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What is your approach?

Holistic, analytical, creative. We listen and observe behavior responses, problem-solving processes, and environmental stimuli. We identify behavior triggers, nudges, and cues that results in doing the things our Clients want and need to do to be successful at work and in life.

What's the difference between individual and business SERVICES?

Individual services are a pay-per-person option. Appointment bundles are offered as packages in 2, 4, or 6-months of appointments by way of Asssess, Discover, and Equip. Business services are a pay-per-organization option. Each are grouped by the number of people to receive services. Business packages include 12-months of unlimited services, as well as workshops and webinars for every person within the organization.

How do services work?

Each initial appointment begins with the Client completing an assessment. This gives us objective data to lead our understanding of the Client’s life skills. The assessment may be completed virtually or at the start of the first appointment. The purpose of the initial appointment is to discuss the results of the assessment, and begin to identify key areas for goal-setting.  

Additional appointments result in creating actionable plans and accountability, as well as optimal task environments or modifications.  

What is the employer engagement with business packages?

The employee manager (commonly human resources) receives initial and quarterly performance outcome reports. Reports includes performance data as requested by the employer prior to initiating services.

One monthly meeting is recommended to discuss data reports then collaborate on advancing performance with strategies and skill-building workshops.

Where does appointments take place?

GIG Design professionals reside in California, Michigan and New York. Each are available virtually or may accommodate traveling to meet on-site.

Tell me more about WholeBe.

This is our proprietary method for discovery, learning and creating successful work and life role outcomes. WholeBe facilitates design-thinking when considering improving your overall lifestyle, health and performance.    

Design Thinking is a methodology used by designers to solve complex problems, and find desirable solutions for clients. A design mindset is not problem-focused, it is solution focused and action oriented towards creating a preferred future.

Our WholeBe toolkit is provided with the Equip package.

What skills do you improve?

  • Personal accountability

  • Motivation

  • Problem solving

  • Creative thinking

  • Decision making

  • Action-oriented behavior

  • Time management

  • Organizational skills

  • Stress management

  • Weight management

  • Health and wellness

  • Lifestyle Competence

How do I know you are legit?

GIG Design is an assembled team of state licensed, nationally certified occupational therapy practitioners committed to American Occupational Therapy Associations Ethics Standards. Our team includes practitioners with bachelor, master’s and PhD level degrees in occupational therapy and design. Our team maintains continued education professional requirements. The results of continued education includes additional certifications in health prevention fields of human resources, nutrition, fitness, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), cognitive-based practices in disease prevention, sensory regulation, ergonomics, and best wellness practices.  

What is Occupational therapy?

Occupational Therapy (OT) is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.

How do you incorporate coaching into your services?

Coaches help people to overcome any lifestyle challenge. Coaching is a style of service based on asking questions to help reframe behavior responses. Occupational therapy practitioners do not have a coaching certificate. The field of occupational therapy is designed to lead practitioners into being a coach, motivator, strategist, and accountability partner.

What don't you do?

We are not dietitians, however our foundational field of education is science. We stay informed on the science of nutrition because it directly impacts daily activities through physiological, mental, and health behaviors. We are not interior designers or practice Feng Shui. Stimuli in natural and built environments are one aspect occupational therapy practitioners observe. We are the sole profession devoted to the science of sensory regulation.

What else DO I need to know?

We customize packages! Plus, organizations hire us to educate their employees with 1-hour workshops.