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Join us for our next virtual meeting!

Wednesday, April 28

11:00 am - 12:15 PM

 GoTo Meeting Webinar

$10 members & 1st time Punta Gorda, Charlotte County and Englewood Chambers of Commerce attendees

$15 guests



Developing Mental Fitness to Grow Self-Confidence and Leadership Presence

About the Topic: 

Leaders have a responsibility to analyze and assess organizational practices that impact operations and people management.  Perhaps more important is the need to develop an appropriate risk management strategy that abates the harmful practices identified.  One of the greatest economic threats to our operations comes in the form of workplace stress.  At a cost of more than $300B annually it impacts health, productivity, engagement, and relationships (foundational for thriving organizations).  The most overlooked mitigation strategy: teaching ourselves and our employees how to be mentally fit.  Most of us are aware of physical fitness and how important this is to our overall well-being.  This presentation focuses on what mental fitness is, why it is important, and how to build it.  Using principles from neuroscience, positive and cognitive psychology, we will discuss how to develop our mental muscles and creating a wellness strategy for your organization.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Define mental fitness.
  • Identify why mental fitness is important.
  • Communicate how to build mental fitness, leveraging the FIT Model.

Marian J. Morlock

ICF-Accredited Leadership & Mental Fitness Coach

Principal, Embrace The Messy 
Leadership Coaching and Consulting, LLC


Marian Morlock is an executive level, global leadership coach and HR Consultant who increases organizational effectiveness and long-term organizational sustainability by facilitating leadership training and executive coaching engagements that align to succession planning and strategic goals.   Marian brings wide ranging HR expertise in collaboration with corporate leadership in the areas of executive onboarding, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, relationship building and mindfulness. Marian is passionate about helping leaders create environments that promote compassion, inclusion, trust, and learning.      

Marian has held multiple HR leadership roles with multi-national organizations spanning learning and organizational development, change management, employee relations, employee recognition and engagement as well as talent acquisition. During this time Marian designed  multi-country Executive Onboarding and Succession Planning Programscreating immediate positive business impact with faster assimilation for key leaders.  

In addition to owning a coaching and consulting business, Marian is the current Director of Programs for HR Tampa overseeing the professional development of one of the state’s largest SHRM (Society of Human Resources Management) chapters.  In this role, Marian works with local and national presenters to bring current, relevant, and accredited topics to HR professionals throughout the Tampa Bay Area.  

Marian has her MBA from the University of Tampa and her BA in Communications from the University of North Florida. She is an accredited leadership coach (Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership). In addition, she has earned certificates in Diversity and Inclusion Management (Georgetown University); Change Management (Prosci) and also successfully completed coursework in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Florida Center for Mindfulness).  She is currently working toward her certification in Positive Intelligence and uses these principles and tools to help her clients develop their own mental fitness.

Marian looks forward to connecting with you at:

Charlotte County SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP and HRCI to offer Recertification Credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™