Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, women faced unrealistic expectations to do or be it all. This past year, however, has brought increasing pressures from blurred home-work boundaries, job losses, childcare and schooling challenges — creating all-time high stress levels. For today’s women, it’s not about being a superhero; it’s about being the best you can be and bringing energy and focus to the things you love most.
In this session with interim CEO of the UCF Foundation Karen Smith Cochran, you’ll learn how to prioritize wellbeing through mindfulness, self-compassion and inner strength. Cochran, a veteran executive and mom, will share stories from her 20-plus years at varying leadership levels and tips from her own professional, personal and self-care journey.
By participating in this session, you can expect to learn how to:
- cultivate practical self-care activities.
- empower and support other women.
- appreciate the journey.
This program is presented by Karen Smith Cochran and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.
How to join the Zoom Program:
Upon registration for this program, you will receive two emails:
- One email from Eventbrite: you can either disregard this email or save it for your records. No action is needed with this message.
- One email from the Center for Health & Wellbeing: this email will contain your link to join the Zoom meeting. Simply select the link and the Zoom Meeting will launch. Please allow yourself five – 10 minutes before the program starts to launch Zoom and confirm your technology is working properly.
All CHWB Digital Education Programs are now presented with live captioning service. Please refer to your registration confirmation email for instructions on enabling live captions.
By participating in this program, you agree to CHWB’s Gracious Space policy. Unless otherwise noted, all CHWB Digital Education programs hosted via Zoom are recorded and made available for on-demand viewing on WellbeingNetwork.org. If you prefer to be left out of the program’s recording, please leave your camera and microphone off for the duration of the program.
About the Program Presenter
Karen Smith Cochran is the University of Central Florida’s Interim Vice President for Advancement and Interim CEO of the UCF Foundation. She is an advocate for whole health and the benefits of mindfulness and exercise. She has used meditation and other integrative health practices to manage a demanding career and her most important roles of mom, wife, rescue dog mom and champion of women everywhere. Her interests include higher education access and equity, integrative medicine and whole health, cancer research, deaf education and sign language, staff and volunteer coaching and team building.