What is Burnout?
Burnout is now included in the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as an occupational phenomenon. It’s defined as:
“… a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. It is characterized by…:
- feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion;
- increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and
- reduced professional efficacy.”
In other words, you’re overwhelmed, wiped out, disconnected & disenchanted. You’re just keeping your head above water most days. Sound familiar?
I’m no stranger to burnout. It’s where I found myself after 12 years working as a lawyer/partner in a large firm while trying to keep two babies alive & sustain a strong marriage. In my 8+ years of coaching, it’s also the most common wellness issue I see.
Why Burnout is Worth Preventing:
Burnout is no joke. Long-term exhaustion & chronic stress can lead to serious physical & mental consequences. The stress hormone cortisol can lead to symptoms that include weight gain, high blood sugar, high blood pressure & elevated triglycerides. Those symptoms can significantly increase your risks of heart disease, stroke, Type II Diabetes & many cancers, among other illnesses.
That’s why it’s so important to take preventative steps now to avoid burning out.
Can I Prevent Burnout?
Absolutely! You can both prevent & recover from burnout. Even better, with coaching, you can build that elusive work-life balance!
Work with me, and I’ll give you the practical tools & strategies you need to make stress management happen. You’ll put in place some simple steps to support more restorative sleep. You will also discover how to nourish your body with simple, healthy, energizing foods. You’ll develop a basic mindfulness practice to help you cope and reduce anxiety. But maybe most importantly, you’ll learn to love the life you’re in.
Stop living for your next vacation — and start living for today!
Our coaching sessions will also help you reconnect with your personal values & articulate your life’s purpose. You’ll use that to re-set your course and live a more fulfilled life.
Program Coaching Topics Include:
- Healthy Eating & Sleep Strategies
- Stress Management Tools
- Time Management Tricks
- Mindfulness & Joy Techniques
- Personal Values (What Makes You Tick)
- Your Life’s Purpose (What Lights You Up)
- A New Work-Life Balance Framework
Coaching is delivered through a 12 x 1 hr coaching sessions package.
Coaching can take place in-person or online (by video or phone call).
Wondering if we might be a good fit?
As a solo-preneur, I thought it might be a good idea to connect with someone I could trust to provide a different perspective on my business and personal goals… Enter Wendy McCallum – she has supported me in reaching my business and personal goals and she calls me out when I need to get out of my own way!
Awesome. Professional. Wise. Honest. 110% in your corner. She’s the real deal.
-J. Lespérance, Dartmouth, N.S.