Thrive Global: What’s important in your life outside of work?
Erica Redman: My children and God are important to me outside of work.
TG: What helps you thrive?
ER: My son, because I know I have to be my best for him. I make time for the important things in my life with the support of my director, Ben Elwood, who encourages his team to have a healthy work-life balance, and reminds us that family comes first.
TG: Tell us about the role well-being plays in your life and work. How would you advise that others tend to their own well-being and help support it for their peers?
ER: Everyone should schedule time for themselves, even if it’s an hour a day. You can’t help others if you aren’t at your best.
TG: When you notice you’re getting too stressed, what do you do to course-correct?
ER: I stop to take a breather, understand what’s allowing me to be stressed, and then make a different plan.
TG: Tell us about your evening routine that helps you unwind and sleep better.
ER: On the ride home, I think of how my day went at work. I think of what I could have done better, and I remember the wins. I do this ritual on my commute so that when I’m home, I don’t think about work. When I get home, I shower and watch a show or read something I didn’t have the opportunity to do that day.
TG: What is your joy trigger?
ER: My joy triggers are seeing my children happy, acknowledging small wins at work, and accomplishing my dreams.