In this episode of Money Tales, our guest is Diane O’Connell. Diane had a successful career as an attorney for nearly two decades and then she began struggling with a silent culprit—generalized anxiety disorder. It wasn’t a tangible injury with a straightforward recovery plan. Diane’s journey to healing was like navigating an uncharted path where the source of her anxiety was elusive. Through treatment, Diane came to realize the condition was rooted in her deep-seated fear of financial scarcity. This led her to unravel the complex layers of her relationship with money.
Diane is an author, speaker, coach, workplace culture reinvention strategist, attorney and mediator. After being diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Diane left the practice of law to focus on why creating a workplace culture of wellbeing is so elusive, and how workplace wellbeing initiatives are generally inadequate, as they don’t address the core issue of how to create a culture of wellbeing that is effective for individual staff and has measurable results for the business.
Diane is on a mission to annihilate the belief that mental health, wellbeing and belonging are “soft” topics by demonstrating the business case that will empower business leaders to realize measurable successes that reduce risk, improve profitability, and provide results that can be clearly reported for ESG, CSR and DEI purposes.
By combining her experience as an attorney and leader in international business development risk management, and an individual who has endured toxic work environments, Diane’s commercial and practical approach to workplace wellbeing generates results for businesses while making employees more productive and happier.
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with Nancy Colier
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