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Wednesday, June 23 • 3:15pm - 3:45pm
A Vulnerable Tale about Burnout - Julia Simon, CloudOps

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This vulnerable tale is a personal journey through the unpredictable world of depression and burnout. It could have been easily predicted because Julia was "doing it all". Yet it was totally unexpected because she assumed her mental health was strong and stable; she could handle anything. Until she couldn’t and everything became unbearable. She made the impossible and necessary decision to stop working in order to recover, setting out on what became four months of self-discovery. Julia will talk about what what led her to this state, what it looked like, and how she was able to get the necessary help to feel strong enough to not only go back to work, but to have the courage to shift career paths all together. This experience should serve as a space for open and authentic discussions to eliminate stigma around the topic of mental heath in the workplace and the tech industry.

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Julia Simon

People Partner, Learning & Community, CloudOps
For the past 6+ years, I have been working at a Montreal-based cloud services company, CloudOps. I strive to understand what motivates people, creates effective and collaborative teams, and how the role of community participation and ongoing learning affects people. I am the co-founder... Read More →

Wednesday June 23, 2021 3:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
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