In this week's episode, "Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness in the Workplace," we welcomed blogger and advocate Christina Bockisch to discuss her experience with balancing work and life with her recent diagnosis of bi-polar disorder.
Before we get much further, Angela, Brie and I want to make really clear that are not mental health professionals.
The recommendations, discussions, and resources shared during today's episode come from a place of our personal experiences.
We may say the wrong thing or not say something important that should be said. We ask that you listen and share this episode in the spirit of transparency, openness, and seeking to make a difference for you or your coworkers.
I, personally, am extremely thankful to have welcomed Christina for this episode as her and I are former coworkers.
Fun fact: Angela arranged for Christina to be on the show without knowing this!
During today's episode, Christina shares:
How she became aware mental illness was affecting her work
How her current boss and team reacted
What the support of her team means to her today
The tactics she uses to create a better balance for herself
...and for a fun bonus, I share what I mistakes I made in leading Christina and the impact it has on my leadership style today.
Meet Christina Bockisch Inbound Marketing Specialist, Clariant Creative Agency
A lifelong writer, Christina stumbled upon inbound marketing accidentally but quickly fell in love with all things inbound and HubSpot.
As an Inbound Marketing Specialist at Clariant Creative, Christina is responsible for developing marketing plans, creating content, analyzing data and helping clients achieve their goals. When she’s not working, you can find her writing about mental health on her blog, participating in mud runs and spending time with her dog, Hendrix.
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About Britt Schwartz
Britt is proud to serve as a Strategist here at IMPACT, in which she, completely unbiased, believes to be the best POD ever. With her experience in consulting companies ranging from funded start-ups and SMBs to enterprise global brands on digital and inbound strategy, Britt believes marketing is more than just numbers and Mad Men style creative - it's both. When not working on helping IMPACT fulfill its vision, you can find her teaching her children the ways of the Force and the history of Middle Earth.