Hello, my name is Tara Reinbolt and I am a Life Coach & Business Consultant. The journey that led me to start Burnout to Blessed to help women regain control of their life by overcoming burnout is LONG and quite frankly not an easy one.
Ever since I can remember, I knew exactly what career path I wanted to take and exactly why it was the perfect choice for me. I don’t know about you but I’ve always gravitated towards things that I’m good at and enjoy. This led me to the career path of choosing Human Resources (HR) – why because I love working with people and I’m extremely good at it.
I entered into the HR field in 2013 and hit the ground running so to speak. I had places to go and people to see – AKA I wanted to make it to the top as fast as possible. This caused me to breath and eat all things HR. I wanted to prove to my mentor and myself that I was the person to create positive and lasting success for the organization. This mindset is what created my OWN imprisonment. How you might ask, I started working long hours and when I wasn’t working I was either learning more about HR or creating HR concepts that I thought my organization could benefit from. Needless to say, I was a little too eager to make a difference and climb the corporate ladder.
Finally, I climbed the corporate ladder and accepted a position as an HR Director. I was ecstatic that I was able to meet this goal only 2 years into my career. Therefore, that same mindset of proving myself kicked into high gear immediately. This resulted in the same actions, only this time it was even more extreme. I practically worked around the clock all with the goal of putting a “dent” in my to-do list. I had the same mindset everyday,“If only I can get xy and z done it’ll be a good day.” Of course, if I didn’t get some things done I was working on them later that night or over the weekend. This led me to emotional and physical exhaustion, strained personal relationships, and depression.
In 2018, I became pregnant with my first child, Addison. After finding out I was pregnant, I knew I needed to make a change for my family. At 20 weeks pregnant, I experienced a scare that I’ll never forget and it was at that point in time that change became non-negotiable. This led me to the impulsive decision to put in my resignation without a backup plan. My manager talked me out of leaving and arranged for me to work less hours for the remainder of the pregnancy. This would have been the best thing since sliced bread if I actually followed it. At this point, I realized I was ADDICTED to work and that HR was without a doubt NOT what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
In my heart, I knew that I was meant for more and that HR was just a stepping stone. However, I had NO CLUE what the heck I was meant to do with my life. I prayed a lot and I mean a lot a lot! I finally received an answer and the answer was to put ALL of my trust in God and I mean ALL. This led me to leave my corporate job to take time to heal from burnout and finally spend the time to figure out my life’s purpose.
After overcoming burnout, I went to work on uncovering my life’s purpose and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I discovered through A LOT of prayer that I was meant to help others overcome burnout. My life was nothing short of miserable when I was burned out and it is because of this that it is my MISSION to help you reclaim your happiness and to start living your ideal life by overcoming burnout.
If I can do it, you can do it! Now let’s get this journey started.