Make a Difference
Professor Pete Alexander provides stress relief tools to help hard-driving professionals overcome their self-imposed barriers to success using clever stress relief techniques.

Stress almost killed me – literally.

As the old saying goes, “shit happens.” Whether it be a dysfunctional childhood, rocky relationships, divorce, or suicidal family members, my personal life has seen its ups and downs. My personal growth path has been an amazing journey and I am grateful for everything I currently have. I am also grateful for the personal success I have experienced professionally.

Photo of Professor PeteDuring my career I have had the privilege to work in a variety of Sales and Marketing roles. Each role had one thing in common: high stress. High stress to the point I was diagnosed with stress-related diabetes and also ended up in the hospital with a severe case of diabetic ketoacidosis, a few hours away from being comatose. I was physically, mentally and emotionally burned out and it hit me like a brick wall.

It was also a reality check for me. When you don’t have your health, not much else matters. I knew it was time for me to walk away even though I had a great job, secure income and good benefits. Interestingly, my coworkers and peers were very supportive and the majority of them told me they admired my decision to put my health first before my career because they were contemplating the same thing. I realized then that it wasn’t just me, and now I help other professionals avoid my mistakes and immensely benefit from the wonderful tools and techniques I have learned and experienced first hand.