Leading to Well-Being Speaker Series

About the Series

George Mason University’s Leading to Well-Being Speaker Series features presentations from innovative speakers who work at the intersection of leadership and well-being. They will share some of the latest well-being research and insights with you. After each presentation, you can use what you’ve learned to fuel your professional and personal success. Plan to join us online with your colleagues and friends. These presentations are offered for free by the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being. 


Leading to Well-Being Speaker Series


Join us on Wednesday, February 15, from noon to 1:15 p.m. ET, for “Beating Burnout and Boosting Resilience as a People Leader.” This webinar will be presented by Jacinta Jiménez, PsyD, BCC, author of The Burnout Fix, a bestselling science-backed resilience toolkit to help professionals succeed and flourish at work and in life.

We all know that excessive stress is a health hazard. But do you know how stress affects business performance? Stress impairs strategic thinking and lowers creative abilities. Since burnout from stress is a growing phenomenon in the workplace, successful leaders will be the ones who develop team cultures that inspire their people to tap into their core resilience capabilities. Dr. Jiménez’s presentation will reveal three key science-backed steps to address burnout and increase resilience:

  • DEVELOP: How to set up team norms that promote psychological safety and open conversations around stress and burnout
  • DETECT: Strategies to recognize signs of burnout and respond effectively
  • DEMONSTRATE: Ways to buffer against burnout through establishing and modeling pro-resilience practices at the team level

Dr. Jiménez is a psychologist, board-certified leadership coach, and motivation and behavior change specialist, and she has delivered keynote speeches on burnout and resilience for many top organizations. For more than 20 years, she has dedicated her career to the betterment of individuals, leaders, and organizations. Her work focuses on synthesizing her deep knowledge of human behavior and applying it to the development of technology, innovative coaching programs, and leaders.

Our Next Presentation

Join us on Wednesday, March 29, from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET, for “From Self-Care to We-Care: Insights from CEOs, Employees, and Health Care Professionals.” This webinar will be presented by business leaders Laura Hamill and Michael McCarthy. Stay tuned for more details and registration coming soon!

A Few of Our Past Speakers

Anjali Patel

Speaker, Lawyer, Business Consultancy Founder, and Author

Anjali Patel is CEO of Sweatours.com, a diversity, inclusion, and well-being consultancy focused on unleashing cultures of global connection. She speaks about her book Humanity at Work: Diversity, Inclusion, and Well-Being in an Increasingly Distributed Workforce regularly, at places such as industry conferences, organizations, TEDx, and Google StartUp Grind. She is a military wife and mom of three children and a dog.

Kevin Fenton

Public Health Expert

Professor Kevin Fenton, CBE, serves as Regional Director of the London Office for Health Improvement and Disparities in the U.K. Department of Health and Social Care. He helps leaders work for well-being and equity for all as we manage public health crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Featured Leading to Well-Being Programs

Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being

The Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being program will equip you to make positive change happen in your team and organizational culture. It emphasizes strengths-based and transformative practices. This experiential program features a curriculum that aligns with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) requirements and coaching competencies.

Masterful Coaching Course

The Masterful Coaching Course is a practicum for PCC-credentialed coaches to take their coaching to the next level of success. It meets the criteria for Level 3 Coaching Education accreditation by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), and includes in-depth instruction and exploration of advanced coaching topics.

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