I’m on a mission to cure the world from burnout. I don’t believe we were made to sit behind a desk and computer screen for 12 hours a day, get a paycheck and then die.
There is more to life than that.
Hi there, I’m Judy Janse van Rensburg.
I’m a survivor of burnout and that journey is freakin’ hard.
My body just stopped working one day. I couldn’t get out of bed for two days. I slept and slept and slept. Nothing seemed to help . Not the vitamins or the iron supplements my husband kept feeding me.
I didn’t understand what was happening. I loved my work. Coaching leaders and professionals to be their best selves, to improve their EQ and lead like heroes. My body didn’t appreciate that I couldn’t work at a breakneck pace and never take time off. I kept thinking that one would not get tired if you did what you were passionate about. The whole “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” – that’s complete bullshit.
I thought I had things under control, because “I knew the symptoms of burnout from when I was 27”. I’ve been studying psychology and physiology and coaching for many years. (BSc, BSc. Hons, Masters degree in Industrial Psychology). I even won an award for being one of the 100 Global Coaching leaders. Check out my linkedin profile here if you want to know more about my work background.
Do you recognise the pattern?
I like achieving, I love studying and I love a challenge.
And I used to live by the motto: “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.”
It’s taken very specific focus for me to recover from burnout and take my own self-care medicine. It’s easy to teach and preach it to others, but takes on a whole new meaning when you have to practice it daily as a way of life. I’m consciously learning and practicing everyday.
To recover I had to change the way I work completely and scale down my psychometric practice. I’ve cut down the number of coaching clients I see in any one week. No more 12 sessions of back to back feedback a day.
Instead of working around the clock with many clients, I now work with a selected few clients in an intensive manner.
If you are curious about knowing more about coaching, recovering from burnout or taking your self care to the next level, then schedule a call so we can talk.
My coaching style is quite direct and I’m not afraid to ask the difficult questions. That’s what my clients like most (besides the awesome results they get).
Wishing you love, light and prosperity,
Judy Janse van Rensburg