The Burnout Gamble, with Hamza Khan

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Show Notes

In this episode, Sujani sits down with the managing director of the Student Network and author of The Burnout Gamble, Hamza Khan to talk about the subject of burnout. They explore the ways that the pandemic has affected everyone during the pandemic, as well as the ways that public health professionals and students have been impacted specifically. 


You’ll Learn

  • How to identify burnout as well as how to address it
  • About the personal experiences that Sujani and Hamza have had with burnout and what they took away from these experiences
  • What are the origins of the 12 Stages of Burnout Model
  • How the CASTLE factors can lead to burnout
  • How to understand and control stress
  • The ways that the pandemic has affected everyone in terms of burnout, as well as the ways that students and public health professionals have been impacted specifically
  • Tangible tips for students in how to avoid burnout
  • How to audit your energy expenditures

Today’s Guest

Hamza Khan

Hamza Khan is a multi-award winning marketer, best-selling author, and global keynote speaker whose TEDx talk “Stop Managing, Start Leading” has been viewed over a million times. He is a top-ranked university educator, serial entrepreneur, and respected thought leader whose insights have been featured by notable media outlets such as VICE, Business Insider, and The Globe and Mail. He empowers youth and early talent through his work as Managing Director of Student Life Network, Canada’s largest and most comprehensive education resource platform, which reaches over 2.7 million students. He co-founded both Splash Effect, a boutique marketing & creative agency, as well as SkillsCamp, a soft skills training company.

Hamza’s personal experiences with burnout led him to write his first book entitled The Burnout Gamble. He is an instructor at Seneca College and Ryerson University, teaching courses on digital marketing and social media. 



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