Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Beyond The Stethoscope

Nov 4, 2019

Favorite quotes of the episode: “Burnout is not a work crisis, it’s a soul crisis.”

“When the ego is in service to the soul, then watch out, the sky’s the limit, and I believe that’s what we are all put on this earth to do.”

“There must be some way we can do our big work in the world and not go insane.”

“Before we can talk about boundaries with other people, we have to first talk about boundaries with ourselves.”

When you go through failure, you have an opportunity to re-evaluate, ‘What is success for me?’

 “Where most people get tripped up, is that they stay in this cycle between conscious numbing and anxious exhaustion.”

“My definition of a boundary is that it is an action we take to protect our values.”

“Wholeness is not perfection, wholeness is embracing all of the parts of ourselves.”

Episode Overview

We are here today with Dr. Shelley Prevost. She is an educational psychologist and leadership coach with a diverse professional background.

In 2019, she launched a coaching business designed specifically to help entrepreneurs navigate the emotional and mental landmines that come with starting a company.

In addition to coaching, Shelley is also co-founder and active investor with the JumpFund, an angel fund investing in women-led high-growth startups in the Southeast.

Shelley was the Director of Happiness and partner at Chattanooga-based VC firm, Lamp Post Group, and has also worked as a performance consultant and a startup CEO. 

She has written about her work on purpose, relationships, workplace culture, and leadership in columns for Inc. and The Huffington Post.

Her work has also appeared in Time, Yahoo Business, Fast Company, LifeHacker, and Business Insider. Passionate about helping women develop authentic leadership, Shelley gave a 2015 TEDx talk entitled "Lead Like a Girl."


Shelley shares her unique career path, including some highs and lows

When work becomes your personal mission…

The importance of Resilience

5 Stages of Burnout (Subtle Dissatisfaction, Subconscious Disregard, Conscious Numbing, Anxious Exhaustion, Full Blown Trauma.) The last stage is where clinical diagnoses will come up.

How to identify the stages of Burnout to end the cycle.

Boundaries, what are they, how do we implement effective boundaries that we can feel good about?

Journaling and Gratitude are two actions to take to get the mind tracking on positivity and gratitude to help buffer us from burnout.

The Big Self Society - -When your Big Ideas meet your True Self.

5 Questions Segment

Q1. We know that the most successful and happy people have a morning routine, what do you do each morning or evening that sets your day up for success?

Every night I do my daily 3-2-1; It’s the 3 good things that happened that day, 2 professional must do’s for tomorrow and my 1 personal must do tomorrow.  Then in the morning, I start my day in solitude, with my coffee and morning meditation.

Q2. What's your definition of Success? Intentionally creating and serving. When you go through failure, you have an opportunity to re-evaluate, what is success for me.

Q3. What's your definition of Happiness? The pursuit of wholeness. To be a fully integrated, fully functioning adult.  That pursuit of growth and wholeness is happiness to me.

Q4. What do you know now that you wish you would have known 10 years ago? Stop looking for external validation of your value and do the inner work. To stop looking for something outside of yourself to make you feel good about yourself.

Q5. What do you think is the biggest issue facing busy professionals today?  We need more silence and white space in our lives to really get that clarity we desire, it requires more silence than what we are comfortable with.  How do we create the white space to do this deeper, inner work?


Connect with Shelley

Join the 30 day gratitude practice.

Tedx Talk, Lead Like A Girl

Book: Meditations for women who do too much  


Join the Busy Professionals who Thrive Tribe

Angela's favorite books will be raffled off to those who leave a review!

Angela will raffle off, 1 book each week for every 5 new podcast reviews. After you've submitted your review, send an email to, include where you left your review, and the username you left the review under so we can read your review on a special podcast episode and communicate with you to ship out books to our winners!

Join our email list at

Sign up for a free High Performance Strategy Session at 

Connect with Angela at or on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram @DemareeDVM.

How to leave a review on iTunes:

Go to or open iTunes.

Click 'View in iTunes' (or maybe you are already there)                  

Click 'Subscribe'

Then Click 'Ratings and Reviews'

Then Click 'Write a Review'