Be careful of labeling someone as “crazy” at work! Yep, it is also unlawful to discriminate because you “think” an employee has a mental disability even if they do not have a disability or are not disabled. This type of discrimination is based on a “perceived disability.” You heard that right, the ADA also protects […]
Natasha Bowman sat down with Jeffrey Hull, the Institute of Coaching Executive Director, affiliated with the Harvard McClean Medical School. In this recap, Natasha discusses how effective coaching methods for managers are effective when mental illness and burnout issues arise in the workplace. She shares a helpful framework, stats, and personal experiences and demystifies things […]
After the murder of George Floyd in May of 2020, corporate America faced a racial reckoning. In addition to protests and backlash in the community, Black employees rallied their workplaces to take a stance against police brutality against unarmed Black men and women while also acknowledging and addressing the systemic barriers that they continue to […]
The Bowman Foundation Launches The First Mental Wellness in the Workplace Certification Program for HR Professionals.
We are pleased to announce that in partnership with Performance ReNEW, The Bowman Foundation for Workplace Equity and Mental Wellness, we offer the FIRST Mental Health in the Workplace Certification for HR professionals!!! We invite our first cohort of HR professionals to join us on August 22nd for this one-day certification program. This program also has […]
In less than a year, I survived three suicide attempts, was involuntarily hospitalized at a psychiatric hospital, lost my mother-in-law to COVID, and managed to write a book, start a new one, run a business and start a non-profit. And those were just the highlights! I often stop and ask myself why I continue to […]