WQ – Wellbeing Quotient
To stay ahead in challenging times, it is not enough to be smart (a high IQ) and to be emotionally intelligent (a high EQ). To sustain high performance over time and live a good life, you depend heavily on a much more fundamental capacity, your Wellbeing Quotient, your ‘WQ’.
People with a high WQ simply feel and perform better. They are strong; physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually, and they achieve a higher quality of life. They are more in control and can absorb more, allowing them to sustain higher levels of performance and bounce back more gracefully when confronted with the inevitable setbacks that come with their jobs, or in their private lives.
All of this carries forward, creating an upward spiral for the people around them. Their clients, colleagues, family and friends all benefit.
There are many ways through which you can enhance your wellbeing. The biggest changes come from taking a few small steps that improve the behavior you have performed since the day you were born, and that you’ll perform for the rest of your life.
WQ, Unleash Your Full Potential offers new insights and practical tips for making small but powerful long-lasting changes in your daily routine, supported by references to behavioral and neuroscience. The strategies in this book have been tried & tested and, if implemented, they are guaranteed to enhance your WQ!
Eat, Move, Sleep, Relax
Each chapter is divided into two parts. The first part deals in detail with how your wellbeing and performance are affected by your daily behavior, and motivates you to improve your daily routines. The second part provides a list of practical tips and strategies that make it easier to follow through with behavioral change and achieve a healthier work-life harmony.
Crossing the Gap
Most people can use some help in implementing change; the final part of the book, ‘Crossing the Gap’, offers you that help. It provides key insights from both neuro- and behavioral science, that will help you better understand how to make your behavioral changes stick. How you can keep your motivation at a high level, how you can make change easier, how you can nudge yourself into performing the behaviors that enhance your wellbeing and how you can translate your new behaviors into strong habits.
Crossing the Gap includes ten proven strategies for successful change. Applying any of them is guaranteed to work, and every time you successfully implement a behavioral change, it will build your confidence, making it easier to implement new behaviors in all spheres of your life. That is the power of WQ!
Praise for WQ
‘Change ultimately has to come from within, but what is different about Folef’s WQ program is not only does he open the door to a more fulfilling life, but he takes your hand and guides you every step of this transformational journey. No more excuses, stop talking and start doing.’ Andy Jones
‘The good thing about the WQ approach is the fact that it provides a cafeteria plan of solutions, tweaks and suggestions from which each individual can make a best fitting selection … For me this results in a sustainable improvement and avoids chasing unreachable goals.’ Philip Wietendaele
‘Great insights and very useful tools to improve your energy levels, which enhances the quality of your everyday life, professionally as well as personally.’ Emmeline Hessels
‘Folef’s new book delivers what we all desperately need. However surprisingly often running our private and business life on an autopilot, we neglect it.‘ Arek Szperna
‘I really recommend the book to everyone who wants to improve their wellbeing in a realistic and sustainable way! It’s very easy to read and clear to follow the logic and reasoning.’ Victoria Capard-Chorny
About the Author
Folef Bredt is Co-founder of, and Innovation Director at Lifeguard. Their mission is to keep organisations and their employees healthy, happy and productive.
With his organisation Folef has gained extensive experience in coaching and training individuals and teams at over a hundred organisations.
He has a background in stress-management and is specialized in behavioural science and corporate Wellbeing. He lives with his partner and three children in Maarssen, The Netherlands.