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"Master Coaches Have Meltdowns, Too" with Joni Mar


In this powerful episode, Master Coach Joni Mar shares her experience with her own mental health journey, how the pandemic affected her and how the anti-Asian hate she experienced made her feel.

In This Episode:

  • The time of day when the suicide hotline rings the most

  • How the ​​Circadian Rhythm affects our inner saboteur

  • What happens when your boundaries aren’t strong enough

  • What Joni did to get back to a healthier mental state

  • Having the courage to ask for help

  • Getting back what you give

  • How being alone can be dangerous

  • When you need to listen to the outside voices

  • How she gives herself time to get out

  • The importance of getting out in nature

  • Giving people a safe place to talk

  • How to fill out an emotional quadrant

  • How to not mask an emotion with food or something else

  • One particular situation she experienced that was very hateful

  • How you could handle a situation if you experience racism

  • How having meaningful work helped her mental resilience

  • What people who are in a service industry can do to support their own mental health

  • The importance of blocking out time for your rest/vacation even if you’re not able to leave the house

Quotations to Share:

“The second pandemic has been the crisis around mental health across the globe.” ~Christie Mann

“First of all, there's a whole person, and as a whole person, I have physical health or wellbeing, spiritual health, emotional health, and mental health, but somehow when we talk about mental health, it's like, ‘Ooh, that's a problem.’” ~Joni Mar

“We have 12 to 60,000 messages a day, and 90% are negative.” ~Joni Mar

“The folks that are helping others need to help themselves so they can keep helping.” ~Christie Mann

“Being alone, I find anyhow, is dangerous because then I'm alone with my thoughts. So I've got to listen to the outside voices telling me, ‘Give your head a shake,’ or other people, the way they're supporting me, you know, everybody has their unique way, but I gotta listen to the outside voices because there you are telling you the truth, not the 90% of the negative self-talk.” ~Joni Mar

“I just made sure, even in the rain, I'm going out there for an hour, getting some fresh air, getting sunlight, getting out in nature. You need to change of environment.” ~Joni Mar

“Take the time to experience what you’re experiencing.” ~Joni Mar

“I felt like I was actually breaking open, like for the world”~ Joni Mar

“We have been looking at the stats around what's been happening to marginalized communities, and the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes in the US is 146%!” ~Christie Mann

“If something is bigger than you, then you don't have time for worrying about you.” ~Joni Mar

“We don't want to negate our own wellness for the greater good of what we're trying to achieve.” ~Christie Mann


Joni Mar is a Vancouver-based Master Certified Coach who works extensively in both Asia and North America, coaching and developing Leaders and their teams in large multinational organizations. As well as leading corporate courses for the Co-Active Training Institute in her role as a senior faculty member.

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