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FRIED. The Burnout Podcast is on a mission to #endburnoutculture. You'll hear interviews with guests who have been through it all and lived to tell the tale and solo episodes from FRIED's host - Cait Donovan and FRIED Burnout Coach Sarah Vosen. Our promise is that you'll have at least one major take away from every single episode that will help guide your recovery. FRIED releases on Sundays at 12:00am EST which has earned it the unofficial title of 'Burnout Church'. We're here with your serm ...
 
Decode Your Burnout is a podcast for high achievers who are burned out, want to get to the root of the issue, and customize their recovery strategy. This podcast is hosted by Dr. Sharon Grossman who is a burnout expert, best selling author, and speaker. If you are burned out and want to crack the code on your burnout so it doesn't happen again, this is the place for you.
 
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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 …
 
Nicole Kalil is a speaker, leadership strategist, respected coach, author, and podcast host. She spent 15 years working for a financial planning company where she was frequently the only woman in the room. After so many years of working hard for promotions, pushing down her feminine qualities in favor of leaning into more stereotypically masculine …
 
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 q…
 
Highly sensitive people often assume they are simply wired that way from birth and that there is nothing that can be done to change their sensitivity. In this week’s #straightfromsarah episode, FRIED Burnout Coach Sarah Vosen discusses changes in her sensitivity levels that she has experienced since recovering from burnout and the potential for neg…
 
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…
 
Dr. Crystal Frazee is a burnout recovery and stress resilience coach with 16 years of experience. She grew up in the South raised by strong, independent women with the ingrained mindset that women were supposed to take on everything themselves and be able to have it all. She spent many years working as a yoga teacher and yoga therapist and had a ke…
 
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 misconception…
 
During the process of burnout recovery, you are likely to overdo it and cause yourself to feel fatigued. This is perfectly natural as you are re-learning how to interact with your environment, relationships, and your body in a healthier way. As you explore these boundaries to your own energy, you will slowly start to recognize them more and more an…
 
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, …
 
Martha Bodyfelt is a divorce recovery coach with an extensive military background. She spent decades suffering from burnout after enlisting in the military at 23, dealing with immigration difficulties for her Iranian now-ex husband, and experiencing secondary PTSD from handling the internal allegations of sexual harassment and assault made by fello…
 
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 ab…
 
Guided meditation is a great way to center yourself by reconnecting with your body and the Earth around you. Meditation provides a safe space for your body to heal and replenish itself while keeping your mind clear enough for you to receive messages from your heart. In this week’s #straightfromsarah episode, FRIED Burnout Coach Sarah Vosen guides l…
 
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…
 
Sophia Lepage is a feminine embodiment and leadership coach who has spent the last 4 years helping women break free from the good girl mentality, reclaim pleasure, reconnect with their femininity, and recover from burnout. Sophia lived her entire early life trying to be a “good girl” at the expense of herself. She got so caught up in people-pleasin…
 
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” …
 
No one likes to feel guilty. Most often people will choose resentment over guilt, because it feels easier to blame someone else than it does to process their guilt. Resentment takes a large toll on relationships and overall mental health and can worsen burnout. In today’s #straightfromcait episode, Cait explains how to skip over the resentment stag…
 
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, somethi…
 
Rebecca Kase is a licensed clinical social worker and expert in EMDR. She experienced her worst burnout when working with a nonprofit organization in community mental health. A combination of toxic authoritarian leadership, unsafe work environment, and clinically challenging patients was the perfect recipe for burnout. Rebecca started to fall into …
 
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 r…
 
Are you having a hard time recognizing whether you’re recovering from burnout due to the ebbs and flows of the healing process? Healing is not linear and at times you may feel worse before you feel better. In this week’s #straightfromsarah episode, FRIED Burnout Coach Sarah Vosen talks about how to recognize the signs that you are in fact recoverin…
 
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 …
 
Danielle Cobo is a fascinating and inspiring force of a woman. She works as a career leadership and sales performance coach, hosts The Dream Job with Danielle Cobo podcast, and is a devoted military wife and mother. Her challenging life experiences helped her to become resilient and lead her down the path to entrepreneurship after a career in sales…
 
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 strang…
 
During your burnout recovery, it may feel difficult to tell whether you are truly on the right path to recovery or still trapped in the burnout cycle. You will have ups and downs that may cause you to feel that your recovery is slipping back toward burnout again. In today’s #straightfromcait episode, Cait explains five signs to watch for that will …
 
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 goi…
 
Merel Kriegsman is the CEO and founder of her own company which helps women achieve their full wealth potential by marketing their most valuable gifts. She has helped countless women become successful entrepreneurs by assisting them with selling premium offers and programs. Merel began her career as an opera singer and then started her own business…
 
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 …
 
Have you been trying to live a linear lifestyle in a cyclical world? The truth is, Western society tends to look at life through a linear lens with a big focus on getting from point A to point B. In reality, life is cyclical and when we live out of sync with those cycles, we can be more susceptible to burnout. In this week’s #straightfromsarah epis…
 
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. Alth…
 
Vanessa Zamy, The Business Defibrillator, is a keynote speaker, business expert, and bestselling author with her own consulting company. Her burnout occurred when she was working in a corporate job for a toxic, narcissistic boss while also trying to support and grow her new business on the side. She tried for months to make things work with her bos…
 
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 come…
 
There comes a time when you may need to tell the people in your life about your burnout. Certain people like your HR department or your spouse will need to know in explicit detail in order to support your recovery to the best of their abilities. Others like co-workers or clients may not need to know as many details, but still need to know how it wi…
 
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 se…
 
Dr. Kristen Donnelly, one of The Good Doctors of Abbey Research, is an international empathy educator. She has two decades of experience and an educational background in social work. Dr. Donnelly uses her PhD in social sciences to help people all over the world learn about empathy through her Ted Talks and hybrid, in-person, and virtual coaching. S…
 
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 t…
 
Do you feel like you’re not actually suited for the role you are trying to fill in your life? That role might not be the ideal one for you! In this week’s #straightfromsarah episode, FRIED Burnout Coach Sarah Vosen talks about ways to get to know yourself better and how to apply what you learn to help lead a more fulfilling and more burnout-proof l…
 
Sometimes, a feeling of scarcity and a need to be hyper-independent can lead us to drive ourselves too hard and burn out. That’s exactly what happened to Bridget Mimari, a former lawyer and mother of four who was living in functional burnout until she developed a fatal liver condition at the end of one of her pregnancies. Bridget has since retired …
 
Helena Lucia, founder and CEO of SISU Journey, is a speaker, podcast host and trauma-informed money coach. Her experiences growing up in an extreme fundamentalist religious cult led her down a path where she became passionate about helping others heal from childhood trauma through gaining a better relationship with money. She shares her tips for in…
 
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 competit…
 
Many articles that talk about burnout make the mistake of devaluing self-care as a burnout prevention or recovery tool. But self care isn’t all just pedicures and massages, and it can be a huge factor in burnout recovery. When you take away self-care, it puts the entire focus on the systems in place that cause burnout, which may lead people to beli…
 
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 u…
 
Nneka Roberts, operations consultant at Sage Simple Solutions, has worked designing systems for 20 years. She now works with consulting clients teaching them how to implement systems to improve their businesses and lives. She shares her tips for using systems to help avoid burnout. Tune into this episode to learn more. “I think what ends up happeni…
 
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 k…
 
Do you struggle with trusting yourself? If you’re experiencing burnout it can be extremely difficult to trust yourself. You’ve been ignoring your body’s signals for a long time, not taking care of yourself properly, and you likely feel like a shell of yourself. To recover from burnout, you must rebuild that trust. In the first ever #straightfromsar…
 
Gary Collins was a “kid from nowhere who wanted to do better than his parents to escape “poorville.” He “did everything right” but got caught up in chasing the carrot. His burnout was a “blessing in disguise.” Now he shares his 3-legged stool of living a simple life, the exact principles that allowed him to have a total reset and “get back to old G…
 
“If you are no longer curious, the best of your life is behind you because the best of your life is being curious,” shares Dan Sykes, Founder of the Somatic Training Network and author of Somatic Fanatic. Dan’s burnout came as a result of a midlife crisis. He found relief in the somatic arts, the art of training the nervous system, and aims to shar…
 
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 h…
 
Are you a healer that struggles with asking for help? When you’re used to wearing all the hats and doing everything yourself, it can be really difficult to realize when you need to reach out. In this week’s #straightfromcaitandsarah episode, Cait and FRIED Burnout coach Sarah Vosen talk about how to recognize hyper-independence and how to ask for w…
 
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: Par…
 
“I think that it all comes down to understanding your priorities and letting those shift and evolve,” explains Frenchie Ferenczi, Business Growth Strategist who works with entrepreneurs to maximize their income. When Frenchie first experienced burnout, she did not immediately recognize it for what it was. As she learned more and recovered, Frenchie…
 
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