Dear Interpreters,

I am on a mission to help interpreters banish burnout. I’m so glad you are here.

We cannot continue down the path of serving others when our own needs are unmet. Interpreters are under unprecedented pressures–to do more with less, to show up for work happy, energized, and indefatigable, and to provide stellar customer service in the face of KPIs, angry callers, and corporate politics. Getting our needs met in the face of this pressure can feel impossible.

At the same time, the realm of our work is sacred. The responsibility required to convey another person’s ideas, emotions, and intent is so high.

It’s time to start taking care of ourselves so that we can do our very best work, and so that we can lead happy and fulfilling lives. The costs are just too great.

Please join me by taking this pledge and joining the ranks of interpreters who are committed to making this career sustainable and fulfilling for each of us and all those who will follow in our footsteps. Together we can set the standard of self-care in our field.

Please repeat after me:

 I, ________________________, do solemnly swear to uphold the tenets of
self care, staying in my own business, and service–giving the world the gifts that only I can.

Welcome to the Burnout Proof Club!!!

Your first assignment: join the newsletter and facebook community to be a part of the movement, and let me know how I can support your self-care goals!

Welcome, dear one, I’m so glad you’re here.

xo, Brea

PS EXTRA CREDIT: Check out the Join Me! calendar in the right sidebar to find Brighter Focus self-care events happening soon!



Coaching moves me into what I want and how to get there. I have had a feeling of forward movement from day one.
~Marlene Elliott, Interpreter & Trainer, Owner of Out of The Box Interpreting

Thank you so much for this emotional extraction you have done on me :) I feel more fearless than ever, which was our goal. Not only was I able to deliver an exquisite elevator speech on my first day of Business Foundations class, my web designer is delighted with my new found clarity, and we are able to move forward on this huge redesign because of it. Because of our work together, I can easily answer these questions:
What do you do?
How do you do this?
There you have it. Clarity. That is what you gave me.  A big fat healthy dose of clarity. Oh yeah, and some love too.
You are really made to do this, you know…you really are gifted in bringing clarity while cleaning hearts.  When I think of how much better I feel after our session, I get teary eyed.
~Andrea L. Gehrz, ASL Interpreter, Master Astrologer, Owner/operator of the Moira Press