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Overcoming the Overwhelm: Avoiding Professional Burnout with Executive Performance Coach, Ben Kiker on The Learn to Mediate Online Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. #212

May 5, 2021

On this episode of The Learn to Mediate Podcast, Susan Guthrie speaks with Leading Executive Performace Coach, Ben Kiker, CEO and Founder of the Ben Kiker Group, about the massive sense of overwhelm overtaking the professional sector and how to overcome it in your own practice.

I don't know about you but I am exhausted these days so I called upon my friend, Ben Kiker, who also happens to be one of the leading performance coaches in the country, to get some help and boy did he come through!  With the blurred lines between work life and home life, the ongoing stressors of the pandemic and now the additional stress of navigating a slowly emerging post-covid world, it's easy to feel overwhelmed.  Ben works with top executives helping them to maximize their potential and performance and the issue of overwhelm is all to common.  He shares some GREAT tips, easily implemented into your practice to help you tame that overwhelm so be sure to listen today!

By the way, if you career isn't going as you might like and you have never worked with a coach beforoe, let me just posit that part of the problem might be just that - you need some coaching!  All I can say is my career, and my life, took off when I opened myself up to the possibilities with the help of my coach.  Think about it.

More information about this week's Special Guest: 

Ben Kiker is a performance coach with an active ingredient that helps people get into action -- and build resilience to stay in action -- for meaningful, lasting change. After a successful career as a chief marketing officer of notable Silicon Valley companies, Ben 'hit the wall' and found himself overwhelmed, strugling, and in fear. Today Ben lives with a passion for meaningful relationships, meaningful experiences, and meaningful work. His personal journey of transformation led him to found the Ben Kiker Group, which provides business, executive, and recovery coaching. Ben's energy, abundant spirit, and bias for action have sparked change in people around the world.
You can connect with Ben on Instagram and reach out to him at and while you are there, don't forget to sign up for his FREE NEWSLETTER!


About Our Host: Susan Guthrie, nationally recognized as one of the Top Family Law and Mediation Attorneys in the country, has been helping individuals and families navigate separation and divorce for 30 years. Susan also is one of the leading experts in online mediation in the country and trains other professionals in the practical and ethical considerations of conducting their mediations online through her business Learn to Mediate Online (

As a leading dispute resolution professional, Susan is honored to serve on the Executive Council of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Dispute Resolution Section as the Membership Officer and to be a Co-Chair of the Mediation Committee


Susan recently partnered with mediation legend, Forrest "Woody" Mosten, to form the Mosten Guthrie Academy for Mediation and Collaborative Law Training to provide the gold standard of training for professionals in an online format.  Upcoming Mosten Guthrie trainings include:

Advanced Mediation Training May, 2021

40-Hour Divorce & Family Mediation Training September, 2021

Consulting & Study Practice Groups ongoing

There are even opportunities to customize your own training program or consulting group with Woody and Susan!

Visit to find out more.

In addition:

The Learn to Mediate Online Training Program is NOW ON-DEMAND!  To date, more than 15,000 dispute resolution professionals have benefited from her online mediation training program which is available as an ON DEMAND COURSE!  The program will help you to transition your in-person mediation process to an online virtual proceeding via Zoom video-conferencing and more.  Go here to find out more:

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Susan also offers 1:1 private coaching and more.  Go to


Susan has been featured in and on media outlets such as CNBC, Market Watch, Forbes, Eye on Chicago, WGN, the ABA’s Just Resolutions Magazine, Thrive Global, The Nook Online among others. She is licensed to practice law in the States of California and Connecticut as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Susan's other Podcasts: After a year and half of co-creating and co-hosting the award winning podcast, Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast which reached over 3 million listeners, Susan current podcast, The Divorce and Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. debuted on iTunes “Top Podcasts” List for self-help podcasts and is one of the leading divorce podcasts in the country. Divorce & Beyond is focused on pulling back the curtain on the mysteries of the divorce process and bringing tips and resources to help people to thrive and shine in their new future beyond divorce.


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