Speaking: Lived experience

Burnout: The issue we can’t afford to ignore

Be inspired by this lived experience of burnout and learn what to do to minimise or avoid it

Founder/CEO of ROW, Sarah McGuinness has a fascinating lived experience with burnout, which she weaves into a talk that gives practical advice on how to recognise and prevent it from happening. Her burnout story has been featured across New Zealand media.

In this workshop, she walks participants through her personal experience of reaching a crisis point and then recovery. She takes participants on a journey to understand burnout, the impacts, and what to do if you’re on the road to burnout or supporting someone who is. Plus, we talk about the essential ingredients of a satisfying life, developing trust and boundaries, navigating barriers, and enhancing self-care.

The workshop is grounded in psychology and designed to be engaging, interactive, and informative. Sarah weaves in leadership themes as well and the activities are designed in such a way that they can apply to individuals or be run later as team activities.

By the end of the session, participants have a better understanding of their own wellbeing, insights to reflect on, and they’ll have strategies they can take away to implement immediately.


THE RELATABLE story you need to hear

Sarah is a passionate mental fitness and wellbeing champion and is determined to reduce stigma and improve conversations around mental health. Through her recovery, she made a proactive decision to share her story of burnout and recovery to pull-back the curtain on what’s it’s really like.

Her poignant story has been featured in high-profile media including Stuff, The Project, Seven Sharp, and nbr. She’s presented at popular sell-out events including the Annual Westpac Queenstown Chamber Women in Business Conference, and to organisations around the country.

  • Duration: 60min or 90mins in length (the longer session allows for more interactivity)
  • Mode: Can be offered in-person or online, or a combination of both.
  • Customisation: Included to make sure the talk hits the mark.

Your presentation was perfect for what I was hoping to achieve, and the team and I appreciated and learnt from your storytelling and vulnerability – thank you.– Katherine Swan, Country Director, Randstad

“Well you did an absolutely brilliant job. We were delighted with how it went and feedback so far has been very, very positive. Thank you for truly listening and considering our requirements and getting it right for our audience. We loved working with you.” – Petrina Austin, J Ballantyne & Co.

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