Begin with You: Invest in Your Mental Well-Being and Satisfaction at Work

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5.06 X 7.81 X 0.59 inches | 0.47 pounds

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About the Author
Petra Velzeboer is a renowned mental health expert, keynote speaker and CEO of PVL, a mental health consultancy. She is also a psychotherapist with an MSc in Psychodynamics of Human Development and is a qualified ORSC & CTI Certified Coach. She grew up in the infamous Children of God cult and so her first-hand experiences of trauma, struggle and overcoming make her uniquely positioned to highlight the importance of mental wellbeing both at work and in our personal lives. Petra Velzeboer is based in London, UK.
"Navigate the tangled web of mental health and its relationship to modern work life."-- "Vernon Bainton, Chief Medical Officer, Havas Lynx Group"
"Petra brings through a reality and pragmatism when it comes to finding your wellness in this busy, chaotic world we live and work in. Written from the heart and spoken with care."-- "Kirstin Furber, People Director, Channel 4"
"This book brings inspiration, practical thinking and true thought leadership that I would recommend to anyone who wants a new angle on how to view their wellbeing at work."-- "Stella Smith, CEO & founder, pirkx"
"Petra offers empowering practices for claiming ourselves, our wellbeing, and our communities. I felt energized and hopeful reading Petra's book. You will too."-- "Dr Ardeshir Mehran, psychologist and author"
"This book guides the reader through an exploration of how our personal and professional lives are interconnected, allowing us to embrace the idea of focusing on ourselves in order to achieve success at work."-- "Miriam Zylberglait Lisigurski, MD, FACP"
"Petra is in a class of her own! Her passion is focused on helping others and her approach comes from a place of lived experience - an experience that she shares so transparently and unabashedly. This is all reflected in this book and what makes it such a solid, authentic source."-- "Rondette Amoy Smith, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, EMEA, Nomura"
"Begin With You is a must-read for virtually anyone: whether you are wanting to build a mental health strategy, are an entrepreneur or business owner, or are just interested in practical steps to improve your own mental health. Petra's approach can benefit us all."-- "Hannah Meredith, Health and Wellbeing Partner, MVF Global"
"We know a lot about investing in our success, but do we know and talk enough about investing in our mental health? Are we even listening? Petra Velzeboer leads the way and shines a light through the maze of tools and set constructs defined by employers and medical professionals. This book is lively, passionate, somehow even intimate at times where it feels like a cosy conversation with a friend."-- "Eva-Christie Bessala, Director, Global Clients Pricing and Procurement, PwC"