Leah Marone, MSW, LCSW

Title: Division 1 Clinician who Raises the BAR: Boundaries, Anxiety, and Resilience

Mental Health Care

Education: Ball State University - University of Texas-Austin
Charlotte, NC, USA


Leah Marone, MSW, LCSW, battled her own issues with anxiety as a Division 1 athlete and has over 20 years of clinical experience as a psychotherapist. She has facilitated over 20,000 therapy sessions, writes for Psychology Today, is a Newsweek Expert Forum Member, and leads women's empowerment groups. She is highly sought after to speak at HR and leadership conferences nationwide. Her education, experience, and passion for helping others has morphed into working with companies such as Red Ventures, Equitable,
Mountain Point, and Electrolux.

Leah offers a number of supportive services and fully assesses the company culture in order to meet an organization 'where they are' and address it's needs. Her 5-step initiative not only reinforce the importance of mental health within an entire organization, but also identifies areas where growth and connection are needed to prevent high turnover, address burnout, and improve productivity.


Empowering others to gain resilience and improve their productivity by simplifying their lives and reducing anxiety.
Leah believes that in order for change to occur, we must first validate where we are, what we think, and how we feel.

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Best Story

I was asked to speak to a prominent mentoring agency on personal and professional boundary setting. Truthfully, I was a bit intimidated as most of the group was comprised with retired C-suite executives and successful entrepreneurs who were now giving back and providing mentorship to small business owners. My speech began and was highly interactive from the start. I could tell early on that the ideas I was presenting were new to this group of seasoned professionals and it generated a lot of learning. Many of the mentors circled back with me after the speech and shared how much they enjoyed the session mainly because of the new thoughts it generated for them. The program is now implementing some of my tactics and self-awareness activities in their training program. It was an exhilarating and humbling experience simply because I was the catalyst for new learning and growth for individuals that are typically in that role for others.

Origin Story

I owe a great deal of my ability to cope and battle my own anxiety to participating in sports growing up. The ability to take risks and push myself was never something I struggled with. I was a pleaser and strongly cared how others perceived me. I tended to put others’ needs and emotions before my own and would become emotionally drained. Part of my journey has included adjusting how I speak to myself and how I create and maintain boundaries. At a young age, I realized that I wanted to help and empower people. Stories of triumph, pain, and resilience fascinated me, and I learned over the years how to create the space necessary for others to process and reach deeper levels of vulnerability.

Example talks

Corporate Culture: Prioritizing Employee Mental Wellness to Increase Productivity and Prevent Burnout

People are working longer hours and burnout rates continue to rise. Are we really working as productively as we can or our we more distracted and trying to operate on high levels without prepping our minds and bodies? Gain insight on how to promote the importance of self-care and living proactively in a corporate environment that supports the mental wellness of its employees and teams. This will only decrease turnover and increase overall productivity. Increasing self-awareness and creating health boundaries is essential for this change to occur.

COVID-19: Addressing Grief, Managing Anxiety, and Building Resilience

Topics discussed:

- Coping with stress/anxiety
- Signs and symptoms of depression
- Improving motivation and productivity
- Making necessary adjustments and setting boundaries
- Gaining self-awareness and tweaking expectations

The Four S's of Structure: Living Proactively, NOT Reactively

Maintaining your mental health begins with prioritizing the basics: Sleep, Sweat, Sugar, Silence. Learn how to build a solid, consistent foundation that allows for rejuvenation and therefore an increase in productivity and happiness.

Support, Not Solve

Whether you are a CEO, HR professional, coach, or parent, adopting a Support and NOT Solve mentality will not only motivate the individuals you are working with, but it will also provide a framework that encourages you to create and maintain healthy boundaries.

 Judgement and First Impressions
 Trust: Building and Rebuilding
 Using and Assessing Nonverbal Communication
 Importance of Being an Active Learner
 Maintaining Presence in Conversations

The Power of Presence

Discusses the differentiation between stress and anxiety while providing tools to help reduce symptoms in the moment. Emphasizes the importance of being proactive rather than reactive. Educates on how to gain more self-awareness and create a higher level of life-balance. Shares the benefits of being present and how to incorporate mindfulness practices into any routine.