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Sharon Richens

Physiotherapist & Wellbeing Specialist


Experienced Physiotherapist, Sharon Richens is a highly sought after speaker with a passion for workplace wellbeing, employee resilience programs and best practice injury management strategies.

Currently, Sharon channels her experience and expertise into creating and delivering innovative content across the three pillars of physical, mental and social health to encourage individuals to make small changes for big impacts on their physical health, energy levels, mood and ability to cope.

Sharon is a lecturer at Charles Sturt University in the area of Occupational Physiotherapy, and she recently presented at the National Workplace Health Conference and The Positive School Conference in Sydney. 

In 2014 Sharon was invited to partner with the ABC, to deliver Happy Body at Work - an evidenced based wellbeing program designed for workplaces seeking to improve the energy, resilience and performance of their people. Sharon was involved in developing Happy Body at Work from early inception and has since delivered the program nationally to companies including PWC, Optus, Commonwealth Bank Australia, Sydney University, CSIRO & Sydney Trains.

Sharon has broad experience developing and tailoring wellbeing programs to deliver results for diverse audiences – from boardrooms to teachers in Mt Eliza and nurses working in rural and remote areas. Sharon’s presentations are well regarded as creative, relevant, inclusive and engaging.

Sharon is particularly interested in helping individuals increase their incidental activity and improve their sleep to impact mood and energy levels to better cope with stress, anxiety and depression.

Outside of work Sharon is heavily involved in her local community and has a passion for rural health. In 2015 she had the privilege of travelling to Tanzania as part of a volunteer medical team at The School of St Jude, performing medical checks on over 1800 children. Her twin daughters are the other great joy of her life.