Self-Care for Project Managers, 5 Tips to help you blend your personal and work life and perform better in your job

Self-Care for Project Managers, 5 Tips to help you blend your personal and work life and perform better in your job


Liana Underwood, PMP

Project Manager
Oracle, Inc.

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Event Date
Registration Date
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Leidos at Reston Town Center
11951 Freedom Dr
Reston, VA, 20190

Agenda and Cost:

PMIWDC Members & Non-Members: $15; Lunch will be served; The only special dietary restriction Reston Luncheon can support are vegetarian, dairy free, gluten free and no pork.

If you experience any difficulties registering for this event, please call us at 703-683-4804 or email us at and include the name of the event.

Are you pulling your hair out as a PM on your project? Are people not following up like you asked them to for the 100th time? Are you dealing with infighting and team struggles? Do you feel overworked, overwhelmed and stressed out? Come to this session, relax, and learn a few tips that you can implement now to help ease the effects of working intense projects. As a Project Managers you know you are the front line of any project and often take the brunt of the stress of balancing project needs, issues, and executive pressure. The effects of a stressful project can affect your sleep, performance, and health.

Join us to talk about five tips that you can implement now to help mitigate some of these stressors and help you focus on your own self-care. Whether you’re a top executive, business analyst, man or woman, it can be easy to lose track of what’s most important – you! This session will expose you to some easy to implement techniques that have given me results and that you can do now to start feeling and performing better.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
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Event Keywords

Soft Skills


Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.


Managing diverse teams: effects of culture, generation, gender, etc., on management / communication needs

Team Building

Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.

About the Speaker

Liana Underwood, PMP

Oracle, Inc.
Project Manager

Liana has been working in the IT Project Management profession for over 14 years and enjoys exploring the soft skills of the profession. As a busy Mom, Project Manager, Wife, Friend, Colleague, and Volunteer she knows first hand how difficult it is to find work-life-balance.

Liana has the privilege of working with a dynamic and inspiring team for Oracle, Esri, and Sage in the Washington, DC region since 2001. She’s been part of several diverse teams in the program management space and has proven results in increasing stakeholder satisfaction on the projects she works. Her specialty is process improvement, team collaboration and fostering an environment of camaraderie coupled with results.

She has over 18 years in the IT field, and 10+ years in IT Project Management supporting middleware deployment, engineered hardware systems, application development projects, and project and program facilitation. Liana also has been volunteering for the Project Management Institute Washington DC chapter since 2014.

Ms. Underwood has Master’s Degree in Management from Marymount University and BA in Geology from Bloomsburg University. She delights in the journey of her career and is always open to exploring ways to grow, help people, and enjoy life. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching indoor cycling, going to kiddo sporting events, staying active, and exploring self-improvement.

About the Reston Local Community

Each month, PMIWDC Reston Local Community volunteers strive to bring you interesting and informative speakers from a wide range of professions. They present these speakers to you at the Leidos building or other organization located at Reston Town center. This is an opportunity to network with other professionals of the PMI. The conference center at Leidos offers a maximum seating of approximately 30 guests. Pre-registration is required. Luncheons are held every third Wednesday of the month. If you are interested in presenting please contact the PMIWDC Staff who can put you in touch with the Luncheon Committee Volunteers. List of past events can be viewed below. Please follow PM Reston on facebook.

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