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Performance AND Wellbeing Can Co-Exist

I believe that we can Live in the AND.
We can perform at work AND at home in a powerful AND healthy way.
 

Join the Conversation. Lead by Example.

Lead with Wellbeing.

We get to be clear about what is important, identify the tradeoffs and make choices that will move us towards how we want to be and what we want to accomplish. Surrounding ourselves with people who can support our vision is key!

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Campaign Purpose

The past two years, I have been very open about sharing my wellbeing challenges and my journey towards integrating practices that support me. Time and time again, people have thanked me for speaking up. It is not very often, so I am told, that people of color and women put their business out there.

With so many folks in traditional media and on social media connecting and sharing, I thought, “How can that be true?” But it is a big world and I recognize that if people are compelled by who I am and what I am sharing, I am happy to be the messenger. 

So, I consider this my year-long Public Service Announcement. If you want to hear the voice of a black woman business leader who lived a life of janky wellbeing and has learned from it, then read on. And if you have, or still are, living that life, now you know that you are not alone.

Campaign Goals
1. Build awareness around the many wellbeing domains.

Why? So it will be easier for us (you and me) to identify goals and practices to support integrating wellbeing into our personal and professional lives.

2. Create safe spaces for people to share and be open.

Why? We get to have support and it is difficult to receive support if folks do not know when, how or why to give it. There is so much power in sharing (and there is such a thing as “TMI”).

3. Reinforce that folks get to lead by example.

Why? Leadership is about leading and inspiring others to create and how we (you and me) show up – no matter where we are – matters.

Credentials

I operate Pitts Leadership Consulting (“Pitts Leadership”). Pitts Leadership’s mission is to help people connect to their greatness and to strengthen the employee/employer social contract to support a thriving and engaged workforce. I do this through leadership coaching, training and public speaking.                               

I also serve as the Director of Business Development for Compassionate Leaders Circle, a professional development company that focuses on developing remarkable work, leaders and conversations through curriculum, coaching and contemplative practice.

I have operated at the intersection of strategy, people and business process for 20+ years. Read more about me and my story.

Education:

  • ICF-Certified Professional Coach. Area of Focus: Leadership Coaching.
  • Society for Human Resource Management-Senior Certified Professional. 
  • MBA, Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. Concentrations: Leadership, Strategy. 
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania. Major: Sociology.

Hobbies: Dining out with friends. Karaoke. Golf with my husband, Tom. 

Passions: Mentoring young black women professionals.

Service: 

  • Johnson Recent Alumni Council, Alumni Engagement Chair.
  • Johnson Club of New York, Ambassador.
  • S.T.E.M.ulating Minds, Development Volunteer.

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Wellbeing Domains & Definitions

While the dictionary definition of wellbeing is “the state of being happy, healthy, or prosperous,” the academic and scientific communities have various foci.
I will create conversations around these wellbeing domains.

Mental: Emotional

The ability to practice stress-management techniques, be resilient and generate the emotions that lead to good feelings.

Mental: Psychological

Ryff’s 6 factor model: 1) self-acceptance, 2) positive relations, 3) autonomy, 4) environmental mastery, 5) purpose in life, 6) a sense of personal growth.

Mental: Social

The ability to communicate, develop meaningful relationships with others and maintain a support network that helps you overcome loneliness.

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Physical

The ability to improve the functioning of your body through healthy eating and good exercise habits.

Spiritual

The ability to find inner peace and harmony, usually stemming from beliefs, faith, values, ethics or moral principles that provide purpose and direction in our lives.

Societal

The ability to actively participate in a thriving community, culture, and environment.

Download My Wellbeing Booster

2020 has tested our capacity to deal with change, challenge and uncertainty.

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Thoughts & Conversations

I am excited to share my thoughts, feelings and experiences around wellbeing with you. I am also happy to share my interviews with other business leaders about their journeys.

Get Involved

We are going through this wellbeing journey together. Let's connect, learn from one another and share our lessons.

My Sponsors

I am grateful for my campaign sponsors. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please reach out to me.