Marcia is a great listener, and asks the right questions to lead me to very solid decisions. When I follow through on her “requests” or as I refer to “my homework”…I really benefit. She has helped me to focus and prioritize. I have been better able to look at “problems” in different ways, thus finding very meaningful solutions. I believe I am a better leader today because of the coaching I received from Marcia.
As to the value for my money? Absolutely! I would recommend Marcia. She is different than I am, and I believe this has been very helpful. In the past, I always chose to surround myself with personalities and view points similar to mine. She makes me look at at things in a new way. This is good. Integrity is what I always look for in a person, and her integrity shines through. Because of the balance she consistently strives to achieve in her own life, I have then adapted her examples to my own personality and lifestyle. It works!
Lynn Berzynski, president
Molly Maids International
I hired Marcia when I relocated to Phoenix. She not only helped me settle into a new position, but her insights, great questions and gentle prodding helped me to avoid some potentially sticky political situations with my peers. As a result, I am able to focus on what I do best. She helped to make my transition seamless.
Linda Ruby, VP Marketing
Henry and Horne
There have been several areas where I feel Marcia is particularly effective as a coach. First of all, I like her gentle and light way of handling issues that may appear to the client as serious and overwhelming. This lightness creates perspective and allows greater space in which to see what is occurring.
I also have been aware of how Marcia matches her language to her client, so that there is greater clarity in the communication.
Marcia presented opportunities for me to explore. The opportunities were, however, always presented as a choice and not a demand. As a result, I became interested in pursuing new solutions instead of just fixing my problems.
I began working with Marcia at a time when I was very unhappy with my primary employment. Within the span of four months, I made a decision to actively create a new future by redesigning my role within my organization. As a result, I moved out of an area of employment where I had been stuck for 14 years and moved into a new area of where I increased my salary by 20% and I enjoy my work every day. Marcia prepared me for this major employment transition and supported me through the transition.
On top of all this, Marcia helps one learn how to make life and work fun.
Manager of Development
Tempe School District
Since beginning my work with Marcia earlier this year, she has been an exemplary professional coach. She exhibits a unique sense of interest in my life and her insights and direction are always on target. I feel very supported and championed in the attainment of my goals. Marcia’s skill set is quite sound in my estimation. She has been a vital resource to me and I look forward to our continuing relationship.
Joe Mazzenga, President
My life would not be the same without Marcia as my coach. She has guided me through a number of job changes with the bank, helping me to stay focused on the advantages instead of the difficulties. The higher I have risen in my organization, the more I find how important it is to have someone to talk to on the outside, for both the perspective and encouragement. I have referred Marcia to many of my colleagues and all have been grateful to me for finding her. She is a real treasure.
Betty Aga, VP HR Business Support Team
I would like to thank you for the coaching you have given me. Your style and method is very effective, helping me to refocus my energies and complete some major goals in my busy life. I would liken your effect as a much needed “kick in the pants.”
Curtis Walker, pilot
America West Airlines
Thank you for both your coaching and the lively, worthwhile training session you provided for my staff. You helped me both personally and professionally, which is important for any business success.
Michael Colbert, general manager
Resources Financial/Phoenix Insurance and Investment
I attended a group coaching session you gave with the New York State Senate a few months ago. I wanted to drop you a line to tell you how much I enjoyed the session. I continue to read your handouts just to keep me on the positive side.
Joseph A. DeMarco
New York State Senate
After one year of coaching with Marcia, my attitude about myself, my career and my business has shifted 180 degrees. I find myself returning to the same feelings and attitude I had when I started my business, the courage to make and even embrace change and to move forward by making choices that benefit me, not just looking out for everyone else.
I want to emphasize that Marcia does not make decisions for me but instead has helped me develop ways to deal with situations using my own knowledge and self-awareness, and she helped me at least develop a plan or concept for what I want my career to look life for the next 25 years of my life. I have come to regard Marcia as a valued friend as well as business advisor.
attorney and law firm principal
In January of 1999 I hired Marcia to be my personal coach for a relationship that lasted over two years. I have experienced her as committed to me as a person and to my goals. Her coaching style is versatile moving effectively between process and content. She has been helpful working with me on my presentational skills and also on business development.
Allen Nohre, past president
Corporate Coach U International
I have worked with Marcia for the past year and I feel privileged to have her as a coach. As a result of her coaching, I take actions that maximize my results and I spend minimal amounts of time on side issues. In addition, she has helped me improve not only the quality of clients in my practice, but also the quantity of money they provide me as well. I am also blessed with Marcia’s ongoing humor, wisdom, and graciousness which are a wonderful model for anyone at any time.
Margaret A. Krigbaum
Your approach is the best. You gave me a new dimension and techniques I have practiced ever since our coaching.
As a result, I am hoping to see the development of more leaders in our organization plus a higher level of service, improved staff morale and commitment of heart and energy.
World Vision, Somalia