The Misconceptions of Burnout

Available for Interviews:  Dr. Karen Doll

Karen Doll, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist, professional coach, and the author of the forthcoming book, Building Psychological Fitness: How High Performers Achieve With Ease.

What Dr. Doll can say in an interview on

    • There is a mismatch between work and life demand and our overall capacity to cope.
    • People are feeling inadequate because they think something is wrong with them since they are overwhelmed, exhausted, and feeling ineffective, or not able to meet the many competing demands.

4 Myths About People
Suffering From Burnout

    1. They are flawed: inefficient, not tough enough, poor planners, ineffective, weak
    2. They are lazy, not working hard enough
    3. They aren’t managing their time well enough
    4. They are distractible
  • The current uncertainty in the world exacerbates burnout.
  • Burnout is not an individual problem, it is an infrastructure problem—typically coming from unrealistic workloads, insufficient rewards, low levels of job control, low social support, absence of fairness, and/or a conflict in values (Christina Maslach research).


Interview: Dr. Karen Doll

Karen Doll, PsyD, is a Licensed Psychologist, Consultant, and author of Building Psychological Fitness (forthcoming November, 2021). She has spent nearly 25 years partnering with industry-leading organizations and coaching high-achieving professionals; she is motivated by a desire to help people thrive, enhance well-being, and optimize leadership skills at every phase, from burgeoning new entrants to accomplished senior leaders. Throughout her career, she has remained committed to mental health awareness and advocacy.


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