In the DBSA Wellness Wheel podcast, DBSA staff Maria Margaglione, Programs Director, and Hannah Zeller, Programs Manager discuss the areas of the Wellness Wheel and their journey towards wellness. In this episode, DBSA interviews expert Alexandra Kopack, to find out more about Occupational Wellness.
The conversation covers challenges you may be experiencing at work if you live with depression and bipolar and discusses specifically the challenges that COVID-19 presents to workers. COVID-19 has greatly altered the way we work and the discussion covers how we can best navigate working from home and the anticipated changing landscape of work in a new era.
Alexandra Kopack has a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She also holds professional certificates from Harvard and Berkeley in the topics of Behavioral Economics and the Science of Happiness. Currently, she is the Regional Director of ABA services in San Diego and ACE Coordinator for EBS Healthcare and was a co-owner of W3RKWELL, an employee wellbeing, an analytic and advisory firm. She has spoken at international conferences, hosted workshops, and participated in research on the topics of wellbeing, trauma, neurobiology, and behavior change. Alexandra is passionate about combining the science of behavior with the science of wellbeing to make a meaningful impact in the lives of others and pursues this daily through her clinical and consulting work as well as creating and leading trainings for other professionals. Her mission is to evoke zest and curiosity for the artistry of behavior change so that progress is inevitable, willful, and fun.