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FTUIY Episode #43: Neville Starick

Written By: Dr. Jaime G. Raygoza

In a candid Finding the Unicorn in You podcast interview, counselor Neville Starick shares his winding path through teaching, burnout, and eventually opening his own private practice. With wisdom gained from setbacks, Neville provides insights on self-care, reinvention, and finding your inner unicorn.

Early Teaching Challenges:

Though passionate about teaching, Neville quickly faced burnout from an unsupportive school environment and pressure to prove himself. Feeling trapped and depleted, he made the difficult decision to resign despite his loyalty to his students.

The Slow Road to Recovery:

After this early burnout, Neville slowly rebuilt his confidence through less stressful work. Discovering counseling sparked an interest, though it took years to eventually pursue this career change. Neville emphasizes nothing from our past is wasted.

Establishing a Private Practice:

Craving control over his time, Neville launched his own business to prevent repeat burnout. He helps fellow counselors embrace self-care as the fourth pillar, along with expertise, systems, and marketing, for a sustainable enterprise.

Advice for Budding Unicorns:

For those pursuing big dreams, Neville stresses knowing your limits and having support. Don't just push harder. Build in self-care to create your ideal life. Release burden through delegation. Shape your business to facilitate your goals.

Unicorn Lesson:

The key takeaway from Neville's journey is that unicorns define success on their own terms. They know their limits and care for themselves to create their ideal life.


To hear Neville’s full inspirational story, check out his episode of Finding the Unicorn in You!

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With care and courage, Neville Starick embodies the unicorn spirit of resilience. His winding path reveals the power of listening within, reinvention, and emerging stronger. Neville inspires us to define success on our own terms.

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