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Apr 12, 2022

Sabrina Runbeck, MPH, MHS, PA-C is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Physician Associate (PA) with more than 10 years of experience in public health and neuroscience. After overcoming burnout working in surgery, she became an International Peak Performance Keynote Speaker and Advisor. Now she empowers ambitious health practice owners and their team to build mental immunity so they can increase their team’s productivity while getting back 10 hours per week. Her clients stop having endless to-do lists, constantly putting out fires, or are not able to move steadily forward.

She believes with the right system, every healthcare leader is able to create the ultimate time makeover where they can do less, achieve higher, and enjoy more.

She is still practicing in surgery and empowering other healthcare leaders to have a double win in both work and life.

That’s why people call her the Queen of Performance and Productivity.

Sabrina hosts the Powerful and Passionate Healthcare Professionals Podcast and is an international bestselling author of the book, Asian Women Who BossUp.

She has been featured on KevinMD, Thrive Global, Authority Magazine, and spoken on numerous stages such as Fox, CBS, ABC, Nurse Keith Show, and Live on Purpose Radio.

Find out more about Sabrina at

Instagram: @SabrinaRunbeck


Twitter: @SabrinaRunbeck



1:20 "You get so overwhelmed and feel like it's OK to be overwhelmed... most people don't even want to talk about it." - Sabrina Runbeck

3:33 "I let the external and my internal expectations rob my precious time, energy, and sanity." - Sabrina Runbeck

5:35 "We actually don't just burn out, we start losing the aim of what we truly want." - Sabrina Runbeck

6:40 "The number one [roadblock] is that we believe stress is OK." - Sabrina Runbeck

9:14 "What's the right amount of stress to take on?" - Brian Keith

10:19 "What are the three major non-negotiables?" - Sabrina Runbeck

11:54 "We all allow ourselves to make excuses for having this chaos." - Sabrina Runbeck

13:08 "Research has shown for any one negative thought or experience, it takes at least 3 positive ones to replace it." - Sabrina Runbeck