This episode features a conversation for National Career Development Month focused on wellness and career success. Cornelius Thomas, Co-Chair of NCDA’s annual Poetry and Art Contest hosts a discussion with Reno Palombit, Director of Career and Technical Education with Johnston County (NC) Public Schools, and Meredith Brown, Career Services Advisor at Rowan College at Burlington County in New Jersey.
The panelists share different perspectives on setting realistic expectations for work-life balance. They also emphasize that everyone learns strategies and boundaries over time and share some of the experiences, habits, and routines that have helped them to stay centered and find inspiration. The discussion includes the importance of self-care, the impact of Western culture on stress levels, and the toxicity of perfectionism.