I am on my third sabbatical and have guided dozens of people through theirs.
I practice what I preach. I am currently on my third sabbatical, fourth if you count the study leaves. My sabbaticals have helped me break out of a career that was killing me, achieve conventional success in a career I love and allowed me to explore alternative paths like musician and writer to nourish all aspects of me. And I've helped others achieve this same goal.