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.  As a professional mental health counselor, 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 a 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.

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  “Feeling Crispy? A Guide to Burnout Recovery. Hosting the podcast From Burnout to Recovery Show with Dr. Kate, she became a reference in burnout recovery coaching and consulting.

A burnout recoveree herself, Dr. Steiner understands the emotional and physical impacts of suffering from this condition 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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Being a know-it-all is staying in a fixed mindset. 

Fixed Mindset: 🚫
❌ Stays in the comfort zone
❌ Fears failure
❌ Believes abilities are fixed

Growth Mindset: 🌟
✅ Embraces challenges
✅ Sees failure as a stepping stone
✅ Knows abilities can be developed

Are you stuck in a fixed mindset or ready to grow? 🤔 

Below are a few keys to cultivating a growth mindset that can transform your life! 💪

1️⃣ Embrace Challenges: Turn obstacles into opportunities and watch your resilience soar. 🚀

2️⃣ Foster a Love for Learning: Feed your curiosity and expand your horizons daily. 📚

3️⃣ Emphasize Effort and Persistence: Hard work and perseverance are your secret weapons. 🔑

Your journey toward personal growth starts here. Which mindset will you choose today?
✨You are never finished as a human…

🌱 Embrace Growth!

Life is a journey of constant evolution, and the key to making it extraordinary is never stopping your personal growth! 🚀 Here are a few tips to keep your growth game strong:

1️⃣ Embrace Change: Change is the doorway to growth. Step out of your comfort zone and welcome new experiences with open arms.

2️⃣ Learn Continuously: Knowledge is power! Dive into books, podcasts, and courses to expand your horizons.

3️⃣ Seek Inspiration: Surround yourself with positive influences and people who challenge you to be your best self.

4️⃣ Reflect and Adapt: Take time to introspect, learn from your mistakes, and adjust your course as needed.

5️⃣ Set Goals: Define your aspirations and break them into achievable milestones. A roadmap keeps you on track.

Remember, the most beautiful version of yourself is the one that keeps growing and evolving. 🌿✨

#burnout #burnoutrecovery #bewell #feelingcrispy #wellbeing #growthmindset
Join me for a Friday (or whatever day) dance party!
In the whirlwind of busy life, burnout can sneak up on us. Remember while burnout is unavoidable, recovery is always possible, and one key practice is: ROUTINE. 🔄

🕐 Step into the power of daily routines! They are your secret weapon in the battle against burnout. Whether it’s morning meditation ☀️, exercise 🏋️‍♀️, setting boundaries around work hours ⏰, or watching your golden doodle welcome your spouse home, routines provide structure and stability amidst chaos.

✨ Here’s why routines matter:

1️⃣ Consistency: Routines create a sense of predictability and control.

2️⃣ Self-Care: Prioritize yourself and your well-being.

3️⃣ Reset & Recharge: Disconnect to reconnect with what truly matters.

4️⃣ Mindful Focus: Boost productivity and reduce stress.

5️⃣ Healthy Habits: Lay the foundation for long-term well-being.

🌈 Remember, recovery is a journey, not a destination. It starts with small, intentional steps. Let’s work together to rebuild and reignite your passion! 💪💕 #BurnoutRecovery #RoutineMatters #WellnessJourney #SelfCareRevolution #BeWell #FeelingCrispy
Ah the change process - a reminder to us all that we never fall back to the start of our process. 

#feelingcrispy #burnout #burnoutrecovery #bewell #mentalhealth
It may not look it from me serious expression but free writing is one of my favorite moments in my day. 

I start each day with a an affirmation and then I just write. 

My hopes

My dreams

What I am grateful for

My fears

My frustrations 

All the things I’m thinking or feeling. 

No judgement, no editing, for as long as I want until I feel finished. 

What is a favorite part of your morning routine? 

#feelingcrispy #recoverymoment #embracingburnout #burnoutrecovery
How has burnout helped you survive?
When I was in a ballet company, one of my favorite parts of any performance, rehearsal, or class was the reverence. This bow was our graceful way of celebrating the end of that dance session and thanking ourselves and our audience for being a part of the journey. 

I was in a workout class a couple of weeks ago, and we finished with reverence. I asked myself, “How have I been showing reverence for myself and others in my daily life?” Honestly, I had lost sight of my gratitude practice, which helped remind me. 

Offering ourselves and others, reverence can be a burnout recovery practice. Reverence is having a deep respect for someone or something. Leaning into your burnout recovery is one way to show that deep respect. 

Practicing reverence for oneself is essential for maintaining a healthy sense of self-worth, self-compassion, and overall well-being.

How do you practice reverence in your life?
Feeling Crispy is out on paperback!!!!


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 students’ mental health. 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 research-backed practices meant to increase mental health awareness.
  • Develop a personal plan to observe, plan and recover from burnout.
  • Identify the importance of work/school/life integration and the impact on their mental health.
Drawing the Line

Creating, Setting, and Communicating Your Boundaries

We need human connection, but burnout will always be around the corner when we give all of ourselves to others. This program addresses the challenge of discovering our non-negotiable needs and holding ourselves and others accountable to those expectations. Setting and communicating boundaries and non-negotiables is integral to burnout recovery and building resilience to future burn events. Often our communication methods impact our ability to share what we need and want from other humans. Students will be introduced to a model that builds resilience to burnout, specifically by better understanding their boundaries and expectations.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will:

  • Learn how to identify five types of boundaries that are important to consider when setting personal boundaries.
  • Learn to develop a communication plan when they feel overwhelmed.
  • Be introduced to research on having crucial conversations and communication methods.
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 a model that uses self-reflection to identify their true selves.
  • Learn how to identify the signs of showmanship.
  • Learn how to research the benefits of being authentic on their health.