Awareness and Acceptance
That "lonely at the top" feeling.
Perhaps you will recognize it in yourself, in someone you know and care about, or even in one of your bosses or colleagues.
Recognizing the loneliness is key in order to act to change it and embrace a happy, satisfying life
Executive loneliness is actually quite common, though typically hidden.
Many executives and senior business leaders were already anxious and isolated before the COVID-19 pandemic kicked in.
With companies now in crisis mode, and many employees suffering, senior executives often have to carry this weight on their shoulders—alone.
Executive Loneliness is now a more critical topic than ever.
Executive Loneliness Book
Guidance and Support
Actionable pathwas ways enabling executives to emerge stronger and better from this difficult place.
By speaking up about depression and anxiety, and my own personal story, I am encouraging others who may be suffering to also come forward and to ask for help.
I know that this is working because, after each of my keynote speeches or published articles on the topic of executive loneliness, I am contacted by people who want to thank me or who are seeking help.
I am then able to listen and help steer them in the right direction, linking them to experts.
If I cannot help, I know the people to link them to who can. We must always know that we are not alone, and we should never be too shy to ask for help.
Support Contacts and Helplines
Insights and Community
An holistic approach to self-awareness and personal well-being, focussing on healthy relationships, networks and community.
It’s essential for leaders to not carry the heavy burden of leadership in isolation.
The expectation is: When you are at the top, you are supposed to have all the answersI
You are supposed to know everything. You cannot expose your vulnerability.
I have learnt through my recovery journey that life is not about winning. It is about showing up and being seen - and asking for help when you need it.
Peer support groups and professional networking organizations can provide that dialogue, a listening ear, and more importantly, empathy from someone who can truly understand.