Champions Moment: October 2012
Robin Eichert lives in Jaffrey and became a Champion on December 2nd, 2011 when she made the pledge to live, share, model and inspire the Vision 2020 initiative. Robin is a member of the Organizational Champion, Monadnock Rotary Club in Dublin and the owner People Sense Consulting, LLC, a company that she started in 2001 helping business leaders select and retain inspired employees who match the job and fit the culture of the organization.
Robin became a Champion because she “believes in the importance of individual health and its impact on our families, workplaces, and communities. In order for effective change to occur, there needs to be joint efforts to support shifts in attitudes and behaviors, says Robin.”
Robin, as an active member both in the Monadnock Rotary Club and her business, People Sense Consulting, LLC, sees herself playing a big role in helping improve the health of her community. Some things include “being more actively aware of the food I eat and the exercise I get. In the summer, my husband and I belong to a CSA so we eat lots of fresh, locally grown foods. It’s helped me learn how to prepare vegetables that I never even knew about before! I’ve made a commitment to fit in a weekly yoga workout. I had no idea how enjoyable it would be, nor how much it would help me overcome a fear of aging! And lastly, I am beginning to build in something in my client interactions that can support all of us to be healthy.” Robin feels that “being a Champion is not about perfection; it is all about making small healthier steps to help make yourself, your family and friends, our schools and organizations and the community, healthier. It all starts with that first healthy step to make Vision 2020 a reality.”
“There is no doubt that the needle will move with so many people actively participating”, says Robin on engaging the community to get on board with Vision 2020. Robin, in her effort to advocate for people to become involved with the healthiest community initiative, she feels that “one impact is that people are talking about the issues more and that means that action will follow. Small actions turn into larger ones, such as community-wide programs and public policy choices that everyone wants and supports.”
In her wellness journey, Robin would like to invite any other members of the community that are involved in other clubs or organizations, no matter the size, to join the healthiest community initiative. “I was hesitant to have my business, People Sense Consulting, LLC, join as an Organizational Champion, because it is just me. However, I realized that the size of the organization or number of employees doesn’t matter; it is all about the impact on our community that is made by making healthier choices that really matters.”