Trapped at a Dead-End

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.

You Have a Hand in Burnout

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!

Leaders Have a Hand in Burnout

I recently shared that organizations have a hand in burnout and when those organizations take well-being seriously, their organizational performance is 2.5 times greater compared to those who don't. Leaders also have a hand in burnout. Because of the high degree of interaction they have with their direct reports, they absolutely impact employee engagement and retention, and much of it comes down to supporting their well-being. Here I share the most direct and effective action leaders can take to demonstrate that they care about employee well-being, to improve overall performance.

Organizations Have a Hand in Burnout

Not taking burnout seriously is one of the top three mistakes organizations are making today. Yet when they do take it seriously, their organizational performance is 2.5 times greater compared to those who don't. Here I share the most direct and effective action organizations can take to demonstrate that they care about employee well-being, to improve overall performance.

2020 Was a Pivotal Year for Women

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.

3 Things That Are Holding You Back

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!

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Quit

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!

Take a Day Off Ferris Bueller Style

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!

Break Free of the Monotony

I'm a huge fan of routines - they're a significant contributor to remaining efficient and effective. But what about those times when things feel monotonous? When the days become a blur and you feel like you're in a slump? Find out in this week's video how you can softly shake things up without shattering your entire routine!

When You Tend to Overcommit

A recent survey showed that 80% of people take on more than they can or should handle. Does that sound like you? I find myself sentenced to over-commitment because I'm either excited to take on something new or because I truly want to jump in to help others. But what happens when you over-commit? Loss of sleep, increased stress, falling short in other areas? Find out how to break free from sentencing yourself to over-commitment!