Coaching is not therapy but can enable recovery from burnout.
Many professionals who admit to burnout, don’t intend to seek help. Those with burnout struggle on and keep going until they can’t.
Whilst professional help may be needed for some with burnout (seeing a medical professional or therapist), other avenues can also be of benefit. What matters is finding someone to talk to about how you feel – the physical fatigue, the emotional exhaustion, the loss of enjoyment or meaning in work. When a person is suffering from burnout they get stuck and cannot see a solution.
Working with a coach can be a way of understanding yourself and getting a new perspective. When you start to see things differently, you start to see where changes can be made.
Coaching is not therapy – it puts you in the driving seat with your coach as co-pilot. Working with a coach helps you to weigh up options, make choices and take action.
If you think you are suffering from burnout, get help.