Burnout Relief Retreat
The teaching, coaching, and community you need to overcome workplace stress during the pandemic & beyond beginning Jan 21stJOIN NOW
Through the Retreat and the ongoing implementation of the tools you learn, you will:
Most efforts to solve burnout focus on giving you some time off or an hourlong training, but the chances that these work for more than a week is next to zero. The World Health Organization describes burnout as “chronic workplace stress.” You can’t solve a chronic problem with a temporary solution.
Overcoming burnout requires applying the new tools and mindsets we give you in a variety of circumstances over time. That is why we’ve designed the Burnout Relief Retreat to provide you with the opportunity to learn, apply, and practice these tools intensely over 3 days and then maintain them over 3 weeks.
Through years of professional coaching, we have found that lasting change happens when the adjustments you make to how you think and act are tested by a variety of circumstances and they prevail. This requires ongoing troubleshooting and adjustments until you get behaviors that can last.
One manager we worked with who was considering quitting because she didn’t believe her job could be done sustainably reported this:
“I am still feeling incredibly grateful for the coaching you provided earlier this year. I’m happy to report that since we started working together ~6 (7?) months ago, that there have only been 2 weeks that I’ve worked over 45 hours and I’ve never worked more than 50 hours. It is feeling awesome. Thank you!!”
Another person we worked with who was burnt out and working 70 hours per week reported:
“I got promoted this week! Life is good. Had a week that felt busy but still not cracking 50 hours a week. I am happy!”
The program will take place on the following dates:
Here are some of the things past attendees say:
“If you are struggling to get beyond survival and really thrive at work, then the Burnout Recovery Retreat could be a real help. It is a community-based, collaborative experience that leverages helpful insights, practical tips and real life experience. And the best part is that I could learn on the edges of my work and immediately apply what I was learning. I highly recommend this retreat.”
Director of Product Innovation (International NGO)
“Definitely worth your investment if you are suffering from or are close to burnout. Illuminating insights and practical activities packaged in a time-efficient manner.”
Partner, Head of Innovation & Learning (Consulting Firm)
“As a younger professional trying to balance pursuing interesting stretch projects at work with my core workload, this retreat was incredibly valuable in providing me with concrete strategies to rest and recharge. I’ve been able to use what I learned in this retreat to advocate for myself and communicate my needs to various project teams, which has helped me become even more effective in my work. I highly recommend this retreat, especially for anyone who is trying to figure out how to reach ambitious goals without burning themselves out in the process.”
Associate Advisor (Financial Advising Firm)
“The Burnout Retreat provides many well thought out and helpful tools of how to navigate working during this time of quarantine. The reflection times were valuable as they helped provide a space to create concrete plans to avoid burnout as well as a starting point for future accountability. I highly recommend this retreat for anyone who wants to be a better employee or boss, regardless if you work from home or not. The themes that are discussed are applicable across disciplines.”
Emergency Room Nurse (Hospital)
“The retreat provided real tools and evidence-based explanations for burnout recovery that will improve my performance at work and ability to work with teams more effectively.”
Head of Learning and Development (Insurance Company)
“This was such an important and transformative time commitment. From identifying what burnout looks like to learning concrete steps and tools to change reverse it, it was an exponential return on the investment of time and expense.”
Associate Director of Communications (International NGO)
“I finally have implementable tools to manage my workload and burnout.”
Program Director (Health Care Training Company)
In addition to the 8 hours of session time, you’ll get access to these additional supports:
When I started my job as a consultant, I saw many of my peers burn out and leave after 2 years. But I didn’t want to leave. I loved what I did.
I thought to myself: there has to be another way. Well, in a year’s time, I had found another way. I figured out how to work less and uphold boundaries such that I was working under 40 hours/week while the average was 50-55.
– Matt Plummer (Facilitator of the Program & CEO of Zarvana)JOIN FOR $200
What that means is that if you commit to this process and don’t get results, we don’t want you to pay. Specifically, if you’re not happy with your experience at any point before the fourth day of the program, we’ll give you your money back.
When will this happen?
The program will take place on the following dates at the following times:
The 30-minute coaching sessions can be scheduled at any time during the Retreat or in the month following the Retreat.
We will be offering the Retreat again in the future, so if these dates don’t work for you, don’t worry. Join our waiting list and we’ll let you know when we open the Retreat again. If you need more urgent help, send us a note or schedule a 30-min free consultation with Matt and you can explore other options, including 1-on-1 coaching.
Do I need to attend all sessions?
We expect those who sign up to do their best to attend all sessions. Part of the magic of the Retreat is the interaction attendees have with each other and the accountability provided by consistent connection. If you miss sessions, you diminish the experience for others.
We’re purposefully letting you know the dates several weeks in advance so that you can book and hold the times. If you think you’ll need to miss more than 1-2 sessions, please consider joining the Retreat at a later date (you can sign up for our waiting list here).
Where will sessions be held?
The sessions will be conducted via Zoom video-conferencing technology. The online community will convene in Slack.
Who will be facilitating the Program and doing the coaching sessions?
Zarvana CEO Matt Plummer will be leading the program and meeting with each attendee. Matt founded Zarvana after figuring out how to reduce the hours he was working at a premier strategy and management consulting firm by 15-20% and ultimately, managing 3-4 projects in the time most others managed 2. Matt writes articles on research-based, sustainable ways to boost professionals’ performance on Zarvana, Harvard Business Review, and Inc.