Financial Wellness is Foundational to Holistic Well-Being and Organizational Success

Financial Wellness is Foundational to Holistic Well-Being and Organizational Success

When I was young, I viewed money through the lens of limitless possibilities. Remember that phrase, “money doesn’t grow on trees”?  While true and repeated many times through my childhood, my parents were also subtly planting seeds of financial wisdom that grew with me.  I remember one scorching summer, my obsession with Slurpees became an unintentional lesson in becoming financially resilient. Every day, I would dip into my meager stash of cash, earned by mowing [...]
Transforming Construction Leadership Obstacles into Opportunities

Transforming Construction Leadership Obstacles into Opportunities

Every field faces unique challenges, and the construction industry is no different. In fact, it often comes with elevated stress as construction workers face typical workplace challenges exacerbated by safety concerns, tight deadlines and ever-changing demands. As a construction industry keynote speaker, I have supported countless industry leaders as they seek innovative ways to transform obstacles into opportunities.  I recall one specific leader who was facing especially tough times.  Safety concerns were popping up daily [...]
Building Unbreakable Resilience in Healthcare

Building Unbreakable Resilience in Healthcare

I have a friend who used to be a nurse. She was (and still is) empathetic, knowledgeable, committed, incredibly detail-oriented and caring — everything a patient could want or need in a healthcare professional. Her commitment was admirable, but over time it became clear that she was neglecting her own well-being. The endless hours and emotional strain took their toll, and she ultimately succumbed to burnout. Because she wasn’t proactive in mitigating the effects of [...]
Simplify Adulting with Strategies for Managing Stress in the Workplace

Simplify Adulting with Strategies for Managing Stress in the Workplace

Around age ten, I remember coming home from school on a Friday, tossing my backpack in the corner, kicking off my shoes and heading into the kitchen to grab a snack. A school and homework-free weekend filled with endless possibilities loomed ahead. As I plopped on the couch, apple in hand, envisioning bike rides and Blockbuster trips, I realized the house was eerily quiet. This prompted a parental search. Instead of the anticipated relaxation, I [...]
Blaze a Trail to Enhancing Employee Engagement

Blaze a Trail to Enhancing Employee Engagement

A few months ago, on a beautiful afternoon, I went hiking with friends. I was having a great time, breathing in the fresh air, feeling the sun's warmth on my face and a cool breeze at my back. As the leader of this particular hike, I kept one eye out for trail markers and one ear open to the lively conversation behind me as we made our way through the beautiful terrain.  Until my phone [...]