Elisabeth Fosslien is an author, illustrator, and head of content at Humu. She illustrated and co-authored the bestselling Wall Street Journal book “No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work.” The groundbreaking nonfiction is also hailed as a hilarious guide to effectively expressing emotions at the office, finding that seemingly elusive fulfilment, and defining work-life balance on one’s own terms.
Her book also takes an affectionate look at how emotions can have a profound impact on key aspects of one’s professional life. It also serves as a meticulously researched guide to un-repressing emotions at work, demystifying digital interactions and co-worker communication styles, and finding constructive channels even for negative emotions like anxiety and jealousy.
Aside from “writing and drawing” emotion, Liz also works as a consultant on experience design projects and product design for companies like SYPartners, Ernst & Young, and Salesforce. She also regularly runs scientifically-backed and interactive workshops on creating a culture of belonging, navigating different work styles, helping remote workers avoid burnout, and effectively harnessing emotions as a leader.
Elisabeth has also spoken and delivered keynote presentations at numerous organisations and conferences including Google, LinkedIn, SXSW, Viacom, Dropbox, The American Gas Association, First Round Capital, HackMIT, and The Wing.
Her work has also been featured by The Economist, TIME, NPR, and the New York Times. She has also led community and product projects at Genius and ran statistical analyses at Analysis Group. The coffee lover starts her day by eating yogurt and reading abstracts. She lives in Berkeley, California and is a fan of ghouls and mathematical art.
This week’s episode talks about her definition of a burnout, the difference between introverts and extroverts, and the importance of communication in the workplace.
Elisabeth also shares the top 3 signs of burnout as well as the different levels, one of the biggest things she talked about in her book, and what an ambivert is.
On dealing with a bad day at work, Elisabeth offers the following advice, “First is to try and understand what’s driving that negative emotion.”
Ann Shippy, M.D. is a former IBM engineer turned functional doctor. She made the transition from engineer to doctor while searching for better solutions to her own health ailments. The physician, scientist, engineer, author, and mom is board certified in internal medicine and certified in functional medicine. Based in Austin, Texas, she employs a functional approach to a vast range of health concerns including autoimmunity, digestive issues, and toxicity from exposure to heavy metals and mold.
Dr. Ann uses innovative testing, research and genetic information, and cutting-edge science to address the root causes of health issues as opposed to just treating the symptoms of illnesses. She also approaches each patient as a whole person and establishes a therapeutic partnership with them to attain the highest standard of health.
A graduate of the University of Texas Medical School, the former IBM engineer’s diligent and results-oriented approach to functional medicine is rooted in experience, data, and expertise. She also shares with her patients the science, solutions, and tools so they can achieve the exceptional health they truly deserve.
Dr. Ann is also the author of 2 books: Mold Toxicity Workbook: Assess Your Environment & Create a Recovery Plan and Shippy Paleo Essentials: A Medical Blueprint for Health. The Mold Toxicity Workbook is a workbook that provides a solid foundation for identifying mold toxicity and medically proven solutions for the problem. Shippy Paleo Essentials on the other hand tackles the Paleo diet in detail and how to best implement it to get the results you are looking for.
This week’s episode talks about the human system and epigenetics, the importance of healing time and genetic testing, and what volatile organic compounds are.
Dr. Ann also shares what she does to mitigate herself from toxicity, what infrared therapy is, and the types of tests she recommends.
On taking care of one’s health, Dr. Ann has this to say, “Do the work early so you don’t end up with something later.”