Kirsten Bunch

You’re Queer and Being Stereotyped at Work: Six Ways to Respond to Harmful Stereotypes

There are currently 378 anti-LGBTQ+ bills in the United States, including several in more liberal states like New Jersey and Connecticut. These bills that primarily target transgender and non-binary individuals impact the mental wellbeing of many LGBTQ+ individuals by threatening our safety and feelings of belonging. They also provide fertile ground for […]

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Essential Guide to Being Out at Work: A Discussion on Coming Out as LGBTQ+

Being out at work is something that can be a difficult decision for many LGBTQ+ and TGNC individuals and it is one of the hottest topics for an LGBTQ+ coach. The path to coming out at work is often different for everyone, and it’s important to remember that there are no one-size-fits-all solutions. In this article, we’ll discuss the importance of being out at work, share tips on how to come out, and provide resources for additional support.

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“I Love a Woman”

Although our relationships are now protected by law, many LGBTQ+ professionals still struggle with talking about their marriages in a professional setting. We aren’t guaranteed a level of psychological safety and often don’t find it in our workplaces. 

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The Story of a Toxic Boss

It can be difficult to navigate a relationship with a toxic colleague. The impact of the experience can stay with you for years, even for your entire career, if you don’t get help processing what happened. You may feel embarrassed or ashamed that you “put” yourself in a toxic situation and that it is your fault. That is normal but it’s not your fault and there probably isn’t anything you could have done differently.

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Here’s How to Protect Your Mental Health at Work

A shift is happening in the way we talk about mental health at work. Employers are waking up to the fact that mental health goes beyond the treatment of mental health disorders and are including preventative mental health care as part of their overall employee wellness initiatives and benefits.

This is good news, for sure, and it leaves many of us asking, what exactly is mental health and how do I protect my mental health in and outside of work.

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Is Career Trauma Holding You Back?

What if career trauma is holding you back from reaching your goals? Let’s start with a story. Dinah walked into the conference room wearing the new power suit she’d bought for the occasion. Today was the day the board was going to announce they were naming her CEO. She settled […]

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