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Wellness As A Way of Life

Jan 30, 2024


Today, we bring you the third episode of our Elevate + Lead Mini Series, where we dive deep into the topic of navigating being micromanaged. In this episode, host Megan Swan and guest Barbara San-Roman provide practical tools and advice for handling conflict in the workplace. They discuss ways to prepare for uncomfortable conversations, manage physical and mental responses, and approach difficult situations with humility and understanding. Throughout the conversation, they emphasize the importance of setting a clear agenda, framing requests as questions, and approaching conflict as an opportunity to build deeper connections. By the end of the episode, you'll be equipped with valuable insights on managing conflict, whether in a professional or personal context. So grab your headphones and get ready to elevate your leadership skills with this insightful episode!


We chatted about:

Preparing Mentally and Physically for Uncomfortable Conversations

- Recognizing personal and physical responses

- Managing physical responses

- Understanding the effects of adrenaline and cortisol

- Approaching the situation with humility and compassion


Strategies for Navigating Micromanagement

- Framing the issue in a positive light

- Crafting questions to initiate a conversation

- Creating a clear and actionable agenda

- Creating a working relationship with superiors


Leadership and Conflict Resolution

- Recognizing the leadership role in managing teams and superiors

- Creating an environment where conflict feels normal

- Indicators of fully stepping into a leadership role

- The positive impact of women in leadership roles

- Building tools to feel safe in handling conflict

Thank you for listening!



Elevate + Lead


Barbara San-Roman teaches women in leadership to manage change, develop their leadership capacity, and build highly effective teams so that they can show up authentically as leaders while running high impact organizations. She is a former educator, current university professor, and holds a doctorate in organizational leadership. From managing multi-million dollar budgets to leading teams of 2 to 200, she has always understood that highly effective teams led by bold leadership are the foundation to the future success of any organization.

Megan Swan is an Integrated Wellness Coach & Strategic Advisor who works with modern women, leaders and companies to optimize their wellness so they can step into a growth mindset, have consistent energy and confidence to build the life and career of their dreams. She has 10 years of integrative wellness experience as a certified IIN Health Coach, Plant-Based Chef, Yoga Teacher and Educator.



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