How to Get Over Burnout

Since 1998, I’ve specialized in coaching leaders, executives, and senior-level professionals seeking solutions on how to get over burnout. Coaching is private and confidential.

An exploratory conversation costs nothing. If moving forward really matters right now, don't let having too many things to do stop you from finding solutions. You will find the benefits of coaching are significant.

"You're North America's beat burnout Coach."
Executive Director

Executive and Leadership Performance Coach Helping Leaders Deal with Burnout Since 1998


I am a professional Coach who knows how to provide coaching support to leaders dealing with burnout. I've spent over 26 years doing it. 

Support is a key word here. I can provide the very best professional coaching possible, with a lot of years of experience behind it. BUT, the responsibility to make any changes will ultimately rest with you. 

As I often say, "I help leaders and executives maximize contribution and achievement, while minimizing those things that can lead to overload and burnout."

I want to see you do well, and continue leading for years to come. If you wish to contact me right now, do so here.

If you are simply looking for some strategies to get organized, be more productive, and better manage your time and stress at work, these basic productivity skills will help. 

Step by Step Coaching Support for Leaders Burned Out at Work

You might feel like there isn't much hope at the moment. But, I want to assure you that you can put this behind you. There IS hope. 

The illustration below shows a plan to get through burnout and beyond. Consider this your strategy for how to get over burnout. If you are intentional about doing what's needed, you will come out a stronger leader in the end.  


Through leadership and executive coaching, I support you to do one of two things, depending on where you are currently.

  • Address the overload you are now experiencing in order to avoid burnout in the first place. PREVENTION.
  • Deal with burnout if that's where you feel you are right now. This happens in roughly three phases, Resolution, Transition, and Continuity.

“A great deal of this new insight for me I owe to your continually love and wisdom ... Thanks for struggling in the past. Thanks for being human.” Attorney

A Closer Look at First Avoiding Burnout, and Then at How to Deal with Burnout if That's Your Situation


I have observed a progression of rising intensity, from unhealthy stress, to overload, to burnout.

  • Unhealthy Stress
  • Overload ("too much" just keeps coming)
  • Burnout (you're done)
  • Burn-on (you're burned out but you won't stop, and you continue to suffer)

It isn't uncommon to have potential clients contact me who are experiencing overload, one step removed from all-out burnout. There are a lot of leaders and professionals experiencing this today. Even feeling overloaded for a long period of time is serious. But ...

  • If you think you're past even feeling overloaded
  • If you're past asking, "what does burnout feel like?
  • If the conversation has become, "I have to find a way of dealing with this burnout at work."

We'll follow four practical steps I've refined over many years of consistent coaching with leaders and professionals. 



Increase capacity for future resilience: 

Work on increasing your capacity to deal with hard stuff that will always come up. Develop resilience to see you through when it does happen. Reduce the possibility of burnout every occurring again.



Deal with your immediate situation:

First I help you find and implement some achievable actions you can take immediately to reduce the intensity you’re experiencing. This is designed to let you get some space to work on solutions.



Find and adopt new strategies:

Something obviously isn't working. Next, I’ll help you move from a stressful to a manageable situation as you put in place new strategies that you are in control of moving forward.



Move forward with consistent results:

I coach you through any adjustments needed to lock in consistent results, focusing on a more sustainable and positive forward movement. Recover balance and regain performance. 

“Greetings Gary. You don't know me, but you know my husband, xxx.  I just want to thank you for the wonderful impact you are having on his life.  He is gaining new insights to his situation each time you talk, and I wanted you know I am grateful.

I am grateful for the slow, steady advice you offer.  xxx tends to like to react quickly, and you have caused him to pause and assess his situation in many ways. 

We both are benefiting from the things you share. I just wanted to let you know you are appreciated by us today.”

CEO's Spouse

If You Are a Leader and Worrying About How to Get Over Burnout, Let's Have a Conversation

When providing coaching to deal with burnout, I work with either sponsored or private pay clients. Confidentiality is of utmost importance to me. An initial conversation will determine how we should best proceed.

To explore individual coaching, phone my office at 705-687-2711 or send a message through our Contact Page.

It is time to recover balance and regain performance

FAQ regarding sponsoring a leader for coaching to avoid burnout.

If you require a medical professional, therapist or other specialized expertise, please seek it. Don't delay on this.

If you happen to be a Christian executive or senior-level professional, I'll coach you to continue to navigate leadership from spiritual strength. 

For further background, you might wish to review the definition of what burnout is.

Contact me here             Privacy Policy

© G.E.Wood and Associates. All Rights Reserved in all media.

G.E. Wood and Associates is an international coaching firm registered in Ontario, Canada
142 Pratt Crescent, Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada, P1P 1P5