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  • BALANCE A Work-Life Balance

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  • Mission: To inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time.

    Career Opportunities: Starbucks believes Veterans and Military Spouses make their company better and communities stronger. Since 2013, Starbucks has committed to hiring Veterans and Military Spouses and now they aspire to hire 5,000 Veterans and Military Spouses annually.

    Their commitment extends beyond hiring, to include expanded benefits such as education opportunities. They have over 70 Starbucks Military Family Stores across the U.S., and plan to dedicate 60 more by 2022. Through their partnership with Hiring Our Heroes, Starbucks’ goal is to be a leading corporate advocate and voice for transitioning veterans, military spouses and military families.

    View Starbucks Veterans & Military Spouses page and Starbucks US Career Map for more information about careers at Starbucks.


    The purpose of this guide is to walk you through your personal action plan. Harness the energy from today’s workshop and annotate your specific goals as you pursue work-life balance. By putting pen to paper, you are statistically more likely to stick to your plan.

    There are abundant resources available to you both on installation and in your community. Leverage Hiring Our Heroes events and find a Military Spouse Professional Network (MSPN), either locally or virtually.

    The next few pages will give you space to capture notes for your action plan, so let’s get started!



    STEP 1:

    What are your 3 greatest strengths? 1.




    What are your top 3 warning signs or stressors? 1.



    How do you currently manage those stressors?


    STEP 3:

    Quick tips for positive coping methods: • Talk to friends and family when you’re feeling

    like your work/life are unbalanced • Take advantage of installation resources, social

    groups, spouse clubs, and career-focused clubs like MSPN

    • Journal or use the notes section of your phone to express your thoughts

    • Turn your devices off during dinner or an hour before bedtime

    • Adjust your push notifications on your phone to de-clutter your digital space

    • Take a brief walk outside when feeling overwhelmed or in need of a break

    Ideas from other attendees:

  • List 3 positive coping methods you plan to implement in your daily routine: 1.





    Tips for adopting a more positive attitude: • Take a moment to verbally give yourself props

    when you accomplish something, whether big or small

    • Regularly express your gratitude to others by writing them a note or sending a text

    • When you’re feeling down or particularly negative, stop and force yourself to find one positive about the problem or situation. Focus on that.

    • Don’t just think about things that make you happy, do them

    • Change your phone screen to something that triggers positive thinking or happy memories

  • List 3 things you are grateful for: 1.



    List 3 things you like most about yourself: 1.



    Have you already adopted a positive attitude? If not, what will you do to commit to a more positive outlook?


    List your go-to people or groups that help you achieve balance:

    Of that list, identify one person or group that you can count on to keep you accountable to your action plan:


    List 1 way that you plan to keep this action plan in place:

    How will you continue to assess your work-life balance in the long-term?

  • Now, back to capturing the energy from the workshop. Think about the resources that you learned about today. Identify which ones you would like to incorporate into your routine: Work-life balance resources Health resources

    Financial resources





    1: 2: 3: NOTES 1: NOTES 2: NOTES 3: NOTES 4: NOTES 5: NOTES 6: NOTES 7: 1_2: 2_2: 3_2: How do you currently manage those stressors 1: How do you currently manage those stressors 2: How do you currently manage those stressors 3: How do you currently manage those stressors 4: How do you currently manage those stressors 5: How do you currently manage those stressors 6: How do you currently manage those stressors 7: How do you currently manage those stressors 8: Ideas from other attendees 1: Ideas from other attendees 2: 1_3: 2_3: 3_3: NOTES 1_2: NOTES 2_2: NOTES 3_2: NOTES 4_2: NOTES 5_2: NOTES 6_2: NOTES 7_2: NOTES 8: NOTES 9: NOTES 10: 1_4: 2_4: 3_4: 1_5: 2_5: 3_5: positive outlook 1: positive outlook 2: positive outlook 3: positive outlook 4: positive outlook 5: positive outlook 6: achieve balance 1: achieve balance 2: achieve balance 3: achieve balance 4: achieve balance 5: achieve balance 6: your action plan 1: your action plan 2: in place 1: in place 2: in place 3: balance in the longterm 1: balance in the longterm 2: balance in the longterm 3: balance in the longterm 4: balance in the longterm 5: balance in the longterm 6: balance in the longterm 7: Worklife balance resources: Off Health resources: Off Financial resources: Off 1_6: 2_6: 3_6: 4: 5: 6: 7: 8: 9: 10: 11: NOTES 1_3: NOTES 2_3: NOTES 3_3: NOTES 4_3: NOTES 5_3: NOTES 6_3: NOTES 7_3: 1_7: 2_7: 3_7: 4_2: 5_2: 6_2: 7_2: 8_2: 9_2: NOTES 1_4: NOTES 2_4: NOTES 3_4: NOTES 4_4: NOTES 5_4: NOTES 6_4: NOTES 7_4: 1_8: 2_8: 3_8: 4_3: 5_3: 6_3: 7_3: 8_3: 9_3: NOTES 1_5: NOTES 2_5: NOTES 3_5: NOTES 4_5: NOTES 5_5: NOTES 6_5: NOTES 7_5: 1_9: 2_9: 3_9: 4_4: 5_4: 6_4: 7_4: 8_4: 9_4: