Mental Health in the Workplace
“A healthy workforce is the foundation for thriving organizations and healthier communities,” according to U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD. “As we recover from the worst of the pandemic, we have an opportunity and the power to make workplaces engines for mental health and well-being.”
Psychological research shows the importance of providing mental health support, including appropriate, evidence-based training for employees, to improve the workplace and your employees. Putting mental health at the center of workplace policies and culture is more important than ever as the nation grapples with financial stressors, shifts in the workplace exacerbated by the pandemic, and growing concerns about stress among Americans. Employees are struggling with stress, burnout, and disconnection like never before. Specifically, four in 10 U.S. employees say their job is negatively impacting their mental health and fewer than one in four employees say their organization cares about their well being – nearly half the number who said the same before COVID-19 rocked the workplace.
Learn more about how Dr. Robin and her expertise on this topic can support mental wellness in your organization.
Wingsuits at Work: Creating psychological safety for professional risk taking
Innovation occurs in environments which encourage risk taking and authenticity. But how can leaders create a culture which encourages this and more importantly, demonstrates that team members are safe to take risks, be vulnerable, push boundaries and openly share ideas? By implementing specific approaches and cognitive behavioral strategies as leaders and team members, psychological safety can be a conduit to change and growth.
Walk the Talk: Helping leaders use storytelling to create a mental wellness culture
Experts in mental health say that the most important call to action in creating a workplace culture which supports mental health is leading by example. Leaders who share their own stories regarding mental health model the culture which considers mental health as equitable to physical health. But in order for this strategy to be effective, the storytelling must be authentic and, for many leaders, it is about finding their voices and being comfortable sharing their stories.
Making Your Brain Your Ally
Unknowingly, our brains are often our adversaries rather than our allies. Society contributes to this phenomenon by supporting the idea that emotions "just happen" and there is nothing we can do about them. This is a lie. By building a toolbox of cognitive-behavioral strategies, we can control the thoughts which create stress, burnout, perfectionism, and imposter syndrome, and function at our optimal levels. In this session, you will talk away with concrete, actionable ways to make your brain work for you rather than against you to be your full, authentic self.
The Cast of the A-Team: The power of allyship, advocacy, and activism in the workplace
Being an ally, an advocate, and an activist has specific impact upon an organization. Understanding the differences, learning how to manage the thoughts which hinder our roles, and using cognitive behavioral strategies so we can truly impact change is essential. Even more, learning the contributions each role has allows you to effectively navigate among these roles, allowing you and the individuals within your organization to affect the greatest outcomes.
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Robin Buckley is a professional speaker and executive coach who possesses an exceptional skill set that allows her to drive transformative growth in individuals. With her unique blend of expertise and charisma, Robin has the ability to inspire and guide individuals in making actionable changes in their careers, lives, or relationships. One of the standout qualities of Robin is her candid approach when addressing sensitive topics. She fearlessly delves into subjects related to mental health, women's empowerment, and sexual wellness, providing valuable insights and strategies for personal growth. By combining thorough research with a touch of humor, Robin creates a comfortable and engaging environment for participants to discuss and learn about these important matters. Furthermore, Robin possesses exceptional communication skills, which enable her to connect with diverse audiences effortlessly. Whether speaking to a large corporate gathering or a more intimate setting, their presentations are consistently tailored to meet the specific needs and interests of the audience. This adaptability ensures that everyone feels included, motivated, and ready to implement the practical steps shared.
Robin's knowledge about male and female equity and equality blew me away. Her science backed findings brought new light to similar conversations and presentations we've heard so many times before. We never know until we talk about it, and Dr. Buckley can easily bring personal and private topics to light in a professional, respectful way.
Dr. Buckley presented a customized session titled The Cast of the A-Team: Allies, Advocates, and Activists. Her personal and thoughtful approach to both light and heavier topics creates a safe space to engage and learn vital and applicable skills. We continue to advance with each presentation held with Dr. Buckley.
Dr. Robin created a custom program based upon several sessions that she advertised. When she came to present, her energy was amazing. She had everyone’s attention and no one picked up a phone or device. She infused life into all of us and provided things that we could implement to be more productive at home, in life and at work.
I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Robin Buckley. I have now had the opportunity to attend two of her speaking engagements, one in-person and one virtual, and both times were equally captivating and left me with goosebumps. Dr. Robin has a unique ability to capture the attention of an audience. She also connects to the group, however large, in a personal way that makes her discussion relatable to anyone listening/watching. She interacts through her presentations with audience participation and involvement, which makes the discussion that much more engaging. The topics she discusses are conveyed with such poise and professionalism, but never lack that element of light-heartedness one hopes for as an audience member. I could go on and on, but overall, Dr. Robin never fails to impress, and I highly recommend her to anyone.
Dr. Robin Buckley is able to engage the audience even through zoom. Her activities really get the audience thinking and puts into perspective her talking points. Would love to get her here in person for an in-person session for all of Aristocrat women (not just engineering). Would 1000% recommend her as a speaker to anyone. :)
I was emotionally hungover for 3 days after hearing Dr. Buckley speak (in the best way possible). I would watch her over and over again. I still get goosebumps thinking about her presentation.
Dr. Robin Buckley is the epitome of excellence in her field. I was honored to be in the audience for her keynote speech at a recent women's conference and was awed by her brilliance, her graceful speaking abilities and tact for presenting. She is simply brilliant, and she couldn't be in a better field, as she is so well suited to improve the lives of so many people and couples. Just listening to Robin talk leaves you full of inspiration and motivation. Anyone would be (smart and) honored to have her as their guest speaker!
It is my pleasure to recommend Dr. Robin Buckley as a public speaker. Her recent keynote speech at the HER Conference was inspiring, informative, intellectual, interactive, and intuitive. As an audience, we laughed, we cried, and we grew. She took us on a journey of personal and professional growth that was thought-provoking, memorable, and useful. I will personally jump at the chance to hear her speak again and I will also look for the opportunity to have her speak for the organizations which I am affiliated with. In short, Robin is a very smart and a very nice person with important things to say and relevant and engaging ways of saying them. Not to be missed.
Dr. Robin was our very first keynote speaker at our annual H.E.R. Conference for women in Hampton, NH. I have listened to a few other presentations she has given in the past and knew she would be a great fit for our event. She blew it out of the water and nailed the purpose and messaging of the event. Saying she was AMAZING is an understatement! Robin was completely engaging with a dynamic and powerful message to the group of well over 100 women. My only regret, is not being able to see her live for her TEDx talk in May! As a speaker, she isn't afraid to bring up sensitive conversations and encourage others to dive into courageous conversations with each other. I would highly recommend Robin as a professional speaker.
I continue to be blown away by Robin. As a speaker, she has found a way to package her vast knowledge, experience, and unique perspectives into talks that are interesting, engaging, informative, and thought-provoking. She has crafted talks that are important, relevant and timely for so many of us in our day-to-day lives. Robin's speaking style is polished and professional, while keeping the attention of the audience throughout. I highly recommend Robin as a professional speaker.
I would highly recommend Dr. Robin Buckley as a speaker on a multitude of topics. She is engaging, energetic and draws in the audience with her easy confidence, humor and insightful storytelling. I recently had the opportunity to see Dr. Robin speak at a Tedx event and she was easily one of the favorite speakers of the day. As a Relationship Strategist and Executive Coach, in addition to her years of experience as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, Dr. Robin can speak on many topics affecting the human experience, but based on the Tedx talk I heard I believe she has a very strong voice and message for women and how it is to be a woman in the modern world. Her observations, and insights demand a new perspective. She is truly inspiring.
During each session that Dr. Robin has facilitated for Soul Models, I am in awe of her knowledge, compassion, and innate ability to connect with our participants. I have also had the great fortune of experiencing similar activities presented in an adult forum. Dr. Robin helps guide you through a process of self-exploration, helping to shine a light on our own core strengths and abilities. To say that the work that I have done with Dr. Robin has had a profound impact, both personal and professionally, would be an understatement. I’m so excited to see the growth as we continue to work together.
I was lucky enough to assist in organizing and actively participating in a conference where Robin was a keynote speaker. The process behind the scenes was flawless, and the proposal was exactly what we were looking for for the keynote address. As for the keynote itself, Robin was fantastic. She is a natural on stage and has so much to share with women and the world in general. The information she shared and the stories she told were robust and beautifully connected to the conference's theme. Well done, and thank you, Robin!
I recently had the pleasure of attending Dr. Robin Buckley’s keynote speech at the H.E.R. Conference in Hampton, New Hampshire. Robin is an entertaining speaker who engages her audience and provides valuable information on a variety of topics. For example, her focus in her keynote was on the role of powerful women in changing traditional norms in networking and leadership. In February of 2022, Robin was the featured presenter at the Seacoast Women’s Network, speaking on how women can use their professional and personal skills to enhance their relationships. Robin speaks with clarity, authority, and humor and appeals to many audiences. She is a kind and sympathetic person and I would strongly recommend her as a keynote speaker for any venue.
I was lucky enough to have Robin as our Keynote speaker for the H.E.R women’s conference this past week. She is an amazing speaker and has a way of captivating the entire room just by her words and actions. We had some technological trouble with some slides she provided but this did not deter Robin from delivering an excellent talk and really engaging with the audience. I cannot say enough good things about Robin and I would love to see her speak again!