Providing Solutions for Human Resources, Talent Management, Training,
Leadership Development and Organizational Effectiveness
                 Areas of Expertise:
    •        Leadership Development & Executive Coaching
    •        Talent Management & Acquisition
    •        Organization Effectiveness
    •        Performance Management
    •        Strategic Planning
    •        Career Transition & Outplacement
    •        Human Resources Management
           Training and Development

Marilyn partners with businesses in thought leadership to develop and implement talent strategy and employee
engagement solutions to improve organization performance. She aligns assessment, strategy and delivery of solutions
spanning the entire employee life cycle; including talent acquisition, employee engagement, performance management,
employee training and leadership development, change management, career transition and outplacement to achieve
individual and organization effectiveness. Clients span a variety of industries including technology, telecommunications,
construction, insurance and financial services, healthcare and medical services, hospitality, retail, manufacturing, etc.    
Prior to starting her own practice in 2006, 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 organization consulting, leadership coaching and career transition service delivery to high profile corporate
clients; yielding improved organization 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 up to 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.

She has been recognized for her services to her profession and the community; including  The HR Association of Palm
Beach County's LIfetime Achievement Award, the  Business Journal’s Excellence in Human Resources Award; finalist for the
HR Professional of the Year and South Florida Staffing Management Association.  She served three years as the District
Director for HR Florida’s State Council and was awarded the District Director of the Year. Marilyn is Past President of the
Human Resources Association of Broward County (HRABC) and was awarded Florida’s Chapter President of the Year
Award.  She is the creator of HRPBC’s Best in HR Awards and HRABC’s HR Best Practices Awards and later inducted to
HRABC’s Member Hall of Fame. Marilyn served three years on the Board of  Directors for the HR Association of Palm Beach
County (HRPBC) and serves as on the Past Presidents’ Counsel for HRABC. She also served as mentor for the South
Florida Compensation and Benefits Association and the HR Advisory Board for Florida International University and was an
active board member for The Child Care Resources and Referral Services.

Marilyn has been interviewed and quoted in national and local publications and radio such as NPR, The Wall Street Journal,
Sun-Sentinel, Palm Beach Post and Miami Herald to name a few.  Marilyn has been the key note presenter on various
Talents, Career and Workforce related topics to numerous SHRM events and other associations such as the Financial
Executive International (FEI), The Business Development Board, Chamber of Commerce, HR Fla. State Council, Florida
Blood Banks, the Construction Financial Management Association and Nova Southeastern’s Florida Career Consortium and
she conducts SHRM HR certification preparation courses.

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.
Marilyn C. Durant, M.S., SPHR, SHRM - SCP
Senior Human Resources Consultant, Talent
Management Strategist & Career & Executive Coach