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Burnout Triumphants #7- Ivaylo Kunev

In this episode, Ivaylo describes his personal burnout symptoms, how his psychology and physiology changed and what the recovery process looked like for him.

Burnout Triumphant Series

Our Burnout Triumphant Series is here to share real-life stories of people having gone through severe burnout syndrome and coming out victorious on the other end. Burnout is a serious condition and needs to be addressed proactively and responsibly in order to prevent its occurrence in the very first place and overcome an already existing burned-out state. By sharing the stories of our guests we want to raise awareness, spread the word, and enable our viewers to recognize any potential red flags with their own lifestyle.

Guest number seven of Burnout Triumphants has a lot to talk about. Ivaylo Kunev is a B2B and B2C sales trainer and consultant, a role model in leadership development, a sales enablement consultant, a LinkedIn trainer, a B2B lead generation strategy, a keynote speaker, and a bestselling author. 

For the past 12 years, Ivaylo has produced and led training for Bulgaria’s largest corporations, speaking to over 20 000 people in over 1 500 seminars and training.

He started out as a promising Sales Manager, was promoted to Sales Director (with fantastic pay and benefits), and then quit after two weeks to become a trainer.

He uses his Sales Enablement & Leadership background to help firms reduce barriers, boost employee engagement, and achieve better outcomes in less time, with over three decades of experience in B2B strategy architecture and coaching.

He created the  ‘STRETCH’ program– – a system for achieving life balance. In this episode, he discusses his background, how he dropped out of university, his telecom business experience, and how he built his career.

He describes his personal burnout symptoms, how his psychology and physiology changed, and the apathy he felt. He even talks about major symptoms he’s had, such as vision loss and weight loss. He talks about how he got back on his feet, how other people’s advice didn’t work for him, and how he found a work-life balance. He provides tools and advice for enhancing your life and making the necessary changes in your job approach.

Watch his episode of Burnout Triumphants to hear his answers to questions like “What were Ivaylo’s early career steps?” “What tools or methods benefited Ivaylo the most in order to manage his life?” and “How do you put up work boundaries?”