“Great leadership session. Drama, which is part of every business is something that you can overcome if you learn how to understand where conflict comes from and how you can turn it into constructive interaction.”

David Burlis

Owner at Express Employment Professionals
Greater St Louis Area

“Your program could not have come at a better time. There have been difficult challenges going in some areas where expectations are not being met. It’s been challenging to get everyone to focus on moving forward and clarifying what they really want, what realistic choices are and commitment to moving forward on a different path. Your session today was enough to give me some ideas on how to approach this in a different way. My boss is holding me accountable for making two groups functional again and now I have the clarity to move ahead.”


Sr Director Business Information Systems Salk Institut

“I just wanted to take a quick second to say thank you! I was reviewing my notes from our initial meeting, back in September, and I came across this – ‘instead of taking it personally, say this ‘this belongs to you and not me.’’ This statement alone has changed my life immensely over the last few months! I never realized that I used to take on other people’s problems and make them my own…feeling their sorrows, pressures, heart aches and the like, but I no longer do that! Making this my mantra has been absolutely liberating! So, thank you again, for this life changing information!”


Consultants in Healthcare

“I want to send you a note of thanks for the incredible transformation that you’ve had in my life in what I’ve had the opportunity to learn from you, not only on a personal level, but as well how I’ve seen it impact my team and most importantly, my leader. I hear her use the language of the drama triangle often and we even jokingly consider it our new team motto to say “step away from the triangle” when drama situations arise. I thank you for your passion and commitment to spreading your knowledge and helping others – it’s truly had an impact on my life personally and professional and I thank you so much for that.”

Keli Barbee

Express Employment Professionals

“I want to say THANK YOU for doing what you do. I found out about you just as I started out in management, and with your help I have transformed a negative, drama-filled, self-involved team of individuals into a mostly pleasant and very well-functioning team. This year we have had two different members of our team out on extended medical leave. Three years ago, this would have meant disaster. Now, this experience has brought the team closer and shown them what they can do when they work together and build each other up rather than focusing on limitations or roadblocks. It has made all the difference for our team. I just finished doing mid-term reviews for my team members, and every one of them commented that “people seem happy to be here.” I am so thrilled with this transformation! THANK YOU!”

Kari Brashers

Manager, Regulatory Compliance – ANPAC

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“I run two Express Professional Employment franchises and Marlene Chism’s No-Drama Leadership approach has given me the business results that | want.”

Terri Greeno

Owner at Express Employment Professionals
Crystal Lake, lllinois

“You are a treasure. Your life’s work is a gift and this gift allows me the opportunity to learn and in doing so, I become a better husband, father, son and leader. You see, being present in the moment, in those conversations, has helped me begin to refocus and to become the best possible version of “me”. I gained clarity from listening to you!

I am committing to make every day count and yesterday was the beginning. You have inspired to get moving and to strive beyond the limits of my current reach! I have come to realize that I need to take ownership of my professional development. I need to forge a clear-cut vision of what I really want to do and be. It has been awhile since I have focused and tried to get clear. My oars have been inside the boat and I have been drifting. What else can I say?!…

Thank you for your dedication and passion for your work. ”

Joe Sadtler, Jr.

Office Manager, South Louisville Pediatrics, P.S.C.

“Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! I am in career services and work with retraining and placing unemployed and talk about drama in the classroom. I came across your book and read it several times and am doing workshops on it with the students and it has changed me and my thinking. When you defined drama as something that blocks you the way you did, my the light bulbs went off in class as well as for me. I know drama is stressful but to equate it to prosperity was brilliant. I told the students to go out and buy your books since reading just this one has opened my scope and I know I am on the right track. I have been coaching and counseling students and telling them in essence the same thing that you wrote on but you covered much more especially with explaining the how to’s. I enjoyed your morning inspirations as well and I gave the website to my students and highly advised them to subscribe as well.”

Joann M. Cuozzo

BS, CEHRS, CBCS, CMAA, Dean, Allied Health/Director, Career Services Division, Network Learning Institute

“Marlene, I cannot tell you how much your presentation was appreciated. I have heard great comments from our clerical staff to our doctorally prepared faculty. You packed a mighty wallop into a short amount of time.”

Dr. Anne Brett

President, Cox College

“This was the most impressive and knowledgeable speaker that I’ve ever had in a conference.”

Brenda Maurice

Manager Organizational Development, AAA Cooper Transportation

“I just got home after listening to your presentation for Cryovac employees and had to e-mail you about the effect it had on me personally. First of all you have helped me see “drama” as something that is part of being human and not something always being negative. My definition of drama was dramatically different than your definition. Identifying the obstacles that limit my prosperity and peace is to me a liberating thought. And the realization that “willingness” is the necessary catalyst for change was humbling and poignant but exactly what I needed to hear. I will be reading your book with an open mind to discover further insights that I am sure will aid in becoming better in my career and more importantly in my day to day life with family, friends and myself. Thank you for speaking out and educating people with your strategies. I feel like I am starting on a new journey and it is exhilarating!”

Jim Fishback


Results are dependent upon your goals and outcomes, however here is a list of some of the outcomes and results our clients have experienced:

  • Profitability through clarity and alignment
  • Dramatically improved workplace relationships
  • Increased personal effectiveness and focus
  • Improved communication dynamics
  • Higher levels of engagement
  • Personal and professional growth
  • Renewed energy and joy
  • Increased productivity through eliminating drama
  • Discovery of new gifts to deliver in the workplace


Need Clarity? Want to elevate your leadership? Ready to align your management team? Email here, or call 1.888.434.9085 to set up a time to talk with Marlene Chism.