The Business Impact of Mental Health Issues in Economic Turburlence
August 29, 2013
Hosted by Pamela Robinson
An emergence of mental health issues is gaining the attention of companies around the world. Mental health issues affects individual wellness and impacts business productivity and profitability therefore, this episode focuses on the business impact of mental health issues emerging in business environments. Since nations face unprecedented economic turbulence, the goal of this episode is to elevate the awareness and generate discussion of a sometimes stigmatized topic. Guest Shekhar Sexena, MD, Director, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva Switzerland distinguishes mental health and mental disorder, discusses the impact to business and economies and offers practical ways to ensure a healthy work environment. Guest Louise Chénier, Researcher, The Conference Board of Canada and Network Manager for the Council on Workplace Health and Wellness shares concrete examples and tools companies and managers may consider to build and sustain mentally healthy workplaces. Our listening audience is encouraged to share this insightful episode with senior leaders, human resource departments, health care providers, family members and friends.
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Pamela Robinson is the CEO of Financial Voyages LLC in Atlanta, Georgia. Financial Voyages LLC provides business management, financial and specialized certification training, consulting and program support services to international organizations and government agencies. The firm partners with clients to develop highly-skilled and productive professionals, managers and senior leaders. Financial Voyages LLC is distinguished by delivering actionable practices for workforce development that support positive economic and social impact in the communities served by their clients.
Pamela’s international perspective was shaped by living and working in Europe, North America and Central America. She holds an MBA in International Business and Finance and is a doctoral candidate, Georgia State University. She holds certificates in Emerging Market Strategies, Georgia State University and Venture Capital Executive Program, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. In 2013, Pamela received the 2013 Enterprising Women of the Year award from Enterprising Women Magazine. This award honors women business owners who have demonstrated that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities. In addition to receiving numerous awards in business and leadership she is a member of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta and the International Economic Development Council.