Joyfully Exhausted. Wenn sich die Anstrengung lohnt.


„Joyfully Exhausted.
When it's worth the effort."

Dr. Christina Guthier



As a manager, do you sometimes wonder what would actually make your work and the working lives of your employees healthier and more productive? Or do you ask yourself as a teacher how you could make your work conditions healthier and create a more pleasant learning atmosphere for your students? As a doctor of occupational health psychology, I can provide you with actionable advice and differentiated answers to questions like these during my keynotes and workshops.

My scientific experiences (Schmidt-Hunter Meta-Analysis Award 2022 Winner from SIOP - part of the American Psychological Association) enable me to classify the quality of studies and thus the robustness of the results. I am continuously in touch with practice through my "Facts behind the headline" column in the professional journal PERSONALquarterly (Haufe Verlag) as well as the regular exchange with my business partners and customers.

If you would like to see yourself as well as your employees or students joyfully exhausted at the end of an intense day, I would be happy to support you with evidence & empathy to achieve your goal.



When I support individuals, teams or organizations to develop healthier and more productive work and learning environments, the foundation is the
Dr. Christina Guthier Consulting-Model:

Evidence - Applying Analyses.

As a scientist, I use data and statistical analysis to make the best possible decisions. If my clients succeed in asking the right questions with me, there are no limits to the evolution of workplace environments.

Empathy - Listening Actively.

As a coach, I listen actively to understand the different conflicts in teams and organizations. I also encourage my clients to see and use challenges as opportunities for evolution

Evolution - Being Adaptive.

As a consultant, I enable my clients to adapt to changing environments and to remain healthy and productive. The combination of evidence and empathy seems to me to be crucial for future evolutional success.


Academic Publications

  • Cui, A. X., Motamed Yeganeh, N., Sviatchenko, O., Leavitt, T., McKee, T., Guthier, C., … & Boyd, L. (2021). The phantoms of the opera—Stress offstage and stress onstage. Psychology of Music.
  • Guthier, C., Dormann, C., & Voelkle, M. C. (2020). Reciprocal effects between job stressors and burnout: A continuous time meta-analysis of longitudinal studies. Psychological Bulletin, 146(12), 1146–1173.
  • Dormann, C., Guthier, C., & Cortina, J. M. (2020). Introducing Continuous Time Meta-Analysis (CoTiMA). Organizational Research Methods, 23(4), 620–650.
  • Dormann, C., & Guthier, C. (2019). Successful and Positive Learning Through Study Crafting: A Self-Control Perspective. In O. Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia (ed.), Frontiers and Advances in Positive Learning in the Age of InformaTiOn (PLATO) (pp. 57-72). Springer, Cham.
  • Dormann, C., Owen, M., Dollard, M., & Guthier, C. (2018). Translating cross-lagged effects into incidence rates and risk ratios: The case of psychosocial safety climate and depression. Work & Stress, 32(3), 248–261.
  • Dormann, C., & Guthier, C. (2018). Longitudinal data collection. In P. Brough (ed.), Advanced Research Methods for Applied Psychology (pp. 158-169). London: Routledge.
  • Guthier, C. (2018). Creating Healthier Study and Work Environments: A Continuous Time Perspective on the Causal Relations between Demands, Resources, and Burnout. Dissertation. Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz.

Other Publications


Speaker | Author | Moderator | Consultant

Dr. Christina Guthier

D-40210 Düsseldorf

Can I help you as a speaker, author (science communication), moderator or scientific consultant on topics related to exhaustion & burnout, psychological safety and recovery? Then simply contact me directly so that we can personally discuss possibilities for collaboration.

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