JumpStart Self-care

Stopping burnout before it stops you

Lower Stress, Prevent Burnout & Boost Your Resilience

Are exhausted or struggling to find time at work or home to better care for yourself? If so, JumpStart helps you build an easy self-care practice that puts you on your to-do list. Learn how to create your own self-care toolkit to have more calm, joy and clarity on the job and in your life. JumpStart each day with powerful and doable activities that optimize your well-being. Discover how to reset, recalibrate with easy to implement tips, tools and healthy coping strategies to make your busy day better. Based on the Award-Winning self-care book 15 Minute Pause: A Radical Reboot for Busy People.

Consider this a gift to yourself, you deserve it. 

Research shows that those who spend just 15 minutes a day engaging in any type of healthy activity that generates a feeling of joy increases oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin (the happy hormones) in the brain, which allows us to feel better. And, since sources of joy differ person to person, for example, gardening may be pleasurable for one, and a chore for another. Discover which activities that bring you joy, calm and reduce stress and burnout.    JumpStart Self-care helps you build your internal resources to have more balance and control from the constant challenges of life. Get started today!

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Powerful self-care practices

How can you take care of yourself so you can be available to others without feeling exhausted or overwhelmed? Learn easy self-care tools that you can easily put in place to reduce stress and prevent burnout.

                       “Self-care is not selfish, it’s the way forward…                                                    especially during challenging times.”

JumpStart offers a safe, sacred space to learn, grow and practice simple techniques with the support of other women. Engage in a variety of activities to determine which ones work best for you. Start your self-care practice today!


  • Lower stress and avoid burnout by discovering practical ways to prioritize time for yourself
  • Learn to find your center, even during challenging times
  • Recognize what keeps you stuck, and what to do about it
  • Access more calm and fun, using healthy coping strategies
  • Become more self-aware, so you can take meaningful action
  • Create a simple, personalized self-care toolkit that you can implement at anytime
  • Be supported by other women, either in person, on Zoom, or in our private Facebook group (varies by program)

Format, features & fees

JumpStart Online

Limited time discounted $99 per person

Online self-paced program, just 15 minutes a day. Benefits include flexibility to complete the program at your convenience, with engaging activities that help you develop healthy coping strategies. We also recommend the buddy system for additional support.

JumpStart Live

$199 per person

4 week program, meets on Zoom once a week for 60-minutes. Benefits include real-time interaction with facilitator and other participants, group activities, live Q&A, and the option to have ongoing support from your cohort. Space is limited. Contact us for dates.

JumpStart Teams

Custom Quote

Customized program to prevent burnout for groups, cross-functional, or in-tact teams from a single organization, based on the needs and challenges of the group.

JumpStart Retreat

Fall 2024

3-day in-person program hosted at a luxury, full-service resort and spa in 2024!

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Positive results for our clients

"Michelle and Bettina are warm, kind and absolutely inspiration in encouraging people to focus on Playwork rather than work/work. It is a great reminder that we need to inject more play in to our lives. Thank you!"
Narda S.
JumpStart Participant
"What you take away from this is invaluable. It is eye-opening, rejuvenating, sometimes a bit uncomfortable-which is the point, and fun. A refreshing way to meet and connect with others you would not otherwise encounter."
Pam H.
"A short time commitment, yet, the simple tools provide long-term positive impact. Highly recommend for positive boost during stressful periods in one's life."
Julie W.
JumpStart Participant
"This course truly opened my eyes to the importance of self-care in my life. Often times, my own self-care was the last item on my list and now it is a true priority. I find that the activities and focus created in this course truly has made me more aware of how I can be better for me, my family and friends, and other people I interact with."
Leslie P.
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Meet the facilitators

Michelle Burke

Michelle Burke is an Award-Winning Author, sought-after, highly respected coach, facilitator, speaker, joy seeker, and CEO of Energy Catalyst Group, a consulting and training company for well-being.  Burke’s deep experience and knowledge consulting with organizations, universities, government and Fortune 100 and 500 companies established her as a leading expert in motivating teams and leaders to be fully engaged, energized, and effective in their day-to-day work life. 

Over her twenty-year career, she gained a vast appreciation and perspective working with people and cultures from around the globe.  Michelle has trained thousands of participants to make positive change – inspiring individuals, teams, and leaders to become more mindful and purposeful by shifting negative attitudes and behaviors that get in the way of a thriving workplace and a joy-filled life.  Her ability to get to the root cause and identify strategic actions to bridge communication gaps have helped to re-engage employees and teams to collaborate and solve problems long after her work is done.  She has helped clients recognize and take purposeful action to lower stress and prevent burnout.  Further, Michelle has also devoted her 20+year career and achieved great success in coaching women to be empowered and promoted into leadership roles.  

Her work continuously garners rave reviews for positively impacting relationships, productivity, and the bottom line. Clients include Stanford University, Disney, HP, Microsoft, Sony Electronics, Northern Telecom, Intel Corp., HTC, Sony PlayStation, Cisco Systems, Snap Inc., SpineZone, and Genentech. 

Admired for her positive spirit, keen eye, empathy, creativity, and warmth, Michelle enjoys giving back, walking Jadie her dog, cooking, reading, traveling, sports and cherished time with loved ones.

Michelle’s award-winning self-care 15 Minute Pause book and most recently Nautilus Book & COVR award motivational self-care deck of Joy Cards for greater well-being. Joy Cards help to lower stress, avoid burnout and live a more joy-filled life.

Tina Bocheff

Tina Bocheff brings a wealth of experience to the learning and development space, as well as practical management and leadership expertise. After obtaining a degree in Instructional Technology from California State University, Chico, Tina began her career in corporate training. She worked as an Instructional Designer and Trainer for the Fortune 500 companies Arthur Anderson and Fireman’s Fund Insurance. With her deep interest in organizational development, Tina sought to gain hands-on management experience and spent the next phase of her career in leadership positions in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, including United Business Media, a global communications company, and Redwood Day School, an innovative K-8 school in Oakland, CA.

Over the years, she gained valuable insights and tools to help build high-performing sales, marketing, and customer service teams that consistently exceeded revenue and service goals while encouraging her teams to maintain a work-life balance. After many years of successfully leading and mentoring team members to be highly functional and productive, she has returned to her passion, learning and development, where she can effectively apply her knowledge to a larger audience. Tina joined Energy Catalyst Group in March of 2019 as a Trainer and Facilitator.

Tina’s management and leadership roles provided her countless opportunities to lead and motivate diverse teams. This rich and varied experience makes her a strong and effective trainer. Tina gets great satisfaction from offering practical solutions, tips, and strategies for reducing stress while accelerating productivity.

Outside of work, Tina gets energized by spending time with her husband and sons, walking her dogs in the East Bay hills, cooking, reading, watching movies, gardening, and playing Scrabble with family and friends.

Get the book

JumpStart Self-care programs are based on Michelle Burke and Lilamani de Silva’s award-winning self-care book, 15 Minute Pause: A Radical Reboot for Busy People. Receiving 1st place in the Self-help category in 2018/2019 by Reader Reviews and was a finalist in the Self-help: Motivational category of the 2018 Best Book Awards. Michelle from California and Lilamani from New Zealand have worked together for 20 years. 

Contact Us

Talk to us about how we can help you or your team thrive.

We will contact you when we have dates and details, and look forward to you joining us!
ECG team