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Putting on Our Oxygen Mask First: Prioritizing Self-Care While Working from Home During COVID

When: Thursday, May 28, 2020
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CDT

Where: Online via Zoom

To continue to advance the profession and professional, we must not only advocate for ourselves and have a voice in major business decisions, but we also must do something often neglected: take care of our mind and body.
Annual studies show that our industry is one of the most stressful professions in the world. This will not change any time soon, and while we must adapt our skills and toolsets as public relations professionals, our minds and bodies must reduce stress, keep calm, and stay healthy.
Our mental and physical health is important not only to the public relations masterminds around the world who are leading large agencies, running a consulting firm, or working as public information officers but also our next generation of leaders who will advance our profession.
Mark Mohammadpour, APR, certified personal trainer and health coach who lost and kept off 150 pounds more than 10 years ago, will share first-party research that examines causes of our stress and practical tools to help keep our minds motivated, our teams feeling inclusive and our bodies fueled and prepared to tackle one of the most stressful jobs in the world: public relations executive.
By the end of this interactive workshop, participants will:
Learn insights based on survey results from peers on their experiences with health and the workplace.
Learn how to apply traditional public relations planning techniques to prioritize self-care, develop fitness and wellness goals that work for anyone, and set yourself and your teams up for success.
Learn practical health, wellness, and fitness tips that are tailored to public relations professionals who are working from home, whether they work in-house, as an independent contractor or at an agency.

Speaker: Mark Mohammadpour, APR

Mark is an accredited senior communications executive, certified health coach, and public speaker. Mark is the founder of Chasing the Sun, a health coaching company. Throughout his career at Edelman and Weber Shandwick, Mark led campaigns for more than a dozen global brands, including Adobe, AMD, Microsoft, Samsung, and the U.S. Army. Mark served on the PRSA Oregon board from 2014-2017 and was president in 2016. In 2007, Mark started a journey that has led him to lose and keep off more than 150 pounds. His mission is to help communications, marketing, and public relations professionals incorporate fitness, health, and wellness into their lives so they can reduce their stress, grow in their career, and thrive.

Thursday, May 28, 2020, 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM

Registration is required
No Fee
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