Stress Management for Healthcare Heroes: Wendy Mayo’s Unique Approach

Wendy Garvin Mayo, author of SHAPE Your Life: 5-Step Blueprint for Sustainable Stress Management

It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. How did you get to where you are today?

I am a nurse practitioner from Boston, MA who had a transformational moment in time during the pandemic when I was stressed and had to make a decision. Do I go back to clinical practice or stay home with my newborn son? I chose to align with my purpose to serve despite a virus out there literally killing people. That moment showed me the power of decision making to alleviate stress. Truly knowing yourself and making the decision. That experience called me to serve cancer caregivers, nurses and healthcare providers on a global level. The Stress Blueprint was born with the support, accountability, and community of my brilliant mentor. Now I speak and train on leveraging emotional intelligence for stress management. I amplify my message that people have the power to live life on their terms through speaking, training, Nurse Wellness Podcast and now my book “SHAPE Your Life: 5-Step Blueprint for Sustainable Stress Management.”Wendy Garvin Mayo

I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?

Believing in myself enough to invest in personal and business development. Entrepreneurship was never part of the plan so I felt like I was building the plane while flying it. It was stepping out of my comfort zone and allowing purpose to anchor and realign me. My purpose is to serve. I came to the realization that I am able to execute my purpose on my terms. I am not defined by a title or being associated with a healthcare institution.

Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition?

I specialize in stress management. I empower nurses and healthcare providers to manage stress by leveraging emotional intelligence so they can SHAPE the life they desire. As a scientist and clinician, I teach on a combination of lived experiences and evidence-based research.

What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success?

You don’t have to do it alone. Find support, accountability, and community to SHAPE Your Life around purpose

Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?

The ability to inspire, influence, and impact the world one person at a time while remaining in alignment with my purpose. Success is also the thing that internally lights you from the inside out and allows you to illuminate the path for others.

What’s next for you?

The SHAPE You Life: 5-Step Blueprint for Sustainable Stress Management launch, tour, and live event

Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more? and wendygarvinmayo on all social media platforms.

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