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Productivity and Life Balance Coach for Writers.


Quick synopsis? I'm a happy, positive, creative writer, mother and emerging jazz singer. I'm also a darn good coach!

My coaching has been profoundly influenced by my experiences as a young cancer survivor, a long-time student of meditation and by moving through life as a "left-brain/right-brain" type of person.

Since recovering from Hodgkin's lymphoma (twice) in my 20s, I have established an ongoing meditation practice, lost 25 pounds and dramatically shifted my mindset from "life happens to me" to "I'm an active, empowered agent." I strive daily to remember how fantastic it is to be alive, healthy and creative and I love to share this enthusiasm and sense of possibility with my coaching clients.

I earned my MFA in creative writing (emphasis in poetry) from George Mason University. I trained and certified as a professional life coach through the Coach Training Alliance. I am an active member of the International Coach Federation and North Bay Coaches, my local ICF chapter here in Marin County, California.

I've coached hundreds of writers (through the United States, Canada and Europe) since I launched my professional coaching practice in 2004. I'm in love with my life and my work and can't wait to help you reach your goals...the "Relaxed Writer" way!

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to call me at (888) 719-6817 with any questions.

warm regards,
Coach Marla