Track: Strategies & Solutions
Life Happens: Work Doesn’t Stop!
Employees’ mental health directly affects the workplace. Worldwide, it’s estimated that lost productivity due to depression and anxiety costs business $1 trillion annually. Whether it’s supporting an employee who lost a family member or extending a hand to a client in crisis, we can all use a better understanding of how to address challenging situations in a gentle way that communicates trust and a sense of community. Melanie Sibbett, president and CEO of Two Crazy Ladies, Inc., a promotional products agency, will share how her team supported her after the loss of her father. Attendees will learn about programs designed by various companies to create healthy, supportive workplace culture that encourages everyone to thrive, even during hard times. Key discussion points also recognizing or managing an invisible challenge, who to reach out to for help, and how to better support each other in the workplace. Seats are first-come first-served for this session.
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Melanie Sibbitt Two Crazy Ladies Inc View speaker details
Melanie Sibbitt founded her company together with her sister, Kim Sibbitt, in 1988, marketing a single product: The Doodle Mug. More than 30 years later, Melanie’s business, Two Crazy Ladies, has grown into a small, but mighty team of “crazy ladies” dedicated to making their customers experience fun, creative and memorable. Melanie is very involved in the promotional products industry, having served on the Ontario Chapter Board of the Promotional Products Professionals of Canada (PPPC), on the board of the Woman Entrepreneurs of Canada, and on the board of Friends of We Care, an organization that works to send children with disabilities to summer camp. She has also been nominated for the Woman Entrepreneurs of the Year Award and has received the PPPC Image Award. Melanie credits her success to perseverance, listening to her clients and surrounding herself with incredible people who have supported her throughout her journey. When her father passed in 2013, her team and some industry colleagues were there to support her while she healed. Without an incredible circle of family, friends, colleagues, suppliers and clients, the road to recovery could have been a bit longer.
- When: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
- Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
- Where: Show Floor Professional Development Area, Room 2