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EPISODE 29: Managing Anxiety for Consultants—with Shann Vander Leek

In this Craft of Consulting podcast episode, we tackle something that many consultants experience: anxiety. I interview Shann Vander Leek. Shann is a former TV advertising sales executive turned transformation expert, award-winning podcaster, best-selling author, producer, podcast consultant, and media expert. Her wildly popular podcast, Anxiety Slayer, provides practical strategies for managing anxiety, stress, panic attacks, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. In this podcast, Shann discusses ways that anxiety can be triggered for some consultants and how to manage it so you can be a successful consultant. 


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Shann Vander Leek

Shann Vander Leek offers a fresh perspective on how consultants can manage anxiety. Shann shares helpful strategies for managing anxiety and stress both on a daily basis and when triggered. In this episode, we talk about:


  • Common types of anxiety many consultants face

  • How to handle anxiety so it doesn’t stop you from becoming a consultant

  • Advice for leaving the security of a corporate job to take the leap into consulting and tips for navigating new anxieties that come with that switch

  • Identifying and managing anxiety triggers 

  • What you can do on a daily basis to maintain your mental health


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In this Craft of Consulting podcast episode, I interview Jan West, Ann Stuart Zachwieja, and Diana Crabtree Green. 

Listening Time: 42 min.