Endless Possibilities Testimonials
See testimonials for Endless Possibilities Executive Coaching here. Our reviews come from past and present clients.
I connected with Marilynn when I was transitioning into a senior leadership role. My goal was to engage her services to ensure I was the absolute best version of myself so I could support my team in the best way possible.
Marilynn’s approach and communication style was very comfortable for me, and I felt free and willing to share personal information as it was clear that confidentiality was a key priority to her.
I don’t want to give away too much about what philosophy, programs, and tools she uses to develop your emotional intelligence, resiliency, and overall emotional skillset, but what I can say is that I am entirely a different person when it comes to acknowledging “speed bumps” (I used to call them “road blocks”) professionally and personally.
The Adam of today can move from reaction to action much more quickly than before and the act of “spinning” has been cut down dramatically. My outlook is also more positive than before with the “gift in everything” mindset.
Advice: Don’t be afraid to work with her to drill deep into your emotional sense of being and don’t be afraid of the terminology or the work as I assure you it is very organic.
I cannot commend Marilynn more for her efforts and am so pleased with the outcome of this work to date.
- Adam Jaffer, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer of Operations, Surrey School District
I connected with Marilynn through a search when I was having difficulty at a new employer that was going through a huge organizational transition. I started during the pandemic; and at the same time, they were experiencing high staff and leadership turnover. I struggled to settle in as I had 3 different leaders in just a few months. My choices were to move on or find a way to make it work. I decided to make it work but knew I needed assistance.
Fast forward a year later and I am completely settled in my workplace, feel satisfied and am experiencing a high level of engagement thanks completely to Marilynn.
What I appreciate about Marilynn is her years of experience in the work force and her diverse background. She is an excellent listener and had a high level of understanding in the challenges I faced. I also appreciate all the various tools and assessments she used to help me understand myself and those around me better. All of this came together to help me through the transition and be in a good place.
I can’t say enough about Marilynn and her expertise as an executive coach!
- Jackie Bonsal, Director of Compensation at BC Public School Employer’s Association
Testimonial for the Art of Fully Engaged Dialogue Program
In my capacity as Chief Risk Officer for the University of British Columbia, I and my senior Risk Management Services team worked with Erna through her Art of Fully Engaged Dialogue Program, which comprised of one daylong team session, then over several months, short follow-up sessions to sustain and deepen the learning with team members in triads. Enhanced communication and leadership development was the primary focus. The positive outcomes were apparent. Team cohesion also significantly increased, in part because of the intimacy of the triad sessions and the resulting growth in advanced leadership development, and the shared appreciation of each team member's objectives and concerns.
I highly recommend this program for leaders and their team to expand their thinking, agility, and take their leadership capabilities to an advanced level of communication.
- Ron Holton, BA Hons, MBA, University of British Columbia
I had the pleasure of having Marilynn as my coach over the last year. Her open, gentle and positive coaching style has significantly influenced my professional development journey. Her candor and honest reflection challenged me to think of myself and my leadership style in different ways. Marilynn’s experience working with emerging leaders was especially helpful and she was incredibly supportive in helping me to articulate what I needed to get where I needed to go professionally. In addition, Marilynn’s knowledge and resourcefulness of best practices in the leadership, communication, and people management realms helped guide me to expert resources just when I needed them. Thank you Marilynn for your support and inspiration.
- Marta Filipski, MPH, CPH, PMP,, Director, Regional Lean Transformation Services, Vancouver Hospital
It has been incredibly rewarding to work with someone who believes I have unlimited potential and whose only goal is to support me to reach it. Our coaching sessions have brought me much success over the last year and it is a pleasure to celebrate with her.
- Meghan M, Providence Health Care
I want to share my admiration and appreciation for Marilynn in supporting me with transitioning to a leadership role within my workplace. My conversations with Marilynn are always enriching for me and often what initially has seemed like a daunting issue will evolve into solution(s) within the hour. Whenever I hit a mental roadblock with an issue or a limiting belief, Marilynn always has a thought-provoking question to “unstick” me and get me moving forward again. Marilynn herself is a wise leader with experienced and keen insights to share. I highly recommend Marilynn as an excellent coach for anyone who wants to talk through challenges at work (and in life!) and/or progress to the next level of professional development. Marilynn is a very caring and competent individual who will help make your coaching journey a rewarding one.
- Lisa Zosiak, MRM, MCIP, RPP,, Manager of Community Planning, city of Maple Ridge
I began working with Marilynn during a challenging time in my professional life as I knew I would need guidance to get to where I wanted to be. Her support was amazing – grounded and gentle and yet I felt supported and she challenged me in ways that worked well for me. She help me get clear on my goals and purpose and over the course of a number of months provided me with insightful tools and discussions to guide me along the way. I am most appreciative of the work we did on shifting some of my limiting beliefs and mindsets. Wonderfully empowering. I fully achieved the results I was looking for and I will most definitely reach out to her again if I need guidance to get back on my purpose path. Highly Recommended.
- Shawn Kenmuir, President – Keedo Management Ltd.
There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about our first phone call and how much it's changed my life. I was so close to throwing everything that I've work so hard for away because I couldn't see myself anymore, and that my only way out was to give up on myself. That phone call and months that followed working with you opened my eyes to the possibilities in myself that were locked away deep in my soul, unleashing the person you now see before you today.
Thank you for picking up the phone that day, thank you for working with me, and thank you for being a part my life and for giving me the greatest gift of all - my spirit!
- DNC, IT Executive
Marilynn is gifted in figuring out the real root of a particular issue and approached my challenges with wonderful insight and encouragement. Together, we found many solutions to those little things that come up in professional situations that may seem small, but can have big effects internally. It was very satisfying to uncover ways of thinking that are meant to deal with those particular instances – and Marilynn knows them all. I really felt heard and appreciated for skills I do have, and enjoyed being gently encouraged to improve my processes and ways of thinking. Marilynn is also great a recognizing and celebrating successes! I use what I learned with Marilynn every day.
- JC, UBC Faculty of Medicine
I had the pleasure to work with Marilynn during a career transition. She helped keep me on track, to solidify and implement my vision with regular coaching check-ins and resources. I wholeheartedly recommend her!
- Angelica Lim, Ph.D., Asst. Professor of Professional Practice in Computing Science, AI and Robotics, Simon Fraser University
I was going through a professional transition and I engaged Marilynn as an executive coach. I found the experience to be excellent. Through Marilynn’s thought provoking questions, I learned a lot about myself and what is important to me as a professional. Marilynn’s coaching guided me to put a focused plan in place which was a catalyst to the positive changes that happened in my career recently. I would recommend executive coaching and especially Marilynn to anyone that is interested in making positive change in their professional career.
- George Danes, CPA, CA, Chief Financial Officer at Sutton Group Realty Services
It was a pleasure to work with Marilynn over the last 9 months. Her curiosity, honesty, humour, and her experience as a senior leader helped me to recognize and leverage my strengths to define my career goals and focus my attention to achieving them.
Marilynn builds a genuine and trusting relationship with her clients, helping them to explore the possibilities in front of them through her gentle guidance, respectful challenging of assumptions, and celebrating "ah-ha" moments with passion and enthusiasm.
Thank you for your sincerity and support Marilynn!
- Jacqueline Per, Executive Director Patient Experience, Chief Nursing and Allied Health Officer Fraser Health
"If you want to connect with your inner potential to experience confidence and success in all aspects of your life and career then I would highly recommend hiring Marilynn as your Executive Coach.
Marilynn has a unique set of skills and abilities that when combined with her relaxed coaching style created an environment that helped me to align my values with my goals and to discover and be comfortable with my authentic self. Our coaching sessions assisted me in seeing opportunities and networking in a very different way that opened a whole new world of possibilities.
Marilynn, thank you for your support, encouragement and your unwavering confidence in my leadership abilities, I will always be truly grateful.”
- Claire O'Quinn, Project Director, BCMH & SUS
Working with Marilynn has helped me achieve many goals and find balance in my life. She has always been easy to talk to and knows when to give me a push to reach my full potential. We have established a great relationship even though coaching over a long distance. As a new coach myself, I continue to be coached by Marilynn and would recommend her to others.
- Lori Love, BBA, CGA, CEG
I have had the great fortune of being coached by Marilynn over the last year. She empowers me to reframe my thinking, discover my own wisdom, deepen my selfawareness, and align my goals and actions with my values. Her compassion, skill, and professionalism effectively create an unbiased and trusting environment in which I can speak freely about confidential or sensitive situations. I have benefitted greatly from her generous acknowledgement of my strengths, respectful challenge to uncover my blocks, and skillful assistance in exploring innovative strategies to improve myself. It has been incredibly rewarding to work with someone who believes I have unlimited potential and whose only goal is to support me to reach it. Our coaching sessions have brought me much success over the last year and it is a pleasure to celebrate with her.
- Meghan MacLeod, Providence Health Care
My experience with Executive Coaching with Marilynn was greater than I could have imagined. It was a journey of self discovery where strategies and issues were mapped out or solved from within me. This not only changed my thought process it also changed the way that I looked at the day to day work stuff and that rolled into my personal life, creating a positive change there as well. The whole experience has given me confidence not only in what I do but also in what I say. I feel like I belong where I am today. Thank-you Marilynn.
- Robert Byers, CEO Namerind Housing Corporation
Marilynn is a true thinking partner, who listened intently to my professional or personal issues. She asked me great questions, which helped me get clarity and define a path to action. Her coaching helped me strengthen my leadership style, maintain focus on what's important and within a few months, I generated remarkable personal, career and work results!
- Betty Mutwiri, Saskatoon Health Region
I chose to engage Marilynn as my Coach as she is a highly skilled individual whose strengths include understanding healthcare issues and interpersonal relationships. She has coached me through challenging issues in my leadership development and has helped me articulate and understand my future potential as a leader.
- Debbie Johannesen, Provincial Health Services Authority
In the few months that I have had Marilynn as a coach, I have accomplished and achieved more in my career than I have in the past 5 years. She has given me the competitive edge and focus to achieve leadership goals I never thought were possible. Besides being genuine, authentic, and passionate in what she does, Marilynn's ability to guide and develop leadership skills, emotional intelligence, systems thinking, and change management have been vital to my personal success and passion in what I do. If you want the competitive edge and skills necessary to bring about positive change in the healthcare system, I definitely recommend having Marilynn as your coach.
- Dionne Ng, Nurse Educator
I am extremley fortunate to work with such a skilled coach as Marilynn. Her thoughtful, approachable and authentic manner has enabled me to develop as a leader as well as gain a better understanding of my leadership potential. Through Marilynn's expert guidance, I have been able to take risks in my career development and achieve my goals.
- Hilary Espezel, Fraser Health Authority