Leading burnout expert Caitlin Donovan recounts her journey from discovering hidden trauma responses to finding what really lights her up inside. After dropping out of pre-med, she found acupuncture, life-coaching and her soul’s true path.
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Cait Donovan is the host of Fried – The Burnout Podcast, and author of the book The Bouncebackability Factor: End Burnout, Gain Resilience, and Change the World. Since recovering from her own bout of burnout, she has helped thousands of others find their way to balance and serenity.
In this episode of Making It, Cait talks about the importance of disconnecting, following your inner guidance and why some ideas are better in theory than practice.
“I think that entrepreneurs often get stuck on ‘Oh, I've got to do this thing…,’ and they don't learn to let the pieces go when they're not working.”
– Cait Donovan
Caitlin Donovan is one of New York City’s leading burnout experts, host of Fried – The Burnout Podcast, and author of the book The Bouncebackability Factor: End Burnout, Gain Resilience, and Change the World. Her master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine enables Caitlin to combine Eastern wisdom with her natural practicality. After treating more than 25,000 patients, Caitlin added 1:1 coaching, corporate workshops and keynotes for companies such as PTC and Lululemon – all with a focus on burnout.
She has been featured on podcasts and online magazines such as Forbes, Elephant Journal, Thrive Global, Addicted 2 Success, and Your Story. Your Health. She has also been quoted in Oprah Magazine.
Caitlin and her husband spent 12 years living in Europe but now make their home in New Jersey. When Caitlin is not speaking or coaching on burnout, you can find her and her husband hiking, walking with Flora (their white fluffy dog), or cross-country skiing.