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Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, and stressed? Do you feel like you are trying to keep all of the plates spinning and they are about to fall and break? If you are experiencing burnout, recovering from burnout, or know someone who is burnt out, this podcast is for you. Each week, join Brandy Coty, nonprofit founder, former Executive Director, and survivor of nonprofit burnout, as she interviews others who share their burnout story, as well as tips to recover from or prevent burnout. You are not alone. There is a group of people who have felt what you feel, and have come out on the other side of burnout. Brandy is one of them and she wants to help. We hope after listening to the Surviving Nonprofit Burnout Podcast you will leave feeling encouraged with tips on how you too can survive nonprofit burnout.

Surviving Nonprofit Burnout Brandy Coty

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, and stressed? Do you feel like you are trying to keep all of the plates spinning and they are about to fall and break? If you are experiencing burnout, recovering from burnout, or know someone who is burnt out, this podcast is for you. Each week, join Brandy Coty, nonprofit founder, former Executive Director, and survivor of nonprofit burnout, as she interviews others who share their burnout story, as well as tips to recover from or prevent burnout. You are not alone. There is a group of people who have felt what you feel, and have come out on the other side of burnout. Brandy is one of them and she wants to help. We hope after listening to the Surviving Nonprofit Burnout Podcast you will leave feeling encouraged with tips on how you too can survive nonprofit burnout.

    Episode 7: Talking Mental Health and Burnout with Ashley Fontaine

    Episode 7: Talking Mental Health and Burnout with Ashley Fontaine

    After working in the nonprofit sector for over 14 years and serving as Executive Director of her local chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance for Mental Illness, Ashley faced nonprofit burnout. Ashley felt the dread of not wanting to go into work and experienced brain fog that led her to not working as effectively as she had in the past. There were many days where she found herself apologizing for not being able to function at full capacity. 
    In this episode, Ashley Fontain, founder of Flux AF consulting talks about the impact burnout has on the frontal lobe of our brain and how that can diminish our cognitive abilities. We discuss the differences between depression, anxiety, and burnout as well as some of the symptoms of burnout. Finally, Ashley shares her views on why saying no is a leadership responsibility and discusses tips on how leaders can have healthy boundaries. 
    Ashley’s book Unstuck: A Practical Guide to Radical Change for Nonprofit Leaders will be released in May 2022. Click here to learn more about Ashley and her book. 
    To connect with Ashley, you can visit her website, or find her on Facebook or Instagram. 
    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

    Eisenhower Matrix: How to Prioritize and Master Productivity - TechTello
    Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions 

    OTHER LINKS

    Click here to listen to other episodes on Apple
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    Click here to support the podcast
    To download our FREE Burnout Checklist or Self-Care Check-In, click here Freebies! - (brandycoty.com)
    If you would like to learn more about Burnout Coaching, click here Burnout Coach - Brandy Coty
    If you've found yourself asking the question "What is Burnout?" Click here to listen to Episode 2

    • 32 min
    Episode 6: From Educator Burnout to Nonprofit Burnout with Leah Royelle

    Episode 6: From Educator Burnout to Nonprofit Burnout with Leah Royelle

    After 10 years in the field of education, Leah experienced burnout. She switched career fields hoping to find a career where she didn’t experience burnout again. 
    **SPOILER ALERT** ...
    It happened again!! 
    In this episode, Leah shares her burnout story and tips for employees and managers on how to prevent burnout in their teams. 
    The Culture of Overwork
    Have you ever worked a job where the words “All other duties as assigned,” was at the end of the job description? Were you expected to pick up the slack when someone else on the team left their job? Many people in the nonprofit sector can relate to additional duties being assigned to the already overwhelming and unmanageable workload. 
    Can you relate to the words Leah shares? 
    "For a long time, I accepted overwork and burnout as an unavoidable part of life and saw myself as successful when I worked the longest and hardest." 
    Leah shares tips she has for shifting this culture of overwork and managing the workload of our teams better. 
    Boundaries After Burnout 
    After experiencing burnout and knowing what that felt like, Leah put boundaries in place to help her avoid burning out again. Listen as she shares some of the tips she implemented and tips she learned from others. 
    Take your work email off your phone Leave work at work Do other things that are important to you. Choose hobbies and make time for them. If you have a book you’d like me to review, send an email to hello@bcadvising.com with the words “Book Review” in the subject line. If you are experiencing burnout and you would like to work with a burnout coach, visit my website www.brandycoty.com to learn more about burnout coaching and how you can sign up to work with me. 
     LINKS
    To show your support for the podcast, click here.

    To download our FREE Burnout Checklist or Self-Care Check-In, click here.  
    If you would like to learn more about Burnout Coaching, click here Burnout Coach - Brandy Coty
    If you've found yourself asking the question "What is Burnout?" Click here to listen to Episode 2
    Click here to listen to other episodes on Apple
    Click here to listen to other episodes on Spotify
    #burnout #nonprofitburnout #burnoutcoach

    • 28 min
    Episode 5: I'm So Effing Tired (Book Review)

    Episode 5: I'm So Effing Tired (Book Review)

    Have you ever found yourself googling these words? 
    “Why am I so tired all the time?”“Why doesn’t coffee give me energy?”“Why can’t I sleep?”Chronic fatigue was an enemy I didn’t have the energy to fight. Sounds like an oxymoron, right? Of course I didn’t have the energy to fight chronic fatigue because fatigue was the very thing depleting me of all my energy. Or so I thought. Turns out there was so much more to my fatigue than I realized. 
    In her book, I’m So Effing Tired, Dr. Amy Shah promises it will be “A proven plan to beat burnout, boost your energy, and reclaim your life.” 
    When I first realized “burnout was the word to describe what I was feeling, I began to research books that would help me further understand all of the symptoms I was having that I had difficulty explaining to others. I often found myself saying, “I’m not sure how to explain this, but… (insert various endings to this sentence). The catchy title of this book immediately drew me in and it was the first book I read about burnout. 
    Dr. Shah’s book introduced me to new concepts of understanding. She taught me about gut health, adrenal fatigue, excessive levels of cortisol and hormone imbalance. Her book helped me put words to what I was feeling, that before I couldn’t describe. 
    In this episode, we’ll review what I learned from this book and whether or not I think it’s worth the little energy you have right now to read (or listen) to it for yourself. 
    If you have a book you’d like me to review, send an email to hello@bcadvising.com with the words “Book Review” in the subject line. And as always, if you are experiencing burnout and you would like to work with a burnout coach, visit my website www.brandycoty.com to learn more about burnout coaching and how you can sign up to work with me. 
     LINKS
    To download our free Burnout Checklist to see if burnout is what you’re experiencing, click here Freebies! - (brandycoty.com)
    If you would like to learn more about Burnout Coaching, click here Burnout Coach - Brandy Coty
    If you've found yourself asking the question "What is Burnout?" Click here to listen to Episode 2
    Click here to listen to other episodes on Apple
    Click here to listen to other episodes on Spotify
    To learn more about the book, click here I'm So Effing Tired: A Proven Plan to Beat Burnout, Boost Your Energy, and Reclaim Your Life
    #burnout #nonprofitburnout #burnoutcoach

    • 8 min
    Episode 4: How to Recognize & Prevent Burnout in Your Team

    Episode 4: How to Recognize & Prevent Burnout in Your Team

    What is the difference between stress and burnout? How do you keep from missing the signs of burnout in your team and avoid throwing new hires to the wolves when everyone else on the team is burnt out? What is the manager vs. the employee’s responsibility for managing burnout? In this episode you’ll find the answers to these questions and more. We’ll discuss tools you can use to make sure you’re hiring the right people for your organization. We’ll talk about how you can utilize the strengths of the people you hire and distribute work evenly to make sure the people in your organization don’t burn out. 
    Sharon Kitroser with Team Kat & Mouse outlines three ways to avoid burnout. 
    Give your team a voice Meet with your team one-on-one. Acknowledge the stress but don’t ONLY talk about the feelingsSharon Kitroser is the Kat in Team Kat & Mouse. She has over 25 years' experience in media sales and management and has won many sales awards after a self-proclaimed midlife crisis. She entered the nonprofit sector where she learned to take her skills to a new level. She took her experience with ABC, Disney and CBS into a focused mission to bring nonprofit leadership, training, collaboration, and sponsorship to nonprofits, like the American Red Cross.

    LINKS
    To learn more about Team Kat & Mouse, click here. 
    What I Learned about Training by putting my head through a windshield 
    Episode 2 - What is Burnout?
    Episode 3 - 3 Things to Do Before You Go Back to Work
    Link Thinking Wavelength Assessment

    #burnout #nonprofitburnout #burnoutcoach

    • 25 min
    Episode 3: 3 Things to Do Before You Go Back to Work

    Episode 3: 3 Things to Do Before You Go Back to Work

    Your belly is full of Christmas cookies, hopefully you’re feeling refreshed from sleeping in and not setting an alarm, and you’ve had quality time with the people you love. That’s the hope at least, but for many of us, the reality is that the holiday break is no break at all. 
    So, if you’re like me and have spent the holiday break serving others instead of prioritizing taking care of yourself, I want to share three things you can do to help ease your transition into going back to work.

    1. Ask yourself “What do I want?”
    What do you want for your physical and emotional health? What makes you happy? What do you want your life to look like 5 years from now? And take time to process what changes need to happen in order for you to be the healthiest and happiest version of yourself.

    2. Set boundaries, specifically with your cell phone and email. 
    Here are a few things you can do to set boundaries with your cell phone: 
    Turn your notifications off when you’re not at work.Put your phone in another room. Turn your phone off when you’re with your family. 3. Prioritize One Day A Week for Yourself 
    If happiness is something you’re looking for, take one hour, one day a week, and go get a cup of coffee by yourself and do nothing else. 
    Whatever it is that makes you happy, MAKE TIME for it. You are just as important as everyone else you’re taking care of. 
    LINKS
    To download our free Burnout Checklist to see if burnout is what you’re experiencing, click here Freebies! - (brandycoty.com)
    If you would like to learn more about Burnout Coaching, click here Burnout Coach - Brandy Coty
    If you've found yourself asking the question "What is Burnout?" Click here to listen to Episode 2
    Click here to listen to other episodes on Apple
    Click here to listen to other episodes on Spotify

    #burnout #nonprofitburnout #burnoutcoach

    • 9 min
    Episode 2: What Is Burnout?

    Episode 2: What Is Burnout?

    Burnout is a result of prolonged exposure to stress. 
    The Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), the leading measure of burnout validated by extensive research conducted for more than 35 years measures burnout in three categories: 
    Exhaustion (Both Physical and Emotional) Depersonalization & CynicismPersonal AccomplishmentIn this episode we’ll break down each of these three categories and discuss symptoms I experienced before realizing I was burnt out.  
    Exhaustion
    I’m not just talking about physical exhaustion. I’m talking about physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Not having any energy for anything. 
    Do you feel you’re never fully rested? Do you wonder why naps, and insistent amounts of coffee aren’t helping with your fatigue? Are you having trouble sleeping?Do you feel sluggish and have brain fog, making it difficult to process information? Does your mood change often? Do you feel irritable? Fear? Panic? Depersonalization & Cynicism
    Do you work in a helping profession, and you feel disconnected from the people you are serving? Did you once have an abundance of empathy and now find yourself impatient and frustrated by your job? Is the joy you once felt for your job now gone? Personal Accomplishment
    Do you feel like you aren’t making a difference in the world through your job? Do you stare at a computer screen struggling to get anything done? Do you feel like you aren’t performing to the best of your abilities? Here is a list of symptoms I experienced that helped me realize I was burnt out: 
    InsomniaIsolationExcessive FatigueNo Interest in HobbiesDepression & IrritabilityCrying ALL THE TIMEUnable to Recognize StressHealth IssuesHealing and recovery from burnout can look different for each person. In episodes to come, you’ll hear from others who have experienced burnout as well as tips that helped them find healing. 
    FREEBIES
    To download our free Burnout Checklist to see if burnout is what you’re experiencing, click here Freebies! - brandycoty.com
    If you would like to learn more about Burnout Coaching, click here Burnout Coach - Brandy Coty
    RESOURCES/LINKS
    Maslach Burnout Inventory (this assessment costs $15) 
    Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) - Assessments, Tests | Mind Garden - Mind Garden

    #burnout #nonprofitburnout #burnoutcoach

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

Brookebred1989 ,

Great for more than just non profit burnout

Great discussion- good tools to have to get through burnout in any job

krb2018 ,

Such a great podcast voice!

I’ve enjoyed listening to Brandy speak about a real world issue that not enough people are talking about. Thank you for bringing light to this and always sharing your thoughts.