The covid pandemic revealed a dirty little secret about our work lives: under cover of all our business achievements, we have been slowly, but surely, burning ourselves and our teams out. This has resulted not only in an epidemic of mental health issues (such as anxiety, depression, loneliness) but also accelerated the global burden of lifestyle-related chronic disease (such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer etc.). The “great pause” of the pandemic led to “the great resignation” as more of us took the time to review and prioritize what matters most: our health, relationships, and connection to meaning at work. In this session, we will discuss the strategies and evidence-based skills that are essential for personal and team wellbeing in the new normal.
Parneet Pal is a Harvard-trained physician working at the intersection of lifestyle medicine, technology and behavior change. She is currently the Chief Science Officer at Wisdom Labs, a San Francisco based company solving for stress, loneliness, burnout and anxiety in the workplace, using the science of mindfulness, resilience, and compassion. A TEDMED scholar, Parneet teaches, writes and speaks internationally on the multi-disciplinary connections between personal, social and planetary wellbeing. She has presented at global conferences including Web Summit (Lisbon), Slush (Helsinki), Leade.rs (Paris), The Next Web (Amsterdam), Wisdom in Business (Amsterdam), Tech Open Air (Berlin), WELCOA (Wellness Council of America), ACLM (American College of Lifestyle Medicine), and Wisdom 2.0 (San Francisco).
She is a podcast host at Wise@Work podcast; writer and presenter of The Science of Wellbeing at Work video series; Harvard Business Review contributor and has been featured on the cover of Mindful magazine. Parneet strongly believes we can create a compassionate society where health is the default. She wishes she was the author of this Raymond William’s quote: “To be truly radical is to make hope possible, not despair convincing” and is committed to advocacy and education that drives systems level change for humanity’s grand challenges.