We all hit burnout at different points in our lives and when that happens we tend to just take some downtime, try to regroup and then get back to our regularly scheduled lives.

This is a normal way of handling burnout.

But for this week’s guest on The Brave Yes Show a little downtime wasn’t going to be enough. Nor could she even imagine what that would look like.

Nicole Lewis-Keeber’s first Brave Yes — which was to leave her job as a therapist — naturally led to her other Brave Yeses, which ultimately sparked her to have a passion for trauma and burnout which led to unique coaching niche.

Nicole’s story is much like my own big Brave Yes – leaving my 9-5 job in public policy and government and going out on my own to build a coaching business.

When the signs of burnout start to show up, it’s up to us to decide how to move through it.

As Nicole shares so clearly and honestly life just isn’t so linear as we wish it would be.

But unless we listen to ourselves, we’ll never actually live into our true purpose and passion, which denies our ability to shine authentically.

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Nicole Lewis-Keeber is a business therapist and mindset coach who works with entrepreneurs to create and nurture healthy relationships with their businesses. She’s a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters in Social Work and has a rich and varied experience as a therapist. Certified in Brené Brown’s Dare To Lead™ methodology, she’s also been featured on numerous media outlets including Fast Company and NPR for her work in breaking the stigma of mental health and business ownership. She writes and speaks about the impact of small t trauma on businesses but her biggest, more important work is in combining therapeutic processes with business coaching to help entrepreneurs build emotionally sustainable & financially stable businesses