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Sarah Ross | Your Reason To Breathe

 

Gerdi with Sarah Ross on how she found her reason to breathe

Today’s guest is an international award-winning speaker & mentor, who uses her own experiences with Burnout and Depression to help others avoid the dark place that she found herself in when she left the corporate world.

Having spent over 16 years in Compliance, Ethics, and Process Improvement, she founded her company “Your Reason to Breathe” as a way to show those burning out at work that there are steps that can help turn the dark and depressing into an empowered and fulfilling life.

Whilst volunteering at an orphanage for disabled children in Vietnam, she found not only her “Reason to Breathe” but a wealth of business and life lessons in the everyday activities of the children at a state-run care facility.

She attributes her own recovery from Burnout to learning how to prioritize herself over work and that smiling and laughter were powerful remedies to fight the negativity of burning out.

Her unique experiences whilst volunteering give her valuable insights into resilient leadership and team dynamics that all organizations can benefit from.

She now combines the unique business lessons she learnt through volunteering and her recovery from Burnout with a wealth of business experience to help businesses retain and supporting their top talent whilst still delivering on the bottom line.

My guest has a Bachelor degree in English and German Law from the University of Liverpool and is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountancy (ICAEW).

She has worked in a variety of industries and to date, has covered more than 100 countries.

She is currently based in Oxford, UK but — when the world is not in lockdown — travels internationally to speak and consult with her clients.

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Sarah's Favourites Celebrating Nature

Music

Joy by Will Young

Sarah also mentions the app Rain Rain

Book

The Hidden Life of Trees

Movie

Dances With Wolves directed by Kevin Costner

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