Change is my middle name.

mmOver the years a lot has changed in my life. This includes my mailing address, my professional title, my hair color, and my career path. Over the years, I have called myself a teacher, entrepreneur, artist, motivator, business coach, mentor, speaker. What all these roles have in common is my passion to be a CHANGE AGENT impacting positive growth in others.

Through my own personal and professional changes, there have been many constants that have supported my continued success. These have included:

  • A high value on education and knowledge
  • Professional and personal development
  • Seizing new opportunities and taking risks
  • Thinking big
  • Solving problems with a blend of intuition and strategy
  • Prioritizing creative pursuits
  • Teaching and helping others
  • A positive attitude
  • Being a leader

These skills and strengths have led me to devoting my life and career to cultivating change with individuals, organizations, and businesses. I have done this by focusing on my passion around innovation and creativity in business. Whether I was teaching people how to “be more creative”,  coaching entrepreneurs to grow into a new market segment, or facilitating organizational development with hands-on teambuilding  ….I have focused on helping businesses tap into the mindset, toolset, and skillsets to allow change to drive innovation and new ideas.

I am privileged to use my more than 20 years of experience in teaching and facilitating trainings to fostering creative problem solving, collaboration, and breakthrough thinking. Through my work I have come to embrace the philosophy eloquently said by Thoreau “Things don’t change; we change.”

Creating personal and organizational change is what I love to do. By specializing in innovation and creativity I am able to combine by passion, skills, and experience to help others do the same.

Affiliations and Certifications

  • Certified Teacher with BS in Education
  • ICF Accredited ACC Coach (Associate Certified Coach)
  • iPEC Certified Professional Coach
  • FourSight Thinking Profiles Certified Distributor
  • Energy Leadership Index Certified Practitioner

Fun facts about Marianne

  • Mixed media artist painting in acrylics
  • Myers-Briggs type: INTJ
  • FourSight Thinking Profile: High Implementer
  • DISC profile: D-I
  • Has lived in MA, NH, UT, TX, AL, VA, and VT – calls VT home for good
  • Would travel in a heartbeat to anywhere you ask!
  • Favorite ice cream flavor: Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey
  • Worked as a Park Ranger for 4 years at Zion National Park
  • Favorite colors in order preference: turquoise, green gold/citron, tangerine
  • Favorite paintings: The Kiss (Klimt), Guernica (Picasso), and most anything by Hundertwasser
  • Favorite vacation: kayaking off Vancouver Island with orcas
  • Favorite animals: giraffe, orcas, kingfisher
  • Favorite flower: red poppy
  • What you will never catch her doing (again): handling snakes
  • Musical instrument she wishes she could play: guitar or harp

Client List

Facilitated Programs, Trainings, and Keynotes:

  • National Life Group
  • Governor’s Institute of Entrepreneurship
  • Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference
  • Women’s Small Business Program
  • Women’s Leadership Initiative
  • Norwich University
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Vermont Technical College
  • Edward Jones
  • Core Business Seminars
  • Women’s Business Owners Network
  • Central Vermont Community Action Council
  • Northern Vermont Homebuilders Association
  • Another Way
  • VT Women in Higher Education
  • National Association of Insurance Professionals
  • Gross National Happiness National Conference
  • VT Association of Wedding Professionals
  • VT Professional Photographers
  • Rotary

Individual Clients Employees of (at various levels)

  • Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
  • Nature Conservancy
  • Rhino Foods
  • Edward Jones
  • National Life Group
  • Public Schools
  • Norwich University

Entrepreneurs in the industries of:

  • Financial services
  • Interior design
  • IT and technology services
  • CPA and accounting
  • Web Site Developers and Dsigners
  • Product manufactures (Brick and mortar)
  • Online retailers
  • Artists
  • Florist
  • Musicians
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Realtor
  • Insurance
  • Professional Organizing
  • Communications/Marketing
  • Healing Practitioners including massage therapists, energy work, and yoga instructors