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Photo by Jon Lundstrom, Junebug Photography.

I'm Dr. Marcus J. Fila, a speaker, researcher, and  consultant on reducing excessive and unnecessary work stress, and unwanted employee turnover. This includes issues of job satisfaction, motivation, working culture, and job design.


My interest in work stress developed during business development and senior executive recruitment positions in the US and UK. I was paid to make turnover happen, but would never move someone simply for more money (because they would then take a subsequent offer for more money still), so the question became why else would people move? Beyond macro circumstances and industry-level challenges, there was almost always excessive or unnecessary forms of work stress coming from inside their organization.

I was amazed at how powerfully excessive work stress through controllable, but unmanaged circumstances at work could affect even the highest caliber of people.


I wanted to turn the clock back for these people, and their organizations, and sort out the problems before they started. It frankly annoyed me how even world renowned organizations were losing so many good people, often for quite rudimentary reasons that were in the control of their leadership. So, I made a move into speaking and consulting, to bring knowledge and solutions to leaders from my research in work stress and reducing unwanted turnover. 



My greatest roadblock is people's belief that there's nothing we can do about it. Fifty years of research says otherwise. We don't, for example, say the same thing about fear. We find out the root cause of fear, attribute it, and make adjustments to ourselves and the situation (where possible), and deal with it. We can absolutely do the same thing with work stress.

My background, training, and focus, is tailor-made for dealing with excessive work stress, and unwanted turnover. Contact me with questions, or to get started!

Ph.D. Organizational Leadership and Analysis

M.Sc. Industrial and Organizational Psychology

M.B.A. Strategy, Personal and Professional Development

This short clip explains work stress

This podcast digs below the surface

Here's how I can help your team or organization

Contact me to ask questions or get started

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