Chasing the Ground: From Blueskies to Burnout

Callosum Founder and CEO, Clare Hefferren, is pleased to present a blog series written for Startup Colorado. In this first installment, Clare reveals how a serious ski injury not only set her up for major burnout but also put her on a path to discovering a better way of managing her business and life.

Excerpt: The stack of books never seems to get any shorter. I would pour over them in an attempt to heal myself. I spent a number of years reading Steven Kotler’s books on flow state, aligning my passions with a profitable business, and threading the needle of harmony between work and life – never making the connection. I sat with the problem for a very long time. 2020 was to be the year of action – of my professional development. The pandemic laughed in my face. Read the full post.

Clare Hefferren


  1. Burnout survivor on January 4, 2022 at 1:40 pm

    Freudenberger or Maslach in the 70s, burnout remains even more a critical issue during the pandemic!

    • Clare Hefferren on January 4, 2022 at 1:55 pm

      Agreed John! A bright note in the pandemic is an increased awareness of mental health and the importance of boundaries when working from home as many are.

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