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IDEA Café: Burnout and Boundaries

Burnout is a common reality in today’s work environment and has been a societal norm for some time, but does it have to be? Establishing new norms post pandemic while also navigating an upheaval of societal unrest is overwhelming. To put it simply, there is a lot going on! It might feel like you are at the end of your rope. Becoming cynical or critical at work. Dragging yourself to work and having trouble getting started.  

This special IDEA Café with Master Life Coach, Ellen Yale, in collaboration with the IDEA Center for Public Gardens, will offer tools to identify the cause(s) of burnout, how to stay in your integrity, and find some relief, and to set boundaries that are both firm and gentle, for other people AND for yourself.


  • Briana Berkowitz, Professional Development Assistant, American Public Gardens Association​
  • Mae Lin Plummer, Director, IDEA Center for Public Gardens​
  • Ellen Yale, Master Life Coach​
  • Makale' Faber Cullen, Curator of Public Practice, Brooklyn Botanic Garden​
  • Rachel Neal, Marketing Specialist, University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum​
  • Adriana Quiñones, Executive Director, Columbus Botanical Garden​
  • Maria Thomas, Curator of Plants, CABQ BioPark​
  • Toshi Yano, Managing Director of Earth Equity, The Perfect Earth Project​

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