Blaire Palmer – Work Life Balance Speaker
If you’ve ever fantasised about packing your bags and leaving all your troubles behind for a year, you will either admire or resent leadership coach, author and keynote speaker Blaire Palmer, who did just that and improved her work life balance. In 2018 she and her 10 year old daughter (and two dogs) set off on a ‘digital nomad’ adventure in their RV. Triggered by her own midlife crisis she went in search of a cure for executive stress. In her new speech “You Don’t Have To Be Mad To Work Here” she shares the universal lessons she learnt on the road about burnout and mental balance and work life balance.
88% of leaders report that work is the primary cause of their stress with levels of stress increasing with seniority. But leaders often believe themselves able to handle a level of extreme stress that regular human beings would find inhuman and do not take steps to address their working habits…until it’s too late.
Blaire Palmer’s decade of experience in the high pressure environment of the BBC newsroom, her two decades of experience coaching leaders in some of the most high octane business environments in the world and now her own #vanlife adventure have taught her that there is no such thing as work life balance without a balanced mind. When it comes to stress there’s nowhere to run (not even the furthest reaches of Europe…it will still get you) and that control freakery is the enemy of mental wellbeing.
Not only will Blaire’s speeches inspire your leaders to rethink their own leadership, busting myths about what they thought leadership entails and presenting a more human, collaborative approach to leading through change, but in this new speech she helps leaders develop the skills and awareness to maintain their peak performance without sacrificing their mental health. To learn more about Blaire Palmer please see her webpage.