Hana Jacover: Strategies for the Burnout Battle

August 14, 2023
Content Marketing | Direct | Marketing Strategy

Episode Summary

In this episode of Direct with Corrina and Taylor, we discuss the pressing issue of burnout with Hana Jacover from Hype House Coaching, which operates under the ICF(International Coaching Federation) standards. 

As Hana explains, many individuals and organizations are grappling with burnout, exacerbated by the current economic climate and the challenges of remote work. She emphasizes the importance of recognizing burnout and taking proactive steps to move out of it, a topic often overlooked in the business world.

Hana, Corrina, and Taylor also discuss the complexities of leadership in today’s work environment. With teams getting smaller and responsibilities growing, many leaders seek balance and effective prioritization methods. Hana shares her insights on helping individuals navigate these challenges, often through her podcast, offering strategies for dealing with imposter syndrome and managing workloads.

Finally, the episode touches on self-discovery and the fear of how others perceive us. Hana encourages listeners to embrace the raw, unfiltered versions of themselves, fostering alignment between internal and external perceptions. This episode offers valuable lessons on overcoming burnout, redefining leadership, and embracing authenticity.

Visit the Hype House Coaching LinkedIn account to learn more about Hana’s and her team’s mission and vision.

Featured Guest

Name: Hana Jacover
What she does: Leadership and Executive Coach
Company: Hype House Coaching
Noteworthy: A seasoned coach in the tech space, Hana specializes in helping individuals and organizations combat burnout, navigate leadership challenges, and reclaim energy and time.

Key Insights

Battling Burnout in Today’s Work Climate 

Hana discusses the prevalent issue of burnout, exacerbated by the current economic climate and the challenges of remote work. She emphasizes the importance of recognizing burnout and taking proactive steps to move out of it, a topic often overlooked in the business world. Hana also touches on the complexities of leadership in today’s work environment. With teams getting smaller and responsibilities growing, many leaders seek balance and effective prioritization methods. Hana shares her insights on helping individuals navigate these challenges, offering strategies for thinking about and managing workloads.

Embracing Authenticity and Overcoming Fear 

Hana encourages listeners to embrace their raw, unfiltered versions, fostering alignment between internal and external perceptions. She discusses the fear of how others perceive us and the importance of overcoming that fear. Hana believes that understanding and accepting how others see us can empower us to align our external image with our internal identity. This insight is particularly relevant in today’s world, where our digital personas can often differ significantly from our real-life identities.

The Role of Psychological Safety in Feedback and Growth 

Hana highlights the importance of psychological safety in receiving feedback and personal growth. She explains that without psychological safety, individuals may feel threatened by feedback, which can trigger a fight or flight response. This state is not conducive to growth and learning. Hana emphasizes the need to create environments where individuals feel safe to receive feedback, which can then be used constructively for personal and professional development.

Episode Highlights

Introduction and Background of Hana Jacover 

In this part, the hosts introduce Hana and discuss her background. They touch on her personal interests, her family, and her professional journey, setting the stage for the rest of the conversation.

“So this episode is an extra special episode, and that is because we are going to be talking to somebody who’s actually been in the tech space for quite some time, but she’s a leadership and executive coach at Hype House Coaching. I am thrilled and honored to welcome Hana Jacover.”

The Intersection of Personal and Professional Life 

Hana elaborates on her coaching philosophy, emphasizing that she coaches the “whole person” and doesn’t separate who individuals are at home and at work. She discusses how she partners with clients to evoke self-awareness and inspire them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

“I tend to coach on the professional side, knowing that I coach the whole person. I can’t separate who you are at home and who you are at work, and there’s a lot of times where that comes into the conversation.”

Overcoming Fear of Perception 

She shares an interesting question that ties ideally to the fear of how others perceive us and the importance of overcoming that fear.

“Somebody asked me a question the other day. It was part of a game. It was like, would you rather watch a movie that was like a glamorized version of yourself with high-quality actors, a multimillion-dollar film, versus a raw documentary of how people actually see you.”

Behind the Scenes

This part provides a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes of podcasting, where the hosts encounter a technical glitch. It’s a light-hearted moment that shows the authenticity and spontaneity of podcasting.

“This is going so great, though. I started to be a little self-aware. I got a little long on my first question, but that’s okay.” – Taylor and Hana

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