A compassionate and gifted coach, Mary brings her diverse life experiences and trainings to bear in helping others move from a feeling of being stuck and confused about their lives to a place of clarity, possibility and empowerment.
She helps her clients look at their circumstances with different eyes, a fresh perspective that reveals there are options and choices available. Mary’s clients learn how their thoughts have been the driver, usually unconsciously. And they learn that developing a new awareness of their thinking can change their emotional responses, their resourcefulness and ultimately, their lives.
Mary, as a certified Strategic Intervention Life Coach and also a Soul Coach, provides the ultimate in safe space for people to examine their lives and learn how to “rewrite” their personal stories and develop strategies to empower them to live the life they desire.
Her journey to coaching, Feng Shui & Reiki, from her first brief career 25 years ago as a practising lawyer (B.A., LLB, Dalhousie University) has been an unfolding of her essence, a road to her authentic self. She has gradually let go of preconditioned beliefs about who she thought she was “supposed” to be, opening her to her true life’s work.
Her varied life experiences, including 14 years as a fine-art and commercial photographer, and more recently being a hobby farmer of lavender, as well as being a lifelong student of human nature, have brought depth and perspective to her coaching work with others. Inspired by works in mind-body healing, she understands how our thoughts affect our emotions and our emotions affect our physical well-being.
Mary’s life changed dramatically for the better through discovering her relationship with nature, with Source energy or Spirit, and through developing her intuition, partly with the help of shamanic journeying. As a result she pursued studies that would enable her to help others searching for a sense of peace, connection and inner knowing. As she has added more personal development and psychology-based study to her repertoire, she has been increasingly drawn to looking at the the nature of thought, how it affects our emotional state and hence our actions. She is committed to helping others create that perspective shift and gain understanding of the way they think about life, to lead them to the peace of mind they seek.
Courses and certifications include:
Strategic Intervention Coaching from Robbins Madanes Training
Soul Coach & Past Life Coach ~ Denise Linn, Soul Coaching® International Training Institute
Practitioner of Usui Reiki, Level 3 (ART) ~ Edward Howell, Master Teacher
Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) ~ Life Potential Developments
Practitioner of Interior Alignment® Instinctive Feng Shui™& Seven Star Blessing™ Space Clearing ~ LuAnn Cibik, Inner Harmony, MEIA.
Additional trainings include:
Psychic Development & Mediumship ~ George LeBlanc, Angel Hall Spiritual Fellowship
Leadership in the Transformational Learning Process ~ Muriel Agnes & Eliza Schurmann
Soul Coaching® Oracle Card Reader Certification Program ~ Denise Linn
Her blog site, “Soulful Ground”, explores her connection to Spirit, and to the land she, her husband and partner Edward, and assorted critters call home, along with informative pieces based in the coaching work that she does.
Her goal is to help her clients find insight, transformation and healing by offering practical tools, strategies and experiential processes well-grounded in psychology, with the additional guidance of Spirit or Source energy where appropriate.
You may email Mary here.
“Your calm and soothing nature and the positive energy you give off definitely complemented the program and enhanced my experience. Your choice of words, whether it be your thought provoking and descriptive stories or your inspirational advice, really captured the true meaning behind soul coaching.
You provided us with the genuine heartfelt encouragement and support we needed to pursue this journey. Not to mention your home was peaceful, safe and nurturing; the perfect environment for those experiencing any sort of emotion, vulnerability, or fear.” ~ Danielle A., Bridgewater, NS, in an email to Mary after the winter 2012 Soul Coaching® class.