Jan 31, 2023
Whether you’re a Senior Leader or a Leader-to-be, it’s crucial that you know the signs and symptoms of burnout, how to overcome it, and how to prevent yourself from burning out again. Here to share insights on going from burnout to brilliance, is Sima Newell.
Sima Newell is the Founder of Executive Reflections, where she coaches Senior Leaders from burnout to brilliance, so they can thrive again, both professionally and personally.
In this Episode 109 of The Legendary Leaders Podcast, Sima shares her personal experience with burnout and workplace harassment as a CIO, how it landed her on medical leave for 7 months, and how she navigated it all. Sima shares her top tips and strategies for overcoming burnout and workplace harassment, so you can reclaim your space in Leadership.
Through all the stress and
uncertainty, Sima still came out on top. Her story proves that no
matter what life throws at you, you can still thrive and feel
absolutely brilliant again!
Ready to learn how?
[00:42] Introduction to Sima Newell.
[09:57] How to better manage your time and energy so you always have enough for hobbies, family, self-care, etc.
[18:25] Claiming space in your role as a Leader.
[21:19] Defining complex burnout & how to know you’re burning out.
[34:42] How Sima overcame burnout and workplace harassment (and how you can, too).
[57:55] Effectively reducing harassment in the workplace through Leadership culture shifts.
[1:09:56] How men and women
experience burnout differently.
“Time follows energy, so when you replenish your energy, you get a lot more time back, you get that mental space.” – Sima Newell [29:02]
“If your days were infinitely long, how would you spend them, and how much time would you actually spend on your hobbies? Like, I like gardening, but I would not do 7 days a week, 8 hours a day of gardening.” – Sima Newell [31:37]
“If you want innovation, you have
to allow failure.” – Sima Newell
Set Burnout-Proof Boundaries in 15 Minutes (free resource): https://executivereflections.com/boundaries
In Sheep’s Clothing by Dr. George K. Simon Ph.D.: https://amzn.to/2H2AOWV
Give and Take
by Adam Grant: https://amzn.to/3Hyp8tW
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Bio: Sima Newell is the Founder of Executive Reflections. She coaches Senior Leaders worldwide through burnout so that they can thrive again, professionally AND personally.
She does this through the lens of Boundaries, Resilience, Identity, Tools and Evolution. Sima developed the BRITE method, after her own Executive burnout from a toxic environment, that led her to ask: How could this happen?
Her personal vision is of a world with healthy Leadership, fostering connected, innovative, high-performance workplaces.
Sima holds a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from McGill. Originally from Canada, she now lives in Switzerland with her husband and daughter.
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