How a Mentor Program Can Prevent Employee Burnout and Keep You Employed

People & Culture
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Employee engagement has been hitting all-time lows after COVID, and many people are choosing to leave their positions for others because:

They don’t trust leadership.

They aren’t getting regular constructive feedback.

They aren’t recognized for their contributions.

They don’t have the tools they need to succeed.

They don’t see the bigger picture.

They aren’t playing to their strengths.

They haven't developed skills to foster emotional resilience.

They are burned out, but nobody has noticed.

Most of us believe that burnout is something that happens to someone else. We tell ourselves that it’s something that only happens to those who work day and night without a break. However, it happens gradually, and it’s happening to all of us at an alarming rate. 

In this panel, hear about how some organizations are structuring mentor programs to try to create a culture of wellness. Learn how to identify signs of burnout before it becomes unmanageable, and how to help employees cope with their stressors in healthy ways. 

Dan Hardiker


Dan is a technologist who has been working in industry for over 20 years. With a passion for tech, strategy and leadership, Dan has embraced constantly learning and sharing knowledge through conference speaking around the world. Currently working for Weaver, improving productivity in the construction industry, as well as mentoring / advising CTO and startups.

Heather Wilde Renze

theDifference Consulting

Heather Wilde was the eighth employee of Evernote, where she oversaw the company’s growth from thousands to 100 million customers. She has published popular games, worked with the United States DoD, Navy, Air Force, and Space Force, trained Fortune 500 brands, advised hundreds of startups, and managed major multinational nonprofit programs.

She has won multiple awards for her work in STEM, Coaching, and writing, including multiple commendations from the US Government. As part of her strong dedication to the community, she has served as the chair and on the executive committee of the Engineering School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. At her own nonprofit, Serenze Global, and as a fractional CTO through her company ROCeteer, her award-winning work keeps the “Unicorn Whisperer” constantly traveling across the globe to find the next unicorn.

She resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Matthew Renze

Renze Consulting

Matthew Renze is a data science consultant, author, and public speaker.

Over the past two decades, he’s taught over 400,000 software developers and IT professionals. He’s delivered over 100 keynotes, presentations, and workshops at conferences on every continent in the world (including Antarctica). His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to small tech startups around the globe.

Matthew is a Microsoft MVP in AI, an ASPInsider, and an author for PluralsightUdemy, and Skillshare. He’s also the president of Serenze Global, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to improve access to technology education for under-represented individuals in the IT industry.

His focus includes artificial intelligence, data science, and machine learning.