"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -  
I took the one less traveled by, 
And that has made all the difference."
Robert Frost

About me

When I was a child, I wondered - a lot, about everything. I didn’t have a lot of people in my life, and the few I had couldn’t keep up with me - which is my current way of saying my never-ending questions exhausted everyone. Had I found an intellectual outlet for all that wondering, I’m sure I’d have become a famous philosopher or accomplished inventor. But I was also a child with enough energy for 3 children and didn’t slow down long enough to consult that beautiful set of encyclopaedias that took up several shelves of the family book shelf for answers to my wonderings. Meaning, much to the dismay of my highly intellectual family, I didn't "go look it up."

 "To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand."  - Jose Ortega  

                                                                                                                                                                                                       So my wonderings spent a lot of time percolating inside of me, while I put all that energy to use moving my body as much as I could. Mix together a lot of movement with a lot of wondering, over many years - and you get a trusted intuition, a child-like curiosity and a huge appreciation of and comfort in the body’s innate intelligence. Why is that important? That’s were our Authentic Self lives, and that’s where our compassion lives. 

I’m glad I’m not a philosopher or an inventor, because then I likely wouldn’t be a life coach. And one part of coaching I am most passionate about is helping others access their body’s innate intelligence and learn to trust their intuition. And, well, now I have a great reason to keep wondering: what could that look like if it could look any way you wanted? what’s stopping you? what does your body have to say about this? If you were to live more fully, consciously, authentically than you do now, how would you live? I spent my whole childhood wondering to myself, and that was pretty great. But sharing that with others is…. well, I’m pretty sure we can change the world with our collective embodied compassionate wonderings! 

I'm a Human Potential Life Coach, a Biohacker, a HANDLE® Practitioner and Instructor, a Board President, an International teacher and presenter, and a retired kindergarten teacher. I'm passionate about empowering women, living whole-heartedly, having fun, being healthy, stewarding our planet, and living simply. I love to cook, go for long runs in the bush, have generative dialogues, rescue greyhounds, and ask lots of questions!


What they say about me....

"Mary has been an incredible part of my life. From when I first spoke to her many years ago in regards to my son and his learning challenges, to recent times where I have looked deeper inside myself for the true nature of my life choices, reactions and thought processes. Her ability to connect is incredibly unique and is one that isn't met often with others. She has a deep wisdom that always communicates with compassion, vulnerability and truth. I can tell her anything and know that I have been listened to, accepted and understood. Her strength, outlook on life, confidence and kindness inspire me and help me to see things from a totally different perspective. She is truly an exceptional life coach and human being!"   

Antonia


"I began working with Mary at a time when I felt lost, I have always been motivated by some external drivers for my success, those drivers didn’t stimulate me anymore and I was floundering through life. I wanted to find my WHY, I wanted to find my voice. I wanted to live my best life! a friend recommended Mary to me, because Mary was coaching her and she was getting great results in her life and she was sure Mary would be able to help me get out of my current rut.   Mary’s insights and great questions gave me a new perspective about what was going on with me, what I liked most was her ability to intuitively feel my emotion and pain, and articulate it back to me, which gave me so much awareness and clarity about how I was doing my life. Her work with my inner child is phenomenal, I finally feel I am connecting to my real self and that’s given me a brand new excitement for my next phase of life!   Also, I was a bit unsure about online coaching felt it could be a bit impersonal, but Mary makes you feel as if you are in the same room with her!"     

Sachi Lucas,  Entrepreneur

"Mary has the amazing gift of walking beside you in her coaching sessions to help you find the solutions you are seeking. Through powerful embodiment and visualisation, she's able to tap into your inner wisdom and unearth what your soul truly desires and what your intuition tells you to do. I've truly enjoyed my sessions with Mary and would highly recommend her. Her direct, honest, down to earth approach is refreshing. Her ability to tap into the wisdom of the body is absolutely brilliant. She's truly a joy to work with and an amazing human being."   
 
Milena Regos, Entrepreneur, Marketer, CoFounder of Unhustle

"I have been very fortunate to have Mary work with me as my coach for this past one year. She is patient, intuitive, compassionate and intelligent, all the things you would want in a great coach.

 Mary has the unique ability to quickly connect, listen carefully and hone in on to the tiniest of threads. She pulled on them in a way that offered discovery, inspiration and reconnected me with the self I thought did not exist. Her questions were thoughtful and she skilfully got me to many ‘AH HA” moments of discoveries about myself. I am now more aware of how I think and operate and have been able to achieve my goals in the ways I did not think possible. The whole process has been amazing and the conversations delightful.  

 The work she does around self-love and listening to your inner child is fantastic. As also is her ability to get one to tap in to the sensations of the body and be in the “now”. 

 Mary, in each session, kept me accountable to my goals yet was understanding and flexible in her approach. I highly recommend Mary as a coach and without any doubt she is the kind of person you want standing by you as you take on whatever is most important to you." 

 Deepika Mathur

"There is no passion in playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." 
Nelson Mandela