The Anxious Achiever

Guest: Morra Aarons-Mele

Season: 9   Episode: 27

Does anxiety plague your leadership role? Just push through it isn’t a solution: the constant stress and strain of anxiety can take a toll on both your mental health and workplace performance. It’s time to stop ignoring the issue and start implementing effective strategies to manage anxiety.

Morra Aarons-Mele lives with anxiety, too, but has researched it deeply. Now, she’s dedicated to helping others navigate its challenges. In this episode, Morra shares her personal story with host Maureen Metcalf, and offers practical advice for anxious leaders across all industries. The unexpected twist? It turns out, anxiety can actually be a source of motivation and drive. Listen to learn more!

Here’s what Morra and Maureen cover:

  • The scale of anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues;
  • Why they are so important to acknowledge in the workplace; and
  • How anxiety affects your own leadership…and your team’s well-being.

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Leading with Care, Resilience, Team Effectiveness, Women in Leadership