How Entrepreneurs and Leaders Can Manage Difficult Emotions with Dr. Sherry Walling
In this episode, Bart speaks with psychologist, podcaster and renowned speaker Dr. Sherry Walling about the emotional challenges facing entrepreneurs and leaders today. In her practice, Sherry helps clients navigate transition, rapid growth, loss and other complex human experiences. She draws on this work to share with Bart why leaders are facing the highest levels of burnout, stress and anxiety in 30 years, and what to do about it. Sherry explores techniques like self-soothing, practicing gratitude and building strong, connected relationships to weather the storm and emerge energized and feeling more capable and confident. An important listen for anyone grappling with the mental health challenges that are increasingly the price to pay for leadership.
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00:50 - Introducing and welcoming Sherry
02:22 - Why Bart asked Sherry on to the show
03:22 - Sherry talks about her background
05:11 - Entrepreneurs and PTSD symptoms
06:56 - Making the switch to working with Entrepreneurs from Soldiers
07:09 - Aaron Shwartz
08:48 - Overview of challenges facing leaders today
09:14 - Pace of change
10:27 - Google example of insecurity
10:51 - How does this change affect leaders?
11:14 - Not being able to stop thoughts
11:48 - Incomplete information
12:34 - Burnout and Stress
13:11 - What burnout consists of
14:08 - Data on suicide rates over the last 30 years
16:04 - Strategies to help in times of changes
16:25 - Internal capacity to feel calm is important
16:51 - Learning to settle down
17:29 - How do people calm themselves?
18:08 - Help for the doom scrollers
21:20 - Learning Gratitude
22:14 - Naturally hyper-attuned to the negative
24:43 - Her new book about grief
26:22 - Strong, connected relationships
29:46 - Optimism about entrepreneurs and their relationships
31:11 - Summing it up...
31:52 - Glitch
31:53 - Where can people go for more information?
32:30 - Circus movement!
33:03 - Thank yous
33:40 - Outro
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