The Coronavirus has given many us an opportunity to pause and think about life, our purpose, and even the right work life balance. What’s your perspective and has it changed over time?

Adam Taylor | Executive Director, GoodTurn Cycles

Work life balance was a primary motivation for leaving the technical sales role I was in, and pursuing something I was more passionate about. My work life balance at GoodTurn Cycles has ebbed and flowed, but ultimately been significantly better and I attribute that to a specific things: First is management that respects the work life balance of its employees and systems that allow for individuals to voice when they feel things are out of balance. At GoodTurn we have a “no overtime” policy. Read more>>

Kim Stewart | Nonprofit and Small Business Coach/Consultant

Life balance is a significantly important to me. This is driven in part by my background and passion for healthy living and wellness. That, combined with my belief that work needs to integrate into your life rather than dominate it, has led me to always keep balance as a high priority. My personal life balance has changed as my life has changed. As a young single person I spent a lot of time at work, but would sometimes find time to come in later. When I had kids I would schedule my days around getting them to and from preschool. Read more>>

Aaron and Allyson Spieler | Filmmaker and Video Editor

We are big believers in making personal time for ourselves. We both were in the military for 6 years and most of our time was spent either working or sleeping. A huge part of starting our own business was to be able to be on our own schedule. We make sure to wake up early so we can start our day right. The second 4 o clock hits, we stop working and enjoy time with our dog, go on a walk, make dinner, and watch tv. We’ve noticed that if we spend all day every day working, we get burnt out way too fast. We are way more motivated to work 8 hours straight on Monday if we spend 3 days in the mountains or hanging out with friends. And when we are motivated, our work ends up being better. Read more>>

Greg Opperman | Operations Manager

Work life balance has always been important to me. I used to go into an office five days/week and I actually found it pretty easy to have a good balance between the two. Basically, once I left work, I was all about my family. Once the pandemic started and we moved to remote work, that line between the two started getting blurry and I found myself working a lot more. Now that I’m helping to run Snapology, I’ve got that balance back and I couldn’t be happier! Read more>>

Emily Wolf | Partner, Creative Director at Stone Strategy Design

Education, career, and work ethic were 3 big themes in my upbringing. The dedication and power of a hard day’s work were something my parents instilled in me from a very young age. For that reason, it’s not surprising that work has been a big defining part of my life. When we talk about work/life balance in the traditional sense I think it puts a lot of pressure on the fight between our work and who we are as humans outside of work. Read more>>

Kymber Stephenson | HAES Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Balancing work and life has always been important to me, but evolved to be more challenging in recent years. I sometimes long for the earlier days of my career when the boundary between them was as simple as “clock in/clock out.” I used to be a very categorizing thinker. When my responsibilities clearly aligned in either the Work box, (like internships, scheduled shifts, spreadsheets) OR Life box (like friend time, paint & sip, yoga), work/life balance was a breeze. Read more>>

Kaylie Haynes | Vocalist and Content Developer

As someone who is always chasing new goals and has a lot of things going on at once, I’ve needed to learn to intentionally manage my work-life balance because there’s never a shortage of things to do. I have learned to look at rest and self-care as a vital part of the creative process instead of something that gets in the way of it. My energy levels tend to ebb and flow – some days I can work for 14 hours straight and not get tired; Read more>>

Kelly Hendricks | Pilates Studio Owner, Pilates Instructor

After graduating college in 2003, work life balance never crossed my mind. Not once did I think about work life balance because I did what I wanted – I worked, I hung out with friends, spent alot of time with my husband, and did whatever my heart desired around work hours. Happy hours turned into late nights but I always made it to work on time the next day and the cycle continued. Then it changed when I hit thirty, we had our first child and my corporate job started turning into 50+ hours a week. Life changed, my schedule changed along with my priorities in the best way. Read more>>