Testimonials

Here’s a sample of the results my clients are experiencing…

Coach Mary is a perfect fit for me as she is a good listener (to the spoken and unspoken words) and she’s willing to hold me accountable.  She is my personal trainer for my mind and my soul.  I was concerned about doing coaching over the phone but have benefited from it in so many ways – especially with the flexibility of having her on speaker phone.  It enables me to make my notes or take part in the activities, and, to take part while on the road, if needed.

My life before Coach Mary was lacking clear direction and filled with doubt and negativity .  We continue to change that together as a team. I am at my personal best emotionally, spiritually, physically and soulfully because Mary continues to challenge me and cheer me on.  She’s giving me tools to live, react, play, and retreat differently than I’m used to while focusing on God’s love in all. From those tools, I have gained confidence and clarity in my work in the church, in my family, and in living a balanced life.  And often, a spark will ignite sermon ideas and themes – which is a fabulous benefit.  I highly recommend Mary to anyone seeking to be the best they can be, and she continues to surpass all my expectations.

– Janet Jones, Pastor, The United Church of Canada

Working with Mary has been an excellent experience. Mary’s approach to
coaching is not just about the profession, but takes all of my life values and goals into consideration. Her coaching style is to constantly ask questions to help me work through the issue – she listens exceptionally well and encourages me to talk through the challenges I face as a small business owner. She is exceptional at helping me think outside of the box. Mary is professional, thoughtful, encouraging and genuine. She has held me accountable to myself, and has helped me focus on what’s really important in my life. I highly recommend Mary as a business coach!
-Erin, Professional Photographer

Mary is extremely thoughtful, insightful, thorough and experienced, knowing just when to listen, when to ask the hard questions and when to offer advice! Mary’s ability to pinpoint the root issue, and use the right approach to building a plan and execute really helped me in planning a cross-continent move that would impact my career! With her genuine and personal approach I was able to wrap my head around a life altering decision, and create a manageable path to turning a dream into a reality!  I really looked forward to our sessions and absolutely recommend her services!
– Sanja, VP Sales

With coaching, Mary was always willing to challenge me – whether through looking at a situation from a different perspective, trying a new tact, or getting me to do something I’m not immediately comfortable with. She was always able to propose these ideas in ways that made them seem like a natural progression of one of my existing skills/strengths – she has a great ability to see what you excel at and build from that point. This was a really comfortable way to break into professional coaching. I really can’t recommend Mary enough.

– Seth P, Employee Development Advisor, Enmax

Mary is a great coach. She is an active listener who always has something profound to say. She is great at holding you accountable to the goals you’ve set. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to create positive change in their life.
– Byron G., Athlete for Team Canada (National Wheelchair Rugby Team)

Working with Mary has been a wonderful experience; her insight into individual needs is second to none and she has helped me discover a new career direction which I may have never stumbled upon without patience and understanding. I am thoroughly looking forward to the next career chapter of my life and it would not have been possible without Mary’s support. I would recommend her without a doubt to anyone wanting some personal or career coaching.
– Jo D., Small Business Owner

I came away from my session with Mary with far more than I anticipated. She is a gifted coach and a master at asking the big questions. In one session I was able to uncover the wealth of valuable skills and attributes I have to offer. Anyone thinking about changing jobs or careers would greatly benefit from working with Mary.
– Sandra M., Intuitive Life Coach

Mary is a fantastic Coach. She made it easy for me, to be completely honest with her. Even though we never met in person it was easy to trust her and talk to her about very personal matters. She is professional and open-minded. She’s a very positive person with lots of energy, which automatically had a energizing effect on me in every session. Mary has a wealth of tools. In every single session she gave me clarity on whatever I brought to the session.

I hired Mary as my “certification coach” to get my ACC from the International Coaching Federation. I worked with Mary over about 4 months. The coaching with Mary really helped me develop my coaching skills further and prepare for the exam with the ICF and pass the exam. Through our coaching I gained some other unexpected and incredibly useful insights. The results of our coaching were priceless.”
– Philip, Executive Coach & Consultant, Switzerland/London

Mary is truly a gifted and insightful career coach with tremendous experience and knowledge on how to work with someone going through a career transition. She makes you feel very comfortable and safe and gets to the root of what you want and what’s holding you back. I gained  greater clarity and confidence working with Mary, along with an action plan and a strategy personalized to my career goals and life pursuits.  I would recommend Mary to anyone going through a career or life transition.
– Erin, Marketing & Sale Executive

The time spent with Mary has left me with skills and knowledge that will continue to pay dividends throughout my new career. Her advice helped me land a great job and negotiate a 25% higher salary with confidence. She helped me define my values and put me on a path to figuring out what I wanted out of a career, and I can say that I’m finally in a place I really, really want to be.
The time spent with Mary has already paid for itself about 12x over this YEAR alone, and I came out of it knowing more about myself than I ever have. Why not invest in yourself? Not a penny wasted with MLK.
Thanks, Mary.
– Daniel Henderson, North American Sales Coordinator

Mary had an intuitive ability to get to ‘the quick’ of things and ask insightful questions that challenged me to dig deep to define my my core values and motivations. Through her patient listening and probing questions, I was able to articulate personal and career goals and gain clarity around decisions that needed to be made. I credit Mary with helping me maneuver a challenging course at a time when I felt the odds were against me!
– Cleo J, Facilitator/Career Advisor

Mary understands that each individual is unique. She is very personable and a good listener. She reaches well beyond the surface in identifying challenges and finding solutions. She is able to discover and bring out the best in people. I highly recommend her.
– Mitra U., MBA, PMP, P.Eng, Senior Business Analyst at FortisBC

Mary has a unique way of uncovering your hidden strengths. Somehow she sees your own gifts before you even know they’re there. It’s a strength of hers that’s inspiring and empowering.
– Urszula L., Principal at Spruce Learning

Mary has an incredible sense of intuitiveness and the ability to use it. She is an effective and caring coach anyone would want to work with!
– Jennifer P., Independent Contractor

I had excellent results working with Mary as my coach. The framework Mary uses for coaching is comfortable and effective, while she was engaging and flexible. This allowed our sessions an “organic” feel that really targeted the issues that were most important to me. Most significantly, Mary was insightful and understanding: I lacked the vocabulary to describe my thoughts/feelings/traits for certain topics, but together we fleshed out what I was going through. Coaching with Mary was a very positive experience for me.
– Zachary R., Law Graduate

Mary helped me streamline and strategize my job search; this made me a more confident and competitive applicant which immediately increased my application/interview ratio!
– Leisia S., Intern Architect, Murdoch and Company

You are a fantastic coach! Very informative and you cater the session to what is needed.
– Sophia H, Customer Service Representative, MEC

Mary’s interest in people is genuine….she stays on top of current labour market trends, motivates and coaches clients in their pursuit of meaningful employment and has acted as an exemplary role model for job seekers.
– Kaireen M, Employment Services Centre Manager, Avia Employment

I was fortunate enough to have Mary coach me and the results were fantastic. I was at a point in my career where I felt I had lost control of what I wanted to achieve, but with her sessions I was able to figure out what it was that was stopping me from getting there. Mary is an incredible listener and very genuine; she tailors her sessions based on each individual. Each session had a huge impact on me and my outlook on my life. I highly recommend Mary as a coach- the skills and knowledge I have gained from her sessions are invaluable and have helped me to reach my personal career goals.
– Raj S., Corporate Store Manager, Bell

Mary has been an invaluable resource for me during a phase in my career where I was working below my potential and feeling ‘stuck’ in my current job. She helped me in practical tangible ways like giving me ideas on how to craft my application package, tips on how to communicate with potential employers to stand out, and how and when to negotiate salary and benefits that matched the value I felt I was bringing (something I had never felt comfortable doing). For me, however, the more powerful work was the coaching around my own personal beliefs and insecurities and how they were holding me back in my career.

Mary’s astute coaching helped me recognize the voices of doubt and resistance, and see how I was in my own way. Simple practices helped quiet these voices for good and I was able to walk into interviews with a confidence that I barely recognized in myself. Mary is firm but caring, and has a diverse and comprehensive set of skills that helped me navigate all of that on personal and practical levels. She is uncannily intuitive and seems to know which particular direction we need to go at any given time for me to get the most benefit from her. With her guidance I began to feel more confident in pushing my boundaries and create a strategy to move on, and up, in my career and ultimately my life.
– SC, Vancouver