Sherry talks with Ed Finkler, CTO at Graph Story and chairman of Open Sourcing Mental Illness (OSMI) about his mission to help raise awareness, educating, and providing resources to support mental health in the tech community both for employees and employers.
Sherry interviews Corey Miller, founder of iThemes, about depression, divorce, and some real life mental health issues that affect entrepreneurs.
Sherry talks about one of the psychological theories she often comes back to in her interactions with founders. Its called cognitive theory, a focus on understanding how thoughts shape our behaviors. She gives some techniques that can help with the mentioned cognitive distortions that founders often deal with.
Sherry interviews a listener of the podcast, Zach Kessin, about his struggle with self confidence. Zach shares the ups and downs about his startup and battles with depression. Sherry offers ways that he can get the support he needs.
Rob and Sherry continue their conversation about the struggles faced during Rob’s company’s acquisition. They talk about all the different elements that impacted them and the family and discuss what may lie ahead.
Rob and Sherry talk about Rob’s company Drip, being acquired by LeadPages, and the struggles they had to face during the process of the acquisition. Rob shares insights of the negotiation timeline and how if personally affected him, the stresses he had to deal with, and how it therefore affected the family. Sherry gives her side of the story and what she did to prepare for a possible move while not being able to make the news public.
Rob talks about the mental burnout he recently experienced and how his constant thinking about work attributed to this. He shares some of the changes he made in order to help refresh and recharge his mind. Sherry helps define what a burnout is and provides some helpful solutions to the issue.
After returning home from MicroConf 2016, Rob and Sherry discuss some self care strategies including the importance of protecting your time and focus.
In this episode of ZenFounder, Sherry interviews Dr. Michael A. Freeman, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UC San Francisco school of medicine about the prevalence of mental health conditions in founders.