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  • Writer's pictureJanine Friedman, Executive Coach

May is Mental Health Month: Prioritizing Wellness in the Workplace



As May marks Mental Health Month, I wanted to take a moment to emphasize the importance of prioritizing mental health and wellness, especially in the workplace. As a leadership coach with 25+ years of experience helping individuals and teams succeed in the workplace, I've witnessed firsthand the impact that workplace burnout can have. 


Did you know that burnout affects a significant portion of the U.S. workforce? According to a Gallup study, approximately 77% of employees have experienced burnout at their current job. This alarming figure underscores the urgent need for proactive measures to address and prevent burnout in the workplace. 


Leaders, in particular, play a crucial role in preventing burnout among their teams. However, it's essential for leaders to prioritize their own well-being as well. As the saying goes, "A dead battery cannot re-charge another dead battery." When leaders prioritize their mental health and well-being, they're better equipped to foster environments that are free from burnout and promote overall wellness. 


This is where coaching can make a significant difference. Through coaching, leaders can gain valuable insights into their own stressors, triggers, and coping mechanisms. By developing self-awareness and resilience, leaders can effectively manage stress, prevent burnout, and lead by example in creating a healthy work culture. 


Coaching also empowers leaders with the skills and strategies needed to support their team members' mental health and well-being. From fostering open communication and setting realistic expectations to promoting work-life balance and offering support resources, leaders can play a proactive role in preventing burnout among their teams. 


As we navigate the ongoing challenges and uncertainties of the modern workplace, let's recommit ourselves to prioritizing mental health and wellness. Together, we can create workplaces where individuals thrive, teams excel, and burnout becomes a thing of the past. 


If you're interested in exploring how coaching can support you in preventing burnout and fostering a healthy work environment, I invite you to reach out for a complimentary coaching consultation. Together, we can take proactive steps towards building a culture of well-being and resilience. 


Wishing you a mentally healthy and fulfilling month and year ahead.


“Empowerment begins when people realize they have a choice.”


Janine Friedman, Owner and founder of Choice Training and Coaching Solutions, Inc. is a leadership and career performance coach and holds a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coaching Federation as well as a certification in High Flow Coaching.

 

She has spent her 25+ year career dedicated to unlocking the potential of individuals and teams. She empowers leaders to navigate challenges with confidence and inspire teams to reach new heights.


Through personalized coaching, dynamic workshops, and transformative strategies, she equips leaders with the skills and mindset needed to thrive in today's ever-evolving business landscape.


A large chunk of the work she does involves empowering women to move past self-doubt and Imposter Syndrome so they can experience more success in their careers without giving up happiness in their lives.


To learn more about her background click here.    To schedule a FREE 45-minute coaching consultation to sample what coaching can do for you, click here.


Success is a Choice.


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