Managing Stress and Preventing Burnout in Your Business

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PictureFree Seminar at Sandhills Community College, Van Dusen Building

Thursday, September 25, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Are you dragging yourself to work and back home? Have you lost some of the zip and enthusiasm that you had in the past? Come find out some of the reasons why.

Emily Ballance, MEd, Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Speaking Professional will present a seminar entitled “Managing Stress and Preventing Burnout,” Thursday, September 25 from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. The seminar will be held in Room 102 of the Van Dusen Building, Sandhills Community College (SCC), 3395 Airport Road in Pinehurst. This seminar, sponsored by the SCC Small Business Center, is geared toward small businesses, but it is free and open to the public. To register, contact Lori Williams, SCC SBC Director, at or call 910-695-3938.


“Stress is a part of our lives, no matter what our profession,” Ballance says. “And if we choose to deny it, the consequences can be devastating to our health, work, families and relationships.”

“This seminar is about identifying the causes of stress, recognizing early warning signs, and making a plan to reduce stress by making healthy lifestyle changes. Sometimes people tell me they don’t know where to start. In this presentation, I’ll share a list of 25 suggestions, so participants can start with one of those if they’d like to. Making some of the suggested changes is easy and others are a bit more complicated. But it’s amazing what you can do if you just take small steps.”

“Recently, I was talking with a woman who told me that four months ago, she made a decision to get more exercise,” Ballance said. “She and three other women at work agreed to walk for 30 minutes during their lunch hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. They left Tuesday and Thursday open to socialize with other people or run errands. The woman told me how much better she felt on so many levels – she now has more energy, she’s lost some weight and has really connected with her walking partners. That’s how it works. Often one positive change will lead to other positive changes.”

“If you want to make a plan to address the stress in your life, please join us,” Ballance said. There’s no time like the present.”

Ballance speaks on business related topics at Small Business Centers throughout the North Carolina Community College System. She also presents keynotes on positive humor and workshops on stress management, generations, communication, leadership, customer service and wellness at conferences, events and meetings across the country.

Ballance has been awarded the Certified Speaking Professional designation, the highest earned designation awarded by the National Speakers Association. Women in the National Speakers Association who have earned the CSP designation make up less than 8% of its membership.


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