Watch Now: Executive Mentor Roundtable on De-stressing

Nov 5, 2020

Check out DECA’s Executive Mentor Roundtable on “De-stressing." Two executives share how stress—good and bad—plays a role in their everyday lives and offer tips and tricks to help you manage your stress in your personal and professional life.

Moderated by Catherine Horton, DECA High School Division President, the panel includes:

  • Helen Brown, Academic Outreach Manager for Vector Marketing
  • Sally Hector, Director of Association Group Sales for Hilton

Advisors: Download the Classroom Discussion Guide to use in your classroom.

For even more advice and resources on this topic, be sure to check out the November-December 2020 “De-stress” issue of the DECA Direct magazine.


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Discussion Questions

  • 1
    Everyone exhibits signs of stress in moments of pressure or challenge. What are your “warning signs” that you (or others around you) notice first?
  • 2
    Select one of the stress management techniques shared by the panelists that you will try. Why do you think this method might be effective for you?
  • 3
    Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, have you gotten better or worse at time management and scheduling your priorities? Why?
  • 4
    Have you ever felt like you don’t have enough time for all of your activities and commitments? How can you say “No,” or reduce your involvement without feeling guilty?

Classroom Connection

Career CLuster:

Instructional Area(s):

Performance Indicators:

Explain the nature of stress management
Use time-management skills
Exhibit a positive attitude
Organize and prioritize work
Confront difficult situations
Explain the complexity of business operations