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Customer Story: Meet Speech Coach Maria Tecce

Customer Story: Meet Speech Coach Maria Tecce

Does back pain often bother you when you’re working on your desk? For speech coach Maria Tecce, the pain was bordering on incapacitating. Find out how her Harmoni Standing Desk has changed her work days for the better!  Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? I'm a Public Speaking & Voice Coach, Actor, Singer who helps speakers own their voice, own their story, and own the room. Q: Can you tell us about your coaching career? I coach CEOs and entrepreneurs in public speaking skills, so that's using body language, vocal presence, and crafting their words to give impactful, powerful, stunning speeches and presentations. Q: Who are your usual mentees?  I coach business professionals, speakers, writers, and...

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Best Ways to Relax After a Long Week at Work

Best Ways to Relax After a Long Week at Work

Can't wait for the weekend after you’ve finished up a big project, had some tough decisions at work? If you find yourself hurtling through the week like there's no tomorrow, it looks like it's about time you took some time for yourself to learn how to relax after work. Keep on scrolling to find out how you can destress after a long and busy week in the office. Make time for yourself. Schedule time for yourself. Make an appointment with yourself—literally. If it's on your calendar, you're more likely to do it, and it's an important commitment you shouldn't break or postpone. There are several ways to make time for yourself, depending on what your schedule looks like: If you...

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Managing Expectations at Work

Managing Expectations at Work

Boundaries are an integral part of work. Without addressing gray areas and establishing clear expectations, we’re setting ourselves up for anxiety, demotivation, lack of growth, and even failure. As employees, it’s only healthy that we know where lines are drawn when it comes to things that should be of concern to us. This way, our priorities are straight and, let’s face it, our conscience is clear! As ideal as it sounds, when we become the catch basin of all additional work and work-related issues, we end up not only physically exhausted, but mentally as well.  How do we manage expectations from us at work? Communicate with your boss. When it comes to priority-setting, it’s  important that you and your boss...

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The Difference of Being Alone and Being Lonely

The Difference of Being Alone and Being Lonely

Being surrounded by friends and family is always enjoyable, but there is unique enjoyment found in some quality alone time. Whether it’s binge-watching a Netflix show or going out to do some shopping, the occasional me and only me time almost feels like a must, especially after a stressful week. So while there can be a negative predisposition when it comes to distancing ourselves from others, being by ourselves doesn’t necessarily mean we’re lonely.  According to Sarah Adler, PsyD,  "Being alone is actually just a state; it means that you are not with other people. Loneliness is an emotion, which describes a feeling of sadness attributed to not having connection." It’s true that the desire to be alone and having...

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Standing up for a Healthier Lifestyle

Standing up for a Healthier Lifestyle

If you work in an office and spend most of your time bent over a desk, clicking away at a computer, you must take steps – literally – to reduce your sedentary habits. Because our bodies are designed to move, sitting for long periods is harmful to our health. Moving around keeps your blood flowing, which helps with concentration and focus, making you more productive. It also can improve your blood flow, which means better digestion and immune function, so standing improves your overall health in other ways! What do studies have to say about standing at your desk? The best thing that people love about standing desks is that they may also help you lose weight and avoid gaining...

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What Common Workplace Phrases Really Mean

What Common Workplace Phrases Really Mean

What it’s supposed to sound like: Hey, here’s a gentle reminder in case you overlooked my last email! What it really means: Stop asking stupid questions and actually read my emails. I don’t have all the time in the world to respond to questions I have already answered if you were in the least bit bothered to comprehend everything I have told you a million times.

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