How to overcome Cognitive Overload to achieve success | August Lunch & Learn

Power Skills


At Co-Lab, we connect People and Ideas. Mel and Yas share a passion for transforming people and business to build better places to collaborate on a global scale.

We are all swamped with emails, messages, meetings, keeping up-to-date with market and industry information, technology trends, and social media. There is a finite amount of time and energy we all have each day. In the worksplace, cognitive overload can kill productivity, breed negativity and dampen creativity. Understand how cognitive overload is affecting you and ways to manage it to be successful and avoid burnout.

In a world of information overload, there is a clear set of tools the Co-Lab team will share with you to help improve productivity and refocus your energy on what matters in your life. These strategies will help you with clarity around what you need to achieve as well as what is holding you back.


  • Understand What is Cognitive Overload?
  • Behavioural 'Cause & Effect' of Cognitive Overload
  • Managing Cognitive Overload to avoid Burnout
  • Gaining Clarity and Understand what is holding you back?
  • Learn Strategies and Tools for improved Memory and Wellbeing

Speaker Introduction


Yasmin Sethi & Melinda Russell

Yasmin Sethi is a people & culture specialist who has worked in global leadership roles for public and private corporations, and Not-for-Profits.

While based in Switzerland and the UK, she had firsthand experience of the value of diversity and embracing the differences in people. Yas is passionate about working with leaders, professionals entering the workforce, women, and young adults to develop themselves. She is always seeking to improve business, people and processes to make positive change.

Melinda Russell is a passionate people person. She’s worked in business for over 30 years in people and business transformation from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. As a people & culture specialist, her unique capabilities are around organisational effectiveness, leadership and learning and development. Mel enjoys working with teams to provide them with the tools to communicate effectively, harness their individual strengths, and navigate change in the New Era of Work.

Connect with the speakers

Yasmin Sethi: L:

Melinda Russell: L:



The event will be online, you will receive the Zoom link details in the email confirmation soon after you complete your registration. 
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  • 11:55 am - Zoom open
  • 12:00 pm - Speaker's presentation and Q&A
  • 1:15 pm - Event closing and feedback



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Event:Lunch & Learn

PMI Talent TrianglePower Skills

Event Date:18 August 2022

Event Time:12:00 to 13:15

Registration Close Date: 17 August 2022 at 18:00

# PDUs:1


Members: Free



Online Event via Zoom