James has experienced burnout four times, including once while he was advocating against burnout. He attributes burnout to a mix of factors such as family, work and personal mental health struggles, so he believes burnout is not a “work thing” but a “life thing”. Burnout is not something you can shake or sleep off; deep and intentional work is required. To overcome burnout, he says that the symptoms must first be identified.”
James is the Lead Thrive-Synergist & Founder of Emmaus Strategies; a social enterprise that “fuels good”. It does this through Mental Well-Being programmes for individuals and organizations, as well as Strategic Volunteer Partnerships consultancy and training for non-profits.