Reducing Job Stress

Is this the life I’m supposed to be leading?”

If the question above sounds familiar, it may be time to examine your options with a coach. Dr. Beth believes most stress is caused not by the work itself, but by dealing with difficult individuals. She can help you solve specific people problems and relieve the stress these problems are causing.

Dr. Beth asks her clients the following questions. See which ones may be relevant to you.

  • Do you have an impossible boss?
  • Is an annoying coworker getting on your nerves?
  • Do you worry you’ll get the next pink slip?
  • Do you wake up at 3 am thinking about work?
  • Is your stress hurting your relationships?
  • Is the tension at work affecting your health?

Most people talk to few others about their jobs. They don’t want to bring problems home and impose on family members. They don’t think their friends will necessarily understand. They don’t feel comfortable confiding in coworkers. So they try to deny what’s bothering them, but, when left unaddressed, the situation gets worse.

Dr. Beth provides short-term coaching to address people problems and provide stress relief.

Dr. Beth has worked as an employee, manager, and consultant in both the public and private sectors. She understands people. She understands organizations. She can grasp your issue quickly and develop strategies you can apply right away. The sooner you identify the source of your stress, the easier it is to solve the problem.

Here’s how Dr. Beth will work with you:

  • She’ll provide a free 15-minute phone consultation so together you can decide if there’s a fit.
  • She’ll meet with you for 90 minutes to learn in detail about the problem, the players, the history of the organization, and any solutions you’ve tried or considered.
  • At the end of that first meeting, Dr. Beth will provide a step-by-step plan that outlines behaviors to try back at work.
  • She will meet with you a week later to check in and make course corrections. She will also be available to meet over the next several weeks.
  • Problem-specific coaching generally lasts 3-4 sessions, though additional sessions are helpful, depending on the complexity of the issues involved. You and Dr. Beth will determine what’s best in your situation.

Dr. Beth provides a free 15-minute phone consultation so together you can decide if there’s a fit. Dr. Beth works with clients in person, over the phone, and via Skype.