ABOUT ERIN:

My name is Erin-Shauna Mirkovic and I am a six-year store manager at Starbucks. I have a Degree in Small Business and Entrepreneurship and am currently getting my BA in Business Administration. I believe that mental health in the workplace is very important. As a leader I want to ensure my team has a good work-life, balance and I do this by having vulnerable conversations with them as often as needed. What I like to remind my team is that we convince ourselves that what we are going through is rooted in shame and we can’t speak to other people about it because they wouldn’t understand and they may judge us. So instead, I want us to approach it as a way of learning and being brave enough to confront the issue at hand.