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What is your approach?

Holistic, analytical, creative. We listen, observe, problem-solve processes, and identify environmental stimuli including triggers, nudges, and cues for doing the things you 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. Nutrition packages are either 6-months or 12-months of weekly coaching. 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?

A free consultation is the best opportunity to learn if we are a good fit for one another. One of our assessments are completed before our first appointment then we briefly connect again to discuss the objective data results. After that we meet for what most often is a weekly or bi-weekly appointment, as scheduled through our online scheduling software by clients.

Appointments include additional assessments, discussions regarding actionable plans, working through written resources, creating accountability tools, and observing tasks in various environments then collaborating on 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 do 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 THE ASSESSMENTS.

Assessments are used for the purpose of goal-setting and evidence-based outcomes to accurately measure progress. Our team chooses the most appropriate assessment based on the client’s goals. Listed below are our commonly used assessments:

Lifestyle Assessment: GIG Design’s 15-minute online form of multiple choices to identify specific factors within six primary needs impacting daily roles and tasks.

Performance Assessment: GIG Design’s 20-minute online survey of multiple statements to identify specific factors within six primary needs impacting work performance.

Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM): a 1-10 scale capturing performance, importance, and satisfaction of self-perceived performance in everyday living, over time.

Adult Sensory Questionnaire (ASQ): 25 questions to identify sensitivities in the areas of tactile, audible, olfactory, vision, proprioception, movement, and gustatory sensitivities.

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

  • Exercise and Sports Nutrition

  • Health and wellness

  • Lifestyle Competence

How do I know you are legit?

Our team is state licensed, and nationally certified. There are links to check our professional status within the specific organizations we are affiliated with. We are committed to the American Occupational Therapy Associations Ethics Standards. Our team includes practitioners with bachelor, master’s and PhD level degrees in occupational therapy and design who maintain continued education professional requirements. Areas of continued education include coaching, human resources, nutrition, fitness, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), cognitive-based practices in disease prevention, sensory regulation, home modifications, ergonomics, and best wellness practices.  

What is Occupational therapy?

Occupational Therapy (O.T.) 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?

Coaching is a style of service based on asking questions to help reframe behavior responses. 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. Although, 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. Our founder has a Precision Nutrition Level 1 certification.

We are not interior designers or practice Feng Shui. Stimuli in natural and built environments are one aspect occupational therapy practitioners observe and solve for. We are the sole profession devoted to the science of sensory regulation. Our founder has a Bachelors in Fine Arts with a speciality in industrial design - the core knowledge of taking an idea and making it tangible, functional, and helpful for an improved quality of life.

What else DO I need to know?

We may recommend a client to work with a specific GIG Design team member who may be the best fit based on the the client’s unique needs and goal. Various team members hold certifications in specific health and wellness related fields. For example, if a client struggles with neuromuscular issues due to work then most likely we would recommend our teammate that is certified in Yoga.

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