Produce professionals can reduce stress with mental fitness

The produce industry is a stress-filled world. This pressure can take its toll, impacting your health, relationships and performance. Leadership coach, Wendy McManus, has a program to help produce professionals manage that stress and minimize its impact.

McManus is offering Mental Fitness Boot Camp in partnership with Positive Intelligence, Inc. "Mental fitness is your ability to handle life’s challenges with a positive, rather than a negative, mindset," she said.

Participants in the seven-week Mental Fitness Boot Camp start retraining their brains to manage stress and pressure.

Having studied mental fitness and positive intelligence intensely since March of 2020, McManus is now a Certified Positive Intelligence Coach (CPQC). She was one of just 14 coaches in the pilot program for this rigorous certification.

According to McManus, mental fitness and positive intelligence is more than just bright-side thinking. Your experience of stress is mostly dependent on the neural networks in your brain and your habitual thought patterns in response to the circumstances.

"A stressful situation can trigger the fight or flight response in your brain," McManus explains. Once that happens, you have far less access to your inherent strengths that could help you overcome the test you are facing. "But if you face that same situation with a positive mindset, you are more likely to maintain your calm, clear focus and conquer the challenge more effectively," she says.

“By training yourself to use a positive mindset as your default reaction to tough situations, you start rewiring your brain during this program,” said McManus. “Participants not only feel better, but their brains also change for the better.”

McManus says clients appreciate that the mental fitness framework synthesizes the latest developments in neuroscience, positive psychology, performance science and other research. “It is based on the work of my mentor and teacher, Shirzad Chamine, and it’s documented in his New York Times bestselling book, Positive Intelligence.”

McManus has also developed a 12-page Stress Survival Playbook, available for download here.

To find out more, contact McManus about the program, which is suited for individuals and teams.

For more information:
Wendy McManus
Tel: +1 (321) 695-3706 

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