Expert Interview Series:

The 2023 Business Generosity Report revealed shocking levels of burnout in Georgia’s workforce. The data revealed 70% of employed adults are experiencing some level of burnout, with 1-in-5 admitting that it is directly affecting their work performance. Additionally, 2-out-of-3 Georgia-based executives are suffering from burnout in their jobs. Regardless of a company’s industry, location, or size, burnout is taking a toll in Georgia.

Burnout connects directly to decreased productivity, retention, and erosion of company values and purpose according to new research by goBeyondProfit.

We sat down with nationally renowned expert Dr. Romie Mushtaq, a board-certified physician, Chief Wellness Officer, and founder of “BrainSHIFT at Work,” for guidance how to assess the current state of mental wellness in your business and scalable, tested programs that address the burnout crisis.

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The Cost of Doing Nothing

5 Minutes

With 1-in-3 employees in Georgia reporting mental health challenges caused by work and 70% experiencing burnout, we explore the hard dollar costs of ignoring the current state of mental wellness in the workplace.

Recognizing the Symptoms of Burnout

4 Minutes

How do you detect signs of burnout in high performers as well as office curmudgeons? We explore the warning signs and ways to overcome the stigma of addressing mental health in the workforce.

Figuring Out What’s Needed in Your Workplace

5 Minutes

Where do you start when considering a wellness program? We outline the steps for collecting data, asking the right questions, implementing short-term programs and learning what works for your workplace. In addition, we discuss problems with low employee engagement in wellness initiatives and how to optimize employee assistance programs.

Simple Brain Shifts & Scalable Ideas

7 Minutes

This segment outlines simple, scalable, and affordable solutions for companies of all sizes, from one small action you can take on a daily basis to implementing company-wide wellness initiatives.

Leading a Culture of Wellness

4 Minutes

Learn about the critical factors for a successful workplace mental wellness program including the significance of buy-in from the leadership team and the importance of demonstrating vulnerability as a leader.  

Our Featured Expert

Dr. Romie Mushtaq, MD

Brain Doctor, Chief Wellness Officer, Mindful Leadership Expert

Dr. Romie is a board-certified physician, award-winning wellness speaker, and the founder of “brainSHIFT at Work.” She brings together over 20 years of authority in neurology, integrative medicine, and mindfulness to not just deliver programs, but create cultural change.

She is on a mission to transform mental health and wellness in the workplace and currently works with Fortune 500 companies, professional athletes, & global associations. Dr. Romie is also the Chief Wellness Officer for Evolution Hospitality, where she scaled a mindfulness & wellness program to over 7000 employees. Her expertise is featured in the national media such as NPR, NBC, TED talks, and Forbes. Find the cure for your busy brain at or @drromie on social media.