Burnout is recognized by the World Health Organization as a diagnosable condition and can cause feelings of irritation, frustration, cynicism, and emptiness. Joining Rick this week is Paula Davis, the Founder & CEO of the Stress & Resilience Institute, and the author of Beating Burnout at Work: Why Teams Hold the Secret to Well-Being and Resilience. In part one, Paula shares why burnout isn’t just an individual problem, the differences between stress and burnout, and the inspiration for writing her book.
Find out more about Paula at stressandresilience.com, and reach her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Paula Davis:
Paula Davis JD, MAPP, is the Founder and CEO of the Stress & Resilience Institute, a training and consulting firm that partners with organizations to help them reduce burnout and build resilience at the team, leader, and organizational level.
Paula left her law practice after seven years and earned a master’s degree in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. As part of her post-graduate training, Paula was selected to be part of the University of Pennsylvania faculty teaching and training resilience skills to soldiers as part of the Army’s Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program. The Penn team trained resilience skills to more than 40,000 soldiers and their family members.
Paula is the author of Beating Burnout at Work: Why Teams Hold the Secret to Well-Being & Resilience, which is about burnout prevention using a team-based approach. It is published by the Wharton School Press at the University of Pennsylvania. Beating Burnout at Work has been nominated for best Spring 2021 book by the Next Big Idea Club, which is curated by Adam Grant, Susan Cain, Malcolm Gladwell, and Daniel Pink.
Her expertise has been featured in and on The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post and in many other publications. Paula is also a contributor to Forbes, Fast Company, and Psychology Today.
Paula is a two-time recipient of the distinguished teaching award from the Medical College of Wisconsin.