Wherever passion crosses paths with an overwhelming amount of work there is an ever present danger of burnout and depression. Over the past few years there have been issue with suicide in the Technology industry which spurred on this talk. The purpose was to let you know that you are not alone, to be able to better identify some of the signs you are getting depressed/burnt out, and to share some insights on how to better manage our mental state.
About Paul Prins
My life has been intertwined with nonprofits. When I was young it was church, youth sports, community orchestra, summer programs, and scouting. I was fortunate from a young age to have involvement modeled for me by my parents, and before I graduated High School was leading in some organizations I was involved in. Over the next decade I experience first hand the passion of many great leaders. I sought to find a way to empower those leaders and to make their lives easier. This has fueled my life committed to empowering and assisting those leading and serving in nonprofits.
In addition to my time with nonprofits I founded an online community in junior high called Midwest Skier in 1999. Ever since, I have been active in technology and web development. In my free time I love drinking coffee, reading, art museums, and downhill skiing. I'm passionate about leadership development and teaching. I received a divinity degree and am also a Pastor with Communitas International.