hosted by: Jessica Guzik

13 | Burnout, self-sabotage, the inner critic, and seeking external validation at work with Brenda Baird

CEO turned life coach Brenda Baird unpacks why we feel anxiety, stress, and unhappiness at work.  She talks about how our internal monologue can make difficult situations feel even harder for us, and how our fears and insecurities can catabolize challenges into stress and anxiety.  We also cover:


  • What burnout looks like and why it happens
  • How fear and our insecurities can amplify stress and anxiety
  • How self-sabotage can show up at work
  • Inner critics and how they impact our work
  • Why we seek external validation


You can learn more about Brenda’s work at:


Finding Your Own North Star by Martha Beck:


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