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Season 3, Episode 3

Burnout and the Enneagram with Erin Rocchio: Part One

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Dr. Caneel Joyce talks with guest Erin Rocchio about wholeness and one of the biggest issues that moves us away from it- burnout- in part one of this special two-part episode of Allowed: Conscious Leadership and Personal Growth. They discuss the factors that contribute to burnout, including the mismatch between a person and their environment, and offer six levers that can support well-being in the workplace. They also explore the symptoms of burnout and the phases that people go through, as well as the need for leaders to prioritize their own needs in order to be effective. Additionally, the connection between burnout and wholeness is discussed, and three self-guided coaching tools are offered as a means of prevention. The conversation ultimately emphasizes the importance of creating spaces where people can be their whole selves and flourish in all aspects of their lives.



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Meet the Guest - Erin Rocchio

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For fifteen years, Erin has worked with executives across industries to find the sweet spot between business results and personal meaning. She designs and delivers transformational leader, team, and organization development in line with business strategy. Released in 2020, Erin’s inaugural publication, Wholeness at Work: Free Yourself from Burnout for Good, addresses the science behind workplace burnout. She explores the symptoms, sources, and solutions across three levels: individual, relational, and systemic. Her Roadmap to Wholeness supports leaders in finding a lifelong path to sustainable wellbeing in their work.


Erin’s clients are curious, values-driven, emotionally intelligent leaders up to big things. She works with C-level executives at billion-dollar companies and founders of proven start-ups, helping them cultivate sustainable, high-performing leadership teams based on metrics that drive engagement and results. Erin brings a philosophical orientation to her work rooted in Appreciative Inquiry (strengths-based change), the Enneagram personality system, Integral theory, and neuroscience-based organizational and leadership wellbeing.

Erin is a partner at Evolution, Silicon Valley’s premier coaching, consulting, and investment firm that partners with start-up and high-growth companies to drive long-term, holistic success through developing leadership, alignment and culture. Evolution works exclusively with companies that strive to be iconic, world-enriching, evolutionary businesses.  

Erin earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University, and a Master of Science in Positive Organization Development and Change (MPOD) from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management. She is a certified Integral Professional Coach with Integral Coaching Canada and a Senior Member of the Enneagram in Business Network. Erin is an avid fan of mindfulness and self-compassion meditation, and enjoys her free time with her family and two young daughters discovering the wonders of their beloved San Diego community.


Connect with Erin @Twitter, @IG and on her website.


[00:04:02] Leaders’ burnout threatens organizational success.

[00:07:56] Ignoring needs leads to burnout culture.

[00:11:47] Wholeness tools for burnout and systemic issues.

[00:17:36] Six workplace levers to support well-being.

[00:20:05] Guide to burnout causes and relief methods.

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