Welcome to your coming out party. I am so glad that youâ€™ve found your way here.
This is an invitation for you, if youâ€™ve been feeling restless in a life that has gotten a bit too small.
This is an invitation for you, if there is a part of you â€“ wild and unruly and deeply gorgeous â€“ that is fighting for a seat at the table.
This is an invitation for you, if you are ready to begin the work of repairing your relationship with yourself, so that you can welcome more of yourself into your everyday life.
I know that there is a part of you that feels unseen. The part that hasn’t yet found itâ€™s place.
A part that is afraid to move forward, even when all signs point to YES.
A part that is careful not to take up too much space or worries about being too much.I see your potential, because I see how beautiful and brilliant and insightful you are. Not because I am awaiting for you to be more or do more. I see who you are, already.
Too often we tell ourselves…
Iâ€™ll only love you when youâ€™re good. Iâ€™ll only love you when you lose 10 lbs. Iâ€™ll only love you when you are following all of my rules â€“ sealing up your messy parts and denying your peculiarities.
You are good and lovable already.
Our best and worst parts are fused together. Until we welcome our messy parts into our lives, carving out a cozy space for them in our hearts, we cannot access our deepest truth or beauty, either. They are one and the same.
Iâ€™m after that deep truth. I am lit up by helping you cultivate a life that allows you to feel really good â€“ a life where you love yourself and allow yourself to be loved by those around you.
I will teach you how to trust show up, prioritize your needs, and take supreme care of yourself. This is the process of actively participating in your life, instead of sitting back and letting your life happen to you.
I will hold space for you to tap into your inner wisdom, and begin to create a life that truly reflects you. I will witness your becoming.
This is about what lights you up from the inside.
This is about taking practical, actionable steps towards the life and career that you want, while curating the belief system and daily practice of reverence that provides the emotional underpinning.
In other words, when you love yourself and have your own back â€“ anything is possible.
Real beauty. Real conversation. Real sadness. Unbridled laughter. Living in technicolor.
It all begins with the love and acceptance that you have for yourself.
I am here to support that part of you – the part that is ready and waiting to be ignited, turned on, leaned into, and invited.
This is your official invitation.
What are you ready for?
How do you want to see yourself?
What do you want the world to know about you?
Ready? Here are the details.
Who: You + Me
What: Digging deep. Shining bright. Profound support for all of your parts. Celebrating the person that you already are, while inciting you to become who you were meant to be.
Where: Coaching via skype and telephone, anywhere in the world.
When: Just say the word (and click the button below).
Why: Youâ€™re hungry for a life that is truly yours. I want to help you get from here to there.
How: Click the bright shiny button below to schedule a sample session, where we will hop on the line and jam about your life for 20 minutes to make sure that we are a perfect fit.
A love note to those who are drawn to this work, but aren’t ready (yet) to RSVP:
Yes, you have a place here.
No, you do not need to RSVP right now.
I invite you to sign up here for weekly(ish) love notes from me. I will keep inviting you. I will keep sending all my love your way. I will invite you for 10 years if thatâ€™s how long it takes you to be ready. You are absolutely welcome to lurk around the periphery while your resolve builds and your heart starts to sing. There is a place for you here.
This sounds totally awesome, but.. uh… how does coaching actually work?
Youâ€™re matter of fact. I love that about you. Iâ€™m utterly matter of fact too, with a touch of woo.
Our work will look like this ::
You and me, hopping on the line for weekly 60-minute sessions. If we are beginning a new coaching relationship, I ask that you give yourself to the process for 3 months. Many of my clients are off and running (or dancing or singing or spinning or launching) by that time, but thatâ€™s when we will re-evaluate to see if you want to continue working after the 3 month mark.
Your investment for working with me weekly is $600 per month (4 sessions/month) and bi-monthly is $300 per month (2 sessions/month). This can be paid in a solid chunk with a bit of a discount or monthly installments.
Our work might also look like this ::
Homework. Soul searching. Email support between sessions. Crying. Â Invitations to stretch your boundaries. Getting messy. Â Big, HUGE celebrations. Fits of laughter. Breathing deep on both ends of the line. Taking photos of yourself. Writing prompts and journalling. Book recommendations. Tiny adventures. Open communication. Supreme self-care rituals. Deep permission to be yourself, as often as you need it.
Big, big love from previous clients
|When I started working with Mara I was struggling with general feelings of being “lost” and unable to move forward with my decision on grad school, along with the constant struggle of confidence/body love.I would describe working with Mara as: a caring push. The very next goal I am going to tackle is – being aware and asking myself the questions to stay mindful and get to know myself better.
- Amy W., Illinois
Working with Mara has been an absolute pleasure and privilege. To feel so safe when talking about such deeply personal issues and to be met with such genuine care, kindness and warmth has been an incredible experience.
Mara is the best friend that listens objectively, reflects what you’ve said, and prompts you to answer the important questions that you know need to be answered.
Mara creates a safe and encouraging space to explore these answers and truly believes in her client’s strength to create any life that they imagine.
-Â TamarÂ S. 25, Canada
|Over the time I have spent working with Mara, I have been pushed via her open-ended writing prompts as well as her loving listening style to be more honest. Not just with her, but with myself. I had to examine what routines, patterns, and habits were working, and which patterns weren’t…furthermore we got to the root as to why those habits existed in the first place.I feel like our sessions are more like secret-swapping, where I am discovering that I wasn’t the alien weirdo I always thought I was. I am starting to give myself permission to be and love the woman I am right now.Â This journey into cultivating the kind of life I want, digging deep within the self I already am has been made phenomenally easier with the support and care Mara doles out by the gallon. That kind of unconditional acceptance is truly priceless.
- Stephanie R., Illinois
|Working with Mara has been wonderful. Â I approached her about a couple of issues where I felt very stuck in my life… and now it feels like everything is ticking along. Â Mara’s combination of writing exercises and calls worked really well. Â The exercises gave me somewhere to focus and Mara’s feedback was always thought provoking in the best way.Â As I’ve been dealing with big issues,Â Mara has been both a sounding board and an enthusiastic cheerleader. Â I couldn’t recommend her more.
- Kristin Milton, Australia
|The thing I love about working with Mara is that I always end up feeling like I’ve just gotten a booster shot of energy and inspiration after each interaction. It’s the kind of thing I think everyone should experienceÂ especiallyÂ if you’re diving into the business of working for yourself. Â Taking that flying leap into the unknown has a giant fear factor for me, and the terror of it all can sometimes sweep me under.Mara has this way of being my own personal cheerleader without the over-the-top cheers and pompoms. Her coaching is a gentle reminder that that even when it’s scary, I’ve got this. And it helps to know that not only do I have someone in my corner but I have someone in my corner who’s full of juicy tidbits to keep me inspiredÂ and excited while I’m at it.Mara is without a doubt a key reason I found enough confidence to finally put my ducks in a row, figure out what I needed and turn my little dream of a creative business into a reality.Â Her energy is infectious, and that is especially valuable when you’re tied up in the nitty-gritty of the land of business and your life in general.|
|I just love working with Mara. She holds a space for you to think and guides in a way that is honest and open.Â After three sessions I am moving forward from a place of confidence to build my own business. Working with her has also helped me to clearly communicate what it is I want to do. She is a great coach!
- Nicole Gelinas,Â life coach, Cape Cod
|Do you have dreams and goals that youâ€™ve never shared with anyone because in the back of your mind youâ€™re worried youâ€™d sound crazy or unrealistic? Do you wish that your family and friends would â€śget youâ€ť and help you live the authentic beautiful life you dream of for yourself? I can see your head shaking up and downâ€¦Â Talking to Mara was an amazing and extremely effective way of helping me clear away the clutter and roadblocks in my mind so that I could open my heart and mind to all of the possibilities and opportunities around me.Â Working with Mara helped me understand how to make my true dreams â€“ my big life-altering changes â€“ a reality. Her insightful comments, bold questions, daring advice and brilliant guidance helped shape the way I viewed myself, my goals and my future. Mara is lovely to work with and definitely worth your time.
- Erin Madore, Holistic Health Warrior atÂ Creative Soul in Motion
|My conversation with Mara left me with a sense of huge possibility. I felt affirmed and heard-the work I want to do in the world is not only possible-itâ€™s doable! Iâ€™ve had some big changes in the past year and Iâ€™d been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing, I forgot to notice.Mara gently helped me to acknowledge what Iâ€™ve already done and since then I have slowed down a little, honored my progress.Â Â At the same time, I am chipping away at my list of â€śactionable stepsâ€ť that Mara sent me after our talk. This is immensely helpful in knowing my next manageable step.One little thing at a time I am building the life of my dreams. I needed to connect with a wise woman who is walking her talk. If you are thinking of working with Mara, donâ€™t hesitate for a second! Highly recommend!
Â - Molly, Nurse
|Talking to Mara was like talking to my best friend. It was easy, laid back. The topics just sort of developed on their own, and I felt free to say whatever I needed to. She asked questions, led my thinking a little, and helped me understand what I was trying to say.Â I felt understood. I felt heard. I felt lighthearted in a way that I havenâ€™t in a long time.Â I would highly, HIGHLY recommend signing up for a coaching session with Mara sometime soon. Itâ€™s just such a natural way to work through your thoughts.Â Even after one session, I felt so much more at peace in my own head.She gave me the opportunity, the permission to just be myself, to feel and think the things that I do without judgement. It was such a powerful experience.
- Heather Hurd,Â Yummy Sushi Pajamas