Dr Sherry Walling

Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California

Ever wondered how you and your team could get more done? Sherry shares tips in “How to Stay at the Top of Your Game Without Burning Out, Becoming Boring or Needing to Live in Your Mom’s Basement.”

Dr. Sherry Walling is a licensed psychologist and the co-host of the ZenFounder podcast. She helps high-performing professionals maximize their potential while also maintaining life satisfaction and personal fulfillment. She regularly consults about the “tough stuff”- interpersonal conflict, burnout, depression, anxiety, existential angst, major transitions, and personal imbalance.

Sherry is a graduate of UC Davis and Fuller School of Psychology. She has a PhD in clinical psychology and two master’s degrees. In addition, she completed residential fellowships in prevention research at Yale University School of Medicine and trauma research and the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Boston University School of Medicine.

Married to serial tech entrepreneur, Rob Walling, Sherry has a unique combination of psychological expertise and 17 years of experience in the trenches of the start-up world. She loves bringing these two worlds together on the podcast, in her consulting work, and as a speaker.

When she’s not in the consulting room or chatting it up on skype; Sherry can be found on her paddleboard, building sandcastles on the beach, or dragging her two young sons through an art museum.

How to Stay at the Top of your Game Without Burning Out, Becoming Boring, or Needing to Live in Your Mom’s Basement

Ever wondered how you and your team could get more done?

You might be asking the wrong question. You’re a highly motivated person, in charge of driving the growth of a startup in a competitive space. It’s easy to fall into the trap of working harder, more hours, to get stuff done. As a leader, your people follow suit and culture changes.

Your role may be the envy of your friends, afford you plenty of opportunities and benefits; however, if you’re honest with yourself, you’ll also notice heavy psychological burdens like burnout, isolation, and the looming threats of stagnation and failure.

Over time, the weight of these burdens can take a major toll on your physical health, emotional well-being, relationships, and professional edge. If you don’t feel it, your team will. The smart people will leave. Life gets harder.

The good news is that a few simple strategies can help you enhance your longevity and life satisfaction. Sherry will walk you through steps to help you better manage anxiety, find work-life integration, and become adept at reading and understanding your own personal metrics. You will love yourself a little more, so will your team.