When you cannot function, when you are so overwhelmed, when you are emotionally, spiritually and physically shutdown, you’re probably in burnout. Whether you come to a point where you don’t have the energy to care, or you care so much you feel like a failure, this is a place we do not want to be or let ourselves get to. We want you to avoid burnout in every way possible.

Kathi and Michele discuss times in their careers they have had burnout as well as strategies they’ve implemented to avoid burnout in the future. They share their best strategies so you can take the steps to work well without getting a burnout status.

This episode is for anyone out there in a service roll, who have their own business, or who have major life goals they are striving for each and every day. We’ve provided a download that includes the questions discussed by our hosts to help you evaluate your goals and standards for success.


Please download the helpful questionnaire put together by our hosts by clicking here.


Boundaries for Leaders, by Dr. Henry Cloud
Margin, by Dr. Richard Swenson


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Meet Your Hosts

Kathi Lipp

Kathi Lipp

Author, Speaker, Communicator Academy Creator and CEO

Communicator Academy founder, Leverage: The Speaker Conference creator and master instructor Kathi Lipp, is a national speaker and author of 17 books including “Clutter Free,” “Overwhelmed,” and “The Husband Project.”

She is a frequent guest on radio and TV, and has been named Focus on the Family radio’s “Best of Broadcast.”

She is the host of the popular podcast “Clutter Free Academy with Kathi Lipp.”

Over the past 10 years, Kathi has helped hundreds of people increase their platform through teaching and coaching. She is a frequent teacher at writer’ s conferences and has helped countless authors and speakers find their audiences.

Kathi’s desire to help fellow speakers and authors avoid the mistakes she made, increase their confidence and be the person God made them to be, inspired her creation of Communicator Academy. The podcast as an extension of Communicator Academy is just another way Kathi wants to serve her audience.

Michele Cushatt

Michele Cushatt

Author, Speaker, Mastermind Coach

As an experiened keynote speaker and emcee, Michele Cushatt’s speaking experience includes Women of Faith, Compassion International, and various retreats, conferences and events held across the country. She has also led radio, video and audio recording projects.

She co-hosted with Michael Hyatt on the popular This Is Your Life podcast. In addition, Michele serves as part of the Dynamic Communicators International leadership team, led by best-selling author and sought-after speaker Ken Davis.

Michele coaches multiple large-platform speakers in how to craft and deliver powerful presentations.
Michele authored Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Unexpected Life with Zondervan Publishers and her second book, I Am: A 60-Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is, was released on January 24, 2017. She launched her first Mastermind group in January 2017 and is currently taking applications for her Fall 2018 Mastermind.

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