Dr. Patrice Buckner Jackson, known in her community as Dr. PBJ, is an educator of over 20 years and an executive coach for more than 10 years. She holds a doctoral degree in Education Administration, served in executive leadership at colleges and universities, and facilitates leadership training as a faculty member for the Center for Creative Leadership. Dr. Jackson has worked in higher education at the highest levels and received several professional awards and accolades.
Dr. Jackson says, “I am grateful for my journey, but achieving my professional goals almost cost me everything.” In August 2019, burnout caused her to leave an executive position she had worked 20 years to obtain. Since then, she worked to understand what led her to rock-bottom burnout and discovered a path for climbing out of it. Today, she empowers others to live free of burnout, overwhelm, and compassion fatigue.
Dr. Jackson founded EduCare Training and Consulting, LLC, to equip and support “heart workers” – those who do their work from a place of passion. Working this way can carry a high price tag: your mind, body, spirit, and relationships may be in distress as you serve the needs of others. Dr. Jackson leads her community to serve well without paying an ultimate price.
Currently, Dr. PBJ serves as creator and host of the Heart Work with PBJ podcast. She is also the founder and facilitator of the Heart Work Academy.
Dr. Jackson says, “Passion almost killed me, but purpose set me free! I am here to disrupt burnout so other heart workers can serve in freedom.”
Interviewed by Winn Claybaugh, Dr. PBJ, shares the intimate story of her rock-bottom burnout and specific steps for discovering the signs of burnout, disrupting the cycle, and becoming a loving, caring, compassionate human without paying the ultimate price. Dr. PBJ’s message is not just for those who work in the nonprofit / volunteer world, but for all of us who can experience fatigue on some level.
Instagram: Follow Dr. PBJ on https://www.instagram.com/drpatricebucknerjackson for #aspoonfulofpbj every Monday to encourage your soul.
Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1213895 (new episode every Wednesday)