Sheryl Ziegler is a thought leader in the space of mental health, burnout, stress prevention and management. After writing Mommy Burnout: how to reclaim your life and raise healthier children in the process, she started speaking not only with parenting groups and schools but also to companies interested in the mental wellness of their employees, many with a majority of their workforce being parents.
Once the pandemic hit, Dr. Ziegler was asked to speak about burnout on an international level. She has spoken to hundreds of employees around the world about workplace burnout, how management can support mental wellness in the workplace and the cost of burnout. Leadership groups such as Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Entrepreneur's Organization (EO), Intel, Fox Sports, and other small businesses have asked Dr. Ziegler to share her 20+years of mental health knowledge, research and experience specific to stress management to their organizations.
Now that people are emerging from the pandemic, we are seeing “The Great Resignation” where people are opting out of things, including employment, which doesn’t bring them joy and well-being. Burnout has historically been cited as a top reason for employees leaving their jobs but now it will be a reason why people don’t go back to the jobs that they feel unappreciated or unfulfilled in. Dr. Ziegler is positioned to be in the forefront of this post-pandemic future in which resilience, well-being and balance will be a true metric for success.
With millions of people coming out of the pandemic with greater levels of anxiety and depression, they report feeling that at least what they can control is where and how they spend the majority of their days. Incorporating mental well-being into the daily practice of a job is going to be key for any business to retain employees and thrive into the future. The time has finally come where this isn't just an ideal perk of a job but rather an embedded factor of the culture of any healthy company.
Dr. Ziegler will guide leadership and employees on factors known by research to create truly mentally healthy workplaces and support the people who work there. This has been called a “once in a generation” opportunity.