Pivoting with Strong Mental Fitness

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“If you need to help to stay positive, you need to think back on the best moments of your life and write them down.” Kristina Bouweiri, President & CEO of Reston Limousine, and Micha Weinblatt, Founder and CEO of Crooked Monkey, share the new ways and mechanisms that they had to bring in as a company after COVID-19 to pivot and the hardest things they had to do to stay afloat. Both guests highlight the importance of being transparent about mental wellness in the workplace and how each generation manages mental fitness differently.

 

Key Takeaways:
0:00 Intro
1:41 Kristina and Micha talks about mental fitness and what the term means in their own words
3:27 Kristina and Micha talks about how they practice mental fitness on a daily basis and how they encourage their teams to do the same
9:04 Kristina talks about new types of services and mechanisms that they started using in the company after the pandemic that helped them pivot
11:15 Micha and Kristina also talk about the new ways and mechanisms that they had to bring in as a company after COVID to pivot and the hardest things they had to do
16:22 Kristina also talks about how creating a quality customer and employee experience help support mental wellness and how she’s fuelling the brainpower of her employees to do that
18:16 Micha talks about creating a quality customer and employee experience and how that helps support mental wellness and how they are doing that in Crocked Monkey
21:35 Kristina talks about how the four generations in her company communicate about the mental fitness and mental health and how the young versus the old kind of navigate through mental wellness in the pandemic
22:24 Micha also talks about how the four generations in his company communicate about the mental fitness and mental health and how the young versus the old kind of navigate through mental wellness in the pandemic
24:10 Kristina also talks about what really helped her adapt to the Covid situation and not let stress take over
27:00 Micha also shares some of the things that they did as a company to help employees have mental fitness in the time of the pandemic
28:54 Kristina talks about what mental wellness means to her in her own words especially in this time of the pandemic and what she does to maintain mental wellness
30:45 Micha also talks about what mental wellness means to him and shares some of the practices that he does to maintain mental wellness
33:52 Kristina also talks about how the pandemic has impacted her personal life in a positive way in connection to her business life
34:43 Kristina and Micha also talks about the importance of talking through the mental wellness topic out loud

Shows Mentioned:

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Quotes Mentioned:
“If you need to help to stay positive, you need to think back on the best moments of your life and write them down.”
“When you work remotely, you have to have much better communication.”
“A planned team meeting is one thing, but a spontaneous one is just so much more fun.”
“One thing that I was pretty adamant about throughout the pandemic is making sure that my team went outside.”
“If you just focus on one of thing, you’re going to end up in a lonely position.”
“What’s crazy about Covid is, if you were working, you worked harder than you ever were before.”
“I don’t think people realize sometimes how burned out they are.”
“When you don’t take care of yourself, that’s when your mental health starts to lapse.”
“You have to be critical, but you have to be positive.”

Guests Social Media Links:
Kristina Bouweiri:
Website
Phone: 703.478.0500
Email: kbouweiri@restonlimo.com
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Micha Weinblatt:
Website
LinkedIn

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