Harnessing the Power of Stress; Developing Grit and a Growth Mindset
Approved by The Florida Bar for 1.0 hour of General CLE credit including 1.0 hour of Mental Health and Wellness CLE credit.
This one-hour session sponsored by The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Mental Health & Wellness of Florida Lawyers Education Subcommittee will cover the following topics:
1. How stress impacts lawyers:
• The 13 psychosocial factors for a healthy workplace and what happens when they don’t exist.
• The impact of mental health struggles on client relationships.
• The difference between “stress” and “burnout.”
• Ethical ramifications of working with clients while under acute or chronic stress.
2. Introduction to and defining “grit” and “growth mindset.”
3. How developing grit and growth mindset can enhance well-being and success.
4. Eustress v. Distress: Stress as an enhancer vs stress as a debilitator and how mindset makes a difference.
5. Specific science-based tools to improve your mindset and well-being on short term and long term basis.
6. When to seek help, where to get help, and the resources available from The Florida Bar.
Marcia Narine Weldon, Esq.
As the CEO of Illuminating Wisdom, Marcia Narine Weldon uses evidence-based, neuroscience-informed strategies to help people transform their mindsets, skillsets, and lives. She’s a certified and licensed brain health trainer from Dr. Daniel Amen and has been certified or trained in neurolinguistic programming (NLP), neuroencoding, the Happy for No Reason method, the Sedona method, mindfulness instruction, meditation facilitation, emotional freedom technique (tapping), breathwork, hypnotherapy, and the DISC, Hogan, and CliftonStrengths behavioral assessment instruments.
She specializes in coaching legal and compliance professionals, entrepreneurs, board members, and nonprofit executive directors. She’s mental health first aid certified and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, International Coaching Federation, and the Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology. She has coached employees, executives, entrepreneurs, and board members for over twenty years. She’s consulted on human capital, legal, compliance, and strategic issues for businesses and nonprofits of all sizes. Most important, she’s undergone executive coaching and knows what works and what doesn’t.
Marcia is also the co-chair of the governance committee of the Women’s Fund of Miami Dade; the General Counsel and Chief Diversity Officer of a boutique law firm and of a sustainable startup; and is a law professor at the University of Miami teaching regulatory compliance, corporate governance, and sustainability; business and human rights; transactional lawyering; business associations; and legal writing. She has won numerous awards for teaching and has been interviewed in or featured by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, the Guardian, Verge, Forbes, Agenda (Financial Times), and other news outlets around the world.
She spent several years in-house as the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, as well as the Vice President, Global Compliance and Business Standards, and Chief Privacy Officer of Ryder, a publicly traded, multinational Fortune 500 company. She oversaw the company’s global compliance, business ethics, privacy, government relations, environmental compliance, enterprise risk management, corporate responsibility, and labor and employment legal programs. She also served as the head of human resources for one of the company’s two divisions before being tasked with starting the compliance, enterprise risk management, and privacy programs from scratch. Prior to joining Ryder, she worked as labor and employment associate at Morgan Lewis in Miami, a commercial litigator at Cleary Gottlieb in New York, and clerked for the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
Marcia earned her law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and her undergraduate degree, cum laude, in political science and psychology from Columbia University. She has been admitted to the bars of New York, New Jersey, Florida, and the United States Supreme Court. She is a former owner of a small business in the beauty industry and is the proud mother of an artist.
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