Episode 8: “You Don’t Need Permission To Rest” – An Apple Manager’s Journey to Resting Without Guilt
If you had to give your daily rest practices a performance review, how would you do? In a work culture driven by results, it’s entirely possible that “rest” has all but fallen off your radar. Kyla Cragg, manager in AppleCare Engineering with Apple and a Project Manager for Inclusion & Equality, joins the podcast to chat about when she realized rest isn’t something you need permission to do and shares how she’s learned to rest without guilt.
Kyla Cragg has worked at Apple for almost 12 years. She is usually a manager in AppleCare Engineering, but is currently on a 6-month assignment as an inclusion & equality project manager. She is also a leader on mentorship, career growth, and volunteerism. From 2014-2019, Kyla was called to co-chair Apple Christian Fellowship in Silicon Valley, where she helped build a strong leadership team, increased membership, and launched several sustaining programs to increase engagement and sense of belonging.
In January 2020, Kyla felt led to join the 4word: Silicon Valley leadership team and was honored to host the first conversation in 4word’s 4-part series about racial reconciliation last summer.
Kyla is also wife to Doug, mom to Chloe and Kenzie, and a runner. Rest does not come easy, but she’s getting better at it over time.