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Marlene Chism Portrait

Marlene Chism is the leading authority on stopping workplace drama. She works with C-Suite leaders to build drama-free cultures that drive growth and reduce costly mistakes. Marlene is known for helping managers address “the elephant in the room” and initiate conversations that get results. Her expertise includes leadership development, conflict management and strategic communication.

Marlene is a recognized expert on the LinkedIn/Lynda global learning platform, producing educational videos on Anger Management, and Having Difficult Conversations.

She is the author of three commercially published books: Stop Workplace Drama (Wiley 2011), No-Drama Leadership (Bibliomotion 2015), and Stop Drama in Your Healthcare Practice (Greenbranch 2018).

As a seasoned professional speaker, Marlene’s transformational message of personal responsibility and alignment is making its way around the globe at leadership academies, corporate retreats, association conferences and customized webinars.

Marlene earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from Drury University and a master’s degree in HR Development from Webster University.  She is an advanced practitioner in narrative coaching.

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