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Build the emotional intelligence, mental fitness and interpersonal skills necessary to reach your full potential and lead teams effectively in dynamic, creative environments.



It’s hard to remember when I wasn't coaching, energized by people’s talents and encouraging exploration and possibility. I trained and became certified through the internationally renowned Co-Active Training Institute (CTI), where I learned the skills and models to support my natural curiosity and drive for transformation. I hold the highest Master Coach (MCC) credential, certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). I am also a certified neuroscience coach (CNTC) and a certified mental fitness coach (CPQC).


My pre-coaching background is in media and communications. My first, 20+ year career, was in film, television and digital media. I held titles and roles including creative producer, executive producer, manager, leader, consultant, mentor and coach. This experience is the basis for my executive presence and communications coaching, which I bring to all my clients, and, separately through my sister company Business Presence.


During my career, I have focused on big-picture strategy as well as delivering on the tactical details. I consider myself equally good at both. As a producer, I covered technology, personal finance & fintech, environmental science & sustainability, executive management & leadership. As a coach, I have worked with clients in media, tech, healthcare, biotech, banking and other industries. 

Please book a time for us to meet! We’ll explore your current situation and where you’re headed, and consider the support that will help you land with clarity, composure, compassion, courage and confidence. 



Marianne's like GPS. She doesn't tell you where you need to go, she helps you find the best way for you to reach your destination. — Leslie Leite, Writer & Social Media Strategist

Marianne helped me articulate who I am and what I do today, allowing me to leave behind 20-years-old nomenclature and labels. Her expert process is human and straightforward. She challenged my thinking at the right times, and guided me to where I knew I should be.  Renee Crawshaw, Business Narratives & Content Design

It was fantastic to work with her during a transitionary period in my career journey. She was able to quickly assess and help me focus on overcoming obstacles that were impacting my ability to achieve an important goal. She has an elegant way of framing the question to help you do the work and find the answers. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for an executive coach. — Monica Huntsberry, VP Strategic Accounts, Experian

Marianne's guidance has helped me open doors and put my focus where it needs to be. I'm spending more time 'in flow', and when I'm in this place things happen! - Michelle Aranda, Creative Director

Her coaching style enabled me to think through situations constructively, 

along with helpful tools and resources, got me on the path to where I need to be as a professional with the right mindset. I hope you have the opportunity to work with Marianne.  — Jim Walejko, Director, Strategic Sourcing, American Express

coaching outcomes

  • An effective mindset

  • Building relationships

  • Managing energy and time well

  • Prioritizing and targeting 

  • Being strategic and tactical

  • Connecting with strengths and purpose

  • Uncovering blindspots

  • Changing habits

  • Effective communications

  • Getting into action

  • Meaningful progress

  • Increased confidence and composure

Clients include: Executives working in finance, technology, media, healthcare, banking, consulting, non-profit, design and other industries. 

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