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Dr. Beverly Potter earned her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Stanford University and her Masters of Science in vocational rehabilitation counseling from San Francisco State. She is a psychologist specializing in career and workplace issues, including overcoming job burnout, managing & leading yourself, maverick career strategies, mediating disputes, setting high performance goals, managing like a coach, managing stress, and training development. She has been an international authority on overcoming job burnout since her ground-breaking work, Overcoming Job Burnout, was published in 1980.

“Docpotter” blends humanistic psychology and Eastern mysticism with principles of behavior mod psychology to create strategies for handling the many challenges we're encountering in today's workplace. As a management educator and training specialist, Docpotter is a dynamic workshop leader known for her information packed sessions.

In corporate training Docpotter teaches managers at all levels how to help ordinary employees achieve extraordinary performance.

She was a member of the Stanford University Staff Development program for 20 years and provided seminars and training for a wide variety of corporations, governmental agencies and associations including Hewlett Packard, TRW-CI, Tap Plastics, California State Bar Association, California State Disability Evaluation (Social Security), Department of Energy, IRS Revenue Officers, International Association of Personnel Women, the Design Management Institute, Data Processing Management Association, Cisco Systems, Becton-Dickson, Genentech, Sun Microsystems, National SemiConductor, Shugart Associates, Western Vehicle Leasing Association, 3365 Entrepreneuring Association, Goldman School of Government (UCB) SLAC, De Anza College, Chabot College, University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco State University Extension and many others.

Her recent book is The Worrywart’s Companion: Twenty-One Ways to Soothe Yourself and Worry Smart.

Dr. Beverly Potter

How to Worry Smart

The trouble with worrying is that it can get completely out of control and has a habit of escalating. Actor/director Woody Allen, a famous worrywart, illustrated this best when he said, "If I get chapped lips, I think it's brain cancer." Worrying is a kind of "stuckness". Worrywarts get stuck in identifying danger as they immerse themselves in the dread associated with the threat, which may be real or, more likely, imagined." Don't think worrying is bad for you. Think of it as a mental fire drill, a thinking through of things that potentially might happen. It's good to think…

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