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May 31, 2022

Feeling burnt out, overwhelmed, and wondering if you can continue?

Betsy Cerulo is the CEO of AdNet/AccountNet, a professional staffing company, and searches firm based in Baltimore. Betsy collaborates with large corporations, but today she joins us to talk about her book “Shake it off leadership.” Betsy will explain how we can recharge our batteries, unpick our poisons, and gain financial health.

Remarkable Quotes

Betsy:   Burnout is dangerous, and it creeps up on us, I think most of us operate with it.

Travis:   If you don't sleep, you lose your ability to solve problems.  

Betsy:    Most people have behavior that they probably want to change.

Betsy:    Grief doesn't go away after the bereavement days are done. 


{01:00} Betsy’s story

{03:58} The purpose and goal of writing the book, Shake it off Leadership

{08:58} How to recharge your batteries

{13:00} How to unpick your poison

{19:00} Grieving on the job

{23:13} Financial health

{34:14} What people need to understand about the healing journey

{35:20} The fakers and the makers


Betsy Cerulo bio

Betsy Cerulo is the CEO of AdNet/AccountNet, a successful 8(a) management consulting firm based in Baltimore, Maryland. AdNet is a Small Business Administration (SBA) certified 8a federal government contractor.

Betsy and AdNet have been recognized as a Baltimore Business Journal Top 50 Woman-Owned Business in 2021, 2020, and 2016; The Daily Record Top 100 Women in Maryland in 2020; Business Equality Magazine LGBTQ Legacy Leaders over 50 in 2019; Top 100 MBE/DEB in the Mid-Atlantic Region in 2018 and 2009; Baltimore Business Journal Leaders in Diversity in 2018; The Daily Record Most Admired CEO’s in Maryland in 2017.

Betsy is the Co-Founder of the Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce and the Maryland LGBT Foundation. Betsy is the author of Shake It Off Leadership-Achieving Success Through the Eyes of our Labels, Miss Crabapple and Her Magical Violin, a children’s book which was inspired by lighting up a child’s dream through their imagination. She is also a contributing author of two compilations Women Living Consciously and Keys to Conscious Business Growth.

Betsy lives in Baltimore with her wife, Susan, and their dog, Grace Kelly. Their son, daughter, and 3 grandchildren complete the picture with lots of creativity and laughter. Betsy is originally from New Jersey and holds a Master of Science Degree in Integrated Health Science from the Capital University of Integrative Medicine and a bachelor’s degree in General Studies from the Catholic University of America.


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