An alarming one in three British working professionals have confessed that they do not feel supported at work with over half saying they would consider changing jobs this year as a result, according to a new research commissioned by Cisco.
Whilst many businesses have adapted to support their employees as the pace of work has rapidly increased, the research shows that companies are struggling to retain employees. More than one in four working professionals complain the stress they experience at work directly impacts their overall mental and physical wellbeing.
Jean Kerr is a classic example of a working professional struggling to carry on after suffering personal tragedy. After Jean’s family was involved in a car accident, she had a profound mental impact, which made her question why she was feeling so burnt out.
“I shouldn’t be so tired,” was Jean’s biggest wake-up call since she found herself questioning that every morning as she made her way to work.
Jean participated in International fitness and wellbeing expert, Jessie Pavelka’s CiscoPavelka –a programme that strengthened her mental health resilience and provided her with the foundation that led to her six months later climbing Ben Nevis, the highest mountain on the British Isles.
“It’s the faith that I needed to find in me,” said Jean confessing that her biggest weakness was not being comfortable with asking for help.
After adjusting her lifestyle and making time for fitness and wellbeing, Jean feels like a new person and says: “Why didn’t I just ask sooner.”
Follow Jean’s journey with Jessie Pavelka and CiscoPavelka.