Mia was a high-achiever and leader in the corporate world who was offered the opportunity to lead a startup. Naturally, she jumped at such a fresh chance!
She quickly found that startups don’t have the basic foundation of a mature organization. She had to juggle many roles at once, and the company lacked the experience of a go-to leader in a fast-moving environment.
Under so much pressure, she was approaching a burnout state within just a few months. She doubted her ability to fulfill a leadership role while being inspirational to her team. She suffered from conflicting priorities, an avalanche of tasks, and a constant barrage of crises. There was no end in sight, and she was exhausted.