LocHealth: How to Stay Sane and Localize On

Track: Professional | TS4 |   Everyone |
Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 4:15pm – 5:00pm
Held in: Siskiyou, Lobby Level
Laura DeCook - LDC Wellbeing 
Jose Palomares - Coupa 
Antoine Rey - Argos Multilingual
Moderator: Mimi Hills

Most stories we hear in the localization industry are positive: success, growth, innovation, and camaraderie. However, if we look deeper, real-life stories are more complex. A constant need to deliver, coupled with a fear of failure, often creates pressure on our mental health. The seeming perfection of others can feed into imposter syndrome. Vulnerability. The pandemic might be over but many of us are remote workers and we’re still very isolated. The recent wave of layoffs … These are the issues that need to be addressed. During the panel, the speakers will share their personal experiences and difficult moments from the past. They will delve into the specific pressures we face as individuals in the industry and discuss how we can (and should) take care of our mental health.

Takeaways: Participants will learn the typical sources of pressure impacting the mental health of anyone in the localization industry. These may feel unique, but they may actually be shared by many; vulnerability: sharing specific stories of people who have faced and overcome difficult moments, and what we can learn from them; how to take care of our mental health through different approaches and experiences.