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Baloise to host ‘burnout prevention’ online event for entrepreneurs
12.09.2022 / 10:01 CET/CEST
Basel, 12 September 2022. Entrepreneurs are particularly at risk of exhaustion and stress due to high workloads. This can lead to burnout. In its free online event, Baloise will present information about mental health and provide entrepreneurs with simple tools to prevent burnout and help them to make a success of their new venture in the long term.
To raise awareness among entrepreneurs of the dangers of burnout, Baloise has joined forces with the Centre for Occupational Health, Ergonomics and Hygiene (AEH) to host a free webinar on the topic. The event will be held in German on 15 September 2022 and in French on 16 September 2022. Two experts will provide an overview of the early signs of chronic stress, among other things, and suggest strategies for successfully managing it. “Stress is not necessarily a bad thing, as it can spur us on to achieve great things. But it can be dangerous when people find it impossible to relieve stress. At this point, stress ceases to be a challenge and becomes simply a burden that can no longer be managed through one’s own resources, often leading to a sense of hopelessness. Which is why positive stress management is so important”, says Lisa Fässler, a psychologist and corporate health management expert at AEH.
Entrepreneurs can also book a one-hour, one-on-one session with an expert to ask questions about burnout. Baloise is offering a total of twelve free individual coaching slots per day during the online event.
Burnout is one of the top 20 reasons why start-ups fail in Switzerland
People who fulfil their dreams of launching their own company are particularly prone to burnout. After all, founding a start-up brings with it a whole host of responsibilities, and entrepreneurs tend to identify very closely with their company.
Following the launch of an information portal for entrepreneurs and the dialogue with Baloise experts initiative in April of this year, we are adding the ‘burnout prevention’ online event to our offering for SMEs. Given the amount of energy that goes into starting a business, it is important not to treat health as an afterthought. Neglecting your health is a recipe for failure. “Through its webinar, Baloise aims to raise awareness of this important aspect among people in Switzerland who are in the process of launching, or have recently launched, their own company,” says Patric Olivier Zbinden, Head of Corporate Clients and member of the Baloise Executive Committee in Switzerland.
Information about the webinar
The Baloise Group is more than just a traditional insurance company. The changing security, safety and service needs of society in the digital age lie at the heart of its business activities. The 7,900 or so employees of Baloise therefore focus on the wishes of their customers. The best possible customer service, combined with innovative products and services, makes Baloise the first choice for people who want to feel ‘simply safe’. Located at the heart of Europe, with its head office in Basel, the Baloise Group is a provider of prevention, pension, assistance and insurance solutions. Its core markets are Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg. In Switzerland, the Group also operates as a specialised financial services provider, offering a combination of insurance and banking services. The Group offers innovative pension products to retail customers throughout Europe from its competence centre in Luxembourg. Bâloise Holding Ltd shares are listed in the main segment of the SIX Swiss Exchange.
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