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Monday, July 22, 2024

MHiS – Unmasking the Sales Industry’s Drinking Culture

In the world of sales, networking often involves holding a drink in one hand. But in a society where quitting smoking or drugs is praised, saying no to alcohol can be met with scepticism. In Part 5 of our mental health in sales series, we delve into the challenges of refusing alcohol, examining the impact on individuals in this high-pressure field.

Join us for an open and insightful discussion that goes beyond preaching abstinence to promote a deeper understanding of our relationship with alcohol in the sales industry. Discover actionable takeaways to enhance mental well-being and create a more inclusive and supportive sales culture.

Key Areas of Discussions:

  • The Social Stigma Surrounding Sobriety: We explore the societal pressures and misconceptions that surround sobriety, especially in sales and networking scenarios.
  • The Coping Mechanism of Alcohol: It is estimated that 60% of people turn to alcohol as a means of coping with life’s stressors.
  • Fostering a Supportive Workplace Culture: We highlight the importance of cultivating a workplace culture that not only acknowledges the mental health challenges faced by sales professionals, but actively supports their mental maintenance.

About Stella Round:

Stella is a highly experienced Performance Coach and Mentor with a passion for helping individuals and teams unlock their full potential. With a unique approach to coaching and mentoring, Stella utilizes techniques that facilitate personal growth and self-actualization, while encouraging individuals to understand their strengths and weaknesses.

As the Founder and Director of Stellar Consultancy, Stella provides professional coaching to individuals, helping them identify and overcome their blockers and limiting beliefs. She also offers bespoke development programs designed to create effective and focused teams. Stella is a strong advocate for mental health and actively supports mental health initiatives.

About Laura Evison:

Laura has a rich professional background spanning 22 years, during which she garnered extensive experience in the retail, hospitality, and accountancy sectors. However, it was her dedicated work in the realm of accountancy that truly ignited her passion.

Laura’s fervor lies in assisting business owners in achieving growth, both operationally and financially. Her commitment to their success is unwavering.

With a focus on Xero specialist bookkeeping and accountancy services, Laura offers an unparalleled level of expertise. She is exclusively dedicated to Xero, allowing her to stay at the forefront of advancements in the platform through continuous training and development. This unwavering dedication ensures that her clients receive the highest level of specialized service possible.

About Janet Hadley:

Janet, an expert in creating alcohol-safe workplaces, is dedicated to partnering with HR professionals, well-being representatives, and company directors to craft tailored solutions aimed at fostering employee well-being and bolstering workplace safety, both physically and psychologically.

Her groundbreaking Alcohol Safe Workplace™ accreditation program has been meticulously developed to cultivate a workplace culture that is not only positive but also responsible, ultimately enabling employees to thrive in their professional environment.

By implementing an Alcohol Safe Workplace™, organizations can achieve significant reductions in the risks associated with accidents, grievances, and absenteeism, while simultaneously enhancing overall productivity. This approach promotes responsible drinking practices within the workplace, positioning these organizations to bolster their reputation, attract top-tier talent, and boost employee retention rates. Janet’s expertise in this field empowers businesses to create safer, more inclusive, and productive work environments.


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