Preventing Burnout

Practical strategies to help busy, time-crunched people prevent burnout.

In addition to resilience strategies, this session also includes content that addresses the root cause of burnout – workload volume – and provides participants with practical tactics to help them diplomatically negotiate some priorities, reduce the load and actually increase productivity. It works great on its own, or it can provide an awesome “part 2” to “Planning & Prioritizing for Change and Agility. It can also be facilitated in a “Leaders” or “General audience” version.

The virtual version of this course is 90-120 minutes & the in-person version is 2-3 hours.

The business case for self care. 

  • Examining the impact of burnout on creativity, innovation, empathy, learning, leading. Ultimately shifting our perspective from “self care is a luxury when I have free time” to “Self care is an absolute prerequisite for my professional success.”.

Your ideal daily routine (to increase self care and reduce burnout).

  • Reviewing easy to implement self care practices that help build resilience and reduce burnout.
  • How to design a short & sweet daily routine that works for you.

Negotiating priorities.

  • A risk analysis exercise to help us prioritize incoming requests and determine when we should be trying to negotiate some of these. 
  • How to use powerful questions (and other core practices) to negotiate certain incoming requests with tact and diplomacy (without using the word “no”).

Bringing it back to our team (In the Leader’s Version).

  • Best practices that you can use to support your people in reducing burnout.
Doug Heidebrecht


I help teams and individuals do more with less, reduce stress and carve out more time for their true priorities.