Behavioral Scientist Dedicated Advocate for Digital Wellbeing & Ethics Host of Evolving Digital Self & Global Nomad Hacks Podcasts
Dr. Heidi Forbes Öste is a behavioral scientist with a passion for digital wellbeing and humanity
Combining a career in social strategy (advising organizations and leadership on the use of technology to connect for knowledge sharing and relationship building), her doctoral research into the human behavior behind the interactions and her personal passion for wellbeing, Dr. Forbes Öste’s work has evolved to provide solutions for thriving in the digital era.
DR. FORBES ÖSTE’S BE-ING@WORK RESEARCH EXPLORES TRIGGERS TO PRESENTEEISM, SHOWING UP PHYSICALLY BUT ABSENT IN PRESENCE-OF-MIND, AND POTENTIAL TECH-BASED SOLUTIONS TO SUPPORT HUMANITY
We aim to achieve a state of sociomateriality, a fluid interaction between the digital and self, from which our best comes forward. Forbes Öste advises on the development of new tools and adaptation of old systems to find ways to thrive in the natural and physical world of todays’ hybrid system.
2BalanceU aims to improve the contemporary workplace, where presence is possible, valued and augmented by innovation, knowledge and respect for the individual as part of the whole.
Dr. Forbes Öste’s work is based on the premise of respect for the human capacity to thrive as a purpose driven global citizen when provided the tools to achieve greater understanding of both body and mind.