Marilyn C. Durant

Marilyn works with businesses and individuals in thought leadership to develop and implement talent strategy and employee engagement solutions to improve organization effectiveness. She aligns assessment, strategy and delivery of solutions spanning the entire employee life cycle; including talent acquisition, employee engagement, performance management, employee and leadership development, change management, career management, career transition and outplacement to achieve individual and organizational performance.

Prior to working with Activate Group, Marilyn was Vice President of Human Capital for a national start up organization; where she developed and implemented a successful talent and leadership strategy to acquire, develop and integrate people, processes and systems on a national basis at all levels.

As Vice President at Right Management Consultants, Marilyn developed and managed key business relationships. She also provided organizational consulting, leadership coaching and career transition service delivery to high profile corporate clients; yielding improved results.

Previous to joining Right, Marilyn was Senior Manager for Florida’s HR Consulting for RSM McGladrey, a nationally recognized Public Accounting firm. Prior to that, she was an independent consultant, who co-founded and managed her former Human Resources Consulting firm with 20 employees for six years before merging forces with RSM; providing HR and organization development solutions for a variety of domestic and international clients across a variety of industries.

Preceding her consulting career, Marilyn developed her leadership and HR management skills at Bloomingdale’s Stores for ten years; first as HR Director for their Boca Raton prototype store with over 900 employees. She was later promoted to the Director of Administration; with combined store operations and HR under her leadership. Prior to Bloomingdale’s, Marilyn was Director of HR for Sysco Foods, Florida; Corporate Director of Training for Jordon Marsh Stores and earlier; corporate and branch store service and systems training for Burdines’s, a division of Federated Stores.

Ms. Durant is an accredited Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM-SCP through The Society for Human Resource Management. She holds a Master’s degree in Adult Education from Florida International University and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Miami.

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About Howard M. Shore

Howard M. Shore is a Certified Gazelles Coach, Certified Public Accountant Certified Executive Coach, Certified Behavioral Analyst, Certified Values Analyst, and Certified Attributes Index Analyst. He has earned Bachelor and MBA degrees from Florida International University, and completed advanced executive programs at Harvard Law School and the University of Chicago.