3 Key Points in this Episode:
- Show personal interest and offer support.
- Listen carefully and don’t feel any pressure to do anything.
- You’re a business leader, not a therapist so don’t try to be one.
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This is part-3 of the Depression in the Workplace mini-series. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to part-1, episode 101, we speak with CEO Dennis C. Miller about how to be a leader with depression and part-2, episode 102, I share my personal story, I encourage you to listen to those episodes first.
Today, in part-3 we are going to speak with Michele Molitor about how to help employees with depression.
Bio of Today’s Guest
Michele is the founder and CEO of Nectar Consulting, and co-author of the best-selling book “Breakthrough Healing”. She works with executives and entrepreneurs bringing over 25 years of experience, intuitive insights and strategic business savvy to their success. She is an expert at enhancing the capacity of leaders, to build high performing teams and exponentially increase bottom-line results.
Michele has suffered depression and understands how to help employees with depression. Here is my interview with Michele.
You can reach Michele by going to her website: NectarConsulting.com
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Key Take Away
The key takeaway from today’s episode is that there is great value in showing personal interest in our employees, often time just listening without the pressure to do anything is enough, and remember you are a leader, not a therapist, so don’t try to be one.
Michele referenced Lost Connections – Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression written by Johann Hari.
Michele also has prepared a resource for leaders, if you are interested please go to jamieirvine.ca/depression3.
Next episode we are going to finish the 4-part mini-series Depression in the Workplace by discussing how important it is to use the tools available to overcome depression and anxiety.
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