The Great Escape: Learning to Avoid Burnout

Date: June 21, 2023

Time: 2 – 3 p.m. Eastern

Eligible for: 1 SHRM PDC*

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This webinar will examine the distinct factors currently driving burnout in today’s workforce. Burnout can occur when the demands of work and life become too overwhelming, leaving us feeling emotionally, mentally, and physically drained. Burnout can affect anyone, regardless of their profession or personal circumstances, and can lead to serious health consequences if left unaddressed. Our presenter will explore the various types of burnouts and help you gain a deeper insight into your or your workforce’s experiences.

Presenter John J. Hughes is a highly lauded Emotional Quotient-Inventory 2.0® (EQ-i 2.0®) Practitioner. During this webinar, he will walk participants through a combination of self-assessments and practical recommendations and teach participants how to recognize their own burnout warning signs, prioritize self-care, and establish a healthy work/life balance.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, you will be able to…

  1. Explain burnout and its impact on health, well-being, and performance.
  2. Recognize the signs and symptoms of burnout.
  3. Better understand the level of burnout you might be experiencing.
  4. Identify the emotional intelligence skill which, if not properly managed, may expose some leaders to burnout.
  5. Suggest strategies and recommendations to prevent burnout.

Presenter Bio

John J. Hughes is the president of E.I. Assessments, LLC, an executive coaching firm focused on measuring and developing emotional intelligence skills in business leaders, managers, and professional staff. His work is bridging emotional intelligence development with diversity awareness and inclusive leadership skills. He currently works with companies to help them utilize emotional intelligence assessments, such as the EQ-i 2.0®, for pre-employment, career development, and transition coaching.

He has presented at the World Diversity Leadership Summit, the Institute for Supply Management, ESPN’s Women Leadership Conference, and MLB Winter Meeting on the topics of emotional intelligence, inclusive leadership, and executive development. His clients include the MIT Lincoln Lab, New York Daily News, COMCAST, Baystate Health, Amway, PepsiCo, Korn-Ferry, Customers Bank, John Hancock, Fidelity Investments, Biogen, Parexel, Putnam Investments, TJX Companies, Arrow Electronics, Diversified Search, Liberty Mutual, Vertex, Cardinal Health, Froedtert, and Cricket Communications. His non-profit clients include Catholic Charities of New York, the Jewish Daily Forward, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

John, who completed his graduate work in counseling, gained experience in management and leadership development as well as international assignments during his time at IBM. Later, he worked as a senior internal consultant responsible for leadership and executive development for the business side departments at the New York Times. Since 2010, he has been on the faculty of the Partnership, an organization that works with corporations to attract, retain, and develop multicultural executives and professionals, as an executive coach.

In 2017, John coached participants in ADP’s Multicultural Leadership Development Program and presented on emotional intelligence and executive development at Prudential’s 11th Annual Black Leadership Forum Symposium in November of that year. In 2019, he became an MHS Training Partner and began certifying HR professionals and coaches in the EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 assessments. Since 2021, John has been working as a senior lecturer with Texas A&M University’s Master of Engineering Technical Management program, which focuses on developing emotional intelligence using the EQ-i assessment.

*Multi-Health Systems Inc. (MHS) is recognized by SHRM to offer 1 Professional Development Credits (PDC) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.
These hours may be used for the purpose of ICF credential renewal in the area of Resource Development.

There is no known commercial support for this program

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