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Mary Ann once worked as the CEO of “AbleChild Africa” and has decades of experience in developing charities and programs meant to make a positive difference in lives all around the world.

However, even with all of her great success, she found herself combating a common plague in the professional world: burnout.

Join me today as we discuss how to maintain your fiery passion in the face of stress, time constraints, and professional burnout. Mary Ann shares her own personal experiences with burnout and explains why self-care is important.

You will leave this conversation with tangible tools to promote caring in your own life. This conversation will help you develop tools to care for yourself so that you can continue to care for others!


Healer. Former Charity CEO. Speaker. Self-care Coach.

Mary Ann worked in the non-profit and charity world for many years because she wanted to help others and make a positive impact on the world. After many successful years, she felt herself dragging her feet in something that she used to be passionate about. Soon, Mary Ann realized that she had spent her entire life helping others while ignoring her own needs. This led Mary Ann to quit her high-energy job in order to figure out what she needed to do to feel passionate, compassionate, and alive again. Now, she spends her time making sure that other change-makers and change-oriented organizations do not fall into the trap of burnout. She coaches organizations and people on how to practice self-care so that they can continue to change the world and make a positive impact on society.


GO Further

  • Why are “brain breaks” important in combating burning out?
  • How helping others can be both incredibly rewarding but also a bandaid for not helping yourself.
  • What are some tools that will help me build resilience in life so that I can continue to heal myself and others?
  • How being empathetic can create a void of exhaustion and how self-care can fill the void.


MARY ANN CLEMENTS believes that World Changing Action + Collective Care is what will make us capable of crafting a new tomorrow.

She is a Writer, Leader, & Consultant and is Director of Jijaze which supports NGO (non-profit) workers, healing professionals, and people who use their careers to answer callings, to connect the dots between Wellbeing and Impact.

Mary Ann is also an Accredited Shadow Work Coach, Action Learning Facilitator + Nia Movement Practitioner. She has two decades of experience as a leader and practitioner in the international development sector.

Mary Ann Clements Discusses Non-Profit Work, Burnout, and Why Self-Care is Crucial For Both People and Professionals

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