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Katie Vernoy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the founder of Evolve to Thrive Coaching and Consulting Services. Katie’s mission is to support helping professionals to obtain the opportunities and support they need to create careers that are meaningful and sustainable. Katie also supports passionate people, who are called to help others, to create thriving businesses through her consulting company, Evolve to Thrive. Katie provides coaching and business strategy to support these “helpreneurs” in pursuing their mission while avoiding a common trap for these professionals: Sacrificial Helping Syndrome. Too many helpers sacrifice their own well-being for the people they choose to serve. With the right mindset, systems, and team members, Katie’s clients can make a larger impact, without burning out.
Helpers are both made and born. Inherent qualities are shaped by life experiences and early relationships to create an individual who is called to help, who finds value and meaning in helping, and who often goes above and beyond for the people s/he helps. The reasons for becoming a helper interact with societal expectations and a professional culture that support sacrificing the helper’s well-being for the clients and patients s/he serves. This “Sacrificial Helping Syndrome” (SHS) often leads to burnout, compassion fatigue, and untreated vicarious traumatization. Unchecked, these can lead to much worse personal, professional, and societal outcomes.
Engage your team, develop effective communication, and build trust. Support your team members with effective systems and a positive culture. It is so important to build a nurturing work environment that fosters creativity, innovation, and excellence. Too many people are creating toxic workplaces for themselves and for the people who work with them. Let’s find a way to ban burnout! Let’s step forward into leadership that makes the world a better place!!