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ADPList Career Success #12: Mental Wellbeing - How to Fight Burnout and Be Mindful

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ADPList Genius Hours: Career Success Edition is where design mentors come together to provide tips and insights into the how-to's and what should I do's of building and maintaining a successful career that aligns with your goals 馃搱

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The Career Success Edition #12: Mental Wellbeing - How to Fight Burnout and Be Mindful

The world is going fast, especially in the tech industry. It seamlessly leads to burnout and aggravates mental health issues for designers, developers, product managers, and anyone who works in the industry. Burnout doesn鈥檛 look at your level of experience, your role in the organization or what title you hold. Good mental well-being has a tremendous effect on your state of mind and growth as a professional, not to mention it helps make good decisions and deal with life's challenges at home, work, or school. In this event, let鈥檚 look at strategies to fight burnout and be mindful!


ADPList Host 馃帀

馃嚭馃嚫 Ying Yao 鈥 Lead UX Designer at Varis

Ying (she/her) is a Lead UX Designer at Varis. She kicked off her career creating digital solutions for Fortune 500 clients before transitioning to enterprise UX to tackle B2B product challenges. In addition to being an ADPList mentor, she's also the co-organizer of聽Ladies that UX Atlanta, a design community focused on career growth, community learning, and building relationships among diverse women and non-binary folx.

Fun fact:聽In her previous life, Ying broadcasted smooth jams through the airwaves of Atlanta as a radio DJ 馃帶


Mentor Panelists 馃帣锔

馃嚭馃嚫聽Rob Surrency - Freelance UX Lead/Director

Rob is a creative lead with 10+ years of designing digital experiences for companies like Meta, Google, Adobe, LinkedIn, Spotify, and more. Outside of design, he has a background in outdoor photography and mental health advocacy.

Fun Fact: Rob has a passion for Aerial photography flying in small helicopters and bush planes in Alaska 馃摲



馃嚭馃嚫聽Div Manickam - Mentor | Author | Explorer

Div Manickam is exploring a portfolio life, one day at a time and grateful for all the miracles of life.Recently, she embarked on a journey with stress and anxiety, mindfulness and essentialism, diversity and belonging.Taking a leap into the unknown, she self-published two books on her journey.

  • A Broken Teacup: Filling the cracks with Mindfulness, Essentialism and Self-care

  • Fearless: Be the Authentic Leader you will Follow

Fun Fact: She traveled to 30+ countries, lived in Libya, Saudi Arabia, India and US 馃實


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