Chasing the Sun Mission
To empower you to prioritize your mental and physical well-being so you can shine in the family room and the board room.
The Challenge and Opportunity
High achievers are burning out at a high rate. It’s time to treat ourselves better - for the sake of ourselves, our loved ones, and our careers.
But we must do so in a way that is realistic, practical, and actionable.
By the Numbers: the Health, Financial, and Reputational Impact of Employee Well-Being
The cost of replacing an individual employee can range from one-half to two times the employee's annual salary. For example: a 100-person organization that provides an average salary of $50,000 could have turnover and replacement costs of approximately $660,000 to $2.6 million per year. Source: Gallup.
Fifty-two percent of voluntarily exiting employees say their manager or organization could have done something to prevent them from leaving their job. Source: Gallup
Burnout costs between $125-190 billion every year in healthcare costs. Source: Harvard Business Review.
Americans leave 800 million days of PTO on the table every year. Source: U.S. Travel Association.
1 in 5 U.S. adults experiences mental illness. Source: NAMI
4.3 million people (2.9% of the American workforce) quit their jobs in August 2021. Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
The Solution? Delivering a Custom Wellness Program For You
No two companies have the same challenges to taking care of their employees' well-being. Let's design one that works for your needs.
Proud to Work with Influential Brands
Renee Schlachter, VP People, Extensis
"Mark's planted some really practical seeds on how each of us can prioritize our health & wellness and debunk the idea that 'we don’t have time.' I’m excited to see how this comes alive in our daily lives and highly recommend his session for any organization committed to the wellbeing of their team!"
About Mark Mohammadpour, Your Chief Wellness Officer
Hi, I’m Mark Mohammadpour! Through my proven health programs, I share the insights I gained during my public relations career and 150-pound weight loss journey to empower business leaders to get mentally and physically fit so they can shine in every aspect of their lives. Throughout my career, I have:
● Run award-winning eight-figure virtual public relations teams at Edelman and Weber Shandwick for companies including Adobe, Microsoft, and the U.S. Army.
● Presented on wellness topics for more than 10,000 people worldwide through online and in-person workshops.
● Worked with more than 40 organizations to improve the well-being of their teams.
● Logged more than 2,000 hours studying health and wellness concepts as a certified personal trainer and health coach.
● Written more than two dozen (and counting!) columns on workplace wellness for the Public Relations Society of America's (PRSA) Strategies and Tactics Magazine and other outlets.
Delivering a Winning Wellness Program
Programming is designed by a public relations executive with more than a decade of hybrid work experience and understands the challenges of fellow professionals at all career levels.
Realistic yet impactful guidance empowers employees to prioritize their well-being to improve confidence and productivity and ultimately reduce turnover within your organization.
Our programs are data-driven, inspiring, and actionable for you to implement immediately. Pre- and post-program work is included to give employees clear direction on what to do next to achieve their goals.
Customized Solutions Designed For All Aspects of Your Organization
You want your employees to stay healthy. We work together to empower all employees to prioritize their well-being in a way that works for them while helping your organization reach its objectives.
Managers are learning how to adapt to a hybrid work environment. We share practical and actionable tools to increase transparency and rapport, ultimately reducing stress, anxiety, and turnover across your team.
The hybrid work experience requires a new approach to managing the rest of our lives, particularly our mental and physical health. This is imperative to tackle one of the most stressful jobs in the world: public relations executive. Through first- and third-party insights, we share practical health, wellness, and fitness tips, apply traditional business planning techniques to create customized fitness and wellness goals, and create actionable plans that will team members on the right path.
Individual Wellness Programs Include
Designing an Accountability Plan
Through first- and third-party insights, we share practical health, wellness, and fitness tips, apply traditional business planning techniques to create customized fitness and wellness goals, and create a one-page fool-proof wellness accountability plan that will set you on your path.
Managing Up in a Hybrid Work Environment
We share relatable, practical, and actionable tips to ensure you and your teams have an open line of communication. Using these tips will help build confidence with clients and managers, give them the flexibility to manage their family and job, and ultimately show you as a trusted advisor while reducing your stress and anxiety.
New Professional Soft Skills Guide
Designed to help new professionals reduce pitfalls and feel empowered and confident heading into a new career, this session will discuss the most important soft skills people need to keep in mind when starting their journey.
Meredith Mirrington, Amazon Web Services
"Mark is someone who genuinely wants others to live their best lives in their best light - he is the epitome of chasing the sun and helped me chase my dreams as well."
Today's leaders are challenged to run successful organizations that are cognizant of employee well-being. Executive teams and departmental leaders often ask: How do I help my teams work from home? How do I address well-being? How do I ensure my team asks for help? Our sessions emphasize a collaborative discussion with clear next steps that demonstrates leadership and empowers employees to care about their well-being, ultimately reduce employee burnout and turnover.
Team Wellness Programs Include
Designing a Team Workplace Charter
Through a closed-door session and as a team, we design a charter that emphasizes the benefits of an equitable work environment and establishes agreed-upon expectations. This demonstrates clear leadership and empowers employees to care about their wellbeing, ultimately reduce employee burnout and turnover.
Taking Guilt-Free Vacations
The U.S Travel Association says that Americans leave nearly 800 million days of paid time off that's rightfully theirs every year. That has serious health issues for employees and financial and reputation problems for businesses. We discuss a proactive approach to taking time off guilt-free that will empower you and your teams.
Reimagining the Hybrid Workplace
As many employees return to the workplace, organizations take the opportunity to rethink workspace purpose and design. For some, it's a new emphasis on collaboration. For others, it's about engagement and inclusion. Whatever the priority, companies need to include their employees in the conversation.
Lindsay Leszczynski, Edelman
"Mark shared surprising industry data, inspiring personal anecdotes, and tangible ways PR professionals can put their health first. Mark’s energy was infectious, he was incredibly engaging, and we received nonstop compliments from our members about how well the session resonated with them."
Off-the-shelf programs may check a benefits box, but do your employees honestly use them? Chasing the Sun offers tailored enterprise-wide wellness programs and communications consulting to strategically share them with your employees to empower them to act. These programs are tailored to each company, research-based, and designed around your organization's priorities and core values.
Enterprise Wellness Programs Include
Hybrid Work-Life Wellness Content Program
We partner on designing and distributing a short-form video and infographic content series explicitly designed to the employee's needs.
Company-Wide Speeches and Workshops
Looking for a corporate-wide conversation around the topic of well-being at your next all-staff meeting? Let's work together on delivering a speech or workshop that delivers impact.
Wellness Program Communications Consulting
I work with your internal communications and HR teams to launch and sustain wellness initiatives so that employees know and use all the great programs available.
Taylor Long, Corporate PR Manager, Autodesk
"Mark's personal health journey was inspirational to hear, and he gave specific, actionable tips we could incorporate into our busy lives. I liked how the session was interactive and we got to hear from other attendees about how they will commit to living a better life. Mark’s energy and enthusiasm are uplifting and I highly recommend his workshop to anyone looking to build health and wellness into their daily routine.”