Kara
Hardin

Principal and Founder
Kara Hardin Mental Health Consulting

High-Performing and Highly Stressed: How Attorneys Can Prioritize Mental Health

There is a familiar pattern in the lives of attorneys at work (and beyond). No matter how much is achieved and accomplished, it never feels like it is enough.

Attorneys are constantly working. They can’t put work down. They are not sleeping or taking care of their health. They feel the need to be perfect or at least excellent at all times in all areas of life: as employees, colleagues, parents, friends, children, and even acquaintances.

In this talk, Kara Hardin, a mental health educator, Registered Psychotherapist, and former practicing corporate and securities lawyer, will explore the complicated relationship between the lifestyle lawyers lead and their mental health.

Hardin will share individual and organizational strategies to navigate the big and small challenges associated with the high-performing legal profession.

Speaker Bio

Kara Hardin is the Principal and Founder of Kara Hardin Mental Health Consulting. She works with individuals as well as organizations as a Mental Health Educator, Registered Psychotherapist, and Coach. She believes strongly in people, and in working with others to use their experiences of mental health and illness to understand their performance, find their power, and develop with care.

As a former practicing corporate and securities lawyer, she is particularly versed in the challenges of high pressure and low decision-making latitude careers. Her approach to each client and project is strength-based, compassionate, inclusive, feminist, and experiential.