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Why Burnout Is Deadly and How To Avoid It

The 2018 suicide of the 45-year old senior legal counsel at Victoria’s Coroners Court was linked to a toxic workplace culture that turned her “dream job” into an “unimaginable nightmare” within a few weeks, an inquest found.

When I read the article – you can read the full article here – it spoke of how the woman was expected to work an already full-time job and add a new role to that,

of how she was unable to tell anyone at work how she wasn’t coping because if she did, she knew she’d never become a judge, something she’d been working towards her whole life,

and how, during the 39 medical appointments with GPs, psychiatrists and psychologists in a SIX MONTH period, she didn’t tell any of them that she had already tried to commit suicide.

Leah Steele knows exactly what the woman was feeling. As a barrister from the age of 22, she quit practising law in her early 30’s for the same reasons.
Listen to this challenging conversation and find out:
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ย ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ How to identify burnout in yourself and others
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ย ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ Why the culture of pushing ourselves to the limit is so unhealthy
ย ย ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ How workplaces can change to support its staff and stop this kind of thing happening
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ย ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ How we can all take responsibility for our health & well-being (without losing our jobs!)

This is a MUST to listen to or watch!

Today's Guest: Leah Steele

Owner and Founder of Searching for Serenity

Leah is a burnout mentor and trainer based in Bristol UK and is the founder of Searching for Serenity.

After working as a lawyer for more than a decade she is now a non-practising solicitor

who works with professionals and companies to help them identify, manage and reverse issues of burnout, as well as understand related topics such as imposter syndrome, perfectionism and people pleasing, overworking and overwhelm.

Leah came to the concept of burnout after experiencing her own issues during her career as a litigator specialising in mental capacity and contentious probate work, and uses a combination of existing research and individual experience to demystify and break down these concepts, to help others create sustainable and effective careers with real longevity.

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