Tough Economic Times: Lessons From the Tank

Tough Economic Times: Lessons From the Tank

Tough Economic Times: Lessons From the Tank

By Bob VandePol, MSW COVID-19 challenges many areas of our lives in many frightening ways. It threatens the health and safety of ourselves and loved ones, forced us into social isolation and resulted in radical shifts in education and work….

Leadership Skills: Return to Workplace Productivity During COVID-19

Leadership Skills: Return to Workplace Productivity During COVID-19
By Bob VandePol, MSW As employees either remain at work or return to work during COVID-19, employers and management face daunting leadership challenges. In ways never before imagined, employees are trusting their leaders’ judgment with that which is most precious...

Humble Resilience: Bouncing Back. Bouncing Forward.

Humble Resilience: Bouncing Back. Bouncing Forward.

By Bob VandePol, MSW “No way. That is NOT how I walk!” Those words formed on my lips long ago in an 8:00 a.m. Anatomy & Kinesiology college class. The professor had just defined walking as “the repetition of leaning…

Who’s Taking Care Of HR?

Who’s Taking Care Of HR?

It’s extremely important for human resource professionals to practice good self-care during COVID-19, counsels Jo Carlson from Pine Rest’s EAP. And that’s your WHOLE self – soul, mind and heart.

How to Stay Cool During Stay at Home Order: WZZM interviews Pine Rest’s Bob Vandepol

How to Stay Cool During Stay at Home Order: WZZM interviews Pine Rest’s Bob Vandepol

“This is a very emotional event,” says VandePol. “It’s an event where we’re afraid, We’re frustrated, sometimes we’re bored. Those feelings often morph into anger. Anger comes out of hurt, fear, sadness many times. It’s important for us to realize that. Sometimes it feels contagious and instant. Yes, anger is contagious.”

Pine Rest EAP Creates Video Series: Building Resilience During COVID-19

Pine Rest EAP Creates Video Series: Building Resilience During COVID-19

Bob VandePol, MSW, Executive Director of the Pine Rest Employee Assistance Program is featured in a series of resiliency boosting strategies and insights based on the crisis response trainings he presents to clients.

Emotional Intelligence and COVID-19

Emotional Intelligence and COVID-19

Relationships are often strained by stressful, emotional events. Bob Vandepol, MSW, reviews how taking inventory of your emotional intelligence can help ease the strain on relationships.

Resilience Strategies During A Pandemic

Resilience Strategies During A Pandemic

Bob VandePol, MSW, reviews resilience strategies that have been shown to help people cope when faced with highly stressful life events like the current COVID-19 pandemic.