifice your health and wellbeing. Grow your physical, mental, financial and spiritual wellness in harmony with your personal and professional responsibilities.”

To us, wellness is holistic and encompasses all areas of our lives - not just areas that can be measured at work or a doctor’s office! Our People Team works tirelessly to create holistic wellness programs that allow employees to thrive. We focus on personal transformation, team interaction and remaining connected to those we care about most (our families and friends) across six pillars of wellness. These areas have significant effects on people and our intention is to make the most positive and powerful impact possible.

VideoAmp Wellness Pillars

We embrace wellness by providing our people with the resources to hone holistic health across the following six key areas:

Physical Wellness recognizes the need for physical activity, nutrition and sleep. We encourage employees to prioritize physical fitness and provide them the time and resources to do so. Start-ups have gotten a bad rap for long hours and prioritizing work results over fitness, rest and recovery. Over time, this builds unhealthy habits. At VideoAmp, we prioritize personal transformation through regular movement, fitness challenges and rejuvenating activities from the minute a new employee walks in the door. Infact, we even invite candidates to get involved in our classes before being hired. We are on a mission to prove it is possible to make time for physical wellness while still finding satisfaction in a healthy work and personal life. 

Mental Wellness provides the ability to navigate one’s emotions and weather the inevitable ups and downs of life. This includes mindfulness and creating space for people to feel grounded and find clarity. We are what we think! At VideoAmp, we work toward finding a balanced mindset to empower each other. We provide daily reminders to focus on getting centered and providing mental health resources so that employees feel they have an outlet.

Financial Wellness encompasses one’s education and personal satisfaction with current and future financial situations. We define financial wellness as having the means, education and resources to maintain and plan for your own essential needs and those of the ones you care for. We provide our employees with tools, access to guidance and an open forum for asking questions when it comes to their finances and making smart decisions. 

Spiritual Wellness explores the connection with one’s own purpose, direction or meaning, while connecting with those around them. We focus on how we treat others and foster a sense of belonging. Having a well-developed support system is key as work life often bleeds into personal life. By creating a strong network and fostering meaningful bonds, with both colleagues and clients, we are able to propel our careers and personal lives forward. These sorts of relationships help establish coping mechanisms and provide experiences to help navigate a range of situations throughout our lives.

Intellectual Wellness recognizes creative abilities and finding avenues to grow in personally satisfying ways. VideoAmp encourages tapping into one’s own brain-power and professional development by putting employees in the driver’s seat of their own career paths. Linked to another VideoAmp Value, GROW EXPONENTIALLY, we encourage employees to dream big. Our philosophy is centered around one’s ability to be authentic, vulnerable and clear with themselves while letting leadership and colleagues in on the plan. We switch it up by tasking people to envision their own career path, define success and communicate closely with those that can help make visions come to life. We find ways to expand the skills people have today and allow them to grow on a daily basis through experience, exposure and educational opportunities. 

Environmental Wellness emphasizes a pleasant space that makes us feel productive and at our best. We put an emphasis on creating a space with natural light and open air as part of our workplace design. When at home, especially when working in a virtual setting, we encourage all employees to lean on VideoAmp for resources to create a positive workspace noting that no ‘ask’ is too big or too small. In a recent employee survey, we’re happy to know that 92% of employees are feeling good about how VideoAmp is able to handle the transition from office to home-office. 

Being ‘People First’ means we are relentless about doing what is best for our teams, regardless of the cost. By being human and doing right by our employees, we create an environment that enables our people to be the best version of themselves, both professionally and personally, in the healthiest way possible. Whether someone’s entire career path unfolds at VideoAmp or plans carry people outside of the company, we strive to be an impactful part of the journey by EMBRACING WELLNESS and living our VideoAmp Values to the fullest.


Marisa Peters, Chief People Officer

As the Chief People Officer at VideoAmp, Marisa is responsible for creating strategic talent plans to support the candidate process and employee lifecycle. Marisa is a strategic leader reimagining the workplace experience while aligning her organization's business purpose to each employee’s wildest ambitions.