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A Pause That Refreshes! HOW to Take A Break That Actually Works

October 16, 2017
12:00 pm
The Commonwealth Club of California - New Location

Startup stress burning you out? Between jobs and dreading the next one? Overwhelmed by the stresses of life? Maybe it's time for a "pause," or an intentional shift in behavior. It doesn't need to be time-consuming; even a moment, minute, or hour can work wonders. Rachael O'Meara, Senior Account Manager at Google and leadership coach, has written a best-selling book, Pause: Harnessing the Life-Changing Power of Giving Yourself a Break.

Weaving together old philosophies and current research, Rachael lays out a step-by-step, extraordinarily detailed, proven plan for how to take "pauses" and restore your sense of balance in the world, your courage to take risk, and maybe even find a more fulfilling job and path in life. That's why her book has received rave reviews and she's been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Harvard Business Review.

Rachael says, "Taking a pause [is] the perfect excuse to step away from your everyday life and not focus on what is ruling your thoughts. ... Part of what’s gained in the pause process is courage; pausing means being okay knowing you’re uncertain of an outcome."

So hop off the addictive, familiar, but exhausting hamster wheel. Join us and learn how you can take a "pause" in your own life. Rachel will provide many practical examples of useful tools she learned in her research; we'll practice a few; and you'll be inspired to move forwards. As Google's Chade-Meng Tan (author of the best-seller Search Inside Yourself) says, "This is truly a book worth pausing for."

Rachael O’Meara is a sales executive at Google and a transformational leadership coach who hosts personal growth authors for the TalksAtGoogle YouTube channel. She has an MBA from Fordham University and was a competitive rowing champion.

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