Skills you can use to radically alter your relationships with the people who matter to you right now.
What Is Life Coaching? Who is Coaching For?
We are committed partners responsible for establishing and maintaining the coaching relationship. As the client, you are responsible for practicing the learning and providing feedback so I can increasingly tailor the coaching to you, whether it is a group or private session.
Coaching is focused on growing your relationship and personal competencies so you have more confidence and capacity in your relationships, especially with your partner(s), family, colleagues and with yourself.
Coaching is an evolving, iterative process where you bring your life to the coaching conversations and then bring the awareness, learning, and openings from coaching into your life.
Acceptance of others and ourselves opens up the possibility of learning. Practicing letting go of criticism of others and ourselves creates the opportunity for self-awareness and curiosity on our journey.
What you practice grows stronger! What you practice becomes a habit – so we focus on your awareness, understanding and practicing new habits of thinking, feeling, speaking and acting – for a kind, loving, confident and healthy relationships habits.
Being More of Your “Whole Self”:
My commitment is for you to integrate and align your thoughts and beliefs, your feelings, your gut feelings, and body sensations, what you say and what you do with who you really are (your “True Self”) Confidence and a sense of being home with yourself as well as kindness and self-acceptance emerge as you become more integrated.
Simplicity and Execution:
We will create realistic practices that will support you in creating new relationship habits. The point of our work is you to develop competencies and make sustainable changes to be more of who you are and see the impact in your relationships and your experience of life.
Personal and Customized:
When you are willing, we can explore and experiment to find ways of working together that meet your needs and are personal and customized to you. The more willing you are to share and try on learning, the more I understand you and can help you discover how to integrate your learning.
“I have 9 siblings who always want my help. One of my sisters lives in my building. She was always trying to tell me about her relationship and I feel I’m in the middle. I told my sister and her boyfriend I am out of their relationship. Now each time my sister tries to tell me about her boyfriend, now I tell her I don’t want to hear it. I’ve never done that before. I feel better about myself. I have peace now. I removed the drama out of my house.
Working with Marilyn and doing the assignments, I realize I’m letting my life pass me by. Just because my siblings ask me for help (time and money) doesn’t mean I have to do it. I can say “NO” and step back from them. I’ve been afraid to open the door into my life since my husband died. I’m starting to open the door and rays of sunshine are coming into my life. All I have to do is step out into my life and get what I want!”Andi P.
“Marilyn helped me through a difficult time when I was grieving.
My husband wanted to support me but the ways he tried to support me made me feel upset and angry. Marilyn helped me come up with the words and the ways to explain to him how he could support me in ways that worked for me.
Her listening, and then coaching, of me, really helped me find the right words… and it worked! We were able to go out to dinner and a movie after I told him what I needed. We had a really nice connection.
Marilyn is a great listener and a very wise coach about relationships. I highly recommend her.”Laura Cornell, Ph.D.
“Marilyn is an amazing coach with a deep understanding of relationships. After struggling with a blended family, Marilyn showed me how to create a home that was more open and understanding. Her practices for gratitude created a stronger bond between not only my husband and I but also my children. I have come to see that even my children’s bonds with each other strengthened and they have been kinder and more loving to each other. Marilyn’s course has created an invaluable impact on my life, and I couldn’t be more grateful!”Sarah K.