Personal Resilience

Listen to an excerpt from the Ellevate Podcast: The Science of Happiness [Episode 132, 5:05-13:15]. Available on the Ellevate website and wherever else you listen to podcasts.


Discussion Questions

  • Nataly Kogan speaks to the importance of building strong, emotional well-being. What does this mean to you and how does cultivating one impact your performance at work?

  • Do you agree with the idea that “happiness” is a skill? 

  • Kogan explains that practicing gratitude is important. What are you grateful for and how might you implement a daily ritual of gratitude?


Other Resources You Might Like 

Read The Resilient Mind 

Listen to Starting Over with Stacey Flowers


Advocating for Yourself

Listen to an excerpt from the Ellevate Podcast: Finding my Voice: With Valerie Jarrett [Episode 161,  3:40 - 12:30]. Available on the Ellevate website and wherever else you listen to podcasts.


Discussion Questions

  • Valerie and Sallie both discuss times in their lives where they felt like failures. Have you ever felt the same way? What did you do to get back on track and think positively about your career again? 
  • Valerie shares a story about asking for a promotion early on in her career. If you were in a similar situation, what points would you bring up to advocate for yourself? 
  • The topic of mentorship comes up as an important ingredient for women to cultivate success in their careers. Is there someone in your life who has your back, who you can go to for advice?
  • Is there someone in your life who comes to you for advice and support with their career? If so, how can you encourage one another to speak up for what you want? 


Other Resources You Might Like 


Finding Your Voice: Creating Progress & Change

Listen to an excerpt from the Ellevate Podcast: The Power of Resilience with Jas Boothe [Episode 23, 6:00 - 16:00]. Available on the Ellevate website and wherever else you listen to podcasts.

Discussion Questions

  • Did you find anything surprising in Jas’s story? Which parts of her emotional journey did you identify with?

  • What change or progress would you like to see made in your own life? How might you go about getting support to make those changes? 

  • What can you and your Squad do to help bring positive change to your workplace?