EP28: Emotional Labor: The Hidden Struggle of Entrepreneurs w/ Shulamit Ber Levtov

Mental health is a struggle for a lot of people, and entrepreneurs are no exception. This week I explore the less-talked-about side of entrepreneurship, with Shulamit Ber Levtov, the Entrepreneurs’ Therapist, and the unique mental health challenges faced by entrepreneurs.

We talk about everything from the realities of isolation and how relentless hustle culture impacts us, to the tie between self-worth and business success. From why entrepreneurs hesitate to seek mental health support to the ripple effect of current events on our mental well-being.

Shula shares insights into the ways entrepreneurs, especially those unable to afford therapy, can manage their mental health, including the stigma and fear that sometimes keep us from seeking help at all.

She also shares her personal journey, emphasizing the need for mental health support specifically designed for business owners, because the emotional labor of running a business often requires external assistance.


Guest Bio:

Shulamit is the Entrepreneurs’ Therapist and co-founder of the Business Therapy Centre. She works with women business owners to care for their mental and emotional wellbeing in an era of relentless stressors that can make you lose your shit on the daily.

An entrepreneur for over 27 years with more than 22 years of professional experience applying therapeutic, coaching and somatic tools to support women’s mental health and personal growth. In addition to working with clients 1:1, Shulamit teaches in private and university business programs and speaks locally, nationally and internationally about the intersection of mental health, trauma, financial psychology and entrepreneurship.

As an award-winning entrepreneur, masters-level, licensed trauma therapist and trauma survivor, with certifications in Brené Brown’s Dare To Lead methodology, Trauma of Money facilitation, Nonviolent Communication and Yoga, Shula brings a unique perspective and approach to supporting women in business.


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“When people look like they’re succeeding, it’s because they’re good at marketing, not because they’re good at providing a service to their clients.”


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