I believed that what I was experiencing were signs of approaching burnout, but it turns out that I was already over the edge and what I was experiencing were SYMPTOMS of burnout that consumed me mentally and physically. If you're wondering what burnout's early signs look like before you've crossed over, be sure to watch this week's video.
I'm frequently asked, "Colleen, what can I do if I'm feeling burned out or stuck yet I can't leave my job?" I wondered the same thing immediately after I crashed that December evening in my office! For the several months of post-burnout recovery, I felt like I couldn't leave my position. Our family built a life primarily based upon my income, so unless we were willing to completely change that, I would need to figure out how to take control of my current situation. If you're feeling stuck, in this week's video I provide you with one practice to implement that will get you unstuck.
Though it's been several years since I first-hand experienced burnout, I will never forget the pivotal moment, or the feeling of drowning every day for months, or the fear I felt that at any moment Matt, my husband, would pack up our kids and leave me. I know what you may be feeling right now as we've seen burnout escalate recently for many. Over the past couple of weeks I shared that organizations and leaders have a hand in burnout along with one tip that could support you. This week, I have one effective tip for YOU to get a handle on your work and life before you hit burnout. Be sure to watch this video so you can take control of your life today!
Just released last week, LinkedIn’s latest Workforce Confidence Index shows that 74% of women say they are very or somewhat stressed for work-related reasons, compared with just 61% of employed male respondents. While also this year, McKinsey reported that 1 in 4 women are now considering downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce altogether, something they would’ve never considered the year prior. What are organizations doing wrong when it comes to advancing women, particularly when it comes to women in leadership? Find out here as I'm interviewed by Amanda Laden, Founder of the VinoKarma Project.
Feeling stuck in your role? Find out the three things that I've discovered after working with hundreds of professionals that are most likely holding you back!
Women left the workforce at higher rates than men in 2020 and many more are considering doing so in the near future - something they would've never considered the year prior. I know first-hand what this feels like as I experienced my own #burnout at the end of 2013, where I initially believed my only option was to quit my job if I were to save my family and my health. If you're like me and many of the other working women, I encourage you to pause and reflect on these three questions before making a decision to quit!
In the 1986 John Hughes hit movie, Ferris Bueller skips a day of high school to spend it in the city of Chicago. While I'm certainly not suggesting to become a young delinquent, I do believe Ferris was onto something here! Find out why in this week's video!
I didn't realize how important connections were to me until they were physically removed in 2020. As I've gone back to many of my pre-pandemic routines, I've been able to re-establish those connections, but I know many have not been able to. Find out more about how you can make connections and help others in their own journey to reconnect!
When I work with organizations and executives on beating burnout, one of the key strategies I share is to begin with communication. But I’ve found that for many, they lack the confidence to initiate the communication and/or how they communicate lacks confidence. In this week’s video, I share what you must have in order to be confident in your communication.
In work and life, you've witnessed others receive things that not everyone else has. Maybe you or others felt at times that those situations weren't fair. Well, as employees return to the office, you will see more and more of this, where some will have different accommodations than others. How will you handle this for yourself or for your team as a leader? Watch this week's video to see how fairness can be shifted.