Who Hires a Coach?
Athletes have coaches to Maximize Performance,
INDIVIDUALS like YOU
Business Owners and Busy BURNOUTS,
ENTREPRENEURS & Educators,
Managers & MOMS,
CEOs and Creatives,
Artists and AMATEURS,
PROFESSIONALS and Perfectionists
The Transcending and The TRANSITIONING
Hire a Life Coach to maximize LIFE.
If you fit into one of the above categories, coaching may be for you too. I attract a diverse range of clients, and the needs and focus of my clients vary. However, all of my clients share common attributes: a commitment to excellence and personal growth, a willingness to explore new possibilities, and a desire for more out of life - more fulfillment, more balance and more results. My clients are amazing (and they inspire me every week!)
"The Power of Inner Choice is an amazing resource. Part guide, part workbook, part inner-peace instruction manual – it’s a powerhouse of a toolkit for personal and spiritual evolution. The daily rituals exercise allowed me to look at what was working and what wasn’t in my life. Mary’s explanation of the “compounded daily interest” of the inspired actions we choose to make really “clicked” for me. It’s helped me to build a solid foundation for living a life of inner peace, joy, self-love and happiness. I’ve given this book to friends and family, and refer back to it myself if I’m feeling the need to re-group or realign my energy. Give yourself the gift of this book!”
Life & Career Coach at www.passionmeetspurpose.com
“I have been studying Mary Allen’s book Power of Inner Choice and the exercises in it for the past 8 months. This has resulted in a major shift in my self awareness and sense of inner peace. The powerful exercises have helped with focused attention. Now, in the moment, I can notice when something has interrupted my peace, where I am resisting reality and how I am reacting from ego. This has allowed me to stop, refocus and respond from love and spirit. What a gift Mary has given us in her work. As I have been empowered in my life, I notice the ripple effect with my children, husband, clients, and community. Mary Allen is an expert in using focused attention to create powerful inner transformation.”
Marian Heaton OTR/L, Tucson, AZ
Bridging Possibilities Inc., Leadership Coach and Occupational Therapist, www.leaderscircle.org
“As teachers and students we are in an age of transition from the mind-body model to the mind-body-spirit model for coaching, training and living. The evolving human being is a life-engaged, being-in-action and someone fully embodying a connection to source, spirit, higher power, Universe, Gaia, or God. Mary's book, The Power of Inner Choice, embodies principles of spiritual connection and inner peace that are the bridge to this new paradigm of integration, of the spirit with all the rest of what we call “being human” in the twenty first century.”
Jim Ross, San Jose, CA
“The Power of Inner Choice is a great book for an Oprah pick. I love to hand sell this book because it is practical and has great exercises at the end of each chapter. Personally, I continue to do the ‘Now Practices’ staying focused and appreciating where I am now. As a person who has felt the need to do, do, do, The Power of Inner Choice has helped me to slow down and see what that doing is all about.”
Margaret Osondu, Waynesville, NC
Osondu Booksellers, www.osondubooksellers.com
Mary is a dynamo! She is an amazingly insightful and intuitive coach and group teleclass leader. I was privileged to attend one of her Success and Inner Peace Boot Camps for a year, and can't recommend her highly enough to others. Her book is packed with wisdom and insights, along with exercises to reinforce your learning as you read. It's impossible to choose one favorite chapter, as her dynamic personality flows through each page of the book, and engages the reader from page one! Oprah would love to interview Mary, as her philosophy and approach to life are very much in sync with Mary's teachings!
Karen Christopherson, MSW, LMSW, Grand Rapids, MI
“Mary's exercise of NOW practices in her book, The Power of Inner Choice, has taught me specific ways to savor the "present moment" as my life has become more expansive and fulfilling. The exercise is like calisthenics for consistently creating inner peace, focus and clarity. And it is a fun way to integrate seemingly esoteric concepts into daily living.”
Karyn Ordower, Chicago, IL
“I recently came across some old journals of mine and realized how very much my life has changed since reading The Power of Inner Choice. What a huge impact it’s had on how I process my thoughts and feelings! The way the book is broken down into manageable pieces highlighted with experiential exercises made it easy to digest and turned me into an active participant. In particular, Lesson #7, “Expand Your Ability To Receive,” taught me powerful ways of moving through troubling emotions to a more peaceful place. Now the process is quick and painless. I can’t thank Mary enough. She is a blessing to me and to the world!”
Colleen McGunnigle, Hampton Bays, NY
“As adirect result of reading and participating in Mary Allen’s book The Power of Inner Choice, I have been able to discover and act on new and exciting opportunities. Through the many self discovery and action plan activities, such as in Lesson # 10, Taking Responsibility, I have simply accomplished more in the past year than ever before. I am grateful to Mary for sharing her wisdom and coaching.”
Buzz Kolbe, Business & Leadership Development Coach, Plano, TX
“I have been participating enthusiastically in Oprah's live sessions with Eckhart Tolle, and I am convinced that this series will contribute greatly to the awakening of mass consciousness. Another great contributor to this cause is Mary Allen with her book The Power of Inner Choice. Her very well developed tools have given me many opportunities to practice what I hear so often from so many enlightened masters. I have found particularly helpful her treatise on how to embrace and work with reality, make it my friend. Mary's exercises throughout the book bring this process to a very practical and doable level. I believe producing a book discussion series with Mary would be the perfect and most timely sequel to the current discussions with Eckhart Tolle.”
Hardy Hasenfuss, Certified Retirement Coach, New London, NH
The first time I read The Power of Inner Choice, I truly believe that I missed one of the most important benefits; the Power of Inner Peace. This carefully researched and well thought out guide actually dispels the “hype” of some personal growth and goes to the root effect: How to be at peace with myself! Utilizing the NOW Practices and learning to love myself during difficult times, I have gained my life back, better than ever. It was the second reading and the incorporation of the exercises into my daily life that gave me the big “Ah-ha!” Now, the leading change in my life is integration, celebration and inner peace that comes from a basic embracement of true happiness! I cannot recommend this experience enough.I am so grateful."
Roger Sanford, Los Gatos, CA
CEO of Xingtone, Inc.
“The Power of Inner Choice is ‘coaching for the soul.’”
Michelle Humphrey, Carlsbad, CA
“Mary Allen's book, The Power of Inner Choice, provided such a soothing and enriching experience. The list of appreciations that I made as a result of working with her book helped me, and continues to help me, refocus my awareness on the plentiful existence I have on a daily basis. The tone of her book is so steady and genuine. Reading her book and doing the exercises was like having a best friend ready to be there with me. This is really valuable learning.”
Daisy Swan, MA, CPCC, Los Angeles, CA
“Mary is absolutely tops in being present for me as a member of her online coaching group. She is insightful and responsive; gently challenging me to greater love for myself and offering new perspectives on what I think are my relationship glitches. Her book, The Power of Choice, is an unparalleled companion on my journey to wholeness.”
Bunny Sjogren, Transformation Coach/Workshop Facilitator,
Galliano, BC, Canada
“The program that is outlined in The Power of Inner Choice has been instrumental in helping me transform my life. I am so grateful to have found your program to use for my transformation. It is exactly what I was hoping for. I especially appreciate the power of the series of exercises the book takes us through. By completing these exercises and reading the spiritual ideas and thoughts in the book, I have arrived at better clarity in how I want to transform my life and what action steps I want to take. The inspired action list I still use and update even after a year of change, and the one-year-from -now-vision made me cry when I realized how much of it had come to pass after one year. I especially appreciated the series of exercises looking at the WHY we want to make the specific changes, and the EMOTIONAL MUSCLES we feel we need to develop to live that vision. I believe any person can make real changes in their life in his or her life by simply following this program. Thanks again, It has been a beautiful journey which still continues today.”
Lisa Detloff, San Francisco, CA
Science Specialist, The Nueva School
Presenter, The Climate Project
“When I first read The Power of Inner Choice, I was really exited about the daily rituals and gratitude and ‘time wasters’ exercises as they helped me focus on the little things that act as reminders to appreciate your life and eliminate the things that drain your life. Also really loved learning about the compounding effect. It is a great book, which can help anyone gain more Inner Peace whilst remaining focused on their goals in life. Thank you Mary!”
Martine, London, UK
“Mary Allen's book, The Power of Inner Choice is chock full of exercises to bring new levels of awareness to one's life - and where it is headed! One of my favorite tasks had to do with identifying "our patterns", specifically those that stop us from embracing being 100% responsible for our lives! With each new area of responsibility that I have embraced I have I felt stronger, more capable, in control, freer, lighter, and filled with an undeniable sense of moving forward with confidence! Thanks Mary!!!”
Christi, Fort Lauderdale, FL
“I was responding to a moment of grace when I read The Power of Inner Choice, and there was no way I could know then the impact it would have on my life. Thank you for sharing your loving spirit and life's work with me, and the world.”
Karen Hilgefort, Ft. Collins, CO
“I want to thank you for writing The Power of Inner Peace. Your book was instrumental in deepening my Self-Awareness. I especially found Lesson # 4: Your Heart’s Desire very inspiring. Once I followed your suggestion; “get crystal clear about what you truly desire in life,” I connected with God, and heard my calling. I now live from the heart, and that has allowed me to give the world the best that is in me. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with me, through your powerful book. I think Oprah should follow up A New Earth with your book. It would be a perfect fit. I wish you continued success. You are magnificent!”
Laina Maxwell, Marietta, GA
Awareness Coach, The Center for Awareness, LLC
“I was simply swimming in the river until Mary’s book showed me how to find the canoe! Through The Power of Inner Choice, I awakened to immense possibility and a joyful way to achieve my dreams. Her step by step approach and exercises are a must for anyone seeking inner peace and huge success. I found myself making huge leaps of growth in my business, feeling fully supported as I worked through each exercise. Mary is an extraordinary guide, and because of her book I feel like I always know where I am in the process!”
Corrine L Bucher, CPCC, Life Coach
www.corrinebucher.com, San Franciso, CA
“I’ve actually been thinking about you and The Power of Inner Choice because I see it on my bookshelf and I hear it calling my name, “read me, read me.” I’m notorious for reading a book – particularly in the self-improvement genre - and then moving on to the next book-de-jour without fully digesting its treasures. Time and time again, I’ve seen the importance of Chapter 3: The Compounding Effect of Choice. I am so much more aware of the potential long-term implications of seemingly small choices, but they add up and after awhile, they multiply exponentially. The fact that these results can be either positive or negative is irrelevant. It’s time for me to re-read.”
Phillip Maxwell, Marietta, GA
“When I got the book –The Power of Inner Choice by Mary Allen-in the mail and opened it I instantly started dancing and singing with joy “I am going to be a new woman!” Today, almost a year later I am not dancing and singing the phrase, I am living it. Thank you!”
Agota, Somerset, NJ
"A year ago I began reading Mary Allen's The Power of Inner Choice when I found myself at a crossroads in life. I had achieved success in a number of areas... but not the elusive inner peace. The exercises around Taking Inspired Action and Expanding Your Ability to Receive connected to my very core, and I found myself building momentum towards where I am today-- joyously working in a completely new field and loving life!"
Tom Wiggins, Pasadena, CA
Automotive Test Driver
"What I so love about Mary Allen's work and her book, The Power of Inner Choice, is the way that she combines powerful life prescriptions with pragmatic exercises thoughtfully designed to make the prescriptions really work. Mary's approach has had a dramatic impact on the quality of the choices I am making on a daily basis.”
David Carpernter, Atlanta, GA
Managing Partner, Partners for Market Leadership, Inc.
Host of Exceptional Wisdom Radio
“Although I am familiar with being in the 'Now', this lesson opened my eyes to something! As I practiced being in the present during my daily routine (showering, dishes, etc.) I realized I constantly have chatter going on, and I found myself feeling guilty if I tried to be in the moment! Somewhere it was instilled into me that to keep on top of things I had to continuously 'sort, analyze and come to solutions' in my head as I went about my daily routine! There was a feeling of 'being lazy' if I just enjoyed and was in the present! Now I see that I DO NOT have to have that chatter constantly going and that it was actually a block for allowing the NOW!”
“This book has you look into the most important issues of our life. Mary has designed a manual for inner peace that should be given to us as soon as we are old enough to read! I recommend this book to anyone who wants to master their emotions and be present in the now to see life more vibrantly!”
Jeanna G., Benicia, CA
“The Power of Inner Choice is the most straightforward and powerful experience I have had in learning new ways to see the world. I’ve embrace new practices for having the joy and abundance I have been looking to create in my life. It is pragmatic, powerful and has been a major contribution to my life. The course is packed full of ideas and new ways of approaching life. As a life coach, I will be asking each of my clients to get this book as a source of fundamental power and happiness.”
Professional Life Coach, Los Gatos, CA
“Before I began working with Mary and the principles in The Power of Inner Choice, I was already top earning broker nationally. In the past three years, my income has quadrupled while the level of fun and balance in every area of my life has grown stronger.”
Reza Etedali, President - Reza Investment Group, Irvine, CA
“In The Power of Inner Choice, Mary Allen not only enables readers to CREATE clear visions to strive for, she empowers them to “expand their ability to RECEIVE”. Her approach is fresh and effective.”
Eva Gregory, Professional Coach, Speaker
and Author of The Feel Good Guide to Prosperity
“Mary’s Power of Inner Choice is inspiring. I have slowed down. I now have a formula to create on many levels, and I’m not putting up with pressure from the outside. The ‘living in the moment’ lessons are wildly impactful. I will use these lessons for many years to come.”
Lyn Sheedy, Personal Assistant,
Capistrano Beach, CA
“The Power of Inner Choice has helped me improve my ability to stay present and have more clarity in defining my personal and career goals. The course has excellent content and sequence. Mary’s personal impact is tied directly to the energy, time, and honesty. The richness deepens over time as I practice, review and revise my responses as a living and continual process.”
Don Minor, Retred Education Consultant,
Lake Zurich, IL
“The Power of Inner Choice is a host of practical steps I've never been exposed to. I'm now willing to be gentler and kinder to myself, something I didn't realize I really NEEDED to do. Other programs have pointed this out, but this course allowed me to "really get it", as it allowed me to "get" so many other potent principles. The content is "meaty”. Bravo.”
Mark Petroff, Financial Trader, Plymouth, FL
What my clients are saying about coaching..
"Thank you so much!!! Through your coaching I have gained clarity and created boundaries, which has enabled me to set goals and achieve them! I am now focused on taking greater care of myself. There is so much I would not have done without you. This, combined with my personal commitment, has resulted in a much stronger and centered soul, which has (finally) emerged. You truly are a strong influence in my life, for which I am so grateful."
Margaret, Aptos, CA
Amazing Sales Woman & World Weight-Lifting Champion
"I am reasonably self-disciplined in life, however coaching moves me forward faster and to a much deeper level of understanding. Coaching provides a unique source of energy that creates extraordinary benefits throughout my life. I have developed my personal vision statement and am fully integrating into my day to day life, which has been powerful. Mary has challenged me to focus on some dark corners and shine a friendly light on my fears, allowing a broader understanding and acceptance of how I operate and contribute to those around me."
Don, Lake Zurich, IL
Global Leader & Strategic Planner in Education
"Mary is an outstanding coach. Her friendly, yet firm support keeps me focused on the priorities of my life. With her guidance, I've released internal blocks, which has allowed me to move forward in areas where I had been holding myself back. Her intuitive questions and tools invoke just the right thought processes for rapid and profound growth. Having a coach has been one of the greatest gifts I've ever given to myself, and I couldn't be more please to have it be Mary".
Gaile, Madison, WI
Entrepreneur, Healer and Extraordinary Service Provider
"I am extremely committed to excellence and am always looking for the next edge in both my business and personal life. Coaching has served as a tremendous catalyst that has exponentially impacted my life. I am empowering my team, implementing more effective systems, and balancing my family life in a whole new way. Coaching has given me a distinct new edge in business and personally!"
Eric, Mission Viejo, CA
CEO, Visionary, and Human Potential Achiever
"As a small business owner operating in a hectic environment, Mary is like a business partner - keeping me focused on important goals and holding me ACCOUNTABLE to my commitments. Coaching has impacted me personally through the various programs, resources and ideas Mary offers. This has resulted in increased awareness that provides clarity in taking each area of my life to the next level. I appreciate having Mary as my coach, and I fully trust her with all of my professional AND personal issues. Thank you."
Rob, Ontario, CA
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