Burnout: Strategies for Prevention and Recovery

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Feb 10 2022


7:45 am - 8:45 am

In recognition of this important mental health challenge faced during the ongoing pandemic, our educational topic for February 2022 is to discuss burnout – what it is, identify how to recognize the signs of it, and provide strategies to support employees and help them manage through it from the perspective of a people manager, an awarded psychotherapist supporting patients living with burnout and to add further insights from a HR Director within the Life Sciences industry.

Burnout is described as the aftermath of a mental or physical collapse. Further, the World Health Organization describes it “as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.” This definition of burnout rings all the truer during a pandemic that has thrown the nature of our workplaces in complete disarray.

Here is a very recent article about this subject:

• Educate the participants of what is burnout including how to recognize the signs and symptoms of this mental health collapse
• Hear one people manager’s experience of having a team member struggle with burnout and supporting them through recovery to thriving again
• Provide strategies on how to prevent burnout and ultimately transition from burnout to feeling fired up with self-care tips!
• Offer an example of one cloud-based platform, Inward Strong, www.inwardstrong.com
as an intervention for people in need of support right away.


  • Angie Ng
    Angie Ng
    Director, Human Resources at Novo Nordisk

    Angie Ng is the Director of Human Resources. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Novo Nordisk Canada, she is responsible for enabling company success by connecting people to strategy.

    With over 25 years of working with human capital in both the financial and pharmaceuticals sector, she is responsible in multiple areas of human resources including learning and development, total rewards, leadership development, talent acquisition, mobility, people systems, data mining and benefits. Her passion is people development and creating workplace cultures that engage and inspire.

    She is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a science degree, human resources degree and a designation in Public Relations.

    Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company founded in 1923 and headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.

    The company’s purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases such as obesity, and rare blood and rare endocrine diseases.
    Novo Nordisk employ more than 45,000 people in 80 offices around the world and market their products in 169 countries. In Canada, the Head Office is located in Mississauga, Ontario.

  • Christie Simpson
    Christie Simpson
    Commercial Leader

    Driven by her passion to inspire and develop leaders, Christie Simpson began her biopharmaceutical career as a sales representative over 20 years ago. Since then, she has taken on many different commercial leadership roles in marketing, sales, and business unit management within Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie. Most recently, she was the Commercial Director with Knight Therapeutics leading the company’s product launch in a new therapeutic area for the organization. Christie has been a proud volunteer with Women Leaders in Pharma over the past two years involved with developing valuable event content, identifying and moderating interesting leadership books for the book club, and helping the Events team.

  • Grant MacDougall
    Grant MacDougall
    Area Business Manager, Bayer Healthcare

    – Area Business Manager, Atlantic Canada, for Bayer.
    – Leading and managing people for over 20 years.
    – Proud maritimer, love the people and the scenery out here.
    – Live just outside Saint John NB where my wife, Hope, and I have raised our family of 3 boys (and 2 cats).

  • Monique Peats
    Monique Peats
    Chief Experience Officer, Life Recovery Program: Inward Strong

    Monique Peats has always had a passion for helping people, and her resume proves it; she’s an awarded clinician, entrepreneur, co-author, international presenter and health tech innovator. Recognizing the challenge of stigma, shame and accessibility had long plagued those seeking support, she co-founded Life Recovery Program (LRP) now rebranded as Inward Strong — an award-winning, simple and practical online program for people coping with addiction, anxiety, stress, and other mental health issues. Based in Waterloo, she also maintains a private psychotherapy practice.

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