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Stress and Mental Health Expert Dr. Tami West uses her entertaining and compelling style to shine a new light on how to transform your life and discover solutions to life’s challenges. Her passion stems from a lifelong battle with an anxiety disorder which has uniquely equipped her to teach, encourage, and motivate others.
Tami has worked in a variety of industries including healthcare, school nutrition, corporate sales, and 10 years as a public-school teacher. In 2013 she received her PhD in Human Development, studying the connections among stress, emotions, and identity.
Dr. West has spoken in 48 states across the US, as well as the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. In any given year, Tami speaks to groups with audiences consisting of anywhere from 100 to 3,000 people.
Her audiences are diverse and include Danbury Federal Prison inmates, teachers, healthcare staff, administrative assistants, food service, and senior executives at Social Security Administration.
Dr. West is the author of several successful publications including three books: The Stress Club, Life Without the Monsters and Thrive. When she's not speaking or writing, you might find her with her traveling with her husband and family, reading historical fiction, or watching Big Bang Theory.
Tami connects with audiences through real experience, cutting edge research, and transparent stories – all sprinkled with humor! She will make you laugh, cry, and shine a refreshingly new light on life's challenges.
The Stress Club
In our fast-paced, ever-changing world, stress seems to be an inevitable part of life. What if you could reframe it for your advantage? That's exactly what Dr. Tami West decided to explore. Based on her ground-breaking dissertation and her popular book, Tami's keynote, The Stress Club, takes you on an eye-opening journey into the astonishing ties between stress, language, and professional identities. With her infectious enthusiasm, sense of humor, compelling insights, she challenges the status quo, and opens your eyes to a new view on stress. You’ll leave with a fresh, empowering perspective on stress and practical tools to not just cope with stress, but to leverage it and thrive.
Breaking the Silence: Navigating Mental Health at Work
From her personal struggle with mental illness to her mission to shatter the stigma, Dr. Tami West's life has been a testament to resilience. In this inspiring keynote, Tami brings her personal journey to the forefront. She spent her young adult life grappling with mental illness, experiencing the stark reality of a psychiatric hospital. But rather than letting this define her, she used it to fuel her passion for change. Now, she's dedicating her life to creating workplaces where mental health isn't a taboo, but a topic of open, supportive discussion. With her candid, often humorous, approach, Tami transforms a heavy topic into an engaging conversation. You’ll receive practical guidance to help you foster a compassionate, understanding environment in your organization. Discover how to promote wellness, reduce stigma, and create a workplace culture that supports mental health. With Breaking the Silence, Tami West is spearheading a new narrative for mental health in the workplace, and you're invited to join the journey.
The Resilient Workforce: Adapting to Change in the Modern Workplace
In today's fast-paced, ever-evolving world, Dr. Tami West knows first-hand that adaptability and resilience aren't just buzzwords – they're survival skills. In this empowering keynote, Tami leverages her personal journey of career transitions and role adaptations to illuminate the path to resilience. She's navigated the seas of change, switched careers, and guided countless others through similar journeys. Drawing on these experiences, Tami offers practical, actionable strategies to help you foster a workforce that doesn't just survive change – but thrives in it. Discover how to cultivate agility, build resilience, and transform challenges into steppingstones for growth and innovation. The Resilient Workforce will equip you to navigate the waves of change with confidence and grace!
Beating the Burn: Strategies to Combat Workplace Burnout
Let's face it - burnout is a beast. It sneaks up on you, wreaks havoc on your team, and saps the fun out of work. Dr. Tami West is here with a fire extinguisher and a smile! In this engaging and refreshingly honest keynote, Tami takes you on an enlightening journey into the heart of the burnout beast. You’ll learn the causes, the tell-
tale symptoms, and most importantly, the solution to this all-too-common issue. Prepare for some fun as you gain valuable insights on how to create a work environment that's not just about grinding gears, but about well-being and productivity. Learn how to spot burnout, beat it at its own game, and keep your team burning bright without burning out!
Refilling the Well: Addressing Compassion Fatigue in the Helping Professions
Compassion fatigue can drain the most devoted professionals, negatively impacting their ability to provide care. After caring for both of her aging parents, Dr. Tami West understands compassion fatigue and the drain it has on employees AND the workplace. Armed with personal stories and insights (and always a bit of humor!), Tami offers real-world strategies to manage and prevent compassion fatigue. This isn't just about theory – it's about practice, about ensuring that you can continue to make a difference in the world without draining your own reserves. Tami's message is clear: taking care of yourself isn't a luxury, it's a necessity. And with her guidance, you'll learn how to do just that. Learn how to refill your well, so you can keep giving your best without sacrificing your own well-being.
Self-Care for Success: Enhancing Workplace Performance through Wellbeing
Ever wondered if a big part of professional success is as simple as taking care of yourself? Dr. Tami West is here to tell you it is! In this dynamic keynote, she's not just making an argument, she's sharing her lived experience. Tami has walked the walk, learning firsthand the powerful impact that self-care can have on productivity, creativity, and success. Now, she's ready to guide you on this transformative journey. With her relatable anecdotes, humor, and practical tips, you'll discover how to weave a culture of self-care into the fabric of your organization. Learn how to foster a culture of self-care in your organization, enriching not only your employees' lives but also enhancing productivity, creativity, and overall business success.
Retired U.S. Army 1st. Lt. - 1st female American soldier to lose a limb in active duty in Iraq - Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient
The First African American Woman to be Named President of the American Medical Association
Professor of Psychology and Senior Scientist of the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being
Founder of six companies to date and inventor of multiple new technologies in the Artificial Intelligence
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