Dr. Geri Puleo

President/CEO, Change Management Solutions, Inc.
Creator, Burnout During Organizational Change Model (B-DOC) and the Burnout Triumvirate


I'm Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, SHRM-SCP - a scholar-practitioner dedicated to transforming the world of work by eradicating workplace burnout.I created the Burnout During Organizational Change (B-DOC) Model, a research-based solution that identifies 10 workplace stressors that contribute to burnout as well as the stages of descent and recovery experienced by burned out workers.My B-DOC Model is supplemented with my research-based Burnout Triumvirate, which describes the personal (internal), organizational (external), and physical (health) aspects of burnout.Currently I am researching gender differences in workplace burnout. My goal is to expand my B-DOC Model to help organizational leaders identify at-risk and burned out employees, create interventions to preclude the descent into a full burnout, and implement effective recovery programs and cultures that are less likely to result in residual burnout.I hold SPHR (Senior Professional in HR) and SHRM-SCP certifications. Additionally, I completed my MBA as well as an MA in Human Resources. For 15 years, I taught undergraduate and graduate courses in business, management, leadership, human resources, and strategy at several universities.Prior to these scholarly pursuits, I've been an entrepreneur and public speaker my entire adult life. Currently I am the President/CEO of Change Management Solutions. My TedX Talk (Burnout vs. PTSD: More similar than you think...) has been viewed on YouTube over 600,000 times. (Check it out below)


As President/CEO of Change Management Solutions, I provide customized consulting, eLearning, and keynote presentations that inspire organizational leaders to de-stress their cultures to create a competitive advantage. My ideal clients want to:

  • Increase employee engagement and commitment in order to achieve strategic objectives and operational efficiency

  • Build employee resiliency and agility that can creatively respond to a constantly changing environment

  • Promote employee well-being because caring for your employees is the foundation for creativity and competitive advantage

  • Create a dynamic employer brand as an employer of choice through outstanding leadership, innovation, and culture

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Follow me on social media! I am very active on LinkedIn, post videos with tips on avoiding and overcoming burnout on my YouTube channel (Dr Geri Puleo), and publish articles and videos on my two blogs. Let's connect!BTW: You can also register for on-demand courses on overcoming burnout via my online school (https://dr-geri-puleo.teachable.com/).