Burnout is not a new phenomena. The term was first coined in the 1970’s and the early findings are still as relevant today, 50 years on.
Leaders and executives are most likely to be at risk of burnout given the additional pressures, time and risk carried by their roles.
But it was only in 2019 the World Health Organisation (WHO) recognised burnout as the “health epidemic of the 21st century.”
While not considered a mental illness, burnout is a mental health issue.
The WHO recognises burnout is a syndrome from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. It is characterised by:
feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion
increased mental distance from one’s job
feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and
reduced professional efficacy
Could you or your team be experiencing job burnout?
Ask yourself the following questions:
Have you become cynical or critical at work?
Do you drag yourself to work and have trouble getting started once you arrive?
Have you become irritable or impatient with co-workers, customers or clients?
Do you lack the energy to be consistently productive?
Do you lack satisfaction from your achievements?
Do you feel disillusioned about your job?
Are you using food, drugs or alcohol to feel better or to simply not feel?
Have your sleep habits or appetite changed?
Are you troubled by unexplained headaches, backaches or other physical complaints?
Innovative companies who are committed to build a culture for a sustainable, engaged and committed workforce are investing in their workforce to prevent and address:
- Workload pressures
- Change Fatigue
Businesses who invest proactively in managing stress amongst their leaders save time, energy and money while fostering:
- High employee engagement
- Culture of trust and responsibility
- Emotionally agile teams
- Stable workforce
- Increased productivity
- Solid corporate knowledge base
- Cost effective budgets i.e. lower terminations, severances
- Higher retention rates
- Lower WorkCover claims
Implementing change is unlikely to succeed unless there is leadership and management support for improving the culture and mental health of the workplace.
The EPIC Workplace Change Without Burnout is a prevention program targeted at leaders to transform, manage change and stress proactively.
It develops leaders’ understanding of their own mind, body, energy. Working to their strengths, understanding their vulnerabilities which transforms them into authentic leaders.
EPIC Change Without Burn Out
Delivered in live group sessions
Focused on sustainable leadership skills and competency building.
Awaken the Leader Within
Break Through the Negative Bias
Balance Security & Adventure
Mind Body Connection
Integrating Self into Leadership
Challenging the Ego
Integration of Mindfulness & Emotional Intelligence
Agility & Handling the Unexpected
Be Curious - Be Fearless - Be Your Potential
Meet Toni Basile
Toni is a Certified Coach, Social Worker, Mindfulness Practitioner (MBSM), Mental Health First Aid Instructor and entrepreneur. She has over 30 years working with Australian public sector organisations: human services, health, housing, justice and regulation. Her professional and personal experience in managing change has given her the opportunity to serve and support 1,000s of professionals to create and implement sustainable change in complex environments.
Through her own personal journey with burnout, she has gained a unique insight into how to empower people in a non intrusive and actionable road map to regain control and lead lives to your full potential. Her transformational work is based on neuroscience, mindfulness and quantum physics. It’s designed to increase your performance and reignite your world.
Today, Toni uses her knowledge to help individuals relaunch their lives by learning how to recharge from stress, realign moving away from burnout.