Community association board members and managers often swap ‘war stories’ about being ‘in the trenches’ when dealing with the pressures of overseeing their communities. Host Donna DiMaggio Berger puts these catchphrases into perspective with featured guest Chris Ayoub, combat veteran and president of a national property management company. The duo seeks to remove the stigma commonly associated with seeking help for mental health challenges and explores how focusing on your individual well-being can ultimately benefit the entire community.
Topics include the evolving attitudes toward mental health, identifying and utilizing available resources to deal with verbal/emotional/physical abuse, a board’s responsibility to act on reports of potentially dangerous behavior, understanding that not everyone suffering from mental health issues poses a risk to the community or its managers, removing unhelpful labels – condo commando, crazy owner, uncaring manager – that can divide people, and more.
BONUS: Well-being app I AM is a fun way to infuse your day with positivity.
DISCLAIMER: The discussion in this episode is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on Take It to the Board.
Think you know what community association life is all about? Think again. Residents must obey the rules, directors must follow the law, and managers must keep it all running smoothly. Take It to the Board explores the reality of life in a condominium, cooperative or homeowners’ association, what’s really involved in serving on its board, and how to maintain that ever-so-delicate balance of being legally compliant and community spirited. Leading community association attorney Donna DiMaggio Berger acknowledges the balancing act without losing her sense of humor as she talks with a variety of association leaders, experts, and vendors about the challenges and benefits of the community association lifestyle.
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