In episode 134, Coffey talks with Suzanne Brown about the importance of embracing a balance-friendly workplace. They discuss the meaning of work-life balance; the distinction between balance and integration; the impact of individuals’ priorities in defining work-life balance; the impact of the pandemic on employees’ expectations; employers’ role in creating a balance-friendly environment; evaluating the financial benefit of balance-friendly strategies; the impact of remote work; and how employers can develop policies to enhance work-life balance.

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Suzanne Brown

Suzanne Brown

Suzanne Brown is a fractional CMO and work-life balance speaker, consultant, and award-winning author of the Mompowerment books. She empowers companies and working moms and dads to think differently about balance and take action. She uses her own experience and extensive research as well as tips, insights, and advice from interviews with more than 110 professional working moms. Suzanne is a contributor to Harvard Business Review and her insights appear in major publications such as Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Real Simple, Parents magazine, and Forbes. She’s been interviewed on more than 45 podcasts, and she’s done a TED talk on creating more professional part-time roles for working mothers. She’s got an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin. Suzanne, her husband, and their two active young boys live in Austin, TX.


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