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Bouncing Back in the age of COVID-19

Updated: Jul 2

Monday, May 28, 2020, Workforce, Financial, Physical Fitness and Mental Health Experts discussed how to be productive, profitable and healthy in the midst of a pandemic and economic crisis. Moderated by Zaneta Smith, MSW, the panel gave practical steps to being at your best in the age of COVID-19. Ezrach was honored to have Evette Ellis, Professional Development Coach & Co-Founder of ChargerHelp!; Dr. Erica McCool, Psychical Therapist; Kenneth Han, Founder of Fatboy Shrink; Dr. Chiaku Hanson, Psy.D., Doctor of Clinical Psychology; Nick Gouche, Sr. Vice President & Managing Partner of Legacy Home Loans; Kaine Nicholas, MBA, Founder of Able Consulting, LLC.

"Make a decision and imagine big and continue to dig for inspiration", was a tip provided by Evette Ellis. "Laugh a little and have positive thoughts to keep your heart rate down, is a cognitive technique that can lower your heart rate", said Dr. Chiaku Hanson. Golden Nuggets were dropped and Priceless Gems were given by an esteemed panel of experts from the financial, physical fitness and mental health industry. The bottom line--health is wealth. "50% of American's cannot survive a four hundred dollar emergency expense, mentioned by Nick Gouche". His story from being evicted from his apartment to being an property owner and top 1% mortgage broker for three consecutive years, said his turning point was making a decision. This is why he's called the Mortgage Gladiator.


"This is more than a COVID conversation, but rather how we build as a people. Mental health is financial health" Kaine Nicholas, MBA.


To contact our panelist, email admin@ezrach.org or you can find them on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.


Here's some tips, tricks and good books recommended by our panelist:


Evette Ellises Favorite Books

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

The 5 Second Rule - Mel Robbins


Dr. Chiaku Hanson, Psy.D.

Heart Rate: Monitor your heart rate to decrease anxiety using apple watch or download heart rate app. Breathing by taking deep breath in and out for 60 seconds lowers heart rate. Download cognitive companion app or cognitive journal app to help with anxiety. If you had anxiety issues prior to COVID-19 you may need to seek mental health treatment.


Dr. Erica McCool & Kenneth Han

  • Find an accountable partner

  • Five minute workout to start out

  • Find a fun way to exercise

  • NetFlix & Move (Find a netflix movie and exercise)

Nick Gouche and Kaine Nicholas, MBA

  • Unlearn what you've been taught--there's no security in job security.

  • Protect your assets; pay your taxes (get on the scoreboard) and reduce your tax liability

  • Get real with your self, education yourself and your kids, make conscious decisions (self care)









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