Staying Optimistic During the Pandemic

How to thrive in uncertainty

Allison Task

Allison Task

Certified career & life coach

Staying Optimistic During the Pandemic
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There’s nothing like a pandemic to derail your plans. Whether you’re seeking direction in your professional or personal life, Allison Task’s advice will help you maintain a positive outlook during stressful times. Tune in for ways to process grief, seek relief, and realign your emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What You'll Learn 

  • How to apply theories of grief to your 2020 woes 
  • Ways to navigate the unique stressors of a pandemic 
  • Tips for plowing forward through uncertain times


12 Episodes

1. Pandemic Baseline Reset


Learn to reevaluate your needs and set goals during times of increasing uncertainty.

2. Processing the Pandemic: Grief, Grace & Growth


Using the Kübler-Ross and Kessler models, learn to process the grief that comes along with the COVID-19 crisis.

3. Planning Your Pandemic Summer


Acquire two new tools to help you plan summertime activities during a pandemic: John Doerr’s OKR goal-setting method, and Allison Task’s very own Whole Life Model.

4. 5 Unorthodox Tools for Relief


Listen and learn how to release tension built up from months of terrifying headlines and pandemic-related anxieties.



Discover whether the state of the world today is repairable, or if everything is truly f*cked up beyond any repair.

6. Control & Mastery In a Time of Ambiguity


Explore the concepts of control and mastery, and find out how to feel accomplished during lockdown.

7. Seven Ideas for Coping With Uncertainty


Hear what the Greater Good Science Center had to say about mental health six months into the pandemic.

8. Pandemic Purpose: Prune The Tree, Drop The Rock


Level up and face the pandemic head-on as you learn to embrace ambiguity and invite change into your life.

9. Moving in a Pandemic (Part 1 of 3)


Get a glimpse into Allison Task’s own experience with choosing to downsize her family’s home during the pandemic.

10. Selling Your House During A Pandemic: The Transition (Part 2 of 3)


Hear how Task and her family navigated the transitional phase of being in between homes during a global crisis.

11. Moving In A Pandemic: Move Complete! (Part 3 of 3)


Find out what Task learned after completely moving her family of five into a new home in 2020.

12. Pandemic Realignment


Reconfigure your expectations for what's to come in life based on the epic curveballs 2020 threw your way.

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