Stop Burnout: Five Steps to Re-Energize Your Work for Your Best Year Ever

Stop Burnout: Five Steps to Re-Energize Your Work for Your Best Year Ever

Did you ever wonder how you ended up in such a complicated profession? Ever think, how can I carve out time for myself when the needs of my patrons keep me so busy? Did you ever wish for a quiet place where you could be by yourself and recharge? 

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you're in the right place. Jean Baur, our speaker today, knows about multi-tasking, meeting tight deadlines, juggling work and family. She's counseled thousands of clients in her role as a corporate trainer and career coach, and saw firsthand how damaging burnout was. In fact, she realized that it's hard to make any real progress when burnout is holding you back. 

In this interactive session you'll learn:

  • To recognize burnout and understand why it's destructive
  • How it's different from stress
  • Five tools that will help you make better choices
  • Burnout busters that you can use every day in just a few minutes
  • The magic of gratitude

This is a free, in-person workshop taking place at the Middletown Library Service Center.

  Jean Baur is a regular at our CLA conferences. She's spoken about how to stop burnout, career issues, and presentation skills. She draws on her experience as an author, career coach and speaker, and likes nothing better than helping professionals learn new skills that make a difference. She has a special place in her heart for libraries and librarians, as she speaks frequently at libraries across the state--most recently about her book, "Joy Unleashed:  The Story of Bella, the Unlikely Therapy Dog", and with her new therapy dog, Rudy. She's a member of the National Speakers Association.


Friday, September 28, 2018
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Jean Baur
Middletown Library Service Center, 786 South Main St., Middletown
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