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Michelle Dickinson – Mental Health in the Workplace

Michelle Dickenson Episode


Episode Overview:

Feeling overwhelmed and need a little help? When it comes to mental health in the workplace, people are still reluctant to divulge their issues. In a recent survey, 68% of business professionals worried that reaching out about a mental health issue could negatively impact their job security. Although 50 percent of employees (and 60 percent of Millennial employees) reported having had a mental health lapse, only one-third of those employees reached out to their employers. In this episode Mental Health author, Ted Talk speaker and advocate Michelle Dickinson shares some insights on how businesses can remove the stigma and shame that comes from invisible disabilities. Join me now for my conversation with Michelle.

Guest Bio:

Michelle works to normalize the mental health narrative in the workplace and prevent employee burnout by teaching resilience and mental well-being workshops. She helps leaders gain the confidence to reach out and support their staff if they sense they may be suffering. She has empowered thousands of employees with her resiliency workshops throughout the pandemic. 

Michelle is a Workplace Mental Health Strategist & Consultant and a TED Talk Speaker and a published author of her memoir “Breaking Into My Life – Growing Up with a Bipolar Parent and My Battle to Reclaim Myself”. Because she has worked in the corporate space for over 19 years, suffered from depression herself, and spent her childhood and young adult life caring for her bipolar mother, Michelle gets it! And she knows first-hand what it is like to navigate a mental health imbalance.

Michelle specializes in helping organizations increase inclusion, presentee-ism, and retention while decreasing employee downtime by cultivating a culture of compassion in the workplace.

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Insight Gold Timestamps:

06:04 Sobering statistics 

11:49 The brain is just another organ

25:50 We have to protect our minds

31:31 Coming out of the pandemic

33:57 A gratitude practice

39:32 Digital detox

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About the Host, Michael

Michael Vickers inspires enduring success, redefining the possible for today’s sales professionals, leaders, and managers. Whatever the sales or business opportunity, Michael will greatly enhance your odds of success. Every person who has an idea to promote, an employee to motivate, or a deal to negotiate, will attain a new level of success after an event with Michael.

Michael is also the best-selling author of Becoming Preferred: How to Outsell Your Competition, and Dance of the Rainmaker: Creating Authentic Differentiation in Today's Competitive Marketplace, where he shares his secrets to achieving the very highest level of sales mastery.

Whatever the result you’re striving for, if it involves influencing others or achieving success through others, Michael will build your confidence and accelerate your performance.

Michael is the Executive Director of Summit Learning Systems, a company that offers customized in-house training programs to many of today’s leading companies. He teaches thousands of business professionals throughout North America the skills required to achieve optimum performance.

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