#153 Jamie Goldstein, Mental Health and Emotional Fitness During Covid-19

Summary
Dr. Jamie Goldstein discusses how we are affected by Covid-19, and how to build your mental and emotional fitness.

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Who she is, what she does, what Coa offers. Impact of 2020/2021 on mental health, "Pulling back the curtain"; how Covid broke our community; "work from home" vs "work with home". Stress over a longer period affecting more people; advice on handling stress, building emotional fitness. A quick bit of advice to help now. How employers can help employees, wellness days, expecting less from employees, management should set an example, using vacation. Transitioning from work to home, adding a "commute" to your day, getting away from work. Handling loneliness, Coa community. Preparing for the next crisis, building your emotional fitness, getting comfortable with uncertainty. Seeing the positive. Finding out more about Coa.

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Coa

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#139 Heather Newman, The Importance of Workplace Culture

Summary
Heather Newman talks about company culture, why it is so important and how you can help improve it.

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Who she is, what she does. What culture means, elements of a good culture, transparency and trust; trust and mistakes. Heather's talk at MS ignite. How to find out about the culture from the outside, a bad reputation spreads. The interview and making the company appealing. Why culture is so important. Culture and strategy. Diversity, inclusion and culture; why it's important in tech. Seeing a bad culture when you're in the middle of it - "are you happy?". How to find Heather.

Links

Heather's Twitter
Heather's Podcast
Creative Maven
Content Panda

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#136 Dennie Declercq, On Developing With Autism

Summary
Dennie Declercq talks about autism, becoming a developer and his views on how to work with others with autism.

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Who he is, what he does, volunteer work. Dennie's view on autism, learning to program. Working, keeping the mind busy, crashing. Joining a coaching program. The challenges Dennie faces at work, getting stuck in a thought, eye contact, deadlines, asking for help. Planning his day. seeing the talents of a person. Where you can see Dennie give talks.

Links
Dennies's Twitter

Dennie's homepage

Dennie's talks

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#117 Arthur Doler, Mental Health Advice for Developers

Summary
Arthur Doler, developer and mental health advocate talks about the challenges he has faced and how to help others in the workplace.

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Who he is, what he does, why he's interested in mental health, mental health issues in the developer population; art talks about autism, bipolar disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder. A bad day vs a disorder, DSM 5. What to do if you or a colleague has a problem. Diagnostic language vs experiential language. You can't leave your personal life at the office door. How to help a colleague. Dealing with a mental health crisis. How we as an industry can improve things, work-life balance.

Links
Arthur's homepage
Open Sourcing Mental Illness
Mental Health First Aid

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