Khanya Nyilenda

Summernet Restorative Wellness

What does your company do?

Summernet Restorative Wellness (SRW) a division of Summernet Group Pty LTD, is dedicated to revolutionising employee health and wellness through a holistic and technologically advanced approach. Our company provides comprehensive wellness solutions that integrate both digital and in-person services to address the multifaceted aspects of employee well-being. We offer a seamless blend of telehealth and virtual consultations alongside physical consultations and workshops, ensuring that our clients receive personalised and accessible care no matter their location. Our wellness platform is designed to monitor and enhance physical, mental, and emotional health. By leveraging advanced technologies such as AI and wearable technology integrations, we provide real-time health data and personalized recommendations that empower employees to take proactive steps towards better health. Our services include personalised wellness plans, mental health support, nutrition advice, fitness tracking, stress management programs and many other EAP's. At Summernet Restorative Wellness, our mission is to foster healthier, more productive work environments by addressing the unique health challenges faced by today's workforce. We promote sustainable health practices and enhance employee well-being through innovative, comprehensive, and accessible wellness solutions. Driven by a deep sense of purpose, we not only improve individual health outcomes but also contribute to broader societal goals. We are committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on good health and well-being, decent work and economic growth, and reduced inequalities. By leveraging digital services, we reduce our carbon footprint and create employment opportunities for South African youth, thereby addressing unemployment. Our passion for wellness and scalable model positions us to make a significant impact on both our clients and the community.

What is your biggest success?

Our biggest success at Summernet Restorative Wellness is a testament to our dedication and impact in the wellness industry. I was honoured to be part of the Inspiring African Women Cohort for 2023 and nominated for "Corporate Gold" by a prestigious business network in our province. These recognitions highlight our leadership and excellence in corporate wellness. Additionally, we were sponsored by MTN to study a programme in business digitalisation at a renowned educational institute, enhancing our expertise in leveraging technology for wellness solutions. Our expanding client base in both government institutions and the private sector underscores our success in delivering comprehensive wellness services. This growth has solidified our foothold in the market, allowing us to positively impact a broader audience. These achievements reflect our commitment to innovation, leadership, and improving employee well-being through accessible and effective wellness solutions, while also establishing ourselves as a trusted leader in the wellness industry.

What has been your biggest hurdle?

Our biggest hurdle at Summernet Restorative Wellness has been navigating the complexities of integrating advanced digital solutions with traditional wellness practices. While digitalisation offers immense benefits, it also comes with challenges such as ensuring data security, maintaining user privacy, and overcoming resistance to technological adoption among some clients. Additionally, educating our target audience about the value of a holistic wellness approach, which includes both physical and mental health aspects, required significant effort. Many businesses initially focused solely on physical health, and expanding their understanding to include mental and emotional well-being was a critical, yet challenging task. Furthermore, scaling our operations to meet the diverse needs of both large corporations and individual clients posed logistical and operational challenges. Ensuring consistent service quality and personalisation across a wide client base required substantial investment in training and technology. Despite these hurdles, our commitment to innovation, education, and quality service has enabled us to overcome these obstacles and continue growing and impacting the wellness industry positively.