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Author Beth Cohen on her IR Approved book “Workaches”

Workaches: The Neuroscience Guide to Surviving and Thriving at Work received a 4+ star review, making it an IndieReader Approved title.

Following find an interview with author Beth Cohen.

What is the name of the book and when was it published? 

Workaches: The Neuroscience Guide to Surviving and Thriving at Work

What’s the book’s first line? 

“Most of us go to work each day to do something positive.”

What’s the book about? Give us the “pitch”. 

Everyone deserves to thrive at work!  As a clinical and organizational psychologist, with many decades of organizational and clinical experience, I created Workaches to offer staff and leaders alternative lenses and tools to build organizations that move beyond just surviving. Social neuroscience and anthropology can help us all identify the “why” of why we relate and respond the ways we do. When workplace well-being becomes a main focus, it ignites the opportunity and commitment to more effectively manage workplace challenges.

What inspired you to write the book? A particular person? An event?

My inspiration has come from working with hundreds of public and health and human service organizations over the years to assist with building workforce well-being.  I possess an intimate perspective of their work, personality styles, as well as challenges and “workaches.” My goal was to provide a resource for workforce who have dedicated their professional lives, and at times, sacrificed their personal lives, to create thriving communities.

What’s the main reason someone should really read this book? 

Anyone who is committed to their own, as well as their organization’s health and well-being, ought to read this book.

What do you do for work when you’re not writing? 

I am a clinical and organizational psychologist and administrator of Organizational Mind Group, PC (OMG).  OMG provides counseling and consultation focused on building individual and organizational well-being. I have also worked in academia for many years and work with public service agencies across the nation. I am a professional threat assessor, national speaker, and certified meditation instructor. I also design and implement mass trauma responses including for the current pandemic, natural disasters, mass murder and terrorism.

Which writer, living or dead, do you most admire? 

Judith Viorst.

Which book do you wish you could have written?

Illusions by Richard Bach.