Clients say…

NOTE: As I am just re-vamping my offerings to focus on creativity and offering my own artwork, Creatively Fit™ intuitive art classes as well as other workshops to inspire creativity and self-awareness, here is just a smattering of comments related to some previous coaching or facilitation work. Most previous testimonials have been about Soul Coaching® which I no longer offer.

Creative Coaching…

I spent 8 sessions in coaching with Mary to help me overcome a creative block.
 Mary is a considerate, kind and gentle coach who listens carefully to understand the full scope of the issue at hand and what is needed. With that understanding she asks perceptive questions and offers a helpful mix of sensitive inner work coupled with practical concrete guidance. She also suggests other resources that fit well with where you find yourself at any particular moment.
I would recommend Mary to anyone seeking a coach for a deeper understanding of where you find yourself. ~ Susan MacLeod, NS

(and later…) I’ve been accepted to the MFA program at Kings in Creative Nonfiction. I’ll be their first graphic novel. I’m doing it on nursing home care! Thanks for your help in getting me on my way and wish me luck!! ~Susan MacLeod, NS

Mary as a teacher and group coach/facilitator…

[…] With your teachings, I can better appreciate this Autumn of my life as a time to feel connected to a spirituality I hadn’t before known. Though I didn’t sign up for your course with many preset expectations, I was blown away with the amount of knowledge you’ve shared. I’m humbled and am in awe of the vast potential of wisdom/guidance which is there for the taking. Which has always been there ….. right there. Now to absorb and practice it! Thank you for the nurturing and exhilarating journey. […] I’m growing Mary and I’m so appreciative for your guidance and encouragement on this journey. You’re a beautiful coach. xo  ~ Raylene Samson, NS ( Journey to Spirit program)

I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Mary. I was on a quest to become more familiar with spirit, in its various forms and not knowing where to look. Mary developed and helped guide me through an individualized program which enlightened me both mentally and emotionally. Her investment into my learning process truly made me appreciate choosing to work with her. She made every lesson special, took the time to prepare a unique physical space so that the theme of the lesson was apparent. She provided reading material, recordings and open-ended communication throughout the course.

Mary’s attention to detail, her dedication to her clients and her gentle personality all make for a very positive experience. Mary has a way with words, she spends a great deal of effort and energy thinking things through so that the client may receive the most out of each experience. I for one could not have been happier with my Journey to Spirit course. I was able to take away so many lessons, practices and experiences that have helped me to focus my energy on the important things in my life. Without Mary’s voice inside of my head, I would not have learned how to ‘slow down and be’. Thank you, Mary  ~Angela McKinnon (Journey to Spirit program) NS

Hi Mary, You are someone who has inspired me over the years in various ways.  As a photographer and as a spiritual seeker, you have always displayed a sense of fearlessness in that you continue to move forward, whether you are sure or not.  You are always willing to take the leap. As a teacher, you are very caring, just, sensitive to others, and careful not to judge.  You need not be confined to a set of rules, or tools, as you lead.  Continue to follow your heart and your path, showing others as you go.  ~Sue M., QC

Thank you for yesterday Mary. It was awesome. VERY powerful for me. I was in bed last night at 9’ish….really pooped! I did yesterdays and today’s lesson this morning. Wow! Life changing!  Hugs,  ~Cindy, NS


Mary’s “Into the HeART of You Painting Workshops”…

“I loved the meditations. It was great to start in that space and clear the way for creating. It was great to write the words of intention too. I love that the energy of them is behind the scenes so to speak. I think the whole thing was just wonderful! I’m pleased with the result and look forward to doing this technique again at home with my kids. Thanks for facilitating and bringing this to the area. We can all benefit from this process. ” ~Tera Marshall, NS

Mary as writer…
I’ve had many teachers over the years – teachers that weren’t in the teaching profession. Your article, and your bravery for sharing as deeply and as genuinely as you did, clearly puts you in a class of life teachers. ~ S.O., NS