VLOG

Leaders Have a Hand in Burnout

I recently shared that organizations have a hand in burnout and when those organizations take well-being seriously, their organizational performance is 2.5 times greater compared to those who don't. Leaders also have a hand in burnout. Because of the high degree of interaction they have with their direct reports, they absolutely impact employee engagement and retention, and much of it comes down to supporting their well-being. Here I share the most direct and effective action leaders can take to demonstrate that they care about employee well-being, to improve overall performance.

Organizations Have a Hand in Burnout

Not taking burnout seriously is one of the top three mistakes organizations are making today. Yet when they do take it seriously, their organizational performance is 2.5 times greater compared to those who don't. Here I share the most direct and effective action organizations can take to demonstrate that they care about employee well-being, to improve overall performance.

2020 Was a Pivotal Year for Women

Just released last week, LinkedIn’s latest Workforce Confidence Index shows that 74% of women say they are very or somewhat stressed for work-related reasons, compared with just 61% of employed male respondents. While also this year, McKinsey reported that 1 in 4 women are now considering downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce altogether, something they would’ve never considered the year prior. What are organizations doing wrong when it comes to advancing women, particularly when it comes to women in leadership? Find out here as I'm interviewed by Amanda Laden, Founder of the VinoKarma Project.

Stop Trying to Beat Burnout in Isolation

By spring of this year, over half of American workers reported being burned out. I'm not surprised! You're probably not either, especially if you're there now or on the way to hitting that #burnout wall. Burnout is not to be dismissed! It's an officially diagnosable condition through the World Health Organization, and it's a condition that needs to be handled. But too many believe that the way to beat burnout is in isolation. Find out why this should never be the answer and how to move toward a solution that can work for you!

3 Things That Are Holding You Back

Feeling stuck in your role? Find out the three things that I've discovered after working with hundreds of professionals that are most likely holding you back!

3 Ways to Build Resilience

Shortly after I celebrated my 10-year work anniversary, I found myself in a situation that challenged my resilience, my ability to mentally and emotionally deal with this crisis.  While I've faced other circumstances that tested my strength in the past, nothing seemed to be quite like this - from the situation itself to how I was dealing with it. Being resilient doesn't mean that you'll never experience difficulty or stress, but like building a muscle, you can strengthen your resilience with intention over time. In this video, I give you the three intentional ways that I flexed my resiliency muscle that will help you do the same!

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Quit

Women left the workforce at higher rates than men in 2020 and many more are considering doing so in the near future - something they would've never considered the year prior. I know first-hand what this feels like as I experienced my own #burnout at the end of 2013, where I initially believed my only option was to quit my job if I were to save my family and my health. If you're like me and many of the other working women, I encourage you to pause and reflect on these three questions before making a decision to quit!

Take a Day Off Ferris Bueller Style

In the 1986 John Hughes hit movie, Ferris Bueller skips a day of high school to spend it in the city of Chicago. While I'm certainly not suggesting to become a young delinquent, I do believe Ferris was onto something here! Find out why in this week's video!

Break Free of the Monotony

I'm a huge fan of routines - they're a significant contributor to remaining efficient and effective. But what about those times when things feel monotonous? When the days become a blur and you feel like you're in a slump? Find out in this week's video how you can softly shake things up without shattering your entire routine!

Build Your Confidence with this Important Foundation

Over the past year or so, you may have held off on asking for a promotion or raise, but now you feel like Samuel L. Jackson in The Negotiator. You may have held off on special requests because it felt selfish during a time of crisis, but now you're looking to Julia Roberts from Erin Brockovich for strength. You may have felt comfortable behind your computer screen, but now you're preparing like Mel Gibson in Braveheart to give a rousing presentation to an important group. Whether you're channeling Samuel, Julia, or Mel, you may need a dose of confidence! While it's common knowledge that confidence is one of the keys to having success in these situations, what's not so common knowledge is whether or not you have what it takes to actually be confident. In this video I share the foundation required so that confidence is no longer an illusion, but instead, a reality for you!