Testimonials. Working with Marnie.

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“I am extremely grateful that I had the opportunity to work with Marnie. There was a lot of uncertainty about whether I would be returning to an old familiar job, or having to look for something new, and we were able to focus our sessions in a way that I can use no matter where I land professionally. She helped me recognize some patterns in the kind of feedback I’ve received from bosses over the years, and the mind games I was playing with myself to compensate for the lack of constructive feedback. She helped me to clarify my priorities in terms of professional growth and my work/life balance.

It was a truly valuable investment, and I occasionally dive into my notes from our sessions to recharge, so the benefits are ongoing. Just a few phone conversations with Marnie unearthed several energizing insights, and reminded me that I can have greater confidence and clarity about my goals and my strengths.

The Crossroads e-newsletters are thought-provoking and inspiring, too!” (D.C., San Francisco. 6/16/2016)

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“I worked with Marnie extensively and she is truly an exceptional coach. She asks insightful, incisive questions that empowered me to find clarity amid ambiguous situations. The work we did together enabled me to take on a new and complex role at work with enormous success. I found that during and after working together I’ve been able to take on challenges larger than I previously thought possible both professionally and personally. I recommend Marnie whole-heartedly to anyone looking to navigate change as well as complex situations.” (S.S., Sydney, Australia. 3/7/2016)

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“I’d been developing a product with help from my assistant. She handled the data collection and admin side, and I handled making the beta version. After she left, I made little progress for a year or two. I felt that finishing the product was a lot to do on my own.

Then I got some coaching from Marnie. She asked the right questions, and my inner light bulb went off. She helped reconnect me to the “why” of this product. I got back in touch with the emotional side of this product.

So I took a small step forward. Later, another step. Then another, etc. I relearned an old lesson: if I’m stuck in the swamp, I can struggle on my own; or I can get out faster by accepting a helping hand. And Marnie certainly helped me escape my mental swamp.” (William, San Francisco. 10/8/2014)

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“After experiencing some life altering events in the past year, I was seeing things in a different light.  As a result, the feelings of unhappiness and restlessness with my current job situation were magnified.  I wanted change, but didn’t know where to start!  Marnie helped me to take a serious look at myself and figure out what obstacles were getting in the way of obtaining the happiness I deserve.  Our weekly conversations were exactly what I needed to move toward setting my own goals to get to where I wanted. I am now looking to my future with clear focus, a structured plan and a feeling that a great weight has been lifted off my shoulders.” (Tricia, Michigan. 2/9/2014)

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“I want to deeply thank you for helping me think through some of my jumbled thoughts. You’ve really assisted me in developing a vision, a dream for myself – and I truly believe that I can take the leap now. I’m not sure if it’s also the goal of coaching to provide people with confidence, but I certainly have regained some confidence in my own abilities, and that sense of ownership over my own ‘fate.’” (P., New York, NY. 1/14/2014)

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“It seems that the effects of our weekly work have taken hold deeply. I had never worked with a career coach before. And I would work with Marnie again. I engaged Marnie for a 12-week session and the energy leadership segment. We ended in mid-July.

For whatever reason, a LOT of my friends, old and new, have commented recently on my approach to work, writing, family, life, adversity, joy.  Marnie’s professional and warm affect makes conversation by phone as comfortable and focused as if you are in the same room. I don’t really know how better to say it–she meets you where you are, and walks upward with you. Make no mistake, you are doing the work–but man oh man is it great to have her at your side.

For me, this work was not easy. It would have been wise if I had done career counseling a long time ago. But here I am, mid-career, and boy was Marnie the right person at the right time.

There is your own deep introspection and reflection and most importantly, communication with Marnie. And there is never judgment. What a safe, positive, buoyant atmosphere Marnie creates! I worked hard and at times really fought myself. And finally, changed.

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve caught myself feeling anxious about the positive trajectory that I’m on. Then I look at the notebook I kept, with solid quotes from my Crossroads sessions. Those notes and quotes, and the Energy Leadership Index Assessment, remind me of the progress and success that is mine.”  (E.Y., Stonington, CT. 9/23/2013)

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“After my “Fuel Your Fire” session with Marnie – which she was flexible enough to engage in on short notice given a time-sensitive juncture I was facing – I had the clarity and confidence to proceed with decisions about how to market myself in a way that was authentic and comfortable for me. Marnie was able to ask important questions to uncover my underlying values and aspirations to make sure those are the principles that guided my next set of career decisions, to guide me toward thinking holistically rather than reactively. I started the session feeling overwhelmed and frenetic. I ended the session feeling excited, calm and sure that I could take these next steps in an authentic way.”  (Sujata C., Louisville, KY. 9/13/2013)

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“Marnie is an amazing life coach! I worked with her for several months in 2012, after a new job failed to meet my expectations. Frustrated and feeling stuck, I reached out to her for help. Each session was very productive; she always knows the right questions to ask to get you to the answers you need. From the first call, where we talked through the “perfect day” to the follow ups after a promotion, she was incredibly attentive and thoughtful.”  (Mary A., Manhattan, NY. 3/28/2013)

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