In this episode of Lead with Heart, I’m talking to Alana Weinroth. She is the Director of Development and Communications at Covenant House California, a Certified Life & Mindset Coach, and a 200-hour Registered Yoga Instructor.
After experiencing bouts of severe burnout and vicarious trauma, Alana reconnected with herself, established a healthy self-care routine, and started the Give a Damn Community to help others do the same and take care of themselves.
Join us today as we dive deeper into burnout, vicarious trauma, self-care, and life and mindset coaching. Alana shares some practical advice as well as some tools to help you start taking care of yourself first.
In this episode:
- [06:14] Advice for those who want to get into nonprofit work
- [09:12] Vicarious trauma, its impact on you, and some strategies to deal with its very real symptoms
- [14:52] How the Give a Damn Community was born
- [19:11] The importance of self-care and tips to start filling yourself up first
- [25:17] What Alana’s Give a Damn Coaching work looks like
- [32:00] How to help someone who is experiencing burnout
“We feel like if we pause for ourselves, we’re going to miss something for someone else. But the truth of the matter is, if we don’t take care of ourselves, we are no good for our community and for our clients. They feel that burnout, they feel that desperation, they feel that energy from us.”
“We have that fear that if you don’t show up, every single hour of every single day, a life will be lost. So, I think we get so burnt out, we get so rundown that we end up forcing ourselves to those doctor’s appointments.”
“The biggest thing is like when [they’re] experiencing burnout, oftentimes, it’s just because they’ve put themselves last for so long. So, give your people the space, hold space for them. We don’t need to fix anything. You don’t need to give them advice. More often than not, people just need space held for them.”
If want to start journaling, Alana has a free 30 Day Guided Gratitude Journal for new journalers or busy friends wanting to incorporate more mindfulness and gratitude. It will only take you about 2-5 minutes a day to connect with yourself more.
CONNECT WITH ALANA
Alana Weinroth is the Director of Development and Communications at Covenant House California, a nonprofit organization that houses and provides supportive services to transitional-aged youth across 35 cities and 6 countries. She is also a Certified Life & Mindset Coach and a 200-hour Registered Yoga Instructor who helps people discover their passion and break free from fear so they can take the steps towards living the life of their dreams, through her coaching and her Give a Damn podcast and community.
LinkedIn: Alana Weinroth
Podcast: Give a Damn
CONNECT WITH HALEY
Haley is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Certified Stress Management Coach, and Certified EmC train the trainer. She is the Founder of The Savvy Fundraiser, a nonprofit consulting and coaching business. She has worked in both small and large nonprofit teams in the human services, homelessness, and youth sectors; and she specializes in the EmC process, nonprofit leadership, board development, and fundraising. Haley is a passionate, impact-driven, experienced nonprofit professional whose mission is to empower, elevate and engage nonprofit leaders to build healthy, thriving organizations.