202: Leveraging Strengths and Setting Boundaries with Lucy Gernon

Happier At Work®

19-04-2024 • 45 mins

How can you set professional boundaries and achieve a work-life balance?

In this week's episode of the Happier at Work podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking to Lucy Gernon, an award-winning executive coach with 20 years of experience in the corporate world. We delved deep into the vital topic of work happiness and productivity.

Lucy emphasised the importance of identifying and utilising our strengths at work to achieve happiness and alignment. She advocated for using the red and green activities exercise to pinpoint energising and draining tasks, allowing us to channel our efforts towards tasks that fuel our passion and proficiency.

We tackled the prevalent issue of work-life balance, highlighting the challenge of juggling a busy professional life with personal commitments. We share our own personal experiences and strategies for prioritising social connections and personal time, underlining the importance of questioning what truly serves our well-being and relationships.

Lucy stressed the significance of applying at least one thing differently in our work. They encouraged listeners to shift their conversation dynamics and place a focus on positive aspects, such as practicing gratitude and recognising what's going well.

This episode holds valuable insights that can enhance your professional and personal well-being. My conversation with Lucy can help you discover how to leverage your strengths for greater work satisfaction and find balance in your professional and personal life.

The main points throughout this podcast include:

  • The importance of identifying and utilising our strengths at work to achieve happiness and alignment
  • The prevalent issue of work-life balance and the challenge of juggling a busy professional life with personal commitments.
  • The importance of questioning what truly serves our well-being and relationships.
  • The significance of applying at least one thing differently in our work.


Connect with Lucy

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/lucygernon

Website: www.lucygernon.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/lucygernon


Do you have any feedback or thoughts on this discussion? If so, please connect with Aoife via the links below and let her know. Aoife would love to hear from you!


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