A staggering 75% of people in a Gallup survey reported the symptoms of work-related stress.
I would vouch that everyone who listens to this podcast can point to feeling burned out at some point in their working lives.
For many that work-related stress is a rollercoaster that it is hard to get off.
For my guest, Imogen Roy burnout was a dramatic wake-up call.
A tri-lingual scot living in Paris, Imogen built her career as a brand and marketing consultant working with startup businesses and traveling worldwide.
But everything came to a juddering halt one day as she was about to stand up and present to a packed conference center of business executives.
That moment was the catalyst for a complete change and reinvention of Imogen's approach to work.
Ten years or so ago, Entrepreneur Tim Ferris's book the 4-hour workweek became a New York Times bestseller extolling the virtues of a digital life focussed on productive work centered around building passive income streams.
An attractive concept but not a realistic career model for many people.
Imogen's work philosophy takes a different approach, built around shaping work to your own very personal physical and mental energy.
This has seen Imogen reinvent her role as a strategy coach, reduce and completely change her working hours, increase her prices and increase her effectiveness.
Perhaps most importantly, it changed her relationship with and joy of working.
We talk about in this episode:
* The physical and mental impact of burnout
* The way the achiever mindset can be a very destructive force
* How Imogen has rebuilt her life around a new model of work
* How people can reshape work around their personal energy