What if my colleague tells me they're overwhelmed all the time - what am I supposed to do?What if my direct report's stress is stressing ME out?What do I do if my teammate is having a hard time at home - but I don't want to pry into their personal life?At least some of my colleagues are remote. How am I supposed to know how they're really feeling?The pandemic is on its way out. Shouldn't people be over it already?If you recognize that stress, burnout, and anxiety are at an all-time high - and you want to know how to help your colleagues without backing away or overstepping - then this course is for you. A recent study of more than 2,000 global employees found that 38% of people say their company has not even asked them if they are doing okay. That's not okay. Each of us has a responsibility to create an open, inclusive, and safe environment for our colleagues to bring their whole selves to work, including their mental wellbeing. In fact, research has found that feeling like you can share openly at work leads to better performance, engagement, employee retention, and overall well-being. And yet, talking about mental health and mental wellbeing at work can feel intimidating, overwhelming, and too personal. But it doesn't have to be. In this course, you will learn how to have conversations with your colleagues or direct reports that help them feel safe sharing their stress - and help you feel well-equipped to handle whatever comes your way. I created this practical Udemy course for you - assuming you are NOT a licensed mental health professional (and don't plan on becoming one by next week). This course draws from my education in psychology and social work, my decades of work as an executive coach in Fortune 100 companies helping leaders at all levels navigate stress at work, the research I conducted for my book, "Overcoming Overthinking: 36 Ways to Tame Anxiety for Work, School, and Life" and my personal experience as someone who lives with mental illness - and is living a happy, healthy, successful life. This is the ultimate self-help course: it's helping you to help others around you (and you'll definitely pick up some practical stress management techniques to use personally, too!)So what will this course cover?Why we are so stressed right now (and why it's not going away anytime soon)Why we all need to have "The Talk about stress at workWhat does stress actually look like?How we can step in without oversteppingUnderstanding why your colleagues might be afraid to shareManaging your personal beliefs about mental healthCreating a culture of trustDon't assume you know who is stressed out: How to be mindful of biasHow to show empathy without getting sucked inHow to listen when someone is sharing something personalHow to ask questions without pushing or pryingWhat to say and what not to say to someone who is strugglingOffering a Help Menu of 20+ ways to support your colleaguesPractical strategies, tips, and tools for helping others deal with anxiety, overwhelm, and burnoutWhat to do if you're having a tough time, tooWhether you think that mental health is way too personal for work - or you can't wait to start talking to your colleagues about how they're coping - this course is for you.