We bring stress relief & inspiration
down to Earth, one human at a time.
Our mission is simple.
Make personal and planetary prosperity your legacy.
Here's why and how.
1. Wellbeing is our ugly duckling.
Wellbeing is often easily overlooked and pushed to the side in the name of progress, bottom lines, and speed of getting things done. But at what cost to our health, business success and the planet?
2. We are exhausted.
Most of us have been operating on overdrive and emotional strain for quite some time. Stress can strengthen us. But when it's gone on for too long, excessive stress curtails our ability to think clearly, generate appropriate solutions, make supportive changes that improve our situation.
3. Stress is sadly too common.
How we experience stress is unique to each of us. Although the pandemic has been exasperating, the workplace can push us beyond our limits.
4. Business can lead the way.
We believe that when companies cultivate cultures based in respect, love and care for their people and the planet, they are creating a world run not by stress, but one that is driven by prosperity and thriving.
5. Align with nature.
We transform this individually (and as larger teams) by connecting with nature's rhythms and tending to our self-care to bridge our wellbeing gaps.
6. Wellbeing is creative.
Small choices translate into actionable, adjustable changes. What might be possible when we prioritize wellbeing by first getting to know it better?
Learn more about us.
What we offer
Waterbear Planet specializes in the design and delivery of experiences and environments to promote wellbeing, self-care and connection with nature. We make it easier to pursue a more rested, relaxed and happy life.
If you're here, it's likely that prioritizing your-heart-sings-for-joy-reality is probably way more appealing than staying in overwhelm-and-stress-drives-life. You know that getting your life, family and business operations in sync with your values and mother nature is your ultimate endgame (and your personal super power when it comes to releasing stress).
We've broken down this process into bite-sized steps, to make it more enjoyable, simple and actionable. Our offers focus primarily on premium services for individuals, families and companies, but are extended through our social impact work. Learn more below.
How we approach wellbeing
We believe wellbeing is individually specific and collectively shared; it is personal and planetary. We leave no stone unturned in what drives the wellbeing experience.
Wellbeing is a highly creative act, while a process and a commitment:
We integrate compassion and creativity into life enjoyment and work performance, while reducing the causes of stress, promoting self-efficacy and enhancing the quality of connection with ourselves, others and the Earth.
We support an atmosphere of positivity that makes self-care more fun, because many things can be transformed playfully.
We drive cultures of wellbeing by bridging the gaps between personal, family and business priorities in real-time.
We include educational experiences around human happiness, nature & environmental justice to help make your organization's ESG priorities even more tangibly relevant, emotionally meaningful and activating.
Through our social impact work, we teach students and young people about nurturing their unique connection with nature while building their own self-care practices & skills to serve them in life.
We also direct our resources to support non-profits and social enterprises who help young people, particularly from racially marginalized and low-income communities, to access and enjoy essential, formative experiences in the natural world beyond cities.
Although little more than a twinkle in our eye back in 2014, we planted the first seeds for what Waterbear Planet would become. Since then, we've examined the nooks and crannies of stress, burnout and the power of the natural world to heal. We've discovered new ways to promote relaxation by reconnecting people with nature, even in cities.
Our individual and team clients span the globe from Amsterdam to London, New York to Los Angeles. We've worked with people in their homes, at their offices and on the go.
Our team and partners
Our lovely founder and CEO, Sharon Unis, can be found poking about in city and state parks, along river banks and with family and friends. She is always listening and observing, gleaning insights and inspirations for all she contributes to Waterbear Planet.
Sharon draws on her training in earth sciences, ecology, business & the arts to inform her work here, while bringing over 18 years experience in wellness facilitation and experience design. She's also engaged a broad range of projects around transformative, play-based environments and developed new ways to promote workday and stress recovery. Finally, she also facilitates our oasis online ℠ classes and will be your trusty guide.
Through our extensive team of consulting partners, Waterbear Planet will help you create your company's wellbeing culture as you position your business for a new, values-based future. Our combined expertise ranges from organizational psychology to design thinking; DE&I; ESG; LD for thriving, innovative, engaged teams; HR; operations; finance (& more).
We have answers to your questions
Reach out to us in the chat box or by email. Join one of our public classes (we offer classes 1x/week) or explore our membership options. Make personal & planetary prosperity your legacy. We are honored to help.