The Gifts of Imperfection

Burnout Proof Book Club | 0.75 GS RID CEUs

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"Let go of who you think you're supposed to be and embrace who you are."

Join us as we read and discuss

The Gifts of Imperfection, by Brené Brown

From the book's description:

"Now more than ever, we all need to cultivate feelings of self-worth, as well as acceptance and love for ourselves. In a world where insults, criticisms, and fears are spread too generously alongside messages of unrealistic beauty, attainment, and expectation, we look for ways to “dig deep” and find truth and gratitude in our lives. A new way forward means we can’t hold on too tightly to our own self-defeating thoughts or the displaced pain in our world. Instead, we can embrace the imperfection."

Join the Burnout Proof Book Club to create community and grow your support system as you learn and practice what it means to embrace imperfection.

All you need to do:

  • Enroll in the course
  • Purchase and read or listen to The Gifts of Imperfection
  • Answer discussion questions for each section of the book
  • Attend the live Zoom discussion, watch the recording, or choose another final reflection project
  • Receive 0.75 GS RID CEUs!


"Loved the zoom call to discuss and connect and process aloud. I hung up and felt invigorated and like I had finished another [stress] cycle!"

- Stephanie, Sign Language Interpreter, Participant of Burnout Proof Book Club

Your Instructor


Brea Cross-Caldwell
Brea Cross-Caldwell

Brea (like the sea) Cross-Caldwell (she/they) holds her CI/CT from RID, B.S. in Interpretation from Western Oregon University, Coach Certification from Coach Training Alliance, and is a Mental Health Coach.

As the founder of Burnout Proof Academy, Brea has supported thousands of interpreters in preventing burnout and re-igniting the passion in their lives and work through developing habits of self-care.

Her home is Portland, Oregon, where she loves to write, read, and play near water with her husband and kids. You can find her online at brighterfocus.com.



"Another PD with Brea where she knocked it out of the park! Thank you Brea for being you and for sharing your wealth of love/joy and knowledge!!!"

- Krista, Sign Language Interpreter, Participant of Burnout Proof Book Club

Course Curriculum


  LIVE Discussion | 5/18/22 5:00 - 6:00 pm pacific
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  Take the Wholehearted Inventory
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  Preface
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  Introduction: Wholehearted Living
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  Courage, Compassion, and Connection: The Gifts of Imperfection
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  Exploring the Power of Love, Belonging, and Being Enough
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  The Things That Get in the Way
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  Guidepost 1: Cultivating Authenticity
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  Guidepost 2: Cultivating Self-Compassion
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  Guidepost 3: Cultivating a Resilient Spirit
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  Guidepost 4: Cultivating Gratitude and Joy
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  Guidepost 5: Cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith
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  Guidepost 6: Cultivating Creativity
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  Guidepost 7: Cultivating Play and Rest
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  Guidepost 8: Cultivating Calm and Stillness
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  Guidepost 9: Cultivating Meaningful Work
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  Guidepost 10: Cultivating Laughter, Song, and Dance
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  Last but not least!
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
For the lifetime of the course. As long as the internet is around, Burnout Proof Academy is still teaching, this site is up and running, etc... After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What language is the course in?
The written language of the course and discussion questions is English. The workshop recording language (English or ASL) will be based on language preferences included in the RSVP questions.
Who do I contact for accommodation requests?
Email [email protected] with any accommodation requests or questions. We request 2 weeks advance notice for accommodations. If less notice is given, we will still do our best to provide accommodations.
Are CEUs offered for this course?
Yes! 0.75 GS CEUs are offered for this self-paced online course.
How much time will this course take?
Total Time Required to Complete: 7.5 hours

"This course was very accessible and I loved the self pace. I accessed it via audiobook which was a life saver!!"

- Alyssa, Sign Language Interpreter, Participant of Burnout Proof Book Club

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