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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I used to think every waking moment had to be filled with doing. Now I know that recovery happens in the being. And that is a powerful space, my friends. 

As we approach Leap Year, I wanted to share a gentle reminder: you don't have to do anything extraordinary with this extra day. Sometimes, the most revolutionary act of self-care is simply embracing the moment and allowing yourself to rest.

In a world that glorifies constant productivity, it's okay to slow down, take a deep breath, and savor the present. Whether you choose to spend your Leap Day indulging in your favorite hobbies, connecting with loved ones, or simply enjoying some well-deserved downtime, remember that it's perfectly valid to honor your needs and prioritize your well-being.

So, as Leap Year rolls around, I invite you to join me in embracing the gift of time. Let's celebrate the beauty of simply being and revel in the magic of the present moment. After all, life's greatest joys often lie in the moments of quietude and serenity. 💫 

Drop a thought in the comments: how are you going to just be today?

#LeapYear #SelfCare #EmbraceTheMoment #Mindfulness #PresentMoment #RestAndRestore #burnoutrecovery #BeWell #feelingcrispy
Looking for to visiting Emporia State University tomorrow night for Embracing Burnout 🔥 and a deep dive follow up workshop on setting boundaries and building your recovery formulas!
Excited to be hanging with @teamaflv for the #aflvcentral and #ngbla conferences this weekend!
2024 Jump Start Program - February 5th - 8th

Are you tired of feeling drained, overwhelmed, and stuck in the cycle of burnout? It’s time to hit the reset button and reclaim your vitality! Join me for an empowering 4-day Burnout Recovery Jump Start Program designed to ignite your passion, revitalize your energy, and set the stage for an extraordinary year ahead.

February 5th - 8th; Live 2pm EST

Day 1: Naming Your Burnout

Day 2: Drawing the Line: Setting Boundaries

Day 3: Setting Yourself up for Success (with a recovery formula)

Day 4: Thrive Forward

For a small investment, you will support yourself in starting and building a sustainable burnout recovery plan. The last chance to register will be 2/4/2024!

This program is great for getting a few coworkers, colleagues, and friends together and participating as a group!

Comment START below if you’re ready!
I would love to connect with folks while at the AFLV Central Conference. Coffee/Tea is my treat!

One of my commitments for 2024 is to be more intentional about making/honoring connections, and you can help me with that!

I worked in the world of Sorority and Fraternity life for 17 years before transitioning to counseling, coaching, and speaking. And over the last 12 years, I’ve been behind the scenes as an AFLV volunteer. 

This year, I would love to spend some time at the conference, making new connections and strengthening existing ones. 

So let me buy your beverage, and let’s chat!

Friends help me out if you know someone attended please tag or share this with them! 

#TeamAFLV #AFLVCentral
“I trust in the process of healing and give myself the time I  need”

Healing is a process

Recovery is a process 

Change is a process 

Give yourself the space and permission to go through the process. As much as you might want to speed through it, trust that you are making progress along the way. 

#recoverymoment #burnout #liftwellnessconsulting #selfcare #wellbeing #coach #burnoutcoach #mindset #bewell #burnoutprevention #fromburnouttorecovery #antiburnoutcoach #burnoutrecoverycoach #endburnout #feelingcrispy #mentalhealth #speaker #author
Best never equals perfection 

What does your best look like today? 

These are some of the things that I work individuals and groups with. Let me know if I can help as a coach, with a staff workshop, or as a keynote speaker! 

#recoverymoment #burnout #liftwellnessconsulting #selfcare #wellbeing #coach #burnoutcoach #mindset #bewell #burnoutprevention #fromburnouttorecovery #antiburnoutcoach #burnoutrecoverycoach #endburnout #feelingcrispy #mentalhealth #speaker #author
Are you a professional or grad student heading to the AFLV Central Conference on February 1st - 4th? 

I would love to connect with folks while at AFLV. Coffee is my treat!

This could be a connection meeting, an exploration session for burnout recovery, career transition, or just a chance to say hi!

One of my commitments for 2024 is to be more intentional about making/honoring connections, and you can help me with that!
My Birthday wish!

Next week I am turning 45 and my wish is to hear from you. I have so many amazing people in my circle, but sometimes I forget that I make an impact and my connections matter. 

I know your memories differ from mine and I want to hear a meaningful memory that you have with me. I appreciate each of you and am so grateful for each of you! 

So write me (I would love to get some of these as actual mail), email, dm, post, or text me your memories!

Thank you for celebrating with me! 🥳
Do you feel like you always have to be doing something? 

Take a pause today to just be

Take a deep breath and

Listen - try to hear a sound far away from you and then focus on the sound closest to you (your breath or heart beat) 

Take in what you see notice the details, the colors, the textures. 

Spend a mindful moment with someone you care about…

You count as that person too!


Sisterhood saved me

The Impact of Belonging and Our Mental Health

Loneliness among college students has become a pervasive issue, exacerbated by the emphasis on independence. While independence is crucial, it inadvertently diminishes the importance of human-to-human connections and a sense of belonging. The consequences of this isolation can negatively impact mental well-being, affecting both individual students and the overall fabric of collegiate organizations.

Fortunately, there is a solution to the mental health challenges and loneliness prevalent among college students. Dr. Kate Steiner aims to address these issues by delving into the significance of fostering a sense of belonging. This program stems from her personal experience of depression and loneliness in college and the difference made when she joined her sorority.  Dr. Kate offers practical strategies to equip attendees with valuable insights, to support their own mental health. By emphasizing the creation of inclusive and supportive environments, the program seeks to promote positive mental health among student leaders. Seize this opportunity to strengthen organizational bonds and enhance mental wellness for a more connected and supportive college community.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will:

  • be able to recognize and articulate the significance of belonging in an organization, understanding its direct impact on the mental well-being of individuals and the group as a whole.
  • will acquire practical strategies and tools to foster inclusivity, support, and a strong sense of belonging within their organizations, effectively contributing to improved mental health outcomes for themselves and their peers.
Embracing Burnout

A More Resilient Approach to Mental Wellness

Stress is a pervasive issue within academic environments, and its consequences can be particularly detrimental for college students. The specter of burnout looms large, adversely affecting students’ capacity to thrive in their academic pursuits. Manifesting as extreme fatigue and apathy, burnout takes a toll on students’ mental well-being. Recognizing the urgency of this matter, Dr. Kate Steiner has developed a program aimed at addressing the burnout epidemic among college students.

Dr. Kate’s program introduces students to a self-reflective process designed to formulate personalized sustainability and wellness plans. The emphasis is on acknowledging the significant impact that school and work have on students’ lives and overall happiness. Rather than promoting a quest for balance, the program focuses on creating a plan that enables students to monitor their wellness, anticipate burnout events, and recover in a manner tailored to their individual needs. By participating in this program, students not only cultivate greater resilience but also establish a proactive approach to addressing burnout events in their lives.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will:

  • gain a thorough understanding of the concept of burnout, recognizing its manifestations, causes, and the potential impact it can have on their academic and personal lives.
  • learn to engage in a self-reflective process to create personalized sustainability and wellness plans.
  • will develop practical skills and strategies to enhance their resilience.
Drawing the Line

Creating, Setting, and Communicating Your  Boundaries 

College students often face the challenge of effectively communicating with their peers and that significantly impacts their well-being. Without clear boundaries, the harm of not setting limits on their time and energy becomes evident. Constantly giving all of themselves to others may lead to burnout, a persistent threat in the academic environment. It is crucial to recognize the importance of discovering their non-negotiable needs and learning to hold themselves and others accountable to these expectations. The failure to establish and communicate boundaries can have detrimental effects on their lives. Communication methods play a pivotal role in their ability to convey their needs and desires to those around them.

Drawing the Line offers a solution to these challenges faced by college students. It tackles the issue of burnout by introducing a model that helps individuals better understand their boundaries and expectations. The focus is on setting and communicating these boundaries effectively, fostering a resilient mindset that can withstand the pressures of academic and social life. By addressing the root problem and providing practical tools, this talk aims to empower students to navigate their college experiences with a greater sense of balance and well-being. Through the implementation of this model, students can build resilience to burnout and develop the skills needed to maintain healthier relationships and lifestyles.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will:

  • Learn to identify and articulate five distinct types of boundaries crucial to consider when establishing personal boundaries.
  • Learn to develop the skills to create a personalized communication plan when feeling overwhelmed.
  • Be introduced to research findings on crucial conversations and various communication methods.
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