Decode Your Burnout

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The mission of Decode Your Burnout is to help high achievers crack the code on their burnout so they can target customized solutions for recovery and regain their spark.

Ricardo Gonsalves: Deep Dive into Breath Work

Are you ready to dive deep into the transformative power of breath work? In this episode, we sit down with Ricardo Gonsalves, a specialist in underwater performance training, who shares his innovative approach to combating stress and enhancing physical performance. We explore his three-step process, starting with breath awareness and culminating in physical prowess, paralleling these underwater techniques with stress management strategies for the boardroom and beyond. Discover how this aquatic journey can lead to profound personal and professional transformation and what it means to truly breathe with purpose.

Nick Jonsson: It’s Lonely At the Top

Are you grappling with executive loneliness or the stresses of leadership? In this episode, Nick Jonsson delves into the unique challenges faced by top-tier professionals, such as managing isolation and the pressures of high expectations. He emphasizes the importance of creating a culture of support within organizations, leveraging peer groups, and seeking mentorship.

Jeff Hoffman: How Changing Someone Else’s Life Can Change Your Life (Bonus Episode)

Ever wondered how changing someone else’s life could transform your own? In this episode, uncover the profound impact of giving back to the community as we dive into a conversation with global entrepreneur Jeff Hoffman. Jeff’s inspiring message demonstrates how anyone, regardless of resources, can make a meaningful difference in the world while preventing burnout. Discover the secrets to finding purpose, creating positive change, and fostering personal growth. 

Valerie Cockerell: Why Managing Like a Mom Can Make You a Better Leader

Does leadership have to be complicated? Do women have an advantage over men when it comes to leadership? According to Valerie Cockerell, a Disney veteran with 25 years of retail, product development and store management expertise, the answers are “no” and “yes”, respectively. She shares her personal experiences related to leadership and motherhood, ideas from her new book, Manage Like a Mother. Tune in to learn about leading with emotional intelligence, nurturing talent, and ensuring every team member feels valued. 

Eric McDermott: Kill Them With Kindness (Bonus Episode)

How do we effectively deal with criticism and negativity, whether it’s at work, on social media, or in our daily lives? In this episode, we explore the emotional impact of hurtful comments, tough feedback, and toxic workplace environments. Eric McDermott shares valuable insights into approaching these situations constructively, touching on an innovative strategy that enhances emotional intelligence and resilience. We also discuss the importance of recognizing the shared humanity in others, fostering empathy and thoughtful engagement.

Eric McDermott: Existential Burnout

Uncover the keys to combating burnout and achieving a more satisfying life in this captivating podcast episode featuring special guest Eric McDermott, a career development and personal growth expert. In this episode, we explore the fascinating link between success, burnout, and the constant pursuit of “more.”You’ll learn insights into why individuals can find themselves burnt out despite achieving significant success, emphasizing the importance of setting internal benchmarks and understanding what constitutes “enough” to avoid the never-ending quest for external validation and accomplishments. The discussion delves into the hazards of perfectionism and extreme competitiveness, the importance of striking a balance between ambition and savoring life’s experiences, as well as creating meaningful memories outside of work. 

Dana Mahina: Have You Turned Yourself Into a 24/7 Shop?

Find yourself being short with people when it’s out of character for you? Are you getting sick too often and end up working from your bed even when you’re spent? Have a hard time asking for help or accepting it from others? Then tune in. It might be burnout speaking. In this episode, Dana Mahina, a Doer, shares her “Settle Smarter” method. In addition, we cover conscious decision-making, task prioritization, and the delicate art of giving and receiving.

Steven Farber: Communicate Like a Bird

If you’re listening to this podcast, it’s probably because you love learning about different personalities. In this episode, Steven Farber shares about the four “Bird” types that signify your communication style. Find out what kind of Bird you are and the importance of understanding the Bird types of your team if you’re a leader.

Dr. Pelè Raymond: Profitable Happiness: The Secret to Thriving Workplaces

In this episode of Decode Your Burnout, we delve into the intricate relationship between workplace happiness and profitability with expert Dr. Pelè. He introduces us to the “Golden Goose Perspective,” emphasizing the pivotal role of emotional intelligence in leadership and its ripple effects throughout an organization. Dr. Pelè also distinguishes between the fleeting pleasures of hedonic happiness and the deeper, purpose-driven eudaemonic happiness, highlighting the significance of a company’s culture in fostering the latter.

Matt Zinman: Uncommon Mindset Techniques for Presence, Resilience, and Joy

My guest on this episode of Decode Your Burnout is Matt Zinman. He’s a renowned expert on uncommon mindset techniques that foster presence and resilience. As a passionate advocate for mood health, Matt sheds light on the forces that distract us, from past regrets to future uncertainties and the automatic negative thoughts (ANTs) that often cloud our judgment.

In this episode, we dive deep into the essence of resilience and the importance of being present. We explore three pivotal mindset techniques: the power of self-kindness, the significance of earned confidence, and the role of amplified awareness. Matt also touches upon the motivations that drive us, emphasizing the joys in life that can only be experienced in the present. Join us for an enlightening discussion filled with invaluable insights and tools for personal growth.

Emma Codd: The Silent Struggles: Women, Work, and and Well-Being

Emma Codd from Deloitte delves into the pressing issues women face in the workplace. From the challenges of an “always-on” culture to the nuances of intersectionality, Emma sheds light on the findings of Deloitte’s comprehensive survey of 5k women across 10 countries. We discuss the importance of psychological safety, the role of allyship, and the need for companies to foster truly inclusive environments. Emma also offers actionable insights for individuals feeling marginalized, emphasizing the power of external networks and the potential need to seek more supportive employers. Whether you’re a leader aiming to enhance workplace culture or an individual navigating workplace challenges, this episode offers invaluable insights.

The Doer, with co-host Heather Tolley-Bauer

Are you someone who is always running around with your hair on fire? In this episode, we discuss the characteristics of a Doer. Find out what leads Doers to burn out, how it manifests, what they can do to lead a more balanced life, and the benefits they bring to the workplace.

The Feeler, with co-host Heather Tolley-Bauer

In this episode, we explore the world of the “Feeler” personality type with our guest, Heather Tolley-Bauer. Whether you’re a Feeler and want to learn more about yourself or just want to better understand other Feelers around you, our discussion highlights the underlying emotions and beliefs that drive the Feeler’s behaviors, including their lack of boundaries, their empathic nature, and their tendency to avoid conflict. You’ll walk away with specific tips on how to protect your energy so you don’t burn out and how to avoid the guilt, the resentment, and the disappointment you often feel.

The Thinker, with co-host Heather Tolley-Bauer

In this episode of Decode Your Burnout podcast, we dive into the world of “The Thinker” burnout profile with our guest, Heather Tolley-Bauer, who is a Thinker herself. ​​Through her unique perspective, we gained valuable insights into the intricate thought processes and tendencies of Thinkers. ​​We explore various strategies on how to transition from a state of burnout to a more balanced and sustainable approach to life.

​​Whether you’re a Thinker or simply curious about how this profile operates, this episode provides a fascinating look into the inner workings of the analytical mind and offers guidance for achieving greater well-being and equilibrium.

Vickie Dickson: Get Aligned with Human Design

When it comes to your Human Design, there are 5 types of people. For sake of example, our guest, Vickie Dickson, compared them to celebrities. So, are you most like Tony Robbins, Oprah Winfrey, Nelson Mandela, Gloria Steinem, or Sandra Bullock? 

In this episode, uncover your own Human Design type and gain valuable insights into how alignment with your unique blueprint can be the key to preventing burnout.


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Arel Moodie: Decoding Burnout Through the Lens of Adult Development

Are you a Thinker, a Feeler, or a Doer when it comes to burnout? In this episode, we explore the intersection of Adult Development Theory and the three distinct burnout personalities. Our guest, Arel Moodie, guides us through the stages of adult development, unraveling how our unique personalities and life experiences mold our responses to burnout.

Discover the transformative power of understanding these stages, gaining invaluable tools to navigate the challenges of burnout and emerge as a stronger, more resilient version of yourself. No matter where you fall on the spectrum – Thinker, Feeler, or Doer – this episode promises profound insights that can empower you to decipher and conquer burnout in your own life.



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Eliza Collins: Beyond the Trip: Psychedelics, Perfectionism, and Personal Growth

Eliza candidly shares her journey from early trauma, marked by the loss of her mother at 13 months, to the pressures of overachievement fueled by anxiety and perfectionism. This path led her to a breaking point of burnout. In her search for healing, she discovered the transformative power of psychedelics, not as an escape but as a profound tool for introspection and self-discovery. Join us as Eliza unveils how these experiences helped her confront her past, understand its impact, and emerge as a whole, self-loving individual. Note: This episode is a personal account and not medical advice. Always consult professionals before making decisions about any treatments.


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Julian Reeve: The Flip Side of Perfectionism

Julian Reeve unexpectedly went from Broadway to burnout. When the stress of his work led to a heart attack, Julian changed his tune. Now he challenges society’s approach to perfectionism. Tune in for a profound exploration of stress, burnout, and the pursuit of a healthier, more sustainable way of life.


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Dr. Betsy Guerra: How to Rise Above Adversity in 5 Steps

Dr. Betsy Guerra’s story is a testament to the power of faith and acceptance in overcoming profound adversity. Her journey from pain to resilience is a source of inspiration for anyone facing burnout or challenging life experiences. In this episode, we learn that faith isn’t about avoiding pain but about embracing it, understanding it, and ultimately, finding hope and healing through acceptance. Join us in this compelling conversation as we explore the transformative potential of faith and acceptance in the face of life’s most profound trials.


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Molly Asplin: Are You on Autopilot? Escape the Daily Grind and Pursue Passion

Molly Asplin, a successful entrepreneur and host of the “Dream It, Do It” podcast shares her personal journey of breaking free from the monotonous cycle of being on autopilot in her corporate job, a path many can relate to. Asplin’s story highlights the struggle of feeling unfulfilled and numb while climbing the corporate ladder. With candor and relatability, she discusses her pursuit of discovering purpose and passion amidst burnout. Through self-awareness, self-care, and a deep internal shift, Molly transformed her life, eventually leading her to empower other women to find fulfillment and meaning in their careers. 

Tune in to uncover the myths surrounding career transitions, navigating parental expectations, and understanding the difference between fears and obstacles. This episode offers valuable insights for anyone seeking to escape the daily grind and embark on a journey of purpose-driven work and personal growth.


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Celeste Walsh: 3 AI Tools to Help With Imposter Syndrome

Do you feel like an imposter at work? 

Celeste Walsh, shares the weight of her role navigating celebrity clients, and her challenge with imposter syndrome. We also discuss 3 AI tools you can use to help you feel more confident in your role. 


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Nicole Greer: What it Really Takes to Create a Vibrant Culture

Ready to ignite passion at work? Join CEO Nicole Greer of Build a Vibrant Culture in this episode as we debunk workplace culture myths, fuel team inspiration, and unveil strategies for unwavering employee commitment. Tune in to Decode Your Burnout for insights on crafting a dynamic and engaged workplace!


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Casey Davidson: From Red Wine Lover to Burnout Survivor

Ever wondered if your ‘relaxing’ drink is fueling your burnout? Tune in as Casey Davidson reveals the surprising link between alcohol, anxiety, and burnout, and how kicking the bottle transformed her life. 



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Phil Mershon: Creating Unforgettable Workplace Experiences

Tired of the same old workplace routine? Learn the secrets to crafting unforgettable experiences that beat burnout with expert tips from Phil Mershon in this game-changing episode!


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Emma Codd: Psychological Safety

In this episode, Emma Codd, the Global Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at Deloitte in London, discusses the issue of workplace burnout, particularly its impact on women. Codd shares untold truths about burnout and provides powerful solutions.



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The Burnout Panel on Absenteeism Anecdotes: Combating Burnout, One Absence at a Time

Join our expert panelists as they uncover the causes of absenteeism and presenteeism, providing actionable solutions at individual, team, and organizational levels. Learn how to boost employee engagement, encourage proper vacation time, and tailor wellbeing programs to tackle burnout head-on. Tune in to ignite a happier and healthier work-life balance!


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The Burnout Panel on Productivity Power-Up: Breaking Through Burnout Barriers

In this dynamic discussion, our panel of esteemed experts explores the crucial intersection of burnout and productivity. Discover proven strategies and actionable techniques to enhance your efficiency, effectiveness, and overall productivity while combating burnout. Gain valuable insights into managing stress, setting realistic goals, and prioritizing self-care to optimize your performance and achieve sustainable success. Don’t miss this enlightening session as we unlock the keys to powering up your productivity and overcoming the barriers of burnout. Tune in now and unlock your full potential in the pursuit of peak performance!


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The Burnout Panel on Turnover Turnaround: Retaining Top Talent Amid Burnout

In this thought-provoking discussion, we delve into the critical issue of burnout and its impact on employee retention. Our expert panelists share insights, strategies, and best practices to create a supportive work environment that keeps your top talent engaged and motivated. Join us as we explore the crucial link between employee well-being and organizational success. Subscribe now for invaluable guidance on combating burnout and fostering a thriving workforce.


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The Burnout Panel on Morale Makeover: Reigniting the Spark in Your Workplace

Join The Burnout Panel as they dive deep into the topic of workplace morale and how to give it a much-needed makeover. Discover practical strategies and insights to reignite the spark in your team and create a thriving work environment. From fostering a positive culture to implementing effective communication techniques, this panel discussion offers actionable tips for boosting employee engagement and motivation. Don’t miss this insightful conversation on revitalizing morale and creating a workplace that inspires and empowers.


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Mike Montague: Redefine Work and Play

Ever felt like work and play are at odds with each other? Join us on this week’s episode as Mike Montague shares his personal journey of overcoming burnout and redefining the balance between work and play. From the tragic loss of his roommate to the draining effects of the pandemic, Mike found himself running on empty. Learn why rest alone isn’t the solution and why engaging in play is essential for recharging your battery. Discover the various types of work and play and how embracing your playful personality can transform your life and career.

About Mike:

Mike Montague is a versatile entertainer, speaker, and writer at Playful Humans. From hosting game shows for top brands like Google and Subway to sharing stages with renowned artists, his mission is to help adults rediscover the power of play to avoid burnout and navigate midlife challenges.



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Raewyn Guerrero: Little Things that Creep Up Over Time

If you’re not happy in your life, can self-care alone prevent burnout? In this episode of Decode Your Burnout, Raewyn shares her personal journey of battling IBS and anxiety within the confines of a toxic corporate role. She reveals how she found freedom by prioritizing health as the first wealth and delves into the crucial role of the gut-brain connection and nutrition in combating burnout. Additionally, we explore the significance of circadian rhythms and the use of light therapy for restoring cellular energy. Tune in for valuable insights on resilience and the importance of recovery!


About Raewyn:

Raewyn Guerrero, known as the Gutsy Executive Coach, Corporate Wellness Consultant, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, CBT Hypnotherapist, Corporate Dropout Best-Selling Author, and Speaker, empowers high-performing women to overcome burnout and overwhelm. With her expertise in the gut-brain connection, she helps these women find clarity and energy, enabling them to make a significant personal and professional impact. By focusing on health as the first wealth, Raewyn guides her clients towards freedom in their bodies and empowers them to fulfill their true potential. Her diverse skill set and inspiring journey serve as a beacon of hope for those seeking purpose, well-being, and success.



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Craig Goldberg: How to Truly, Deeply Relax

Join us in this episode as we dive into the topic of burnout and how to find true relaxation with our guest, Craig Goldberg. We explore the concept of people-pleasing and how it contributes to burnout and uncover the power of sound and vibration in distracting the mind. Discover how finding inner calmness can lead to better decision-making and regain control of your life. Tune in as Craig introduces Inharmony Interactive, where frequency tones can help you relax and find solace. Lose yourself in the music and decode your burnout today!

About Craig:

Craig Goldberg is an accomplished Relaxation Expert and Technologist dedicated to assisting humanity in attaining profound inner serenity using innovative sound and vibration technology. With extensive experience as a Vibroacoustic Therapy Practitioner, Craig’s approach is firmly supported by over 40 years of research that showcases the numerous advantages of this therapeutic method. Additionally, he holds patents for his groundbreaking inventions and is continually exploring novel applications of sound and vibration to alleviate stress, and anxiety, facilitate healing, and catalyze positive transformations in people’s lives. Craig’s unwavering passion for his craft fuels his belief in its profound capacity to guide individuals toward a more tranquil and gratifying existence.


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Sharon Fekete: This is Not Trauma Olympics

Why do we keep attracting drama into our lives? Unresolved trauma may be the hidden culprit. In this episode, we explore the connection between unresolved trauma and burnout, and how escapism can become a vicious cycle. From personal experiences of overcoming addiction and depression to finding resilience and creating a healthier workplace, our guest Sharon Fekete delves into the transformative power of healing. Remember, it’s not about competing in the Trauma Olympics, but rather understanding ourselves and breaking free from the patterns that keep us stuck in drama.


About Sharon:

Sharon Fekete, Founder of The Doctor Whisperer & 13th Ave Media, guides physicians with strategic whispers and amplifies businesses through social media. She published ‘The Broken Road to Mental Health, in Life & Business’ and speaks on mental health in the workplace, sharing her struggles with addiction and depression. Sharon also speaks at medical conferences on hospitality in healthcare, building dream teams, and branding. As a podcast host, award recipient, wife, stepmom, fur baby mom, and avid bike rider, Sharon embraces the notion that we are all on a lifelong journey of growth.


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Kate Eckman: I Care, But Not That Much

In a world that constantly measures our worth by external standards, how do we prevent burnout and reclaim our value? In this captivating episode, we explore the impact of external influences on our self-worth and the toll it takes on our mental and emotional well-being. Join us as we delve into the crucial aspects of setting boundaries, gaining self-respect, and cultivating mutually beneficial relationships. Our special guest, Kate Eckman, renowned author, and success coach, shares her valuable insights on overcoming self-doubt, strengthening your spiritual core, and creating a life that is both fulfilling and joyful. Tune in to discover the path to decode your burnout and embrace a healthier, happier you.

About Kate:

Kate Eckman, author of The Full Spirit Workout, is a renowned broadcast journalist, TV personality, and success coach. With a strong foundation in communications and performance, she combines her expertise with mindfulness to guide business leaders and professional athletes toward success. Kate holds a B.A. in communications from Penn State University, where she excelled as an Academic All-American swimmer. She further honed her skills through a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Kate’s commitment to personal growth is evident in her achievements, including graduating at the highest level from Columbia University’s executive and organizational coaching program. As a certified ICF coach (PCC) and licensed NBI consultant, she empowers individuals to unlock their full potential. Additionally, Kate’s passion for mindfulness extends to her role as a meditation teacher and course creator for Insight Timer, the world’s top-ranked free meditation app.



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James Swanwick: The Seemingly Innocent Drink

Is your nightly glass of wine harmless? Discover the secrets behind society’s beloved elixir in this eye-opening episode. Join James Swanwick, former ESPN anchor turned sleep-and-alcohol expert, as he challenges common misconceptions about alcohol. Learn why that glass of wine isn’t as heart-healthy as you think and explore powerful alternatives for a fulfilled life. Unveil the dangers of alcohol, and learn why saying no to that attractive poison might be your best decision.


About James:
James Swanwick is an Australian-American investor, entrepreneur, speaker, sleep, and alcohol expert. He is the founder and CEO of Swanwick Sleep and Alcohol-Free Lifestyle. As a former SportsCenter anchor on ESPN, he has utilized his expertise to assist over 200k individuals in achieving better sleep through his renowned blue light-blocking glasses, Swannies, from Swanwick Sleep.

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Sybil Stewart: Are You Letting the Workplace Define You?

In a world that often silences our voices, how can we advocate for ourselves? Discover how Sybil Stewart, a champion for marginalized communities, reclaimed her voice and empower women, people of color, and the neurodiverse. Join us to explore the transformative power of embracing authenticity and advocating for ourselves in a world that often silences us.


About Sybil:
Sybil is a renowned Brand Strategist and Business Coach, celebrated for her empowering “Sage Advice” and unwavering support for women, people of color, and the neurodiverse. Through her newsletter and blog, “Brandology,” she educates readers on building strong personal brands, negotiating effectively, and embracing life after corporate. Alongside her speaking and coaching commitments, she finds solace and creative fulfillment as a member of the North Carolina Harp Ensemble.

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Ketan Kulkarni: Aligning Yourself: An Evidence-Based Model for Avoiding Burnout

Welcome to another episode of the Decode Your Burnout podcast! Today we are honored to have Dr. Ketan Kulkarni, a physician, entrepreneur, and coach as our special guest.

Dr. Kulkarni believes that aligning oneself with their values and interests is the key to preventing burnout and leading a fulfilling life. He has developed an evidence-based model to achieve this, which he will share with us today.

He also debunks the myth that it’s impossible to have an evidence-based model to align oneself and avoid burnout. He emphasizes the importance of being authentic and how it can help prevent burnout. He also stresses that success can be achieved through evidence-based frameworks and not just trial and error.

Dr. Kulkarni shares his journey of becoming a coach after feeling unfulfilled and unhappy. He realigned himself with his interests and wrote a book to help others do the same. He believes that inner work leads to inner excellence and eventually to outer excellence.

His evidence-based model is based on conscious awareness. The first step is to identify why you’re unfulfilled, which he refers to as the limited self. The second step is to cultivate self-awareness by identifying your core values, limiting beliefs, and patterns. Finally, the third step is to align your thoughts and emotions with your values and align your behaviors with your definition of success.

Dr. Kulkarni emphasizes that conscious awareness is an essential part of his evidence-based model. He aims to transform the lives of 10 million people with his approach, with self-awareness being the core message of his mission.


Dr. Ketan Kulkarni is a multi-talented individual who wears many hats as a physician, researcher, entrepreneur, and finance coach. He is deeply committed to empowering individuals to lead their best lives by fostering excellence, creativity, and a sense of purpose. His ambitious goal is to positively impact the lives of 10 million professionals over the next 5 years by providing them with evidence-based content and encouraging them to challenge the status quo. With his extensive experience in multiple fields, Dr. Kulkarni is well-equipped to guide others toward achieving their goals and aspirations.


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Ron Gold: Overcoming Change Paralysis

Have you ever experienced a sudden life change that caught you off guard? In this episode, our guest, Ron Gold, shares his personal experience of a sudden life change that left him in a wheelchair. Ron’s story is a powerful reminder of the importance of resilience, mindset, and finding purpose in the face of adversity. 

Ron talks about the accident that left him in a wheelchair and how being paraplegic was not the life he had envisioned. He emphasizes the importance of making the best of things and breaking them down into smaller, manageable challenges. He also shares his mindset hack for people who are paralyzed and discusses the psychological aspects of adapting to change. 

 Throughout the conversation, Ron debunks several myths, including the notion that those with disabilities, particularly those in wheelchairs, are not capable of achieving greatness. He also talks about how authenticity and vulnerability are essential for resilience and purpose, and how comparing one’s struggles to others is not a helpful way to motivate oneself and minimize one’s challenges. 

 Ron’s insights are incredibly valuable for anyone going through a significant life change, and his message to be comfortable with who you are and what you’re dealing with is a powerful one. 

Tune in to this episode to hear Ron’s inspiring story and learn more about how to adapt to sudden life changes. 

Ron Gold, a former Wall Street executive and spinal cord injury survivor, shares his perspective on how to overcome adversity, deal with change, and achieve success in business and life. Ron’s inspiring story has been featured in various media outlets, including Forbes, Wharton magazine, and the Huffington Post. He is a passionate advocate for aging and disability, and his leisure activities include para-rowing and hand cycling. Ron also supports numerous foundations working towards a cure for paralysis and serves as an inspiration to audiences everywhere.


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Dan Lieberman: Understanding the Role of Dopamine in Burnout and Self-Care

Welcome to Decode Your Burnout! In this episode, we’re joined by Dan Lieberman, a distinguished psychologist and author, to explore the role of dopamine in our motivation and sense of reward, and how it impacts our well-being.

 Dopamine is often associated with pleasure and reward, but Lieberman debunks the common myths surrounding this neurotransmitter and explains how it can contribute to burnout. By understanding the role of dopamine in our brain’s reward system, we can develop effective strategies to prevent burnout and improve our self-care routine.

 Our discussion covers a range of topics, including:

– The difference between pain and suffering

– The desire circuit versus the control circuit, and

– The importance of mental time travel and dream incubation.


Lieberman also provides insights on how to manage dopamine levels and come out of dopamine-induced burnout.

Additionally, we explore the value of criticism and how we can reframe negative feedback to our advantage. By cultivating a growth mindset and learning from our mistakes, we can enhance our sense of reward and motivation.

Tune in to this episode of Decode Your Burnout to learn practical strategies for preventing burnout and enhancing your well-being. Join us as we explore the complex interplay between dopamine, motivation, and self-care!

Dr. Dan Lieberman is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University and the Senior Vice President for Mental Health at Hims & Hers. He has authored the international bestseller The Molecule of More, which has been translated into over 20 languages, and the recently published Spellbound: Modern Science, Ancient Magic, and the Hidden Potential of the Unconscious Mind.


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Michael Unbroken: Are You Codependent?

Are you tired of constantly feeling burned out and resentful because of your tendency to put others before yourself? In this episode, we explore the link between burnout and co-dependency, particularly in the context of people-pleasing. Our guest, Michael Unbroken, shares his own experience of burnout and how it can lead to resentment when we neglect our own needs.

Michael emphasizes the importance of reciprocation for achieving balance in our relationships, and he believes that the cornerstone of healing, growth, and development is putting yourself first. He provides insights into leveraging your identity and values to prioritize your own needs and set boundaries with others.

Our conversation also delves into the three different filters of values, boundaries, and morality that we use to make decisions, and we explore the myth that self-care is selfish. Michael emphasizes the importance of self-trust in decision-making and highlights the role of clarity in achieving success in life.

By the end of this episode, you will learn about the detrimental effects of co-dependency and people-pleasing, and you will gain valuable insights into how you can prioritize your own needs without feeling guilty. This podcast is perfect for anyone who has experienced burnout and wants to learn how to break free from the cycle of resentment and neglect. Tune in now to Decode Your Burnout!


Michael Unbroken, a trauma survivor with an ACE score of ten, went from being homeless to becoming the hero of his own story. He has coached thousands of trauma survivors around the world, helping them love themselves and overcome their trauma. He is the author of “Think Unbroken,” a best-selling book, and hosts “The Think Unbroken” podcast. Michael is also a coach, mentor, and educator for adult survivors of child abuse, and through his work at the “Think Unbroken Academy,” he is on a mission to end generational trauma in his life through education and information.


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Daniella Stonefield: Know What You’re Worth and Be Worth What You Charge

Welcome to another episode of Decode Your Burnout Podcast! In this episode, we have a special guest, Daniella Stonefield, a businesswoman, author, and speaker who shares her insights on how to know your worth and be worth what you charge.

Daniella starts by sharing a childhood memory where she witnessed her friend’s mother creating stunning holiday decorations but undervaluing her work by charging low prices. Daniella took it upon herself to secretly double or triple the prices, leading to a pleasantly surprised and confused mother at the end of her craft show. This experience inspired Daniella to help others recognize the value of their work and charge what they’re worth.

Throughout the episode, Daniella debunks myths about self-worth and gives tips on how to boost it in yourself and your children. She emphasizes the difference between value and price and highlights the problem with fixed self-worth. She encourages listeners to get to know themselves and push through resistance and discomfort to reach their full potential.

Daniella also addresses limiting beliefs and how to deal with them, offering practical advice on how to reframe negative self-talk and shift your mindset.

Tune in to this episode to learn how to recognize your worth and charge what you’re worth with confidence. Don’t miss this inspiring conversation with Daniella Stonefield!

Daniella is a multifaceted professional with experience as a businesswoman, author, and speaker. Alongside her husband, Ric, she manages a bespoke boutique real estate group that specializes in representing exquisite homes and their passionate owners across the stunning Lowcountry of South Carolina. They both reside on the serene Hilton Head Island, where they share their home with their beloved German Shorthaired Pointer and company mascot, Daisy.


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Jeannette Folan: Are You A Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)?

In this episode of the Decode Your Burnout podcast, we feature Jeannette Folan as our guest. Together, we discuss the subject of empaths and highly sensitive people and the correlation between heightened sensitivity and burnout. Jeannette helps us debunk some commonly held beliefs in this area.


 During our conversation, we explore the following topics:

 – Strategies for protecting yourself from burnout in the workplace

– Whether when others stop hurting, you can stop feeling hurt

– Techniques for inviting pain to leave the body

– The benefits of mindfulness and how it can help with burnout

– Methods for recharging one’s batteries


Jeannette also shares some practical tips and an exercise called the “energy bubble.” She emphasizes the importance of calling back your energy from all the places where you may have dispersed it.


Jeannette Folan is a certified integrative mental health coach specializing in Highly Sensitive People and Empaths. She developed the first-ever accredited course for mental health professionals who work with highly sensitive clients. Jeannette is a popular guest presenter on online summits and podcasts and has presented professional workshops across North America. Additionally, she is the author of “Diary of a Teenage Empath – the Awakening” and is currently working on the sequel.


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Dave Bricker: Are You Stuck In Your Story?

In this episode of Decode Your Burnout Podcast, we are joined by Dave Bricker, a speaker, trainer, and coach who helps people tell remarkable stories through various mediums. Dave shares his inspiring journey from living aboard his own tiny sailboat to discovering his passion for storytelling and empowering others to tell their own stories.

Key Takeaways:

  • Sharing and Selling Your Story

  • Overcoming Self-Doubt and Unhelpful Stories

  • Success and Happiness

  • Getting Unstuck

  • The Golden Rule of Telling Stories

Dave’s journey from sailing across the oceans to helping people tell their remarkable stories highlights the power of finding one’s story to overcome burnout and find fulfillment. By challenging self-doubt, focusing on small successes, and embracing vulnerability, anyone can tell their own remarkable story and inspire others to do the same.



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Amanda McKinney: Lead by Example: How to Create a Burnout-Proof Culture at Work

 Today on the Decode Your Burnout podcast, we have Amanda McKinney, an author, podcast host, and coach.

Amanda is a natural-born encourager who shares stories of triumph and hardship because she never wants you to feel alone on this journey. Her mission is to help accidental entrepreneurs unapologetically chase their definition of success.

She’s here to share with us not only about her mission but also about her burnout experience and how she overcame it by implementing three simple changes: accountability, boundaries, and consistency.

We also covered the following topics:

  • How to avoid burnout before it happens
  • The role of a supportive boss VS a not supportive boss.
  • The difference between a leader and a boss.
  • Leadership and burnout prevention.
  • How to avoid burnout?
  • The domino effect of setting boundaries.


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Kelly Cadell: Burnout in the Bedroom

In this episode of the Decode Your Burnout podcast, we are thrilled to welcome Kelly Cadell as our special guest. Kelly is a Sexual Wellness Coach on a mission to create a revolution for sexual healing.

She tells us about her personal burnout story and how she became motivated to find answers to her own sexual conditioning and in particular, healing from sexual shame. Later as a therapist, with a background in couples work and sexual health, her research, and work turned into helping others discover shame-free, joyful, authentic sexuality for themselves.

Here are some of the myths we got to discuss:



– Sexual problems are the same as they have always been. Have realistic expectations for yourself and your partner

– Men know best about sex and sexual wellness is co-created

– All porn problems are related to porn addiction. If it’s something you’re hiding, there’s a disconnect.


About Kelly

Kelly now specializes in the effects of pornography and supports individuals and couples to reclaim themselves back from the culture so that they can experience freedom, sexual happiness, and fulfillment.


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Dave Lukas: Build Your Wealth in 12 Minutes a Day

On this week’s Decode Your Burnout Podcast episode, we welcome the amazing Dave Lukas. He unpacks his personal burnout story as well as debunks the following myths: 

  • There’s a holy grail the pros know about that you need to know in order to be able to trade

  • The more complex the strategy is, the better

  • The best way to make money in the markets is to buy and wait for the stock to go up

About Dave Lukas 

Dave M. Lukas is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, and an accomplished endurance athlete achieving a ranking in the Top 5% in the world in Ironman and has competed throughout the globe and in the Ironman World Championships. He is an accomplished investor in real estate and stock investing.  Through his 12 Minute Trading System, Dave has mentored, educated, and trained thousands of students worldwide on how to create income from the stock market.  


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Bill Gallagher: Despite Getting What You Want, You’re Miserable

In this podcast episode, Bill Gallagher shares how he overcame feeling stuck and burned out in his personal and professional life. After achieving everything he thought he wanted, he found himself deeply unhappy and realized that his life needed a deeper purpose. Bill shares how he discovered his purpose and how aligning it with his strengths and enjoyment helped him become more fulfilled and burnout-resistant. He also shares a story about a client who was experiencing burnout and how he helped him identify the root cause. This episode is a must-listen for anyone who feels stuck and burnt out and is looking for ways to overcome it.


About Bill Gallagher:

Bill is a highly rated business coach whose passion is helping CEOs and entrepreneurs manage growth better; restore time, order, and sanity to their lives—and get growing again or growing faster. With more than 36 years of entrepreneurial and executive experience and 18 years of coaching and training leaders who want to improve their leadership and performance, he now works with leaders and teams in over 28 cities and 13 countries. He has led four companies as CEO/owner and was a partner/executive in two others as they grew from startup to more than $500 million in annual revenue.


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Kay Allison: Are you drinking to take the edge off?

On Today’s episode of the Decode Your Burnout Podcast, we had the incredible Kay Allison. Kay unpacks her burnout story while diving into and debunking some common myths about alcohol consumption. Some of these are:


– A glass of wine takes the edge off.
– My drinking isn’t THAT bad.
– A life without drinking is dreadful.

About Kay

Kay Allison helps professional women break their drinking habits and get free… free from booze, shame, and anxiety. After Kay went alcohol-free, she increased her income by 600% and married the love of her life. Her book, Juicy AF* (*Alcohol-Free) Stop The Drinking Spiral. Create Your Future., and her course “30 Days to Freedom for Professional Women” provide a step-by-step guide for high-achieving women.



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Tim Dumas: How to Do Servant Leadership without the Burnout

On Today’s episode of the Decode Your Burnout Podcast, we welcome Tim Dumas. Tim shares how his having the heart to serve led to his unique burnout experience and how learning to serve himself first led to him being a better servant leader for others. He also covers some of the following myths in ways you do not want to miss.


1. Love is just damn good business

2. Dreams have no place in the workplace.

3. Leadership is related to the position you hold.

About Tim
Tim is a Certified Coach, Speaker & Trainer with the John Maxwell Team. He is also a Certified Facilitator & Trainer with the Extreme Leadership Institute, a Partner & Consultant with the Virtuous Leadership Institute, a Forum Chair with MacKay CEO Forums, and a Partner & COO with JAK’s Beer Wine & Spirits. Tim can be found on the field when not coaching in the boardroom, enthusiastically coaching soccer with South Delta United and football with the South Delta Rams. He and his wife, Stephanie, reside in Tsawwassen, BC, just outside of Vancouver, with their six children.


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Wendy Nickerson: How burnout is different from depression

Today’s guest on this episode of The Decode Your Burnout podcast is international psychologist, Wendy Nickerson. Tune in as she shares her unique burnout story and how she overcame burnout not once, but twice. She also unpacks how burnout can be cancer-like and debunks the following thought-provoking burnout myths:

1. Burnout is a form of depression
2. Burnout can be remedied by slowing down
3. We should be able to withstand ongoing pressure

About Dr. Wendy:

Dr. Wendy Nickerson is a licensed psychologist in both Arizona and Nova Scotia, Canada, She is the author of Wild Women Never Get the Blues, a speaker, and founder of the Nickerson Institute of Integrative Health Training. In her clinical practice, she has developed innovative strategies for achieving the highest levels of wellness for both individuals and organizations.



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Dan Lieberman: How to Tap into the Magic of the Unconscious to Prevent Burnout

On this week’s episode of the Decode Your Burnout Podcast, we were delighted to have Dr. Dan Lieberman who unpacks myths about the best way to get more done and how burning out might not be such a bad thing.

About Dan

Dr. Dan Lieberman is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University. He is the co-author of the international bestseller, The Molecule of More, which has been translated into 20 languages, and the author of the recently published, Spellbound: Modern Science, Ancient Magic, and the Hidden Potential of the Unconscious Mind.


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Andrew Heffernan: How to exercise (but not too much) to avoid burnout

“Perceived stress is alleviated when you get your body moving”

On this week’s episode of the Decode Your Burnout Podcast, we were delighted to welcome fitness trainer, Andrew Heffernan. He talks to us about the effects that fitness and your body can have on burnout and shares some great tips and tricks on how to exercise (not too much) to avoid burnout by incorporating the following points:

– Exercise intensity is the key to improvement.
– More frequent exercise leads to more progress.
– More exercise leads to more fat loss.

About Andrew

Andrew Heffernan, CSCS is a Los-Angeles based fitness trainer, author, and athlete. Since 2003, he has trained everyone from actors and high-level athletes to business professionals and Hollywood luminaries. His balanced approach prioritizes helping people feel their best as they pursue higher levels of strength, performance, and body composition. In 2013, Andrew was certified in The Feldenkrais Method, a powerful tool for improving recovery, relieving stress and pain, and improving performance. He has written or co-authored five books on fitness.



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Aesha Tahir: When Sitting and Stress Lead to Sciatica for Desk-Bound Workers

“Deep diaphragmatic breathing leads to better body posture which is responsible for the modulation of emotions.”

On this week’s episode of the Decode Your Burnout Podcast, we were delighted to welcome Aesha Tahir, who unpacks her personal burnout story while working in corporate America and how sitting in front of her computer for 10-12 hours without a break lead her to burnout after she woke up one morning.

Tune in as she busts common myths and offers tips and tricks on how to increase your productivity in the workplace.


About Aesha

Aesha Tahir is a human movement specialist on a mission to help desk-bound professionals live better by embracing upright posture. She is an exercise professional and owner of Tone and Strengthen, a virtual fitness solutions company. She started out as a Spinning instructor and took her passion for optimal movement from the spinning stage to a virtual fitness coaching platform for workplaces. She has helped many clients unlock the door to self-confidence, and courage, avoid burnout and have pain-free movement by providing fitness coaching to correct their posture.


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Nicky Lowe: Are You Gaslighting Yourself?

What does it mean to be the perfect mother?


On this week’s episode of the Decode Your Burnout podcast we welcome our guest, Nicky Lowe. Nicky shares her burnout story and how she was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue after she had her firstborn, and how knowing the reason for your burnout is the primary key to preventing future burnouts and dictating the best path to combat and decoding her burnout.

These are some of the topics we got to talk about:

1. Vitality and energy

2. Authentic relationships

3. Intellectual engagement and flow

4. Balance and boundaries


About Nicky

Nicky Lowe is an award-winning executive coach who has personally supported thousands of executives in some of the world’s best-known organizations to thrive personally and professionally. She’s the founder of two executive development businesses Luminate and Wisdom For Working Mums. She’s a mum of two children and after having her first child experienced burnout. This experience was a catalyst for her to reimagine her approach to work and motherhood. Nicky now supports women to combine their work and family life in a more successful and sustainable way – without sacrificing their sanity or well-being. Applying her coaching, leadership and psychological skills to help women truly thrive.


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Reed Davis: Getting to the HIDDEN Root Causes

“There are multiple causes, not one root cause”

On this week’s episode of the Decode Your Burnout podcast, we welcome yet another one of our amazing guests — Reed Davis!

He experience burnout on the brink of being seventy. Reed tells us how it made him realize he finally needed to slow down.


About Reed Davis:

Reed Davis, Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) and Certified Nutritional Therapist (CNT), is an expert in functional lab testing and holistic lifestyle medicine. He is the Founder of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® (FDN) and the FDN Certification Course with over 4,000 graduates in 50 countries. Reed served as the Health Director at a Wellness Center in Southern California for over 10 years and with over 10,000 clients, he is known as one of the most experienced clinicians in his field. Reed serves on the Advisory Board of the American Natural Wellness Coaches Board and the American Association of Natural Wellness Coaches.



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Suzanne Monroe: Rock Bottom Moments

“You can’t put a bandaid on burnout”

In this week’s episode of the Decode Your Burnout Podcast, our amazing guest Suzanne Monroe tells us her unique burnout story and how she used her alignment Formula to discover her passion and avoid burnout.

Tune in to hear Suzanne’s insightful perspectives on the following myths:

1. Life is happening to you, not for you.
2. All stress is created equal
3. Finding your purpose is a pipedream

About Suzanne

Suzanne Monroe is the Founder of The International Association of Wellness Professionals (IAWP) and Director of the IAWP’s Holistic Wellness Coach Certification and Training Program. After experiencing career burnout in conjunction with a familial health crisis, Suzanne had a wake-up moment that led her to discover her passion for holistic wellness and her purpose of helping others. Now, she aims to help people reawaken their purpose and find a career they love where last year alone she helped reach 11.5 Million people with the message of holistic wellness and living a life you love. She’s also the author of Live Well Dream Big: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming Your Best Self & Living Life On Your Own Terms and the podcast host of Live Well Dream Big.


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Shelmina Abji: The Mindset Behind the Boundary

“You’re not hired to run a popularity contest. You’re here to earn respect, not be liked by people.”

“You’re not hired to run a popularity contest. You’re here to earn respect, not be liked by people.” In this week’s episode of the Decode Your Burnout Podcast we welcome the inspiring Shelmina Abji. Coming from humble beginnings in Tanzania and driven by her desire to lift herself and her family out of poverty, Shelmina became the first in her family to graduate from college and later thrive in an industry where all the odds stood against her. in this episode, she debunks myths about the consequences of working long hours, saying “no” and being a servant leader.

About Shelmina:

Shelmina Abji is the author of Know Your Worth. She is also a TEDx speaker, advisory board member of the United Nations’ Girl Up program, and former V.P. at Microsoft Global Alliance. She started her career as a software developer and then moved into sales and sales leadership, becoming one of the highest-ranking women of color at IBM, where she received extensive leadership training at IBM, Harvard University, and UCLA. As a global empowerment speaker, Abji has addressed attendees from companies that include Google, Microsoft, Edward Jones, and Affinity.


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Scott Joseph: Turn Burnout Around with Passive Income

True financial wealth happens when you outsmart and out-market your toughest competitors… not out-spend them.

In this week’s episode, our amazing guest Scott Joseph breaks down and debunks myths around opportunities for passive income and what stops people from earning passive income for themselves.

Tune in to find out how burnout for Scott came in the form of a lack of excitement and how stepping back created a reliable passive income stream for him.

About Scott

Scott Joseph is the CEO and Founder of J&L Marketing which is considered one of the leading digital advertising and direct marketing agencies serving some of the world’s most successful and aspirational brands such as; Shell Oil, BMW, Mopar, Stellantis, Fastline, Melindas and more.

When he was 35, he bought his first of three Honda dealerships and has increased their valuations by over 500% ????????!

Today, he’s the host of the Move. Crush. Count podcast runs multiple businesses, and facilitates mastermind groups to exclusive communities that help you think bigger.



Find Scott on Linkedin at Scott Joseph

Find Scott on Instagram at Scott T Joseph

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Dr. Charmain Jackman: Dismissed, Discounted, and Discriminated

Is your silence in your workplace causing you to burnout?

This week on the Decode your Burnout Podcast, we have Dr. Charmain Jackman. She shares how working as if she was a college student, juggling the multiple roles (between being a mom, wife, and work) contributed to her burning out twice!

She gives us new insights while debunking the myths around the impacts of discrimination, being one’s true self in the work environment, and equal opportunities for everyone within organizations.

About Dr. Charmain:

Dr. Charmain Jackman (she/her) is a Harvard-trained licensed Psychologist with 25+ years in the mental health field. She is the founder and CEO of InnoPsych, Inc., an organization on a mission to disrupt racial inequities in mental health. Dr. Jackman is deeply invested in teaching tools that foster healing and thriving, and through InnoPsych, empowers leaders to cultivate emotionally safe work cultures that result in thriving organizations and people. Dr. Jackman gets hired by organizations for keynotes, panels, and consultations on a range of topics including creating emotionally safe work cultures, child/adolescent development, racial trauma, burnout, and employee emotional well-being.



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Jennie Blumenthal: Is your performance defining your worth?

Is your performance defining your worth?

I am excited to have guest Jennie Blumenthal on the show this week! In this episode, Jennie lets us dive into her experience of overcoming burnout during the pandemic. While caught up between managing 200 people, catching flights, and long work hours, the pandemic allowed Jennie to look inward and question what makes her truly happy.

Stay tuned as we debunk some common work myths around having it all, hustle culture & limiting beliefs within the workplace.

About Jennie:

After spending 20 years in Corporate America helping Fortune 500 companies manage multi-million dollar growth strategies, Jennie Blumenthal left her partnership in a global consulting firm to launch her own company. In addition to her role as CEO, she also serves as a professional speaker, an Adjunct Professor in Strategy, a Board member, and the author of Corporate Rehab: Ditch the Hustle Culture and Thrive Again.


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Kim Ades: What If Everything You Believe Is Dead Wrong

After getting divorced and selling her company, this week’s guest used the power of journaling to fight against stress and burnout. This was a huge pillar for carving her new path and finding herself again.

She comes on the Decode Your Burnout podcast to debunk 3 myths and share how you can use journaling as a powerful tool to help you manage your daily stress.  


About Kim:

Kim Ades (pronounced add-iss) is the Founder of Frame of Mind Coaching™ and The Journal That Talks Back™. Recognized as a pioneer in the field of leadership coaching and thought mastery, Kim uses her unique philosophy and quirky coaching style to help leaders identify their blind spots and learn to direct their thinking to achieve extraordinary results. Author, speaker, entrepreneur, coach, and mom of five, Kim’s claim to fame is teaching her powerful coaching process to leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs worldwide.



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Joe Schmit: Impact is Contagious

What do you want to be remembered for?

Joe Schmit has been a broadcaster for over thirty years, and in addition to his family responsibilities, he often worked nights, weekends, and holidays to cover professional sports. At that time, he had some excellent teams, and Joe gave more to his job than his family.

He realized if he returned to the business, he could not put himself back on that treadmill. So he set some rules, made a box, and said, “If it doesn’t fit in this box, I won’t do it.” Since his return, he has managed his schedule without burning out by prioritizing his family and saying no to opportunities that do not fit into his life.

Joe believes that impact is contagious, and in this episode, he talks about impact resolution, wherein each month you focus on a trait you want to get better at and commit to. We will also debunk the biggest myths that play around this topic.


About Joe:

Joe Schmit is an award-winning broadcaster, community leader, and author. He has won 18 Emmys from the National Television Academy and was awarded The Silver Circle designation by the Upper Midwest Chapter of the Emmys for extraordinary contributions to the broadcasting industry. He is also the author of two award-winning books “Silent Impact” and “The Impact Blueprint.”



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Coach Jim Johnson: Building Championship Cultures

I am honored and excited to have Coach Jim Johnson as a guest on the show! Coach Johnson is a former basketball coach from Greece Athena High School in Rochester, New York. He was the coach of Jason (J-Mac) McElwain, who made national headlines after he scored twenty points in four minutes in the first half of one game.

 In this episode, he emphasizes that building and sustaining championship cultures requires knowing both the art of leadership and the science of the game.

 Stay tuned as we explore the three myths Jim will debunk for us in terms of what it takes to really build a championship culture and other exciting topics!


About Coach Jim:


Coach Jim Johnson is an authority on teamwork, leadership, and realizing your dreams. In 2006, he helped an autistic high school senior, Jason McElwain, realize his dream of playing with the team when he scored 20 points in 4 minutes during what people call the “miracle game.” Coach Johnson has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, and ESPN and is the author of A Coach and a Miracle: Life Lessons from a Man Who Believed in an Autistic Boy.




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Chuck Gallagher: What Motivates Smart People To Do Stupid Stuff?

In this episode of the Decode Your Burnout Podcast, we have Chuck Gallagher as a guest. Chuck has served in various leadership positions and as a Senior Vice President for a public company. He was in the middle of a promising career when he made some terrible decisions that cost him everything. Since then, he has rebuilt his profession by imparting knowledge from his experiences so that people can make better choices in life.


We discussed the following: 

– How to stay ethical when burned out

– When your organization’s unethical practices burn you out

– When you are burned out, you may try to find a quick fix for the problem

– Know when to ask for help

– Rationalizing your behavior helps you justify dumb decisions

– Quietly quitting


About Chuck:

Chuck Gallagher is a leading speaker and consultant on ethics. His ability to bring the subject of ethics into the workplace in an engaging way has made him a sought-after speaker on television, radio, and in corporate and community gatherings.



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Lisa Goldenthal: How to Energize Your Body for High Performance

What’s something you do regularly that helps you be productive and get stuff done?

In this episode, we are joined by Lisa Goldenthal, the best-selling author of “The Boss Weight Loss” and the creator of the original Skinny Jeans Workout. Lisa shares her own story of burnout and how she was able to reverse it through self-leadership and habit stacking. She also debunks a few myths about eating breakfast, sleeping, and drinking alcohol, which are surprisingly widespread among all of us. Lisa discovered that going away and traveling really helped her recover from that burnout and get a better perspective on her life. She felt she could see her life in a new way and take action to create it.

About Lisa:

Lisa Goldenthal, the best-selling author of “The Boss Weight Loss,” is a top-performing lifestyle coach and corporate health and wellness, specialist. Lisa has been featured in Life & Style Magazine, KTLA5, CBS News, Thrive Global, and Web MD and has 20+ years of transforming clients’ lives. Lisa gets results for high-impact CEOs, senior executives, and busy entrepreneurs by holding them to the highest level of unbreakable accountability to achieve work.


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Keith Scott & Rebecca Klein: How Not To Be A Doormat

Let’s talk about the power of language and how it can build or break you.

This week’s episode of the Decode Your Burnout Podcast features Keith Scott and Rebecca Klein, founders of TALL Small Productions, who talk about how not to be a doormat. The lovely duo is communication experts who founded TALL Small Productions with a mission to help people at every career level communicate in a clear, concise, and engaging style that results in action.

We also look at some of the myths about communication, and public speaking and how to help break down the barriers between us and our audiences.


 About Keith & Rebecca:

Tall Small Productions conducts communication workshops for teams and individuals all over the world. They offer negotiating, public speaking, body language, leadership, crisis communication, and media training to Fortune 500 firms, small businesses, school districts, and associations. This husband and wife duo founded their company in 2014 and is frequently seen on television discussing the effects of communication in politics, the news, and relationships. Yes, the company is named after their heights. Rebecca is 5’2″, whereas Keith is 6’9″.



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Dr. Tarryn MacCarthy: Redefining Success and Happiness

In this week’s episode of the Decode Your Burnout Podcast, we have Dr. Tarryn MacCarthy as the guest. In her quest for happiness, Tarryn neglected her needs and chased the wrong things in life. She lost her sense of fulfillment as a result of seeking external validation of her worth.

An eye-opening incident led her to create time and space to get quiet. The most significant transformation was allowing herself to be with herself daily, to block out the noise, and simply be present with herself.

 Her journey proved that success isn’t just about accomplishment, it’s about feeling fulfilled and happy, and that’s not going to come from doing more stuff but from your relationship with yourself.


She also debunked the following myths about happiness:

 – In order to be happy, you need more money, status, or stuff.

– Being happy can be earned.

– There is something wrong with me if I don’t feel happy all the time.


About Dr. Tarryn:

Dr. Tarryn MacCarthy is a business coach for healthcare leaders. She is the host of The Business of Happiness Podcast, which empowers leaders in orthodontics and medicine to strive for inner fulfillment and true, authentic success. She coaches healthcare leaders, leaders of their families, and leaders of their own dreams on how to step into their unique power to redefine success and find happiness and freedom. She believes that within each of us lies the power to live a life of enormous abundance and joy and that when we feel good about ourselves, we have a greater power to do good in this world.



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Precious Williams: When You Out-Hustle Yourself

Precious L. Williams’s story is one of hustle, inspiration, and personal transformation. She was born into a world where her mother didn’t want her, and her father was a drug addict. She was embraced by loving grandparents who were the first to recognize her speaking ability.

Despite achieving success in her field, Precious lost everything when her relationship ended and became homeless. So when opportunities came along again, she kept hustling and saying yes to everything. It resulted to burn out and having too much on her plate. 

With the help of her coach, Precious learned to slow things down and out-hustle herself. She learned to set boundaries with herself and others so that she could create more space in life for herself and those around her.

Stay tuned to hear more about how Precious overcame some pretty incredible odds to become a successful businesswoman and author.


About Precious:


Precious L. Williams is a 13-time national elevator pitch champion. Her clients include Microsoft, LinkedIn, Google, NBCUniversal, Federal Reserve Bank, Intuit Quickbooks, Yelp, Harvard University, and more. Precious is a dynamic international professional speaker, effective corporate trainer, and 4X 1 bestselling author.




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Kristin Kirkpatrick: Take Things Off Your Plate

What would you like to do if you had more time?

In this episode, Kristin Kirkpatrick discusses the lessons she took from her burnout experiences, including the fact that when your plate is too full, you cannot do things to the best of your ability. Thus, you must prioritize what is essential or cut back on a few things.

We discuss the misconceptions surrounding what it means to eat healthfully. We shatter the myths that maintaining a healthy diet requires constant perfection and conformity to trends. We also cover the following:

1) How to overcome roadblocks

2) Mindful eating

3) Sustainable thinking

4) Changing your nutrition story

5) The difference between health maintenance and weight loss.


Kristen is a dietitian and manager of Wellness Nutrition Services at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. She is the author of the best-selling book Skinny Liver and has appeared on NBC Nightly News, PBS, the Today Show, and the Dr. Oz show.



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Dr. Loretta Breuning: Rewrite Your Operating System

Have you ever wondered why you feel the way you do? We are not just rational beings, but we’re also emotional animals. And when our emotions get in the way of our goals, we must learn to overcome them. Today, we will discuss how our emotions work, the science behind human emotions, and how to use your inner mammal to achieve success.

As a teacher, Loretta had grown tired of the direction in which her school was headed. She didn’t feel good about it and it reminded her of her father’s experiences with stress over several decades. She realized that if she didn’t make a change soon, she might end up like him, burned out from life-long stress.

After the pivotal moment of retiring at 50, she began reading books about evolutionary psychology and found it fascinating. Her interest in how human emotions develop was piqued when she learned that human emotions are similar to those of other animals. Even our positive and negative feelings are created by chemicals in our bodies. It was also apparent that humans have certain chemicals that create certain emotions, which led her to understand how her inner mammal functions.


About Dr. Loretta:

Loretta G. Breuning, Ph.D. is a graduate of Cornell University and Tufts. She is the founder of the Inner Mammal Institute and Professor Emerita of Management at California State University, East Bay. She has been writing about the human motivation for more than twenty years, including Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain Your Brain to Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin, and Endorphin Levels. Before teaching and writing full-time, she worked for the United Nations in Africa. The Inner Mammal Institute offers videos, podcasts, books, blogs, multimedia, a training program, and a free five-day happy-chemical jumpstart.



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Lia Garvin: Reframe Your Thinking to Get Unstuck

Do you know that feeling of being stuck? You know, that feeling that you just can’t seem to get out of your current situation?

Lia Garvin, the author of Unstuck: Reframe Your Thinking to Free Yourself from the Patterns and People That Hold You Back, talks about how you can use a reframing mindset to help conquer these challenges. Her book is all about helping overcome common challenges found in the modern workplace. And she knows it’s not easy.

Lia herself worked two jobs while writing it. She shares how environmental stressors contribute to burnout, which can be disruptive and debilitating to life and work. She debunks the myth that reframing is looking on the bright side and changing the approach can change the outcome.


About Lia:
Lia is the author of UNSTUCK: Reframe Your Thinking to Free Yourself From the Patterns and People that Hold You Back, leaning into nearly 10 years of experience working in some of the largest and most influential companies in tech including Microsoft, Apple, and Google to explore the power of reframing to overcome common challenges found in the modern workplace. As an operations leader, speaker, and coach, Lia is on a mission to humanize the workplace, one conversation at a time. She is a TEDx and SXSW speaker and has been a featured guest on WGN Chicago and WJLA Washington DC news.



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Sarah Larson: Scale Back At Work to Increase Your ROI

Have you ever tried putting yourself first but ultimately your work was more important? When you focus on self-care, do the activities you take on actually contribute to your burnout because you feel like you have to do them, but don’t want to? 

This week on the Decode Your Burnout podcast, I interview Sarah Larson who shares what she learned on her journey and how she applies that wisdom now to managers and leaders.According to Sarah, putting yourself first doesn’t just help you avoid burnout. It helps your organization as well as those around you. 


About Sarah Larson: 

Sarah L. Larson is a practitioner and people scientist. She specializes in creating opportunities that enhance the employee experience and organizational impact. She is a learning & organizational development leader focused on employee experience, system development, & case study expertise to drive organizational growth.


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Belinda Ellsworth: The Effects of the COVID Hustle – Part 2

Last week, Belinda Ellsworth, host of the “Work from Your Happy Place” podcast, shared about the struggle she faced as an entrepreneur during COVID and how the hustle to reinvent her business led her to burn out. This week, we talk about what allowed her to bounce back rather than stay stuck. We talk about grief, the fact that “there is no normal” and how a negative energy exchange can lead to burnout. Belinda also shares what helped her move forward during this challenging time. 


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Belinda Ellsworth: The Effects of the COVID Hustle – Part 1

We often talk about the effects of COVID on physical and mental health, but the pandemic also affected how we do business. If you are an entrepreneur, you may have found yourself scrambling to stay afloat as your way of operation was no longer viable. In fact, many business owners had to pivot during the past couple of years to stay afloat, something that required not only creativity, but a lot of hard work and perseverance. 

Thai week, we feature Belinda Ellsworth on the Decode Your Burnout podcast. Despite enjoying tremendous success as a professional speaker, Belinda’s entire business got wiped out overnight. She reinvented herself and worked around the clock, but burned out in the process. She shares the ups and downs of the struggle. This is part 1 of that interview.


About Belinda Ellsworth:

Belinda Ellsworth has been called “a trailblazer in the industry of coaching and speaking.” Not only has she built three successful businesses, but over the past 25 years, she’s gained the distinct and prestigious reputation as the premier speaker and expert in her industry, helping tens of thousands of business professionals and entrepreneurs create and execute successful business strategies and systems, while still maintaining the work/life balance in their lives.

An international best seller and professional speaker, Belinda is passionate about making a difference in the lives of the entrepreneurs in her loyal, dynamic community. That passion led her to start her popular podcast, Work From Your Happy Place, which was picked up by IHeart-Radio in 2021. She loves interviewing other successful entrepreneurs on the podcast and her iconic messages of good solid business practices will stay with your audience forever while positively impacting their bottom line. 


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Cait Donovan: 3 Steps to Recover from Resentment

Are you someone who tries to take care of everyone else and ends up overly annoyed that others don’t appreciate your efforts? Or perhaps when they ask for something from you, you think, “Haven’t I given you enough?” This, my friend, is resentment.

On this week’s episode of Decode Your Burnout, we are joined by Cait Donovan – herself a burnout and resentment expert. She debunks three myths related to burnout, including the difference between burnout prevention and recovery, and shares three steps to recover from resentment.


About Cait Donovan: 

Cait Donovan is a Keynote speaker, one of New York City’s leading burnout experts, host of “Fried – The Burnout Podcast,” and author of the book “The Bouncebackability Factor”. Her creative burnout recovery solutions have been featured on podcasts and online magazines such as “Forbes”, “NPR,” “Thrive Global,” and “The New York Post” and in companies such as Lululemon and Pepsico.



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Atherton Drenth: 3 Simple Things to Heal from Burnout and Reduce Your Stress and Anxiety By Up to 50 Percent

Have you ever had a notion that something terrible would happen to you? Did you believe it so much that it became a self-fulfilling prophecy? That’s what happened to Atherton Drenth.

At age 8, Artherton had a vision that told her she would die when she reached her 45th year. As she approached that time, her health started to decline. But just as a spiritual experience began this decline, it was a spiritual experience that helped her heal and get back to herself. 

She shares her story and in it the message that anyone can tune into their intuition, override cultural influences, and find peace. 


About Atherton Drenth:

Atherton Drenth is a Clairvoyant, Medical Intuitive and Holistic Energy Practitioner facilitating transformational healing for her clients. She has been extensively trained and certified as a Medical Intuitive and Holistic Energy Practitioner. She has been in private practice since 2000. She is also a compassionate teacher committed to helping others develop their full intuitive potential through yearly workshops. She has a private practice in Ottawa, Ontario. In addition, she is the author of several books including Intuitive Dance: Building, Protecting, & Clearing Your Energy. 



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Saleema Vellani: Reinvent Yourself

Sometimes life throws us curve balls and forces us into situations that are novel. We all experienced that with COVID. What if instead of sticking to your comfort zone, you seized these opportunities to reinvent yourself? Certainly, this may help you prevent burnout if you are easily bored at work and crave stimulation. 

Saleema Vellani is no stranger to reinvention. It all began at the age of 16 when she lost her mother to cancer. She decided to learn a foreign language, move abroad, and put herself into the unknown.

But Saleema wasn’t always this resolute. Her story sends the message that with some courage and a willingness to explore anyone can redesign their life. She debunks three myths about what it takes to successfully do so. 

About Saleema:

Saleema Vellani is a 9x founder, TEDx speaker, and the bestselling author of Innovation Starts With I. She is the Founder & CEO of Ripple Impact, which is a business accelerator and community that helps entrepreneurs grow their businesses and scale their platforms. Saleema also teaches Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship at Johns Hopkins University and is a frequent guest lecturer at business schools.

She contributes to Forbes and has been published in 15 research publications, most recently on promoting a circular economy and solving food insecurity through hydroponics and insect farming.



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Annie Meehan: The 3 Principles to Lead an Exceptional Life

Sometimes life’s hardships can lead us to burn out. But what’s also true is that we can learn what doesn’t work and use these experiences to better ourselves and the world. That’s the message Annie Meehan shares and how she lives her life. She reminds us that going on fumes is futile, that where you come from doesn’t have to define where you’re going, that chaos doesn’t work, and that we should bring home more than just leftovers to our loved ones. She shares the three principles that can prevent burnout, not only in herself but also in others. 


About Annie Meehan:

Annie Meehan is an international speaker and the author of 5 motivational books, including her latest book, “The Pineapple Principle” on which she based her recent TED talk, The Lessons I Learned from a Pineapple. Annie inspires, enlightens and energizes her audiences to break counterproductive patterns. She has helped legions transform themselves from a life of ‘muddling along’ to one of sustained focus that showcases success after success. She is an expert on living an exceptional life and we can see through her example. When she’s not working, she volunteers in the community, likes to travel with her family, and walk (or be walked) the family dogs, Peanut and Leo.



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Dr. Laura Berenstain: When You Don’t Perceive You Have A Choice

Sometimes we find ourselves in highly challenging situations at work and at home that take a toll on us. We stay in these situations when we don’t perceive we have a choice. We try to power through, but find over time that we run out of steam. 

Dr. Laura Berenstain shares her challenges as a physician, mothers, and wife that led her to burnout, how because she thought she had no other choice kept her in toxic situations for far too long, and what she learned once she stopped focusing just on those around her and started to think about what she needs. 

Laura’s message is a powerful one about women’s programming as caretakers and gender discrimination that contributed to her burnout but aren’t unique to just her. In addition, once she realized she could rewrite her story, she names elements related to gratitude, love, and resilience that provide hope for others struggling in the way she used to. 


About Dr. Laura Berenstain

Laura is a pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist who is also a Physician Career Development and Leadership Coach. She’s a mom to three daughters, an author, a speaker, and a survivor of burnout. That path led her to coaching and her passion is working with other women physicians to help them determine their best life and how to achieve it without sacrificing their own authenticity along the way. In addition to coaching Laura works on national well-being and professional development committees through the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia’s Women’s Empowerment Leadership Initiative (WELI).



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Stephanie Melodia: When FOMO Leads to Burnout, Turn on the Fun Factor

How do you know if you’re just tired or if you’re burned out? You know you’re in burnout if you just can’t bounce back. That’s what happened to Stephanie Melodia who, as a super achiever, kept getting signs from her body but could not slow down. She needed to keep going.

What happened to her is what happens to many high achievers who burn out. Although she normally never got sick, this time the accumulated stress got to her and she became ill for a long time. 

In this week’s episode of Decode Your Burnout, Stephanie shares how this phenomenon of running yourself ragged is especially common in both women and in entrepreneurs. That’s because women, she suggests, are programmed to be caregivers and entrepreneurs tend to experience a fear of losing out if they aren’t constantly working on their business. So if you’re a female entrepreneur like Stephanie is, you’re at double the risk of everyone else!

FOMO, as it turns out, puts you on the “fast track to burnout.” 

What is the answer according to Stephanie? Putting the fun back in your life. It’s how, she believes, instead of burning out, you can “set your heart on fire!”

Listen to the episode in full to learn what Stephanie did and how it helped her recover from burnout and balance out her workaholic tendencies.


About Stephanie Melodia:

Named UK Top 20 Most Influential Female Founder by Startups Magazine, Stephanie Melodia is the CEO of Bloom, the tech industry’s award-winning brand marketing agency. Stephanie is also host of the Time to Bloom podcast as well as the biannual event series, Bloom Presents. She is a scout for early-stage VC firm, Ada Ventures, and proponent of Feminism 5.0 – the fifth wave that focuses on the men to achieve gender equality. Stephanie is a sought after thought leader in the fields of entrepreneurship and gender equality and she’s here to share her burnout story and 3 tips that have helped her recover. 



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Flo Nicolas: Debunking The 3 Biggest Myths that Keep Business Owners From Leveraging Technology (that Could Save Them From Burning Out)

Flo Nicolas, AKA the non-boring lawyer, is a former lawyer, who after burning out, left the legal profession to go after her dreams. Flo is a legal technologist who simplifies technology for professionals and small business owners so they can increase their productivity. She’s been described as a “firecracker of knowledge and expertise when it comes to the legal technology field,” “a powerhouse in the telecommunications industry,” and as a “no-nonsense individual who can get results without the need to an iron fist.” 

On this week’s episode of Decode Your Burnout, she debunks the myths of what it takes to be productive and how we can use technology to get more done in less time and as a result prevent burnout, especially if you are an entrepreneur or a lawyer. 


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Dr. Amy O’Hana: Can Being Passionate About Your Work Prevent Burnout?

Have you lost the connection to your work? If so, erotic intelligence may be just what you need. 

This week on Decode Your Burnout, my guest is Dr. Amy O’Hana who helps burned-out people fall in love with work again. In a sense, erotic intelligence, she assures us, is not necessarily about sexuality. Instead, it’s about feeling reconnected to our sense of purpose because when we are disconnected, we are burned out. 


Amy debunks 3 myths related to burnout including:

1) I can fix my burnout by fixing my schedule or quitting my job

2) Men and women experience burnout the same way

3) Burnout is the same as depression


If you’re burned out, don’t miss this episode!


About Amy O’Hana:

Amy is a licensed professional counselor in Oregon and a full-time professor at the University of Western States. Amy’s research interests are human potential and motivation, erotic intelligence (which isn’t necessarily about sexuality), and spirituality. She is the author of two published books, When Your Child is Grieving (2019) and Beyond Burnout: What To Do When Your Work Isn’t Working For You (2020). Her passion is to help people reconnect with themselves, the Divine, and work so they can experience life to the fullest.


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Dr. Shane Creado: Go on a Mini-Vacation Every Night to Prevent Burnout

What’s the one thing that can help with your ability to perform on the job, allow you to better manage your emotions, improve your health, and perhaps save your marriage? Sleep!

“When life gets busy and we’re pulled in different directions, the first thing we let go of is sleep and that’s the thing we need to preserve the most.” This is according to Dr. Shane Creado, a sleep medicine doc who talks about three aspects of sleep: timing, quality, and duration. In his words, “God gave us the greatest gift of sleep. He just forgot to give us a user menu. And that’s where I come in.”

We touch on the exhaustion you feel when you’re burned out and how sleep can help. Whether you aren’t sleeping because you’re trying to get more done or because you’re overly stressed about everything on your to-do list and can’t turn your mind off, this episode is for you.

If you’re ready to debunk the myths about sleep, find out why your sleep is disrupted, and what you can do to optimize your sleep, listen to this episode in full.  


About Dr. Shane Creado:

Dr. Shane Creado is a double board-certified sleep medicine doctor and psychiatrist. He practices functional sleep medicine, integrative psychiatry, and sports psychiatry.

He works not only on the treatment of sleep disorders, but also on perfecting and optimizing sleep, thereby boosting sports performance and workplace productivity.

He is the author of the book ‘Peak Sleep Performance for Athletes’, The cutting-edge sleep science that will guarantee a competitive advantage.

In addition to working with individual patients (including elite athletes, CEOs, and business leaders), he consults with sports teams to design team-specific and athlete-specific sleep guidelines and strategies off-season, in-season and pre-season, to boost performance.He provides ‘Sleep Retreats’ to organizations/ companies, which involve education on sleep and performance, screening for sleep disorders, and specific strategies to improve sleep and performance.



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Darrell Evans: How Trying to Be All Things to All People Can Burn You Out

Are you a super competitive person in business and in life who’s burned out chasing success when what you really want is fulfillment?

That’s what my guest this week, Darrell Evans, shares about his entrepreneurial journey. Darrell was wired for competition from a young age when he played sports. As an adult, his environment perpetuated the competitive edge through metrics and status and fit in with Darrell’s personality. He liked seeing his name in lights. 

All this drive allowed Darrell to reach great heights in business, but he paid a price when he burned out. 

Over the years, Darrell has learned how to keep a standard of high quality work without being a perfectionist. He has a life vision that serves as his compass, looks for things that fit his natural mode of operation, and sees hiring team members for his business as an investment rather than an expense.  

Don’t miss this episode as Darrell shares his story and 3 tips to help you avoid burnout, especially if you are trying to be all things to all people. 


About Darrell Evans:


Darrell Evans is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and co-founder of Yokel Local Internet Marketing. He and his team have helped entrepreneurs and companies to generate over $300M in revenue online since 2011. He’s personally started and/or operated 6 businesses since the age of 20).

He’s also the host of The MindShift Podcast which launched in 2019 and is the founder of the MindShift Business Accelerator (MBA) and the MindShift Growth Mastermind (MGM).

His goal is to help your entrepreneurial audience grab at least one “MindShift” that could catapult them to their next level of success.



The book: Getting Things Done

The Mindshift Podcast

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Judith Gaton: If You’ve Stopped Paying Attention to Yourself, Start with Your Panties

Did you just realize that you’re burned out? Or maybe you just recovered from burnout and although you’ve never considered doing something else for work, you’re starting to wonder about your options. 

This week’s guest, Judith Gaton, shares her journey of going from being a lawyer to becoming a life coach. She encourages others who are feeling fed up with their career to just “play with the possibility that there could be something different” and to “let that be delicious and fun.”

But more than that, Judith is a stylist who debunks the myths of what it takes to truly have style in your wardrobe. Together, we talk about the connection between how we dress and our relationship to ourselves, much of which is unconscious. 


This episode is for you if:

  • You have a wardrobe full of stuff you secretly hate because you’ve neglected yourself for too long 
  • Your closet is a conglomeration of “ass on fire” shopping
  • Your clothes fit your body but not your lifestyle or vice versa which is why you have lots of clothes you never wear
  • You are using shopping as an emotional management strategy
  • You are dressing to cover what someone once told you was a flaw


Judith debunks 3 myths of what it takes to be stylish:

  1. Style is the same thing as fashion
  2. Style is one particular thing
  3. In order to purchase clothing that fits, you have to do something to your body first and earn the right to invest in yourself


About Judith Gaton:

In her signature course Style Masterclass, Judith teaches her clients that thought work is the key to a lasting makeover. Through confidence coaching and mindset work, she helps her clients to see that they can dress and love the body they are in right now. When Style & Confidence are dialed in, women can go do the work they were created to do in the world. Her ultimate style philosophy: Confident Women Build Legacies.

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Davina Stanley: Debunking the Myths of What it Takes to Be an Amazing Business Communicator

Are you spending your nights and weekends organizing your reports for work? Do you constantly have to edit what you write because you’re not getting the responsiveness that you want? Are you feeling frustrated, bitter, or are you starting to lose confidence in yourself because you’re not getting the decisions you want?

Certainly, this is not only keeping you from being able to unplug and reboot, but it’s putting you at risk for burnout and it can stall your career.

But luckily, there is a simple turnaround for this that can help get your message out in a powerful way more quickly and also accelerate your career. 

This week, we are joined by Davina Stanley, a communication specialist whose specialty is helping executives communicate complex ideas. 

She’s here to debunk the myths of what it takes to be a great business communicator because when your thinking is clear, you can communicate more clearly and get the decisions you need.

Myth 1: Your audience needs your background first so they can understand your main point
Myth 2: Shorter communication is always better
Myth 3: A great way to structure your communication is to provide a list of topics

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Dr. Michelle Quirk: How to Get Off the Treadmill of Work When You’re Burning Out

Do you feel like no matter how much you sleep, you can’t get enough rest? If you’re a busy professional, it might feel like you can’t press pause. You want to get off the treadmill but you don’t know how. 

In this week’s episode of Decode Your Burnout, pediatrician Michelle Quirk shares her burnout story that turned her on to running, a sport that helped her continue to lace up her sneakers and keep going at work. She shares three tips to help you manage the daily grind to avoid burnout. 


About Michelle Quirk:

Dr. Michelle Quirk is a board-certified pediatrician and a certified run coach with the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). She founded Mindful Marathon to help make running easy and fun for busy professionals. Using an informed, enjoyable, and effective approach, she coaches her athletes to a life-long love of running!


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Amy Armstrong: How to Set Boundaries to Reduce Conflict and Avoid Burnout at Home and In the Office

Are you late to the game when it comes to setting boundaries? Did you miss the memo that you are supposed to have your own ideas about what you need and what’s good for you? 

In this week’s episode of the Decode Your Burnout podcast, Amy Armstrong debunks 3 myths around boundaries:

Myth #1: Compromise is the best way to resolve disputes
Myth #2: Parents should not fight in front of their kids
Myth #3: Boundaries are always about saying NO!

Find out how to set boundaries in a way that feels collegial at work and good at home. 


About Amy Armstrong:

​​Amy is a coach and coach trainer, and spends her days listening to moms and dads fight over kids and money. She helps parents set boundaries and solve problems so they can reduce stress, save money and get their kids out of the middle of adult conflict. She brought coaching to the arena of family court, and champions innovative practices to transform the domestic court system.


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LinkedIn: @coachamyarmstrong
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Dr. Stephan Neff: How Getting Hooked on Proving Yourself Can Be the Addiction That Burns You Out

Just when the people closest to you don’t believe in you, your mission in life gets defined. You become determined, even hooked on proving yourself. The trouble is, this compulsion can lead to burnout and even become an addiction. 

This week on Decode Your Burnout, Dr. Stephan Neff,  an anesthetist who’s had more than a fair share of trauma in his life, shares how his addiction to work led to substance abuse, burnout, and a loss of identity. He worked hard and played hard until he ended up in the fetal position, an empty shell.

During his struggle, Dr. Stephan tried to drown PTSD, depression and anxiety in industrial doses of vodka but had to learn the hard way that those critters can swim. Nowadays he lives a very different life, where self-love, humility, integrity and transparency actually mean something. He hosts the show MY STEPS TO SOBRIETY, and has just released the second edition of his book under the same name.

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Sue Donnellan: How to Avoid Parental Burnout

“Parenting is the hardest thing we’ve never been trained for.” Ain’t that the truth? Raising kids can turn you into a ball of stress where you’re screaming and yelling but still not getting the results you want. 

That’s where Sue Donnellan found herself years ago. She was a reluctant parent to begin with who got thrown into the deep end when she went from having one child to adding triplets to the family. She was also the primary breadwinner for the family. As she tried to juggle entrepreneurship with parenting, she found herself exasperated and exhausted – desperately grabbing sleep where she could, including snoozing at red lights. 

If you’re tired of feeling tired and flying by the seat of your pants, check out this week’s episode of Decode Your Burnout where you’ll find what can help you build relationships of trust with your kids, take some of the burden off your plate, and guide you toward parenting without punishing, yelling, and time outs. 


Sue’s 3 parenting tips:

Tip 1: Give your child autonomy, which gives you more breathing room and helps them build confidence
Tip 2: Make sure you get your needs met rather than wait for your kids to meet them
Tip 3: Work on yourself rather than try to change your child

About Sue Donnellan:

Sue Donnellan is an award-winning author, Parenting Strategist, an entrepreneur, wife, and mother of four (including surprise triplets). As a one-time reluctant parent and reformed yeller, Sue has lived the mom-stress balance firsthand. She is a revolutionary thinker who has been advising parents, transforming households, and reducing overwhelm for over 20 years with her unique parenting methods that have become the The Proven Playbook for parents.


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Dr. Robyn Alley-Hay: 3 Tips for Sustainability to Prevent Burnout

Sometimes our programming lends itself to burnout. We have beliefs that lead us to seek out professions, such as medicine, where we push ourselves to the point of exhaustion and that behavior is expected or at the very least welcomed. We believe we have to give it our all and this just sucks the life out of us. 

In this week’s episode of Decode Your Burnout, Dr. Robyn Alley-Hay shares her burnout story which started in residency. She powered through 120 hours of work while pregnant with her third child. Given that we have 168 hours in a week, that leaves less than 7 hours per day for anything outside of work including sleep.

She shares her encounter with the Dalai Lama and its effect on her burnout recovery as well as three tips for sustainability at work to prevent burnout based on her lived experience. 


  1. Utilize coaching to examine your beliefs from the past and see which ones are no longer serving you. This can help you set boundaries, engage in self-care, and detach your productivity from your worth. 
  2. Learn to say no. It’s a full sentence and it’s a big part of becoming healthy.
  3. Get clear on what fulfills you and choose to do what’s important to you rather than just show up.


 About Dr. Robyn:

Dr. Robyn Alley-Hay is a women’s empowerment coach, physician coach, speaker, and author. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Kansas, Wichita. She is a Certified Physician Development Coach and a Fellow at the Institute of Coaching. And if that weren’t enough, Dr. Alley-Hay also works with a non-profit that at the invitation of the Dalai Lama provides Western medicine to a Tibetan Buddhist population in the far reaches of the Himalayan mountains. 

She is currently living and loving in Dallas, Texas with her husband, two longhorn cows, twelve goats, three dogs, two cats, one duck, and several chickens.


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Dr. Harry Karydes: How to Mentally Leave Work at Work

Do you tell yourself you’re “doing just fine” when really you’re just going through the motions, experiencing death by a thousand cuts? That’s how Dr. Harry Karydes described his experience as an emergency physician in a community hospital. As is the norm there, Dr. Harry would do shift work and within his first hour on the job would see eight patients. In retrospect, he calls this a “pretty risky pace” because when you’re the only physician working, you’re all alone and the buck stops with you. 

 Imagine the toll working at this pace has on you, especially when you can’t always save everyone. Then a baby died during his shift, which described as “a sledgehammer across my face.” He didn’t have time to grieve on the job and when he got home, he didn’t want to “burden” his wife with the news. He kept it to himself, a huge red flag of burnout that’s pushed many others in a similar situation to suicide. 

This week’s episode of Decode Your Burnout is dedicated to anyone whose blurred the lines between work and home, who finds themselves in in burnout territory, and who needs a wakeup call. It’s also dedicated to physicians who want specific resources for creating a shut-down routine after work.  

About Dr. Harry Karydes

Dr. Harry Karydes is an emergency physician and medical toxicologist who practices in the Chicagoland area. He understands the issues that physicians face every day including stress, lack of motivation, and mental fatigue that have become commonplace in medicine 

For years, he struggled to keep things balanced while growing at work and thriving at home, and his success came at the expense of his health and family. Something needed to change.

Harry has crafted habits that focus on reaching personal and professional goals without sacrificing one for the other. As a writer and national speaker who has a passion for physician wellness, he helps overwhelmed physicians, residents, and medical students to live a life of focus and balance. His mission is to give you the courage and the tools to learn, grow, and thrive in the important areas of your life. His main platform is at where he has a blog and podcast. 

Dr. Harry’s Tips: 

Tip #1: Create a self-care routine before and after work. This will trickle down to better relationships at home and at work.

Tip #2: Minimize distractions including from others while you’re working so you can focus on your tasks.

Tip #3: Schedule time with people you care about in advance. This helps prevent isolation and a feeling of loneliness. 



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Heather Tolley-Bauer: How to Be Funny and Avoid Burnout

If you regularly feel stressed out, humor can be your secret weapon for burnout prevention. This week on Decode Your Burnout, I interviewed Heather Tolley-Bauer, a stand-up comedian who shares her wisdom about comedy and tips for successful living. She reminds us that not everything is a laugh out loud moment, but we need to find the things that are and laugh when we can. She also shares one of the formulas for being funny. 

Heather Tolley-Bauer is a drop-dead funny, stay-at-home mom, wife, and colorectal cancer-survivor. As a stand-up comedian, she provides all kinds of audiences with much-needed laughs to cope with everything from marriage, middle-age & millennials to parenting, Pinterest, the PTA, a Pandemic and so much more.

She books, hosts and produces a wildly popular show called Laugh-Lines & Stretch-Marks®️, has opened for nationally touring comic Brian Moote, appeared on the Weather Channel’s original program, Weather Gone Viral, and was recently selected to perform at the prestigious LaughFest in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Her top 7 tips include:

  1. Don’t take yourself too seriously, but take your business seriously. You will not be for everyone, so just be OK with it. 
  2. You don’t have to have it all figured out before you take action
  3. Once you have some tested material under your belt, you can customize the experience for the audience and do it without the message being fully baked
  4. If you’re going to do work that takes you away from your family, have it be meaningful
  5. As an entrepreneur, you need to know how much it costs you to do business and how much you want to make. This will help you figure out how much wiggle room you have in your pricing when onboarding a new client so you’re never giving away what you’re doing in terms of money or energy. By establishing your bottom line, you give yourself permission to hold the line around your pricing.
  6.  If you’re a people pleaser and you tend to give the farm away because you want people to like you, because it’s hard for you to say no, because you feel guilty, or because you think it’s selfish to focus on yourself, then take this to heart: Figure out what your bottom line is, which means in your case, what are you already committed to? What do you need for yourself? What are the essentials that you need to protect yourself from burnout so that you can still show up for other people without showing up so much that you’re not showing up for yourself?
  7. It’s up to each one of us to define what it means to be successful. 


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Instagram: @hyphen_up


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Alex Strathdee: Debunk the Myths of What It Takes to Be a Successful Self-Published Author

Are you a self-published author who’s struggling to get your book in front of more eyeballs? This week’s guest on Decode Your Burnout is Alex Strathdee, an Amazon ads expert who debunks the myths of what it takes to be a successful author. These tips will be relevant to you as an entrepreneur even if you’re not an author.

At 21, Alex convinced 11 colleges to send his book to 40,000+ students across the US. Now, he’s the founder of (200+ books and $300,000+ in ad spend) where he helps authors get their books read. He works from various countries from around the world. A minimalist at heart – everything he owns fits into a backpack and duffel bag. When he’s not working, you can find him sitting out on a surfboard, waiting for the next big wave.

Myth 1: All you have to do is put your book on Amazon and it’s going to sell. The truth is that you need to be specific, know who your audience is so you can speak their language when you market to them. 

Myth 2: What works for one author will work for another. Each book is different so you need a more targeted approach when it comes to selling it.  Find out what your ideal reader is searching for so you can have ads that include those keywords. This is true in business when it comes to your ideal client because your niche will set you apart and make your offer relevant.

Myth 3: When it comes to Amazon ads, you have to go big or go home. It’s better to start small and get some data before you outsource Amazon ads to someone else. You don’t have to do it all yourself. 


  1. – free resources for authors including a free Amazon ads course
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Michelle Kulp: When the Pink Slip is Your Ticket Out

Sometimes, getting a pink slip can be your ticket out. This week on Decode Your Burnout, we hear the story from a former single mom to three kids who burned out working in a high stress  nine to five corporate job. Getting fired may have put her out of her misery, but it was her promise to singer Billy Ray Cyrus that helped her find her dream. 

Today, Michelle Kulp is the bestselling author of over 20 books. In 2020, Michelle decided to write, publish and launch a book a month as an “experiment” and created thousands of dollars in passive income by writing books. Her books also connect her with clients for her Bestselling Author Program.

She joins us to debunk the myths of what it takes to be a successful author and we learn how to apply her tips to life in general to prevent burnout.

Tip 1: Sometimes we think that we need something big to happen, but you can do a lot more yourself and you can have more control of the process. Get active and find ways that you can apply the tips that are out there from other people who have done it to whatever your project is that you’d like to accomplish. 

Tip 2: Don’t just set it and forget it. have some sort of follow-up. 

Tip 3: If you’ve got writer’s block, show up anyway. You’ve got to hold yourself accountable by having some sort of a timeline and structure around when you show up for your work. 


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Linda Walker: What ADHD and Burnout Do To Your Brain

Are you someone with ADHD who feels burned out? Does it feel like no matter how hard you try, you can never get through the thousands of items on your to do list? Do you tend to take on more than you can handle?

If that’s you, tune in to this week’s episode of Decode Your Burnout where I interview ADHD expert and coach, Linda Walker, who shared her journey through and recovery from burnout.

Linda helps overwhelmed entrepreneurs and executives with ADHD or ADHD tendencies find clarity of purpose, achieve better focus, and adopt better time management techniques. She is the author of “With Time to Spare: The Ultimate Guide to Peak Performance for Entrepreneurs, Adults with ADHD, and Other Creative Geniuses.” 

Here are the tips Linda shared:

  1. Prioritize  and manage tasks using a top-down approach. Look at the project or big picture first and then at the individual tasks
  2. Find out what you’ve already committed to before you take on any new tasks
  3. Force in a social life and time to do things that are creative and fun outside of work even if you love what you do
  4. Plan your work around periods in your day when you’re better focused
  5. Use the calendar rather than rely on memory for your to-dos


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Jamie Getgood: When Life On the Outside Looks Better Than You Feel

Do you carry the responsibility for the world on your shoulders? Has that backfired on you? Too often when we lead with our heart and we fall out of balance, we can get burned out and find our lives turning upside down. 

This week’s episode features International Keynote Speaker and award winning Australian leader, Jamie Getgood. He shares his burnout story and transformation through it all including his three tips to preventing burnout:

#1: Accept where you are

#2: Focus on the wins

#3: Delegate to continue creating wins while releasing what doesn’t serve your highest good


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Regena Rosa Celeste: Not Enoughness, Imposter Syndrome, and Burnout

Does your inner voice tell you that you’re not enough? Do you feel compelled to prove yourself at work, which leads to a perpetual go-go-go? 

Living in the rat race of “do more, be more” is what can lead to burnout. 

This week’s episode features  International Speaker, Best Selling Author, Mindset Coach and Recovering Perfectionist, Regena Rosa Celeste who has been through it all. She shares about the effects of stress, depression, and how when you’re afraid of dealing with something, burnout can show up to help you “stop doing and just be.”

Questions Regena asked herself, which you can try on:

  • Am I doing too much?
  • Do I need to take a step back?
  • Am I willing to step into being the best version of myself?

Today, Regena works with conscious minded entrepreneurs to release anxiety and overwhelm so that they can live passionate, purposeful and peaceful lives. 

Her tips to prevent burnout include:

#1: Accept where you are
#2: Focus on the wins
#3: Delegate to continue creating wins while releasing what doesn’t serve your highest good


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Tracy Bingaman: How Wearing Work like Armor Can Burn You Out

Are you someone who redlines on a daily basis, can’t sleep at night, and even as your body is falling apart, you think, “I’m just going to feel exhausted and bone tired for the next 18 years and then my kids will all move out and magically everything will get better”? Do you assume if you’re struggling that you just need to try harder? Does your life look amazing on the outside but it doesn’t feel OK? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are likely deeply burned out. 

This week, I interview Tracy Bingaman who experienced all of those things as a hard-driving surgery PA. On a gut level, she knew something had to change. She would say, “I can’t keep doing this” but because she was so busy and deep into burnout, she didn’t have time to figure out what to do instead. 

Burnout served as a wake-up call and since then she has transformed her life and career. After quitting her job, she created balance and peace where there was frenzy and chaos. Now she teaches working moms to have more time and more money than they know what to do with. You can find her loving her husband, pups and kids, chasing her dreams, skiing, reading fiction books and enjoying a well mixed margarita!

Her 3 tips include: 

#1: Determine your Basic Needs and start meeting at least one a day.

#2: Create a clear, enforceable boundary (with others or yourself) and then stick to it.

#3: Remember to rest – schedule time to actively rest and recover from the depths of burnout – not Netflix and veg, but to rest and give your body and mind the restorative support it needs.


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On Instagram: @mrstracybingaman

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Genein Letford: The Perfect Storm that Led to Burnout

One burnout profile is the Doer. It’s when you do a lot, but it doesn’t ever feel like enough. And maybe you are a workaholic, or maybe you don’t feel alive unless you’re doing a ton of stuff. Either way, if you’re burning out because you’re always on, listen as Genein Letford, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of CAFFE Strategies, shares her journey to recovery and balance.

Here’s a glimpse of what Genein was up to when she burned out:

  • Full-time teaching
  • Writing a book on the side
  • Teaching night classes part-time
  • On the board of
  • Leadership at her church

…all while pregnant! Finally, once she had her baby and wasn’t sleeping enough, it was the perfect storm for burnout. 

Since then, Genein has integrated fundamental changes that have helped her have more balance, shift her mindset about her productivity and related worth, and allows her to enjoy motherhood and entrepreneurship where she now trains C-Suite executives and employees to create sustainable organizational equity and inclusion strategies while unleashing their innovative thinking for themselves and in their businesses.

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Dr. Jacqueline Kerr on Working Mom Burnout: The Puppy That Broke the Camel’s Back

If you’re a working mom trying desperately to be the best in both worlds but finding that you’re burning out in the process, you need to listen to Dr. Jacqueline Kerr’s story. She shares what it’s like to be a perfectionist and a people pleaser, why moms are at a structural disadvantage in the workplace, and her tips for recovery.


Desiree Lawn: Work Until You Drop

Did you know that burnout can lead to autoimmune diseases? This week, certified NES health practitioner Desiree Lawn shares her experience of burnout, her journey to self-healing from fatigue, pain, and digestive issues, and resources to help you do the same. 


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Rebecca Moore: Dangerous Beliefs and Founder Burnout

If intense years of nonstop working have led you to burn out, you are not alone. Serial entrepreneur and founder coach, Rebecca Moore, shares her journey of being a business owner while starting a family, battling cancer, and the effects of 9/11. Find out her burnout code and recovery strategies.

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