Overview (Program Summary)
Grit, Growth Mindset, and Mental Health: Strategies for Coping During the Pandemic and Beyond
Join us virtually on Wednesday, May 19 at 12:00 pm for an interactive CLE session* on grit, growth mindset, and stress management for lawyers. Presented by Marcia Narine Weldon, a law professor at the University of Miami, General Counsel and Chief Diversity Officer of MDO Partners, General Counsel of a sustainable startup, and CEO of Illuminating Wisdom, an executive coaching and consulting firm, this session will cover the psychosocial aspects of a healthy workplace, the impact of mental health and addictions on lawyers and their clients, the ethical ramifications of working with clients while under acute stress or impairment, the relationship between imposter syndrome and mental health, how developing grit and a growth mindset can enhance well-being and success, and practical tools to raise well-being on a short and long term basis.
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*CLE credits pending with the Florida Bar
More on our speaker Marcia Narine Weldon
Marcia Narine Weldon is a law professor at the University of Miami, General Counsel and Chief Diversity Officer of MDO Partners, General Counsel of a sustainable startup, and CEO of Illuminating Wisdom, an executive coaching and consulting firm. She is the former Deputy General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Chief Privacy Officer of a Fortune 500 company, and has also worked as an attorney for two AmLaw 50 law firms. She's been certified or trained in mental health first aid, hypnotherapy, neurolinguistic programming (NLP), meditation facilitation, emotional freedom technique (tapping), breathwork, and the DISC and Hogan assessment instruments. She's 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.
In May 2011, she testified before the House Financial Services Committee in Congress on the unintended impact of Dodd-Frank Financial Reform on corporate compliance programs. In 2012, the Secretary of Labor appointed her to the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee, where she served for five years. She also served on the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust from 2014-2017. She 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 Florida, New Jersey (inactive) and the United States Supreme Court and has been interviewed by NPR, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal. the Guardian, Compliance Week, and other outlets around the world.