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desk.coach recognised in 2023 Finder Innovation Awards.

desk.coach and its co-founder and CEO Leigh Sherry have taken home Highly Commended in the 2023 Finder Innovation Awards in the Innovation Champion category.


The category was open to any person that has “championed a new product, process or innovation in the Australian market”.


desk.coach is a real-time program that helps people in a workplace make healthier choices and improve their understanding of health and wellbeing.

It does this by using real-time nudges, giving employees access to a health and wellbeing library and creating heatmaps and achievement logs to help users stay on track and accountable.


The Finder Innovation Award judges were impressed by the desk.coach product and Sherry’s championing of it.


I love the concept,” said judge Chris Stevenson. “I can see how this platform will appeal to organisations where team members are predominately sedentary. I can see the value it will provide if embraced.”


Leigh’s background in exercise physiology and sports science uniquely positioned her to recognise and address a significant business challenge related to sick leave and turnover”, said fellow judge and Finder’s comparison innovation manager Matthew Ozolins.


“Her ability to bring a tech product to life, despite lacking a traditional tech background is certainly impressive. It would have taken real grit and commitment to her belief that this was an innovative solution to a big problem, with big potential to improve workplace health.”


Now in its eighth year, the Finder Innovation Awards continues to recognise innovative businesses and people across a range of industries. This year saw nearly 200 entries submitted, making desk.coach’s award particularly impressive.


Written for desk.coach by:

Elizabeth Barry is the lead editor for Finder. She has over 10 years’ experience writing about a range of topics with a focus on personal finance. You’ll find her writing and commentary in a range of publications and media including Seven News, the ABC, MSN, the Irish Times and Singapore Business Review.


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