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Schools Of Excellence Podcast

Nov 22, 2021

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 up cycle 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.

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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 a 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.