Board Certified Coach specializing in personal & professional growth, relationships, & transitions
Marlene has spent her professional career helping people live more satisfying, fulfilling, and happier lives. Originally trained as a Clinical Counselor with a Ph.D. in Psychology, she is a Nationally Board Certified as both a Coach* and a Counselor. In addition to her clinical practice, she also has broad experience working in the business arena; co-created three non profit organizations; served as an elected official; is an active volunteer with the American Red Cross, at the local and national level, and as an Executive Service Corps member for the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University. She has also served as adjunct faculty at several institutions of higher learning and is a regular contributor toPittsburgh Today Live on KDKA TV. In her spare time she enjoysencaustic painting,scuba diving, cooking, and traveling with her husband to see their three grown sons who live in Boston, Austin and Los Angeles.
My Role As Your Coach
As your coach, my role is to act as a catalyst to inspire, motivate, and energize you to more fully recognize and achieve your goals, dreams, and aspirations. How does this happen? By creating a strong, trusting alliance we will shine a light on your strengths; explore the gap between where you are now and where you want to be; examine your current habits, practices, and patterns and discern if they are supporting you in attaining your goals. We will also explore what gets in your way and how to break through those barriers.
During our coaching sessions we will create inspired space and dedicate time for your ideas and creative spirit to flourish. This doesn't happen naturally in our busy lives without the intentional focus and commitment coaching offers. My goal is to support the personal unfolding of your ideal life and forward your journey toward attaining long term fulfillment and satisfaction.
Our meetings can take place via phone, Skype, Facetime or in person depending on where you live. It's convenient, private, and easy.
I believe people are the experts of their own lives and have within themselves the inner wisdom, goodness, creativity and power to realize their potential and manifest their dreams. My role, as a coach, is to reflect your strengths and unique qualities, offer tools to help unearth your true self and discover how to enhance all areas of your life. Together we will commit time and energy to discern what is truly important to you and develop a plan to achieve balance, optimal health, and well being.
" Our guidance comes not from external authority but from the inner teacher, and we need community to help us clarify and amplify the inner teacher's voice... We need both the interior intimacy that comes with solitude and the otherness that comes with community. Together, they make us whole, like breathing in and breathing out." Parker J Palmer
* Board Certified Coach (BCC) is awarded through the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) as a means to independently verify that applicants have met professional coaching competency standards established by CCE and are subject matter experts. These standards reflect the common knowledge, skills and abilities of a professional coach. The BCC is a mark of quality and provides independent third party verification that they have achieved certain coaching competency standards.