Burnout to Abundance Ep3 Debbie O'Connor

Burnout to Abundance Ep3 Debbie O'Connor

March 05, 20242 min read

Welcome to the Burnout to Abundance series hosted by Dr Grace Sha. My hope for sharing this series of conversations, is to help promote more open and honest conversations about burnout, how to prevent burnout and how to recover from it.

If you resonate with the stories in these interviews, I hope you can share the video with someone you care about in your life and at work, so that they too, would be able to implement some of the simple strategies and tips shared by each guest to prevent burnout and promote positive workplace culture.

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In episode 3 of the Burnout to Abundance series, I enjoyed a candid conversation with one of Australia’s leading branding strategist, the amazing Debbie O’Connor.

Debbie vulnerably shares with us her journey of recognising and identifying burnout in her own life in 2019. Most importantly, Debbie shares about how she was able to mobilise her wonderful team at work to help support her through her burnout recovery process, without needing to stop working completely or close down any of her businesses.

I especially love how well Debbie describes what she experienced physically and emotionally at different stages of her burnout journey. We were able to discuss the WHO’s definition of burnout as a syndrome, as well as highlight the key symptoms characteristic of burnout.

Our hope is that this episode will help you feel safe to share vulnerably about burnout with your loved ones and in your workplace. And you can start implementing some of the simple and practical strategies in your life and with your team.

To find out more about Debbie’s work as a brand strategist, visit White River Design’s website :



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Dr Grace Sha

Grace is an inspiring and captivating speaker, author of ‘Mental Wealth - How to Journey from Burnout to Abundance’ (releasing in 2024), and visionary founder of the Mental Wealth Institute. She is a natural storyteller with many life lessons to share and motivates her listeners to revitalise their life, to not just survive, but thrive, and live abundantly. Grace’s strength is to empower teams to reconnect and rediscover their passion and WHY for work. As a survivor of burnout, who has triumphed over shocking adversities and challenges. Grace’s lived experience is one of resilience, adventure and hope. Highlights of her journey include a trip to South Africa with Sir Richard Branson and the Virgin Unite team, as well as volunteering in mental hospitals overseas. A firm believer in prevention is better than cure, Grace is a strong advocate for preventive health care, burnout prevention and positive workplace culture. Grace currently holds leadership and board positions in Australian dental associations, mentors young professionals and loves connecting with other like-minded individuals who have a passion for collaborating, serving and creating positive impacts in our community.

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