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Creating Mental Health at Work with Allessandria Polizzi

What does it really mean to prioritize employee well-being in today's fast-paced corporate world?

In this episode of the Beauty of Conflict, CrisMarie welcomes Allessandria Polizzi, founder and CEO of Verdant Consulting, to talk about the importance of prioritizing mental well-being and fostering a psychologically safe work environment. She discusses the need for organizations to prioritize the mental well-being of their employees and highlights the three key elements of psychological health and safety in the workplace, which are structures and systems, environment, and expectation of behavior. Allessandria emphasizes the significance of creating a healthy work environment and fostering a culture of psychological safety, underlining the importance of self-awareness and self-compassion in this process. Throughout this conversation, she focuses on the practical steps that organizations can take to promote a mentally healthy and productive work environment for their employees.

Listen to this episode to learn about the key components of creating a psychologically safe workplace!

About Allessandria Polizzi

Named a top 100 HR Professional of 2020, Dr. Allessandria Polizzi has 20+ years of experience leading teams across multiple industries to unlock the potential in people and help organizations thrive. Following recovery from burnout and a depression diagnosis in 2021, Dr. Polizzi rebooted her consulting practice, Verdant Consulting, with a renewed focus on implementing the latest scientific resiliency, burnout prevention, and workplace psychological health & safety research to help people, teams, and organizations learn practical, simple skills that will help them flourish. She offers training programs and organizational consulting services designed around neuroscience, cognitive behavior theory, and the ISO 45003 standards and shares of-the-moment discoveries on these topics via the Be Verdant podcast. She also co-founded Kite HR, a wellbeing app devoted to the unique needs of HR professionals.

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Key Take-Aways

  • Why it is crucial to prioritize psychological health and safety in the workplace to cultivate a resilient and productive workforce.

  • What key psychosocial hazards related to structures, systems, environment, and behavior need to be understood and addressed to create a psychologically safe work environment.

  • How fostering self-awareness and self-compassion contributes to nurturing a healthy workplace culture and supporting employee well-being

  • What benefits organizations can reap by proactively addressing mental health concerns, and how does this contribute to improved business outcomes and a more engaged workforce.

  • How initiating conversations and implementing strategies centered around psychological safety has a profound impact on the overall well-being of employees and the success of the organization.


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CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke

Coaches, Business Consultants, Speakers and Authors of The Beauty of Conflict

CrisMarie and Susan work with leaders and teams, couples in business, and professional women.

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