Monday, January 10, 2022

Books: Career ReCharge: Five Strategies to Boost Resilience and Beat Burnout

In today’s world of 24/7 connectivity, organizational uncertainty, and skyrocketing pressure across industries, it seems almost inevitable that we experience burnout in our jobs. And for many of us, that leaks over into non-work hours as we struggle to balance our career ambitions with our personal lives . Burnout can have far-reaching implications not only for individuals who ultimately begin to feel disconnected from their work and dissatisfied with their day-to-day lives, but for the companies who employ them. Burnout costs companies millions of dollars in employee replacement costs and lost productivity. So how can this cycle be broken?

Enter Beth Benatti Kennedy, an internationally-recognized leadership coach and trainer whose new book Career ReCharge: Five Strategies to Boost Resilience and Beat Burnout (Capucia Publishing, October 2018) provides an achievable, authentic, and accessible path to increasing workplace resilience. The book leads readers step by step through her proprietary Benatti Resiliency Model, five key strategies that will enhance their career resilience and ability to recharge. The strategies—Well-being, Self-awareness, Brand, Connection, and Innovation—are unique and easy to implement, even for people with an already full life.

Different from most books on resilience, Career ReCharge doesn’t rely on gimmicks, rather it explores what it truly means to be resilient, guides readers towards career recharge, and lets them experience the impact that results—all in Kennedy’s warm, approachable style. For everyone from established professionals to those just entering the work world, the book is an insightful and uplifting guide, filled with practical exercises at the end of each chapter that tackle a myriad of common issues including:

  • Change is the norm in all organizations and resilience is the way to take charge of your career and your life
  • Burnout happens even to people who are passionate about their careers because they work hard and forget to recharge
  • Why physical, mental, and spiritual well-being is the foundation for resilience
  • Knowing your purpose gives you a guide to making important career decisions
  • The importance of your personal brand
  • Ways that new challenges and interests can recharge you

“I have used this five-strategy model with my clients for more than twenty years and have witnessed the enhanced career confidence and the increased work engagement that results,” says Kennedy. “My coaching clients learn and experience the incredible personal and professional benefits that recharge can have, and now readers of this book will also.”