Thunderbird Webinars

From surviving to thriving: How to battle burnout and craft meaningful work

March 19, 2020 11am (MST/Arizona time)

Today’s fast-paced business settings can all too often feel like pressure cookers of competition, overwork, and emotional exhaustion. In this webinar, Dr. Sarah J. Tracy will pinpoint triggers for organizational burnout and share specific practices that may lead to meaningful work and organizational flourishing.

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About the Presenter: Dr. Sarah J. Tracy

Sarah J. Tracy, Ph. D., Professor, Honors Faculty, Director of The Transformation Project, The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Arizona State University

Sarah J. Tracy is a professor, speaker, and trainer whose research focuses on fostering wellbeing and positive communication. Sarah’s workshops and novel assessment techniques help people transform burnout and distrust into interactional patterns that build relationships and restore human flourishing. She regularly offers programs worldwide for a variety of universities and organizations. She hosts the Youtube channel Get Your Qual On and frequently serves as a media resource on topics such as workplace bullying, toxic positivity, and work-life balance. As a cross-disciplinary leader expert on workplace well-being and positive communication, Sarah is the author of two books—Leading Organizations Through Transition and Qualitative Research Methods—and over 90 published journal articles and book chapters. Her research has been cited more than 12,000 times and has garnered over 30 scholarly awards. 

 Originally from Wisconsin, Sarah studied journalism at the University of Southern California (B.A., 1993) and went on to earn an M.A. (1996) and Ph.D. (2000) in organizational communication from the University of Colorado-Boulder. She has been a professor at Arizona State University since 2000 where she directs The Transformation Project and teaches courses in communication, happiness, leadership, and research methods. In her leisure time, Sarah loves to cook, practice yoga, travel with her family and friends, listen to audiobooks, and play frisbee with Lily dog.