As I continue my exploration of stress and burnout, this week I’m highlighting the differences between the two, and sharing four ways to mitigate workday stress.
“Self-care is how you take your power back.” ~ Lalah Delia When stress is high self-care gets pushed to the side. The more you do that, the more you risk not just burnout, but pandemic burnout... which is a carry-over version of burnout that infiltrates all areas of...
People are stressed, burned out, and disengaged. And in the ‘workplace’ (whatever that looks like now), they’re looking to managers and leaders to get support. Are you equipped to help yourself and your work team with this post-pandemic problem?
As I prepped for this week’s blog, I re-read a post I originally created in July of 2020, some 4 months into the pandemic. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry as I processed the fact that 2 years later, not only are we still dealing with the pandemic, but much of the challenges we were facing back then, are presenting themselves to us today in slightly different ways.
It’s been a long winter, even though it’s actually spring. Anyone else feeling it? These last few weeks have felt a bit BLAH to me, with cold weather and the same ‘ol, same ‘ol, and I admit, I’ve been dragging my butt a bit. Here’s 4 ways to add SPRING to your Spring!
What the world needs now is KINDNESS! Even the smallest of kind acts can help a person feel better, or ease a difficult situation. Kindness is free to give and makes you and the recipient feel good, so it’s a no-brainer in my mind.
While we wished we could have had Michelle speak in person, she made the virtual interaction top notch, feeling engaged and like we were right there with her! I would recommend her to anyone looking to be motivated and to inspire your group while having fun along the way. Her energy was exactly what we all needed with so many takeaways for the designers to take beyond the presentation and grow as an individual and employee.
As an added bonus, Michelle sent a personal signed copy of her wonderful book to each of our designers as a gift from our company for their continued growth and appreciation. The responses from our attendees were overwhelmingly positive, saying that Michelle’s presentation was one the best parts of the conference, and the designers appreciated us as a company investing in their mental health and well-being as individuals. I would gladly have Michelle back for any of our future events as an inspiring, fun and engaging keynote!
Michelle offers a fun, engaging, and realistic view of how we can take control in our lives and live to our full potential. We also enjoyed meeting with Michelle in person. She helped our team feel some joy and human connection, something we have all been missing for a very long time!
Michelle's virtual skills put her in a category few belong to. She transcends the space to make you feel like you are having a one-on-one conversation with her. She is comfortable, relaxed, and skilled at making the audience feel the same way. Michelle is guaranteed to make you feel confident in your speaker choice. She delivers every single time.
Michelle keynoted on stress management at work which fit with our mental health theme and then the panel together with Michelle delved into the themes of diversity & inclusion, and the challenges women face in the workplace.
Some of the comments from the employees on Michelle’s keynote presentation were: ‘Hearing Michelle say that that we don’t have to hold it together was what I needed to hear amidst a pandemic and the challenging times I am in’, ‘you need to give yourself time to recover from stress was the key learning for me’, ‘her full body presentation made it look like she was in the room with us’, ‘it was very engaging’, ‘I have been with the organization for 10 years and this was the best IWD event I have attended in terms of the speaker’.
Other panel speakers said ‘Michelle was well versed in the topic, engaging and very easy to work with as a panel member’ We hope to have Michelle again hopefully face-to-face post pandemic.
I have also had the honour of seeing Michelle present in person at an all day professional development workshop and her humour and enthusiasm shines brightly! I highly recommend Michelle Cederberg for your next event!
We conducted a survey after the event and the results showed that >90% of the team were very satisfied or satisfied by the presentation made by Michelle. It was very impressive, and Michelle really exceeded all the previous guest speakers we used in the past.
Everyone in the room left motivated and re-engaged. Shell Retail would highly endorse Michelle for any audience. She did a fantastic job at getting the attention of the group with her lively and energized presentation.