This is Whole Self and Whole Life Coaching

As a Relationship and Communication Coach, we can address both personal and professional challenges. You will get clear what is important to you so you can  achieve your goals and get unstuck in your journey. 

Coaching is about understanding where you are, where you want to go, then designing a path together to get you there.  As you start taking new actions, old habits of thinking, feeling, acting and speaking will show up.  Often, your journey isn’t just about one particular challenge even though that’s where we begin. It’s about who you are for yourself and how you show up in life with others.

I’ll be with you every step of the way as you design new habits that will  have you reach new levels of presence, clarity, and confidence.

Typically, my client is a heart-centered professional woman who wants to be her best self in love, work, and life. She may want to work on her love or personal relationship, her work relationships, leadership skills or other situations. This is Whole Self and Whole Life coaching. The same challenges with love relationships usually show up in her roles as a leader or influencer. To elevate, she may work on her relationship to herself, such as her beliefs, emotional habits/reactions (such as resentment, anger, shame, resignation, etc.). her willingness to be vulnerable, her confidence and self-worth,  or her right to speak up and be a leader in her life. She will develop new relationship and communication skills that will create deeper connections in her personal and professional relationships. She will be comfortable in her own skin, confident about how to navigate previously challenging situations,                          and proud of who she is becoming.

How do you want to show up?


When we work together, our relationship will be:

A Partnership

You and I are committed partners responsible for establishing and maintaining the coaching relationship. We work together – client and coach – as equals. Our relationship is built on mutual respect.  As the client, you are responsible for guiding the coaching agenda, practicing the learning you choose to do between sessions, and providing feedback. As your coach, I am responsible for designing a safe space (in group or private sessions) so you can discover and practice the skills most important to you in accomplishing your goals. 


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.


What you practice grows stronger! What you practice becomes a habit – so we focus on developing kind, loving, confident, and healthy relationship and communication habits. We start where you are and you build competency in your awareness, understanding, and practicing of new habits to be your best self. Practice includes having your body and heart learn new habits not just your mind.

Simplicity and Execution

We will create realistic on-going practices that will support you in creating new relationship and life habits.  The point of our work is for you to develop competencies and make sustainable changes to be more of who you are. When you see the impact in your relationships, with yourself and others, you will be more willing to change.

Learning Focused

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.

Acceptance, Curiosity, and Presence

Practicing letting go of criticism of others and yourself creates the opportunity for self-awareness and curiosity on your journey. Acceptance of others and yourself opens up the possibility of being present.  When you are present, love and compassion can arise.  Love is Acceptance!

Being More of Your Whole Self

Coaching addresses your whole self – past, present and future – and your life – your romantic, personal, and work relationships, and your relationship to yourself. My commitment is for you to integrate and align your thoughts and beliefs, your feelings, body sensations, what you say and what you do with who you really are (your “True Self”). You will develop confidence and a sense of being home with yourself as you better understand yourself and others. You will be aware of what is working and create new ways of functioning in the world that will directly impact your ability to achieve your personal and professional goals as you become more of who you are – aligned and open-hearted, effective an fulfilled.

Personal & Customized

In private coaching, we explore and experiment with new 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’ll understand you (and you will understand yourself, too).  My goal is for you to integrate your learning so it is your self-expression, not something to do! 

Marilyn never gave up on me or us.

Marilyn’s commitment to me and her caring about my quality of life (I’m dealing with an autoimmune disease) was amazing. Her listening is impeccable. She knew exactly what to say that worked to create an opening and freedom for me and my husband in each situation we dealt with.

I feel beyond blessed that she took a huge stand for our relationship. How lucky am I to have someone with such a strong commitment to our, and our son’s, happiness and futures. She created a space in the course and led us with the greatest compassion and care to a place of growth, peace, love and a breakthrough that we never thought would happen. Marilyn never gave up on me or us!

Sarah Bentley, Chiropractor

How does Private Coaching Work?

You can work faster and deeper in private coaching – we can meet weekly, every other week, or another schedule that supports you – and focus specifically on you. We’ll create a package for you to get the support you want and can afford.  

To begin, book one of the sessions below.  If you don’t know me, click on the RED button and if you know me a little (or a lot) or don’t know me but you are ready to see how we could work together, click on the YELLOW button.

What is Relationship School?

Let’s face it. Most of us never learned the essential relationship and communication we needed to navigate our complex romantic, family, friendship, and work relationships… and our relationship with ourselves.

Relationship School is a ongoing membership program. Each session is self-contained so you are never behind, and you can always go back to watch/listen to a prior teaching.

When you first join, you’ll be completing several assessments in preparation for your VIP Coaching Session. We’ll review the results, and jointly identify your top challenges and key practices to focus on in Relationship School for the next 4-6 months.  This way, no matter what the topic, you’ll know what to practice that will support you in your relationship goals.  For example, if self-kindness is something you’ll be working on, you can bring that to any topic and practice it. During the session you can ask question or post in our Community group so you can always get what you need to move forward.

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 Ready for a change? I’m here for you.


Click below to schedule either the “Brief Chat with Marilyn,” an initial 20-minute call so we can see if we connect and are comfortable to move forward, or schedule the “Breakthrough Discovery Call,” a 30-minute call where you complete a short form so we can start exploring your challenges and how we could move forward.

Both sessions are complimentary and will help you see how you could reach your goals working with me.

P.S. If we’ve spoken before and you want to move forward now, just send me a message here: and let me know what you want. 

I can’t wait to get to know you and support you in your journey to a more fulfilling life by mastering essential relationship and communication skills. 


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