Wed, Nov 17 | Online Roudenbush Parent Connection Series

Overcoming Stress and Burnout during a pandemic with Mary-Ellen Rogers

Parenting is one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences in life; during the pandemic both the challenge (and the reward) has grown significantly for most families.
Overcoming Stress and Burnout during a pandemic with Mary-Ellen Rogers

Time & Location

Nov 17, 7:00 PM
Online Roudenbush Parent Connection Series

About The Event

Parenting is one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences in life; during the pandemic both the challenge (and the reward) has grown significantly for most families. While we have more time with our children, we are also more responsible, perhaps, for their learning, for keeping our families safe and healthy, and maintaining and thriving in our careers - add to this the uncertainty in the world in general and you have the perfect recipe for burnout. Join us to learn to recognize signs of burnout and some concrete strategies for mitigating stress.

Mary-Ellen Sposato Rogers

Mary-Ellen Sposato Rogers, ICF certified Executive Coach and acclaimed corporate trainer, was the founder and former CEO of Work/Life Innovations, acquired by a Fortune 500 health care provider in 2008; the company provided EAP, wellness, and work/life resource & referral services to major corporations including Bank One, The University of Illinois, McDonald’s Corporation, ESPN and United Technologies, to name a few. Under Mary-Ellen’s direction the company was the first vendor ever to be named an Innovative Excellence Award Winner by The Alliance for Work Life Progress, an honor they received twice (2003 and 2005).

Prior to founding Work/Life Innovations Ms. Rogers, a social worker, was a Director of Staffing & Recruiting for The Travelers Insurance Company; she has also served as Vice President of Product Development for disease management and wellness services for a division of Centene Corporation; and has spent many years as a Human Resource consultant, trainer, and coach. As a trainer she has enjoyed many prominent venues including presenting multiple sessions at Brown University, Yale University, Williams College, Smith College, Mt. Holyoke, and Northeastern University, as well as many Fortune 100 organizations.  She is frequently sought after to present her innovative approach to eliminating sexual harassment, which was featured at the Employee Assistance Professionals’ World Conference in Minneapolis in 2018. In addition, since January of 2020, she has served as Comcast Corporation’s Executive Coach, and is featured in a bi-monthly webinar.

Mrs. Rogers was named one of 2006’s Eight Remarkable Women in Business by The Hartford Business Journal, serves on the Board of Trustees of Providence College, the Finance Council of the Archdiocese of Hartford, and The Hartford Bishop’s Foundation, she has been quoted by numerous periodicals including Forbes, HRMagazine, The New York Times, Business Insurance, Working Mother, Glamour, and Workforce Magazine.

She is a graduate of Providence College where she earned a BSW, attended the Graduate School of Social Work at The University of Connecticut, and completed Travelers Employee Benefits School. Ms. Rogers is an ICF certified Executive, Career and Life Coach, a Certified Partner and Master Trainer of Predictive Index, and is a Certified On-Line Trainer.

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