Why Some Women Are Burning Out In Their 20′s & 30′s

December 5, 2014 | Health Recent News Stress

“Everyone’s driven.  But everyone’s also sick of it,” according to Nicolet High School senior, Sammi Castle, whose story recently appeared in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article called, “Achievers’ syndrome.”  Three back-to-back teen suicides in 2013 prompted a group of parents in the North Shore area of Milwaukee to start looking into ways to build wellness […]

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Grit: Your Secret Success Strategy

October 23, 2014 | Career Recent News Resilience Stress

Tell me about a long-term goal you’re currently working on.  Maybe you’ve started a business and you’re in the process of growing it; maybe you want to lose 20 pounds; maybe you’re climbing the corporate ladder; or maybe you want to keep your relationship strong for years to come.  Succeeding at that goal is going […]

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11 Traits That Sabotage Driven People

For as long as I can remember, I have been driven and achievement-oriented.  It started when I was six, playing tee-ball for the first time.  I got a double (whatever that means when you’re six and playing tee-ball), but then Jamie Ditzenberger hit a home run (even for a six year old, it was a […]

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Life Is Stressful – 10 Things to Stop Tolerating (On

May 21, 2014 | Recent News Stress

According to a recently published article in the Wall Street Journal, stress is the number one workforce risk issue, ranking above obesity and physical inactivity.  What’s more, there seems to be a disconnect between what employees say stress them out and what employers focus on when it comes to stress.  A Catalyst work report shows that […]

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Burned Out Bosses

According to a Wall Street Journal article, a recent Harvard Medical School study revealed that 96% of senior leaders reported feeling burned out on some level, with one-third describing their burnout as extreme. I often describe burnout as a disease of disengagement.  The effects of burnout cause high achievers to unplug – at work, at […]

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Paula in the Media

Here is a sampling of Paula’s media appearances, both live and in print. Click on the icons to read/listen.