Imagine having to navigate the challenges of living with a chronic illness. Now imagine having to deal with the additional burden of a job that doesn’t offer you the accommodations you need for the unseen challenges you face.
For many who live with a chronic illness, the result is a life of underemployment or unemployment.
Yet, with appropriate accommodations, many individuals who live with a chronic illness can thrive in their professional roles.
It’s time to close this gap.
On this episode of The Workplace Communication Podcast, we’re talking with Julie Hamilton, Certified Fibromyalgia Coach and Life Coach, Owner of Coaching PI at Coaching PI LLC. After her own diagnosis of fibromyalgia in 2009, Julie realized she needed to blend her personal experience with her background in Human Resources Management to shed light on the challenges faced by individuals with chronic illnesses in the workplace, and what can be done to support them.
Join us as Julie offers valuable insights on how to create a supportive work environment by cultivating open communication, collaboratively identifying appropriate accommodations, and fostering a culture of trust and inclusivity.
Leadership tips you won’t want to miss:
🎙️ Tailoring accommodations to meet individual needs and essential job functions
🎙️ Creating a supportive workplace culture that values well-being and diversity
🎙️ Ensuring HR policies are written and administered with a focus on employee well-being
🎙️ How to foster open communication and trust with employees dealing with chronic illnesses
Julie Hamilton has over 20 years of Human Resource Management experience and has been a Certified Fibromyalgia Coach for over 7 years. She was diagnosed with a chronic illness in 2009 so she has used her knowledge of HR and her fibro world to help navigate the workplace for herself and others.
If you’re looking to enhance your leadership skills by fostering an inclusive workplace that supports employees with chronic illnesses, then this episode is for you!
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