Knowledge Plus Experience Equals Wisdom
Some coaches and business strategists are content creators.
I'm a context creator.
I'm here to illuminate your blind spots and help you reprogram your mind so that you automatically default to your best self.
Let's work together to make procrastination, fear of failure, fear of success, fear of rejection, imposter syndrome, and high stress become a thing of the past so you can live the life you deserve.
Hi, I'm Marcia. Welcome to Illuminating Wisdom.
Want to move further faster?
I work with high achievers in high stress jobs who are terrified to fail. I want to help you avoid the mistakes that I've made that have delayed my promotions, made my employees and peers miserable, and landed me in the hospital multiple times due to my inability to handle the stress of managing businesses while also working as a lawyer and executive.
I have multiple certifications and have taken the best of what I’ve learned about neuroscience and neuroplasticity to customize an experience to accelerate your personal and professional growth.
With my proprietary C.L.E.A.R. Coaching Blueprint™, we'll optimize and retrain your brain so you'll gain:
Clarity on your stressors, strengths, and communication style through validated behavioral assessments
Leadership skills for every area of your life
Energy like you've never had before
Assertiveness as you move past limiting beliefs, imposter syndrome, and burnout
Results that you can revel in and sustain on your own with the tools you've learned
The best athletes and most powerful CEOs in the world have a coach and so should you.
If you're ready to go from confused to confident, from stressed out to serene, and from overwhelmed to overjoyed in your personal and professional life, I'm here to help.
I specialize in coaching lawyers, compliance professionals, auditors, executives, and entrepreneurs and offer 1:1, group coaching, and self-paced courses.
If you want to do what you love and love what you do while getting paid for doing it, let's talk.Read my story
Selected Groups I’ve Worked With and Press Coverage
I reached out to Marcia after reading a LinkedIn post she wrote during my first week at a new job. It was a complete career change for me, and I was not handling it well. When we first met, I was a blur of panic attacks and regret. She calmed me down, quickly identified a few of my tendencies and personality traits and told me by the end of my first session " You ran away from something - not toward something. That is the problem"... she nailed it. Within three sessions, Marcia changed my life. She gently assisted me in realizing that my mindset was my problem. She allowed me the space to question my decisions, while encouraging me to identify where I wanted to go while using active words as my guide. I am incredibly grateful to Marcia for her work, her commitment and her passion for guidance.
J.T., Lawyer, AmLaw 50 Law Firm
Marcia facilitated an eye-opening strategy session with me and my business partner this past week. The name of her company is so appropriate because it was truly illuminating. We had blocks and excuses that were preventing us from seeing a clear path forward. We each had ideas and assumptions that we had not vocalized with each other before. One such assumption was how we thought we would approach business continuity. Marcia pushed us to ask tough questions of ourselves which resulted in a major breakthrough forcing us to recalibrate how we do business. We now have actionable steps based on our realigning of priorities. This will position our business to be laser-focused on purely value added activities. We look forward to continuing to work with Marcia to hold us accountable and challenge us to stay true to our vision.
T. Armand, Founder, Her-Mine, Women's Lifestyle Self Care Subscription Box Service
Marcia from Illuminating Wisdom provided me with invaluable career coaching during a particularly challenging time. She helped me to strategize how to mitigate conflict and work more efficiently with management. She also encouraged me to use visualization and calming techniques when heading into potentially difficult meetings. The resulting working relationships are healthier and more productive. My stress level has been greatly reduced and I have Marcia to thank for that.
A. Chin, Director of Training for Publicly Traded Company
It's been one full year since I started working with you and I want you to know how much your coaching has helped me. You've given me the confidence to speak up and say things I may not have felt comfortable saying in the past, all while helping me to tone down my rigidness- what a delicate balance!
W.Q., Governance, Risk, Compliance, and Audit Executive
Marcia is a rare shining light in a complex, fast-moving world. She is a keen listener and great communicator who provides clear guidance and empowers people with the tools and skills necessary for their own unique path to success. I am a better person and professional thanks to her time and talent.
E. Pagano, Attorney, Head of Legal Innovation and Design, UK Legal Engineering and Law Firm
Camp just ended and I finally made the call we discussed during our first coaching session on how to research and do a tailored pitch to a potential funder and I got a $30,000 donation! Thank you for pushing me to step outside of my comfort zone. Practicing in front of the mirror really helped and simply being ME. We can now offer one on one tutoring for 150 children!
F. Saintoiry, Nonprofit Executive Director
A true professional, Marcia brings leadership, deep insight, and a hands-on approach to every conversation. Her legal and training essentials, holistic coaching, creativity, and consciousness, allow clients to eliminate barriers and find our true calling. For anyone feeling stuck or seeking to get to the next level, I can't speak highly enough of Marcia's science-based and research-backed plan of attack. She has enabled me to leap forward with confidence and grace.
D. Kempler, Attorney, Entertainment Industry
Thank you so much for changing my life, giving me perspective, and helping me see the light at the end of what felt like a very dark tunnel. I don't know where or who I would be if I had not received your guidance. I hope you never forget to live all of the beautiful and life changing lessons that you teach.
T.H, Second Year Litigation Associate
If 1:1 Coaching Isn't Right For You Right Now, Work At Your Own Pace
Leveraging L.I.T. Leadership
➭A L.I.T. leader learns, inspires, and transforms. This course is ideal for the newly promoted leader, entrepreneur, experienced leader who wants to level up, or high-potential employee who wants to prepare for a leadership role.
➭This course includes three behavioral assessments, online modules, checklists, templates, workbooks, a 60-minute debrief; and a separate 60-minute coaching session upon completion of the all course modules.
➭You'll learn how to optimize your brain health, communicate more effectively with anyone in any circumstance, excel at trust-based leadership, and strategically use stress to your advantage.
➭You'll dramatically improve your wellbeing and productivity so that you can set right example for your team and other stakeholders.Schedule a 1:1 call
Spark Your Self-Mastery
This alternative to 1:1 personal coaching is ideal for the person who wants to invest in themselves through a self-paced format.
It includes three behavioral assessments;online modules; a 60-minute debrief on the assessment results coaching session upon completion of the course and modules on:
➭Self-awareness & communication
➭Overcoming your limiting beliefs about money, relationships, and career using the latest evidence from neuroscience and neurolinguistic programming (NLP)
➭Time management and prioritization
➭Negotiation techniques for home and work
➭Optimizing your brain health
➭Learning to find joy regardless of the circumstance
➭Developing your personal brand
➭Strategies to reduce debilitating stress in minutes while using enhancing stress to your advantage (yes, there is "good" stress!)Schedule a 1:1 call
From Uninspired Employee to Empowered Entrepreneur
This course is for you if you're working at a job that pays the bills, but you're not working in your zone of genius. If you want to move from your career to your calling, then you need to take a holistic approach. This course includes online modules, checklists, templates, workbooks, and 1:1 coaching.
In twelve weeks or less, you'll:
➭Map out your goals, energizers, and stressors
➭Determine root causes of blockages and limiting beliefs that have prevented progress and use neuroscience-based modalities such as neurolinguistic programming to embody the mindset of an entrepreneur
➭Use validated psychometric workplace and personality assessments focusing on communication styles, strengths, and relevant core competencies for your business venture
➭Tailor a personal and professional development plan based on results of assessments, any performance evaluations/client feedback and establish achievable and specific milestones
➭Integrate different stress management techniques such as mindfulness, meditation, breathwork, and emotional freedom technique (tapping) to ensure that you have the strength and resilience to withstand the rigors of starting or growing your business
➭Learn how to brand yourself and your business to your ideal client and your target audience
➭Develop and practice your pitch to clients and investors
➭Understand the legal basics to protect your business and your personal assetsSchedule a 1:1 call
Legally Lucid Blueprint
When I work with business owners on a legal matter, it's typically because they never spoke to a lawyer BEFORE the lawsuit or call from a regulator. Being proactive is good business, but I know that legal expenses aren't what entrepreneurs want to invest in (although the courses could be a deductible business expense).
I would never say you don't need a lawyer. However, you can save yourself time and money by learning the basics so you can speak to your lawyer intelligently and help prevent a costly lawsuit or government audit.
Legally Lucid Blueprint™ Courses will empower you to do the right thing the first time, and not after litigation. You could spend hundreds of dollars on a course or hundreds of thousands in legal fees.
If you're a business owner and want to learn:
➭Key contracts terms and negotiation strategies
➭How to protect your intellectual property
➭Workplace law essentials
➭The data privacy and cybersecurity essentials you need to protect your business
If you want to invest your hard earned profits back into your business instead of lawsuits, then this investment is a no-brainer.Schedule a 1:1 call
Corporate Wellness and Professional Development
Your team is the lifeblood of your business.
Help them raise their energy levels and productivity while they reduce chronic stress and anxiety.
Treat your employees to 1-2 hour group or individual workshop on optimizing brain health for work and life; different forms of mindfulness; emotional freedom technique (EFT/tapping); active breathwork; and other wellness modalities.
I also offer personal and professional development workshops for teams.