Too Busy to Be Happy: Using Emotional Real Estate to Grow Your Work-Life Wisdom
by Christine Laperriere
March 9, 2019
What do you do when you can’t handle the life you’ve created and you feel you don’t have time to catch up? From the outside, your life looks successful. But inside you’re overwhelmed and exhausted. ¬ The harder you try to juggle it all, the more burned out you feel, and your attempts to keep up are not working. Everyone has a finite amount of emotional real estate to process decisions, change, drama, baggage, and relationships. Too Busy to Be Happy reveals how you can make conscious choices about what you allow to occupy it, and how to defend those choices against the inherent impulse to do it all. With eight practices for dealing with the challenges you encounter every day, Christine Laperriere shares her personal story and teaches you how to reclaim and boost your energy and work-life wisdom. Perfect for book clubs or to work through on your own, Too Busy to Be Happy shows you it is possible to be successful and sane—to finally be both busy and happy.
As Founder of Leader In Motion and the Executive Director of the Women of Influence Advancement Centre, Christine Laperriere has built her career around helping companies retain their most talented employees. She leads important change around women, leadership skills, and reducing stressful workplace culture. She is a well-known speaker and is launching her first book, Too Busy to Be Happy focused on the importance of worklife wisdom. Today she leads multiple corporate engagements using training and coaching focused on the development and advancement of high potential women, the growth of manager and director level professionals and she also sits as an advisor to sales leadership for over 5 sales organizations. Background: Christine started her career with an undergraduate and master’s degree in mechanical engineering. After years as a design engineer, she joined a management consulting firm and in 2008, she made the bold decision to begin her own firm. In addition to her master’s in engineering and six-sigma blackbelt, she currently holds certifications in Transformative Coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Gestalt psychotherapy, and Miller Heiman sales & business development processes. Clients: Christine has worked with numerous companies over the past 13 years of her consulting career including: KPMG, Vanguard Investments, Vale, Samsung, TD Canada Trust, Sun Rich Fresh Foods, SureShot Dispensing, McCormick Canada and SureWerx Safety, American Express, Asigra Cloud Computing, Porter Airlines and Scotiabank. Christine has an archive of BlogTalkRadio interviews and has been featured as a subject matter expert on CTV News, Globe and Mail Report on Business and in each Women of Influence Magazine for the past six years.