May 18, 2021
How have you been dealing with your mental health struggles during the pandemic? We have to admit that in one way or the other, we may all have been struggling through the several months of the pandemic and lockdown.
It is important that you become self-aware of the issues we are going through and gather the courage to talk about them.
In this episode of the Legendary Leaders Podcast, we have Michelle E. Dickinson, a passionate mental health advocate, a TED speaker, and a published author of a memoir entitled ‘Breaking into My Life’. She has spent years working to eradicate the mental health stigma within her own workplace by elevating compassion, causing more open conversations, and leading real change in how mental illness is understood.
She powerfully shares her own struggles with mental health issues and offers advice on how leaders can support employees’ mental wellbeing.
Listen in to learn the importance of having empathy and compassion as a people’s leader to support your employees. You will also learn the importance of sharing your mental health struggles to open up the opportunity to receive help.
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Find | Michelle E. Dickinson
Website: www.michelleedickinson.com & www.breakingintomylife.com
On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn6Yaq3AqLUebGmfZoRdB4Q
On Instagram: @michelledickinson71
On Twitter: @mdickinson13
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On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-e-dickinson-7882013
Book: Breaking into My Life Memoir
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As a Thought Leader in the Mindset & (Self-) Leadership space, Cathleen supports high achieving, but worn-out women create a more content & balanced life without sacrificing their hard-earned success. Following a simple 6 step framework, she helps you not only reconnect with your inner feminine side; Cathleen also supports you to rediscover your REAL YOU!
Cathleen focuses on women who lost their sense of purpose, who feel they are running in a hamster wheel, trying to please everyone but themselves. She helps you to turn your careers, your social connections and personal life around so that you will start feeling fulfilled and excited again about the days to come.
At the end of the process, Cathleen's clients will feel healthier, happier, energised and clear about their future.
With over 15 years of leadership experience in Retail, Media & Broadcasting, Engineering and Property Investment, Cathleen has not only experienced the challenges and opportunities of a female leader herself; she has also been leading and supporting various leadership development initiatives within large, complex, multinational matrix organisations.
Only by deeply experiencing her very personal life challenges – ‘hitting a wall experiences’ –Cathleen was able to redefine her own purpose, deciding to bring ease and content to as many women as possible on the planet!
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About Michelle E. Dickinson - Wellbeing & Resilience Authority, Author, TED Speaker, Passionate Mental & Health Change Agent
Michelle E. Dickinson is a passionate mental health advocate, a TED speaker, and a published author of a memoir entitled Breaking Into My Life. After years of playing the role of child caregiver, Michelle embarked on her own healing journey of self-discovery. Her memoir offers a rare glimpse into a young girl’s experience living with—and loving—her bipolar mother. Michelle spent years working to eradicate the mental health stigma within her own workplace by elevating compassion, causing more open conversations, and leading real change in how mental illness is understood in the workplace.
Michelle also knows first-hand what it feels like to struggle with a mental illness after experiencing her own depression due to challenging life events of her own just a few years ago. Michelle recently concluded her 19-year pharmaceutical career and became an entrepreneur. She has emerged from her own challenging life events with a strong desire to positively impact the mental health landscape within the first responder community, the workplace and within local communities.
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