Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #175 Kerry Howard How To Heal a Workplace

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #175 Kerry Howard How To Heal a Workplace

How To Heal a Workplace

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Kerry Howard on her new book How To Heal a Workplace, healing from a traumatic accident, and helping and coaching other people deal with trauma.

We also dive deep into corporate mental health awareness, toxic workplace cultures, trauma prevention and preventing psychological injuries through education and training.

Kerry Howard – How To Heal a Workplace

Kerry Howard is a mental health expert who is changing the game in trauma prevention and treatment. Not only is she a corporate mental health advisor, she’s also a successful author, with several best-selling books under her belt, including “The Trouble With Trauma,” “Why Men Are Like Shoes,” “Define Your Inner Diva,” and her latest masterpiece, “How To Heal a Workplace.”

After experiencing a traumatic accident, she battled with PTSD and turned to therapy for help. Through her own healing process, she discovered her passion for helping others overcome trauma and build a brighter future.

Kerry is more than just an accomplished mental health professional – she’s a trailblazer in her field. Her innovative work in providing online trauma therapy has earned her the prestigious Excellence in Science and Technology Award in 2021. With her incredible skills, passion, and dedication, Kerry is making a real difference in the world of mental health.

Kerry talks about:

  • Her childhood life, dreams and 
  • Kerry’s mum being her role model
  • Unpacking others’ early childhood experiences
  • Building self-awareness
  • Being hit by a bus
  • Developing PTSD and depression
  • How the accident led to a psychology career
  • Trauma and responsibilities
  • How the accident “saved her life”
  • The “toybox” and repression
  • Self-care, gardening, and sunlight
  • How To Heal A Workplace book
  • Labeling and belongingness
  • Mental health awareness
  • Toxic workplace culture


“Self-understanding is absolutely key to be able to move forward in any interpersonal situations.” Kerry Howard talks about self-understanding on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

“When we know that somebody has a personal problem going on, it’s impossible for that not to affect their work. These are things that are normally going to affect how a person shows up everyday, their mood, their behaviour, and how do we approach that in a supportive way while trying to make adjustments rather than just ignoring it and pretending it’s not going to impact the workplace.” Mental health in the workplace with Kerry Howard on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

“Your business doesn’t exist without your people. Taking the time to understand who they are as individuals, and consult with them whenever you make changes that are gonna impact their working life are not just nice things to do – it’s essential.” People-first culture in the workplace with Kerry Howard on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast. 

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Recommended Reading:

How to Heal a Workplace Book