Miami Dade County Public School District

The Impact



Serviced June 2022 with Progress Partners Consulting


“I lacked relationships with my coworkers and thanks to the Mental Muscle Challenge, I now have better connections with my colleagues. I’m overall feeling more mindful and resilient to deal with everyday challenges.” – Juan

“I was constantly complaining about things that were going wrong. The overall value I received from the Mental Muscle Challenge is to be more thankful, grateful, aware, and more positive. The three most significant improvements is that I’ve become more appreciative of what really matters in life, like love, family and health. Another improvement I noticed personally is all the small wins that I have on a daily basis.” – Raimel

“I lacked direction during the day. Thanks to the Mental Muscle Challenge, I now have a better connection to my co-workers, better communication with them, and am taking greater accountability for my personal goals.” – Gabriel G. 

“It was challenging for me to see the positive. The Mental Muscle Challenge was an amazing experience for me. I’m now beginning the day with gratitude and am looking for things to be grateful for.” – Emmy

“I was unaware of my feelings. The Mental Muscle Challenge gave me the opportunity to reflect on my thoughts and emotions. I feel the benefits of journaling and open communication with my coworkers.” – Luigi

“I was stressed about finances and not feeling great about work. The Mental Muscle Challenge helped me to slow down. As a result, I’m having a more positive work experience and I’m expressing gratitude more often.” – Cassandra

“I felt very stressed. The Mental Muscle Challenge made me self-reflect and become more aware of all the positive things I have going for me. I’ve started to write more poetry and feel overall more positive.” – Maria 

“Before the challenge I noticed that gratitude was not part of my life. The value I gained has been that I have incorporated sharing gratitude with my own kids daily. Three significant improvements I have noticed were connecting with colleagues, self-reflection, and finding the positives in my life.” – Barbara M. 

“I was feeling burned out. The Mental Muscle Challenge gave me encouragement from so many healthy, inspirational, self care messages and reminders. I value the social connections during the Challenge, and more importantly, the daily practice of gratitude. I now have a much more positive outlook everyday that will reflect in my work and service to others.” – Doris

“I wasn’t feeling well. The Challenge allowed me to notice and celebrate the little things that are good and feel grateful for them. I’m now feeling more mindful, taking better care of myself, and laughing more often.” – Maria

Miami Beach Senior High School

The Impact

Thanks to/because of the 30-Day Challenge…

92% attuned their awareness to the positive things at work and in life.

92% feel a greater sense of community and connection.

83% feel that the quality of relationships with colleagues has improved.

75% took more time for self-care.

75% say that their overall well-being has improved.


Serviced Oct 2022 with Progress Partners Consulting


“I felt burned out at the end of the day. Reflecting on my day really helped and made me feel less burnout. More awareness. Less stress.” Osvaldo Samper

“I wasn’t taking time out for myself. I became more in tune with myself-and doing things of value for me. My improvements are better health, self awareness, and I have a sense of being part of a team.” –Aida De Welde (Diaz)

“As a new teacher, It’s been difficult to build relationships with my colleagues. Thanks to the Hi Tide Challenge I got to know my colleagues better. Improvements from the 30-day challenge are greater levels of self awareness of my attitude. I’m feeling more gratitude for all the positive things. I also experience improvements in faculty/staff sense of family.” –Walter Busse

“Our staff was in need for many years to connect in a more social and fun way. It was refreshing to hear all that my colleagues are grateful for related to school and the students. The idea of having this challenging is a step of improving staff morale and connectivity “ Anete Lobo 

“I was able to learn more about my colleagues. Improvements from the Hi Tide Challenge is better communication, teamwork and respect “ Linda Merilus

“I was really stressed out and I am now calmer and more in control of my attitude, thanks to the Hi Tide Challenge. I feel overall more gratitude, less stress, and have a more positive outlook.”

“I was feeling overwhelmed. The Hi Tide Challenge made me more thankful for the good things. I now have more peace of mind.”

One of my biggest challenges before this experience was not recognizing all the blessings — all the positivity — that surrounded me. After participating in the Hi Tide Challenge, my perspective and my outlook completely changed. I became more positive, more grateful. The 3 most significant improvements I’m experiencing are: 1) A more positive, appreciative outlook; 2) More awareness; 3) More peace of mind.”

“Through the Hi Tide Challenge I was able to make connections with many colleagues. The improvements are better communication, understanding of perceptions, and better relationships.”