Owning your own business, executing consulting work, or working as an employee with a chronic illness can get chaotic. But it’s important that you know that you’re more than capable of keeping your career on track.
In this #PatientLeader webinar, we’ll speak with patient advocate and author of the book Surviving and Thriving with an Invisible Chronic Illness, Ilana Jacqueline. Ilana covers topics like how to streamline your workload, communicate effectively, and delicately handle some of the more awkward professional situations that intersect with unmanageable symptoms.
- Review the physical, mental and professional obstacles of working a typical 9-5 schedule with a chronic illness and what aspects you should be looking for in your next job to achieve the healthiest work/life balance
- Learn the best time to disclose your chronic condition to your employer and how to take advantage of the accommodations your HR department may offer
- Discover life hacks for always looking your best even when you’re feeling your worst #chroniclife
- Take advantage of the various tips, tools, and applications Ilana uses to ease the challenges of working from home including recording apps, Slack, Skype, Zoom and most importantly- scheduling rest times throughout your day
- Learn the realities of your insurance plan and discuss the option of disability
This webinar is jam-packed with tools, tips, best practices and resources for those trying to balance their career and chronic illness. Check out these additional resources Ilana has to share:
- Business from Bed by Joan Friedlander
Have your own tips for surviving work-life balance with a chronic illness? Comment below to share your best practices with fellow Patient Leaders!
Ilana Jacqueline is the author of Surviving and Thriving with an Invisible Chronic Illness. In her book she shares her humbling, hilarious, and heartfelt experiences coping with chronic illness. From full contact fights with skull-cramping migraines to making peace with being a human pincushion, she writes boldly and unabashedly about breaking down, getting back up, and pulling off the bandage that is “coming out” about the shame and frustration of living with chronic illness.
Jacqueline is a health journalist and professional patient advocate whose work has included writing for publications like Cosmopolitan and The Huffington Post on the patient experience as well as working for healthcare companies and patient advocacy groups as a consultant and advisor. As a health advocate and regularly interviewed expert on chronic illness, Jacqueline looks to help patients advocate for themselves at their most vulnerable moments.
Visit Ilana’s blog, Let’s Feel Better, order her newest book, Surviving and Thriving with an Invisible Chronic Illness and be sure to follow her on Twitter and Instagram.