“A year-long telephone survey of 29,000 working adults dubbed the “American Productivity Audit” calculated the cost of presenteeism in the U.S. to be more than $150 billion a year. Most studies confirm that presenteeism is far more costly than illness-related absenteeism or disability. Two Journal of the American Medical Association studies found that on-the-job productivity lost resulting from depression and pain was roughly three times greater than the absence-related productivity loss attributed to these conditions.” ~Forbes, April 2018

A 2015 survey by Deloitte found:

  • 77 percent of respondents said they had experienced employee burnout at their current job, with more than half citing more than one occurrence.

  • 91 percent of respondents said having an unmanageable amount of stress or frustration negatively impacted the quality of their work, and 83 percent of respondents said burnout from work negatively impacted their personal relationships.

  • 87 percent of professionals surveyed said they had passion for their current job but 64 percent said they were frequently stressed, dispelling the myth that passionate employees are immune to stress or burnout.

  • Nearly 70 percent of professionals reported their employers were not doing enough to prevent or alleviate burnout within their organization. 21 percent of respondents said their company did not offer any programs or initiatives to prevent or alleviate burnout.

  • One in four professionals said they never or rarely take all of their vacation days. The top driver of burnout cited in the survey is lack of support or recognition from leadership, indicating the important role that leaders play in setting the tone.

  • 84 percent of millennials say they have experienced burnout at their current job, compared to 77 percent of all respondents. Nearly half of millennials say they have left a job specifically because they felt burned out, compared to 42 percent of all respondents.

In May 2019, the World Health Organization added job burnout to its International Classification of Diseases.



“Relatable, real, vulnerable.” These are some of the words used to describe my speaking style. Presentations are woven together using stories from my personal and professional experiences, research, and practical tools and tips that listeners can take with them to apply in their own lives. Topics include:

Bend Don’t Break: Building Resilient Humans and Organizations

Even Superheroes Have Kryptonite: Learning How to Stop Burnout and Regain Your Superpowers

Leaders as Humans: Equipping Leaders to Embrace Wholeness in Themselves and Their Employees


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