My name is Marlene and I’m a Wellness Coach. I work with the physical, emotional and spiritual to help people achieve optimal wellness in their day-to-day life.
My journey before I became a Wellness Coach… has been both professional and geographical… I was born in London and at 7 years of age moved with my family to Sydney, Australia where I developed my love for the great outdoors, particularly the sea.
My roots brought me back to London. My intention was to visit family and travel around Europe, then return to Sydney. Well, I never factored in that I would land a job in Harrods as a Customer Services Manager and meet my future husband!
Fast forward to now, we celebrated our silver wedding anniversary this year (2018) and live in Saint Albans with our two children.
My career took a sharp turn into the corporate side of the private medical world, holding senior positions for the next 20 years. In that time working with consultants, medics and patients gave me a great insight into the workings of the mind, body and spirit.
My greatest learning was that I needed to fulfil my ambition, my passion, to use my skills and work in what is considered to be non-conventional medicine, yet has clear and real benefits.
I started with energy healing and now offer a range of methods and techniques that I use in my work with my clients.
“I don’t know why I’m telling you this…”
It’s an expression I’m all too familiar with since my teenage years. People just open up to me about the goings on in their world. We connect. As an empath, I feel their story. I can quickly get to the crux of people’s challenges, the unsaid stuff, and intuitively guide them towards feeling lighter.
I couldn’t explain why I knew the things I knew, I just did. Weren’t we all the same? I found out the hard way that we are not all the same.
I spent many years fearful of being judged and bullied because of my connection, visions and intuition. I just wanted to fit in, therefore, I denied my “gifts” just so that I could fit in with the “norm”. As a result, I felt disempowered and unhappy.
Fortunately, I eventually faced my greatest fear – my gifts – and I am forever grateful that I did, as it has empowered me to be….. me.
What Being A Wellness Coach Means To Me?
My intention is to help people take control of their life, by supporting them in achieving their life goals by using the tools and skills that I teach in order to apply them in the everyday.
People typically see me for conditions such as depression and anxiety, no matter how logical, skeptical or spiritual they are. I do make a difference, and often one that is life-changing and long-lasting.
Each and every one of us is on the journey of life and inevitably, it’s filled with ups and downs. Sometimes, we know exactly where we’re going, land a promotion easily, find the person we’re destined to be with. Sometimes though, all of these things seem completely out of reach and happiness impossible. At some point, everyone gets stuck with something.
We ask and tell ourselves things like: Is this the right relationship? Am I good enough? I don’t feel I can get over this drastic life experience. I can’t cope. Why can’t I get myself together? I can’t see a way out; overwhelmed with our emotions. As such, we find ourselves in vicious cycles and often repeat these same patterns by avoiding our feelings. These cycles and patterns need to be understood and healed.
I work with people from all walks of life, offering support with any kind of challenge, using therapies that are most suited to them and their needs.
What Being A Wellness Coach Means To Me?
Long-term conditions that haven’t been helped through conventional approaches
- Career direction
- Relationship difficulties
- Fertility and pregnancy-related issues
- Panic attacks
- This is not an exhaustive list.
How Would You Explain Your “Gift” ?
Over the years I have explored what makes me the person I am today and it’s true that your vibe attracts your tribe.
I have met my tribe, by connecting with like-minded people on the courses that I now have Qualifications for and have arrived home.
Vibes speak louder than words!