Dr. Kate Steiner

Dr. Kate Steiner believes it is impossible to avoid burnout. She helps students and professionals embrace burnout in order to become more resourceful and resilient, so they can live happier, healthier lives.


  • Leadership
  • Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • Personal Growth
  • Organizational Development
  • Mental Health
  • Stress Management
  • Health & Wellness
  • Resilience


Dr. Kate Steiner helps students and professionals become more resourceful and resilient.

Getting to know

Dr. Kate Steiner

Dr. Kate Steiner is a burnout recovery expert and lifetime researcher in wellness and burnout.  Her practice helps and supports clients walking through the burnout recovery process for a happier and healthier life. By developing a self-reflective plan that identifies and prepares for burn events, her mission is to end the burnout cycles. Holding a Master’s of Counseling and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, her practice is grounded in the research-based Steiner Self-Reflective Sustainability and Wellness (SSRSW) model, developed by herself and published by Oracle Research Journal.

Dr. Steiner’s work has been published in a wide range of industry-leading outlets including, The LIST, Authority Magazine, Thrive Global, Daytime Blue Ridge (NBC), WTTA (NBC) Bloom TV, FOX Good Day Washington, and myfitnesspal, and industry publications, Essentials, and Perspectives Magazine.

She is the author of the upcoming  “Feeling Crispy? A Guide to Burnout Recovery”. Hosting the podcast From Burnout to Recovery Show with Dr. Kate on Transformation Talk Radio, she became a reference in burnout recovery coaching and consulting.

A burnout recoveree herself, Dr. Steiner understands the impacts that suffering from this condition has emotionally and physically on both personal and professional lives. She helps others to break through the state of anger, self-doubt, lack of motivation, and feeling helpless and defeated; while supporting them through the process of finding the way back to a joyous version of themselves.


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Connect with Dr. Kate
#recocerymoment start your morning with some free movement. This incorporates recovery strategies of using your breath and play. 

Have fun with it! 

And don’t forget a little hug for yourself at the end. 

#burnout #burnoutrecovery #bewell
I was reminded this morning about the power of believing. 

Believing in yourself 

Believing in what you want

Believing in your accomplishments 

Remember the power behind giving ourselves that moment of knowing we’ve got this. 

What are you telling yourself today?
All of us deserve to live a life that is full. But a full life doesn’t have to be a busy life. 

Take a moment today to appreciate and be grateful for your slower moments. 

#affirmations #burnoutrecovery #bewell
This year I transitioned out of my role as the Director for Educational Conferences at #teamaflv I have spent the last 11 years involved with the educational content at the West and then the Central conference. 

Yesterday I wasn’t ready to say goodbye, and I know it is time for me to move on from the role. It was a bittersweet “see you later” moment, knowing that I would still be involved differently. 

Endings are hard, even when they mean new opportunities. 

I am forever grateful for my time on the team in this role. This has been, by far, one of my favorite volunteer experiences, and I will miss it greatly. 

Thank you to the staff, other volunteers, interns, former interns, former staff, and presenters who impacted me so much! Thank you for this opportunity that has brought so much and so many amazing people into my life.
I am a living breathing example of motivation. 
 #weeklyaffirmation #affirmations #burnoutrecovery #bewell #recoverymoment
Here’s to 44! Thank you all for the birthday posts, texts, calls and time together. Jeremy and I spent the weekend at Asheville, NC exploring our dream home 😉. Excited for all that this year is bringing.
Take a moment and breathe. 

Pause take a big deep breath hold it for a moment and then release. 

Remember all you have done, all you have overcome, how strong you are. 

#recoverymoment #bewell #burnoutrecovery
Thank you @elvisduranshow and @babyhotsauce for bringing this thought up on today’s morning show. 

When you start to feel yourself become overwhelmed or panicked. Take a deep breath and ask yourself…

Do I have enough information right now to panic? 

Then start naming the pieces of information you do have and ask it that true or a fact or am I making an assumption. 

End with another deep breath 😮‍💨 

#recoverymoment #bewell #burnoutrecovery #breathe
Try a new affirmation for your week. 

Start with a few deep breaths and repeat to yourself. 

“I’m deliberate and afraid of nothing.” 

#recoverymoment #affirmations #bewell #burnoutrecovery
Try this affirmation this week. 

I find it easy to be productive. 

Start your morning with the phrase, write it in you calendar, set up a reminder in your phone to prompt you. 

Start with a deep breath or two and remind yourself that you find it easy to be productive. 

#recoverymoment #burnoutrecovery #bewell #affirmations
Weekly affirmation:

I give myself permission to go after what I want.

How many times in your life have you talked yourself out of going after something you want? 

I've noticed that the person who stops me the most, is me. 

This week I am giving myself permission to ignore the naysayer in my head and go after everything that I want in life. 

What would you go after if you gave yourself permission? 

#bewell #recoverymoment #burnoutrecovery #affirmations
A view of the more personal side of 2022. 

Looking back this was a very blessed year. Some heartbreak and grief, lessons learned, and so much love to celebrate.


Embracing Burnout

A More Resilient Approach For Mental Health
Stress is not unheard of in academic spaces. Stress can lead to burnout, which impacts your student’s ability to succeed in college. Burnout shows up as extreme fatigue and apathy, impacting the mental health of students. Dr. Kate Steiner will introduce your students to a self-reflective process used to create a personalized sustainability and wellness plan. This plan is focused on honoring that school and work influence students’ lives and happiness. This is not about finding balance but rather creating a plan that allows them to observe their wellness, prepare for burn events and recover in a personal way. Students will develop stronger resilience and build a practice of addressing burn events in their lives.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • Students will be introduced to research-backed practices meant to increase mental health awareness.
  • Students will develop a personal plan to observe, plan and recover from burnout.
  • Students will identify the importance of work/school/life integration and the impact on their mental health.
Communication Complicated

Creating Spaces of Connection and Community
Human connection and belonging are keys to a thriving community. But often our ways of communicating can get in the way of creating that space. Our intentions don’t match our impact and the whole thing just gets complicated. This keynote addresses how to build relationships while navigating our communication skills. Students will learn the importance of creating or joining a support network on campus.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • Students will be able to identify 3 tools to build their campus support network.
  • Students develop a communication plan to use when they feel overwhelmed.
  • Students will be introduced to research on the significance of belonging and social wellness.
Seeking Authenticity

Living Beyond the Highlight Reel
So many of us are seeking authenticity; the ability to be our complete selves and the expectation of authentic relationships with others. But when we think about our own actions are we truly being authentic or are we still stuck on curating the highlight reel? This program addresses 4 key steps to achieving true authenticity; knowing self, setting boundaries, saying no, and forgiveness. Students will walk away with an understanding that they can start creating authentic connections while letting go of the showmanship of living as a highlight reel.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • Students will be introduced to a model that uses self-reflection to identify their true selves.
  • Students will be able to identify the signs of showmanship.
  • Students will be introduced to research regarding the benefits of being authentic on their health.