EP359 - Dr. Karen Doll - How To Build Psychological Fitness

“I like the idea of considering the workplace to become a source of well-being, rather than a source of distress.”
- Dr. Karen Doll

As bookkeepers, we understand the finite nature of available resources. We find the balance in our clients’ books. And yet when it comes to ourselves, we often don’t consider the nature of our own available resources. This could be our emotional capacity, our time or our energy. We work flat out, not stopping to consider the long-term impact on our physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Taking time to evaluate of our needs and allocate the necessary resources to keep us happy and healthy isn’t selfish. The selfish act is burning ourselves out and putting our clients’ resources or our employees’ jobs at risk by overpromising and under-delivering due to burnout.

Dr. Karen Doll, a consulting psychologist with over 25 years of experience, is this episode's featured guest. She has spent her career helping people build psychological fitness. Her approach champions the need for whole-person development in the workplace, by creating conditions at work that support people in their well-being.

Being honest and open isn’t easy. We know our clients and employees depend on us for certainty. But struggling people can’t help with the struggles of others. If you are struggling to manage your mental health and aren’t sure of what to do about it, this is the episode to get you thinking about your psychological fitness and self-compassion.

During this interview, you'll learn...

  • The value of managing our mental & physical health
  • How to attune to your well-being needs
  • The importance of cultivating psychological fitness 

To find out more about Karen, click here.

Connect with her on LinkedIn and Instagram.

Visit this link to get her book.

Time Stamps    

01:30 - Karen talks about her career journey 
03:53 - Facing the post-pandemic world 
06:12 - Avoiding common mistakes in workplace mental health
10:25 - Managing our own mental health 
12:40 - Karen talks about the value of her book
16:18 - The impact of good physical & mental health 
20:47 - Practices to keep you in tune with your health 
29:40 - Getting in touch with Karen 

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