Whole-being Framework

the Starting Point for Implementing Workplace Wellness Programmes


  • Marea Saldarriaga Ibero American University





coaching and training, design strategy, systems thinking, leadership and development, wellness


The Whole-being © framework was developed as a starting point for a holistic coaching approach, devised in the pursuit of a meaningful way to thrive both in our personal and professional lives. It is only when people are whole that a world based on integrity, freedom, kindness and compassion can materialize. This paper is aligned to the perspective of!experiences, specifically addressing the role design has in helping organisations understand what really drives their employees, while bringing attention to the “whole-being ecosystem” which influences people’s motivation and performance. A whole-system approach is necessary so that executives can thrive without running the risk of burning out. Policies must align themselves in the direction of this purpose, to create the right conditions for “whole-beings” to thrive, but in the midst of all of this self-awareness remains essential for the system to work. The training focuses on optimizing the participant’s energy as well as on developing certain attributes to feel and be whole.

How to Cite

Saldarriaga, M. (2023). Whole-being Framework: the Starting Point for Implementing Workplace Wellness Programmes. Cubic Journal, 6(6), 44–57. https://doi.org/10.31182/cubic.2023.6.60



Author Biography

Marea Saldarriaga, Ibero American University

Marea Saldarriaga has a BA on Graphic Design from IBERO University (Mexico City) and an MA on Design & Branding Strategy from Brunel University (London). In 2005 she founded LOGROS CREATIVOS with the vision of encouraging competitiveness and innovation in Mexico. She has had an active involvement in Academia teaching Design and Innovation. Her passion for yoga, meditation and naturopathy led to the creation of nava diti, a sustainable organisation oriented to wellbeing with a wide portfolio of natural and ecologically processed products. In 2017 she became a Certified Yoga instructor with the purpose of sharing her passion for yoga and mindfulness, guiding her students in such a way that they can have more physical strength and emotional resilience. With the determination to merge her experience in innovation training and her passion for yoga and well-being, she developed the Whole-Being© framework and a first holistic wellness programme.


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