Over 15 years ago, I began working as a licensed mental health counselor in Seattle, WA. Although I enjoyed providing psychotherapy through my private practice, I became intrigued by the idea of personal life coaching. I soon discovered that people benefit from a more direct, solution-focused, and goal-oriented approach to counseling. Over time, I realized that coaching also aligned more with my personality of focusing more on possibilities and positive outcomes, rather than a problem or dysfunction. After years of providing psychotherapy, it was clear that my true passion and purpose was life-coaching so I pursued this wholeheartedly.
My coaching, and the women I worked with, benefited from the fact that I understood the psychology behind mental roadblocks. I knew how to sort through negative thinking, fear, and doubt to get my clients the results they desired. As I began to incorporate coaching into my counseling sessions, I watched my clients achieve personal growth and experienced transformation in a shorter amount of time.
I grew to love coaching and became a Board-Certified Coach. I love helping women redefine how they see themselves and find the courage to proudly own their goals and achievements. Through many years of experience, I have developed effective strategies that help women overcome the self-defeating thoughts that are keeping them stuck and unhappy. I inspire women to break through their personal roadblocks and become empowered to pursue their dreams.
I understand that it can be difficult to hold on to your dreams and stay on your path. However, when you continue to hear your inner voice nudging you in a certain direction, it’s your responsibility to listen to it and be guided by it. We all have ideas, dreams, and goals. At times, we need support and encouragement and need to be held accountable for transforming those dreams into strategic actions.
I believe that you already have all of the answers. It’s my job to help you to surface and build a plan from them so that you can align your actions with your life’s purpose. As your Life Coach, I will challenge you to do the things you don't want to do so that you can become the person you were meant to be.
I obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of South Florida. I am a Board Certified Life Coach and a Certified Business Coach.
“Need some life-changing experiences? – I have found AnnMarie to be incredibly smart, compassionate and experienced, as well as highly knowledgeable. She is also a really fun, genuine person to work with. She is kind and open-minded while remaining very focused on results.”- C.B.