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Break the Cycle of Stress and Burnout


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Burnout not only hurts our productivity…

… it also affects our mental and physical well-being.

In fact, there is evidence that links burnout to weakened immune systems and even cardiovascular disease. 

It’s interesting how people are afraid to ask for help, yet in my mind, it is a sign of strength, not weakness. 

In this podcast episode, I share strategies that will help you break the cycle of stress and burnout among your staff. 

This is the first of a 3 part series – Break the Cycle in Your Center – that is being sponsored by our upcoming workshop, Delegate to Elevate

The next two parts cover the delegating and managing upcycle and the accountability vs excuses cycle. 

By the end of this 3-part series, you should have gained perspective, awareness, clarity, and strategy on what you’re actually dealing with.

In a nutshell, I speak about:

  • The symptoms of burnout and how they manifest themselves inside our organizations.
  • The biggest buffers against burnout, exhaustion, and stress.
  • Celebrating daily progress and helping staff find joy in ordinary moments.
  • Understanding how to close the stress cycle.

… and so much more!

It is my hope that this episode will help you identify the symptoms of burnout faster, so you can be more cognizant of when it’s happening to you or your team and make the necessary changes.


Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

Access the Schools in Transition resource HERE


Here are some ways that Schools of Excellence can support you in your leadership journey and with training your staff during this season. 

Apply for the Director’s Inner Circle & Owner’s HQ HERE

(Join a community of school leaders who are building schools of excellence.) 

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More about the show:

If you are an Early Childhood director or owner, prepare to transform your school and life with the Schools of Excellence podcast. Tune in each week to learn from Chanie Wilschanski, the founder and host of the Schools of Excellence Podcast and a mom of 4 little kids. Each episode will be packed with tools and strategies – equipping you to build schools with higher staff retention, teacher motivation, parent partnership, collaborative culture, and beautiful quality of life.

Every week, Chanie shares the truth about the journey to excellence, the strategies that are working TODAY, and the mindset about the critical decisions and choices that you make every day which impact yourself, your teachers, parents, family, and children who you serve every day.

In addition to weekly solo episodes, she’ll also be inviting industry leaders and the changing makers of the landscape of education to give listeners the inside knowledge of what it takes to sustain excellence.

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