Breaking Through Burnout with BossedUp

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A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to meet with Emilie Aries, Founder and CEO of BossedUp, an innovative personal and professional training organization that helps women craft sustainable careers. I was drawn to her story of navigating her way out of burnout, an issue facing many Idealists at almost any stage of their careers. We talked extensively about our experiences working in the career development space and encouraging professionals to discover their paths to their best selves. It didn’t take long for the conversation to turn to that oft-dreaded condition: burnout.

After years of working in the political sphere and fighting for causes and candidates she believed in, Emilie realized that putting the same commitment into herself was the only way to sustain the go-go-go pace she was sprinting. The work she did on her own development and self-care formed the basis of BossedUp. In collaboration with experts, academics, and an array of professionals, she crafted the curriculum for BossedUp Bootcamp, a transformative weekend that helps professional women get unstuck and develop certainty of their next steps to happiness in all areas of their lives.

Launched in Washington, DC, the Bootcamp has been growing and making its way to other US cities, first in Boston and now in NYC! The BossedUp Power Hour gives locals a free, in-person opportunity to learn more about the BossedUp lifestyle, network with other women striving to lead their own BOSS lives and craft their dream careers.

The next NYC BossedUp Power Hour takes place at Idealist on Thursday, March 31st, 6-8pm. To register, get your ticket on EventBrite.

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I also encourage you to take the BossedUp or Burnt Out? quiz, and sign up for the free BossedUp Life Tracker. I’d love to hear about your experiences with the tracker, so please share in the comments.

We look forward to seeing you March 31st!

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I became acquainted with Idealist in late 2000 while working in the career development office at a private liberal arts college in NYC. I used it almost daily to help students and alumni find meaningful careers. After a 12-year stint in higher education, I worked as a career coach for professionals in various industries (and still used Idealist). During one of those many searches, a listing really caught my eye- the one for the newly-created position, Careers Program Coordinator. So... I jumped at the opportunity. Since then, I took on the role of Manager of Career Content for Idealist Careers, creating career content for job seekers, leaders, and other nonprofit professionals. Understanding the roles that a positive outlook and holistic self-care play in career success, I've shared with our readers time-honored methods for improving confidence and productivity. Now, as Manager of College and Professional Development, my focus is on lifting the advice from Idealist Careers "off the page". Drawing from my experience in career development, I propel job seekers and career changers towards taking control of their searches with confidence and removing fear, uncertainty, and other blocks to success via in-person workshops and seminars, webinars, and conference programming. My great loves are cooking (preferably without a recipe, otherwise I doctor it up), dancing, live cultural performances, identifying the tasting notes in a good cup of coffee, exploring neighborhoods for hidden gems, and anything else that sparks the senses and allows me to experience all the beauty, dynamism, and intrigue that vivaciously living in a remarkable world offers.

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