Marianne Clyde, bestselling author, relationship expert and advocate for strong mental health in theworkplace, has written a groundbreaking new book,Zentivity™: How to Eliminate Chaos, Stress, and Discontent in Your Workplace. A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Clyde has spent the last 27years helping people get set free from unhealthy thought and behavior patterns that keep them stuck in low productivity and unsatisfactory results. Can anyone say, “Washington, DC?”
According to National Alliance on Mental Illness, 43.8 million adults in the United States experience mental illness in any given year. The fallout in the workplace is extensive, costing employers an estimated $225.8 billion dollars.
Dr. David Ballard, head of the Center for Organizational Excellence, says that employers who understand the link between employee wellbeing and organizational performance are best positioned for success in the economic recovery.
What does that mean to you, the business leader? It means that if you could find a way to help your employees and business associates find a place of better mental clarity and stability that job performance would increase right along with your bottom line.
Marianne Clyde captures the reader’s attention by teaching 10 Essential Principles as the basis for finding a strong internal locus of control instead of continuing to be thrown off balance by circumstances and external stimuli. Equipping leaders to set an example of strong mental health in the workplace, and to recognize when others might be struggling, Clyde lays out practical steps you can take that are easy to understand and implement. She expertly guides you and your employees in making the necessary changes to establish a foundation of strong mental health in your workplace, whether that is in business, politics or in the home.
Business leaders have this to say about her new book:
“Zentivity captures precisely what modern society needs to get back to the basics and create a healthy and sustainable balance between personal life and work. The 10 principles are a strong foundation to accompany the illustrated strategies that will lead to a work environment where all succeed and thrive.”
—Kumi Sato, President and CEO, COSMO Public Relations Corporation, Tokyo
“Zentivity is an inspiring new way to look at what could be holding us down—and innovative ways to get out of that paradigm into a world full of possibilities and positivity. Easy-to-follow advice about important life skills is interspersed with hard-to-forget stories that helped me visualize whatZentivity living can be.
—Geeta Mehta, Adjunct Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at Columbia University in New York, Founder and President of Asia Initiatives
“Marianne Clyde has put together a clear picture of the modern work life and its stresses that tear at the fabric of our work places. The tools she shares to achieve Zentivity are fantastic, practical methods to help both employees and employers find balance, and improve their lives and productivity.”
—Lantie Jorandby, M.D., General and Addiction Psychiatrist, Amen Clinics Inc. DC
“Intellect, technical skills, or business plans mean nothing without a healthy team of employees to execute. Zentivity outlines a succinct yet impactful strategy to bringing humanity back into the workplace for optimal performance. Bravo for hitting the elephant on the head.”
—Chris Schembra, Founder and Chief Question Asker, 7:47 Club
Marianne Clyde is an expert in Mental Health in the workplace. Speaking to businesses and associations about empowerment, team building and relationship networking, she is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, in practice for over 27 years, energizing speaker and dauntless world traveller. She lived in Japan for over 8 years and has spent time in at least 20 developing countries, teaching about recovery from trauma, personal empowerment and interpersonal relationships.
She has met with child soldiers, amputees and rebel army leaders in Sierra Leone, visited with victims of rape as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, taught doctoral students in Afghanistan about the effects of stress on mental health and spoken to large gatherings in Pakistan after visiting with earthquake victims in the Northwest Frontier. After partnering with the former Ambassador from Malawi to Japan, to establish village maize gardens and other projects, the Ambassador had this to say, “Marianne is an excellent trauma counselor, networker, change agent and revolutionary. Through her initiatives, the poor children and women of Malawi have realized new lives. Child mortality has been mitigated by the provision of clean borehole water. Hospitals are no longer overcrowded by children who were admitted due to hookworms. School going rates have doubled as no child is soaked while at school. In return Malawian women call Marianne ANAPHIRI meaning a woman from the great clan.”
She has written and published numerous articles, appeared on radio and television worldwide, commenting on topics ranging from gun violence to having a happy marriage. Host and producer of her own TV shows, she has also hosted a call in radio show and has produced Moments of Mindfulness Meditation CD.
After launching 2 best-selling books, Peaceful Parenting: 10 Essential Principles and Un-Leashed: Practical Steps to Get Your Life Unstuck, she has now released her most powerful book to date, Zentivity™: How to Eliminate Chaos, Stress and Discontent in Your Workplace. As chaos, reactivity and polarization reign, whether your workplace is in politics, business or home, she recognizes and advocates for mental health in the workplace. She encourages readers to establish a strong internal locus of control, so as not to get knocked off balance by the winds of opinion, changes in the economy or upheaval in politics. Only then, she asserts, can you truly make the changes that need to be made. Only then, can you even begin to be the leader you are called to be.
Marianne is the founder of the Marianne Clyde Center for Holistic Psychotherapy, in Warrenton, VA, winner of the 2017 Best of Warrenton award, and also the founder of Be the Change Foundation empowering and equipping women in need to build successful home-based businesses.