Burned Out or Burned Up?

Caution - You Are On the Slippery Slope

Based on your results, you are edging toward burnout or burning up. Either way, this is a dire warning to take action now. This is an equal opportunity condition and will affect anyone who ignores the warning signs.

Burnout is a real condition that has physical, emotional and cognitive consequences. In other words, your body loses its ability to recover from sleep, thinking can be confused with brain fog, difficulty making decisions and your mood may suffer with a tendency to ultimately isolate because everything seems so hard and not worth the effort.

We have proven strategies you can use right now to start your way back to your very best self. Keep reading.

Download our e-book, Burned up or Burned Out?, with helpful tips to get beyond this life sucking trap. 

Stress Does not "Just Go Away." It is time to take Action!

We want to Give you the Tools to Work Smart

Yes, it means to work with less effort, but it is also much more than that. We wrote the book on ‘working smart.’ The truth is stress and burnout do not happen from hard work alone. It is hard work without meaning or purpose. It is working without any regard for you and your needs.

Pushing is indeed an option when there are important projects to get done. But when pushing becomes your MO, then there is a major problem. You probably have worked without an off switch and thought you could go that way – forever.

We want you to have tools to THRIVE! We have a video below, you can download our e-book, and we want you to join our network where we will continue this conversation.

Watch the video and see where you tend to live… 

The Performance Curve

Watch this 4-minute video on what happens to our performance when we are under unchecked stress. Self-awareness is the first step to mastering pressure. Resilience is the antidote to stress, however, when you are burned out or burned up, it is important to deal with that and shift out of it.

Join us in the Work Smart Network and let’s continue this conversation… we have live events planned on this topic – just for you! Plus as a BONUS you can download the other 2 e-books that go with this quiz!

Let's continue the conversation!

The Work Smart Club & Network was founded by Executive Coach and Performance Consultant, Dr. Cynthia Howard, to provide inspiration AND information to people who want MORE from their life and their career. It is not enough to speed up to catch up. We provide the tools to thrive.

The Work Smart Club & Network has premium resources and amazing content. But what makes it special is YOU. Our members are why we are here and we want to build a community around a conversation about HOW to live your BEST life at work and at home.

Dr. Cynthia Howard has put her decades of expertise into the courses so you grow in your leadership experience. She also knows that you can’t stop learning and joins everyone on the road to managing change, dealing with the overload and learning to thrive despite the many challenges. 

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Founder of the Club
Executive Coach
Performance Consultant

Cynthia Howard RN, PhD, LSSBB

I have worked with thousands of leaders and professionals who want to move ahead, find a better way to lead and still have time left over for themselves. And I want to work with you! As an executive coach and performance expert I have seen what happens when leaders do not have the skills they need; they can burnout, underperform, or give up all together. Either way it is a tragedy and great loss of potential and purpose. I have a system and proven solution that will help you grow, develop, and find your own sweet spot of balance so you can enjoy more of your life.  

Our Mission

We are a performance coaching company that unlocks potential in the workplace through innovative leadership & performance measures, creating a culture of excellence.


  • Pioneer of the resilient mindset
  • FAIS: Fellow, American Institute of Stress (AIS)
  • Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma
  • Certified Trainer Institute of Heartmath
  • Developed the Resilience Pyramid
  • Founder Work Smart Club
  • Author, The Work Smart Principle, Everyday Emotional Intelligence

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