Under Pressure

Pressure at work. Pressure from looking side to side. Pressure to be someone. Pressure to produce an outcome.
High expectation, in a high achieving environment,
with frantic effort to be good enough,
is leading to burn out, low productivity, conflict, disconnection, and isolation.
Mental isolation.

The Under Pressure Project is your solution.


Have you ever heard the following phrases: “I’ve hit a wall. There is a lot on my plate. Do I even matter? Burn-out! No matter how hard I try it isn’t enough. I can’t keep up. I’m surrounded by people but I still feel alone.”

We start to disconnect when the pressure is on.  Karen Eddington will help you have more connection, more productivity, more peace, and more confidence– in leadership, in teams, and in yourself.


The Research Findings:

Karen’s research shows the pressure to achieve as the one of top pressures we experience, the ability to create a support network as the top solution, and mental isolation–alone in our mind that somehow we are diminished, flawed, or excluded– as the most universal and dangerous experience we can have.  Karen Eddington’s insight explores the experiences we have that might make us say, “I’ve hit a wall,”  “There’s a lot on my plate,”  “The expectations and demands are burning me out.”

What is The Under Pressure Project:

Today, it is a keynote event experience created by Identity Researcher Karen Eddington.

It is based on Karen’s 2008 research project that was initially called “The Under Pressure Project.” This became a collection of 572 surveys filled with open ended questions about pressure.  It was followed by 8 years of looking for patterns of pressure in neighborhoods, work, professional networking meetings, and communities looking for common threads.

Today the focus is on keynote speaking. The program is typically titled, “Under Pressure” and is customized to the audience. It can explore pressures like anxiety, perfectionism, performance, stress, self-confidence, comparison culture, and achievement based pressure. Yet, it also provides an invitation for audience members to be part of the solution.

You have the option of customizing with emphasis on:  A) Laughter.  B) People –think team building, community, connection, leadership.   C) Effort — think work life balance/stress/change. – or–   D) Any other theme or request you have.


It started as a research project to understand pressure. Ten years later, it’s an unexpected mission to extend the solution to you.



Put a no obligation pencil hold on Karen’s calendar to help ensure she is available for your event: Call (801)814-8722 or e-mail: info@KarenEddington.com