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Jun 17, 2024

In today's conversation Judith Germain speaks to Nathan Andres discuss his book "Your Real Life, get Authentic, be Resilient & Make it Count" and his work on thriving, well-being, and resilience in the workplace.

Nathan shares his background, explaining that he has extensive experience in the corporate world, working for large brands and helping them with business and culture growth. He now does HR consulting, focusing on coaching individuals and teams to help them move from "survive to thrive".

Key Takeaways

In this conversation Judith and Nathan discuss how capitalism can work against creating a well-being culture in the workplace. They acknowledge the need to rethink the old mentalities and patriarchal systems that have driven a focus on productivity over employee welfare.

Judith raises concerns about the limited understanding and support for employees with long-term or chronic mental health issues, compared to more temporary or common mental health challenges. They explore the statistics around the impact of mental health on productivity and the growing expectations for companies to provide robust mental health resources.

Nathan Andres hails from Washington DC after living in Asia for more than half of his career. He is a celebrated, award winning author, coach and senior HR executive with expertise in resilience and purpose driven leadership.

You can find out more about our guest and today's episode in this Maverick Paradox Magazine article here.


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