Greater Fort Myers Chamber’s Sept. 12 luncheon to share tips on how to combat burnout and stress

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12 and will share insights on how to combat burnout and stress.

During the luncheon, attendees will hear from Melissa Severance, executive, career and leadership coach and owner of Inspire Big Dreams, LLC, speaking on mindful moments to fight burnout and stress.

Severance works with executives, entrepreneurs, emerging leaders, teams and companies to inspire, motivate and spark action to achieve goals. She helps to shift their mindset, develop and implement strategy, build stronger networking and employee relationships and increase their leadership skills. She has been an innovative human resource leader for over 20 years and utilizes her experience to coach, consult and lead leadership, HR and mindfullness trainings, workshops and webinars.

Additionally, Marliss Brockington, director of lifelong learning eductaion for The School District of Lee County, will speak on a new program from the District’s Adult Education Department. The School District of Lee County’s Adult Education Department, in partnership with the Lee County Economic Development Office through the FutureMakers Coalition, is offering a free, virtual soft-skills micro-credential program using Education Design Lab’s “21st Century Skills.”

The courses are free to all Lee County residents and cover topics like empathy, oral communication, initiative, creative problem solving and more. This is an opportunity for local businesses to offer free professional development courses to their employees and to collaborate with the District and additional community partners.

The September luncheon will take place at Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Myers, located at 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive in Estero. Admission is $35 for Chamber members and $40 for future members and includes lunch.

The luncheon is sponsored by HBKS Wealth Advisors. To learn more or to register, visit or call 239-332-2930. Registration closes Friday, Sept. 8.

About the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce:

Serving Lee County and surrounding areas since 1989, the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is a business organization that provides solutions and serves as a catalyst for growing the economy. The Chamber represents nearly 750 professionals and businesses throughout Southwest Florida, empowering, connecting and uniting members through meaningful networking, educational and community- and business-focused programs and events. For additional information regarding membership opportunities or events, please call 239-332-2930 or visit For the latest news and updates, follow the Chamber on Facebook at