I help leaders and organizations struggling with employee low engagement and turnover increase productivity and profits by speaking about exceptional leadership, effective ways to prevent and mitigate burnout and the hidden cost of workaholism.

I help organizations whose

leaders are struggling with disengaged employee, low productivity and turnover

implement and embody a

proven leadership framework

that foster high performing teams, increase productivity and maximize profits, even if they operate in rapidly

changing industries, face complex challenges, or are navigating the nuances of a remote work environment

Expertise

Hi there! I'm Carmen Paredes as the visionary behind Exceptional Leadership Solutions, my mission is to elevate individuals lives and aid organizations in maximizing return on investment. My intuitive and intentional leadership techniques are designed to transcend the existing inefficient dynamics in interactions between leaders and employees.

I'm passionate about sharing the leadership principles and actionable skills that I've refined in over two decades as an executive and leadership expert. These very skills have enabled me to achieve remarkable results, high performing and engaged teams in even the most demanding and challenging environments.

As a Latina leader, International TEDx speaker, Keynote speaker and Best Selling Author, I seamlessly integrates a diverse background, including an Engineering degree, an MBA from a prestigious institution, and a coaching certification accredited through the National Board of Certified Counselors.

Exceptional LEADERSHIP Solutions

Did you know that recent studies highlighting that when employees perceive their leaders don't care about their wellbeing beyond KPIs and metrics, organizations see a 30% decrease in productivity and a 25% higher rate of employee turnover?

Beyond financial implications, these issues lead to disengaged teams and a devastating sense of burnout, compromising both the financial and cultural aspects of an organization's long-term sustainability.

I firmly believe that the remedy for these issues lies in transforming the dynamics of teams in the organization, and it all start when leaders become exceptional.

Hire Carmen to Speak at your next event!

Carmen is a transformational speaker that understands the challenges and opportunities of the Corporate World. With her unique approach to leadership she promise to light the fire on your leaders, and employees alike.

Best Selling Author

Carmen has 4 published books including the best selling book: Beyond Certainty

Leading Intentionally

The Podcast where we dive deep into Leadership Transformation

Testimonials

Loree Phillip

Having Carmen Benton on our show was a true delight. Her expertise and engaging storytelling added immense value to our podcast, leaving our listeners eager for more and ready to take action! - Loree Philip, Daring to Leap

Jane Wareham

Carmen is a true ray of light and has immense experience and knowledge. Her energy is infectious and her voice needs to be heard! She brought so much value to my audience. Her ability to explain using real life examples made it simple and easy to understand. If you're looking for a speaker that is going to captivate your audience and keep it real - Carmen is it!

Theodora Vosse

Having Carmen as a podcast guest is an absolute delight. Her contribution to the episode is brimming with value and infectious energy, making it a truly enjoyable experience. I wholeheartedly cherished having her on the show and wholeheartedly endorse her as a guest. Her genuine vulnerability and unfiltered honesty are remarkably refreshing

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The Hidden Struggle: Burnout Among High-Achieving Women

April 22, 20242 min read

In a society that celebrates achievement and success, high-achieving women often stand out as shining examples of excellence. They excel in their careers, take on leadership roles, and juggle multiple responsibilities with apparent ease. Yet, behind the facade of success, many of these women struggle with a silent epidemic: burnout.

The Toll of Success:

Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by prolonged and excessive stress. For high-achieving women, the pressure to excel in every aspect of their lives can be overwhelming. They face societal expectations, work-home conflicts, and the tendency to take on more caregiving responsibilities. The constant juggling of these responsibilities can leave women feeling drained, depleted, and ultimately, burned out.

The Impact on Well-being:

Burnout can have serious consequences for a woman's well-being. It can lead to feelings of exhaustion, cynicism, and inefficacy. It can also affect her physical health, leading to increased risk of illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes. Additionally, burnout can impact her relationships, both at work and at home, leading to feelings of isolation and disconnection.

Research indicates that women are 60% more likely to experience burnout than men, largely due to societal expectations and the pressure to excel in multiple areas of life.

Recognizing the Signs:

It's important for high-achieving women to recognize the signs of burnout. These can include feelings of exhaustion, irritability, and lack of motivation. By acknowledging these signs early on, women can take steps to address burnout before it becomes overwhelming.

Taking Action:

Addressing burnout requires a multi-faceted approach. High-achieving women can benefit from setting boundaries, practicing self-care, and reassessing their priorities. Employers also play a crucial role in preventing burnout by promoting a healthy work-life balance, providing support for caregivers, and creating a culture that values well-being.

Raising Awareness:

By raising awareness about burnout among high-achieving women, we can create a more supportive environment that empowers women to thrive both personally and professionally. Together, we can work towards a future where burnout is no longer a silent epidemic, but a thing of the past.

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Carmen Paredes

International TEDx Speaker and Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author, Leadership Expert. As the visionary behind Exceptional Leadership Solutions, Carmen’s mission is to elevate lives and aid organizations in maximizing return on investment. Her leadership techniques are designed to transcend the existing inefficient dynamics in interactions between leaders and employees.

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