I’m Mar-y-Sol (pronounced maud-ee-sol – it means Sea & Sun in Spanish) and I’m the founder of Essential Wisdom Coaching. As a transpersonal life coach & consultant, I facilitate growth and transformation in people who seek to nurture their authentic selves and show up more fully in life. In my free time, I enjoy living a fully embodied life that includes spontaneous dancing, cultivating a transcendental gardening practice via a backyard organic vegetable garden, reading nonfiction & research articles, creating beauty in multiple physical & symbolic forms, and spending quality time with family & friends.
My approach to working with clients is based on the belief that everyone has an Essential Wisdom™ that encompasses the essence of their true self and that fully nurturing and embodying this essence is essential to our overall growth and development. In my coaching work, I utilize a transpersonal approach to help guide clients in the development, nurturing, and use of their Essential Wisdom™, while also offering skills-focused assessments and targeted training when necessary, with the overall goal of supporting clients’ overall growth and development.
In addition to coaching, I have over 20 years’ experience in the field of education and personal development. Some of the roles in which I have served include:
B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, Concordia University, Portland
Ph.D. Student in Integral & Transpersonal Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies
*Having completed all Ph.D. coursework, I am currently working on my dissertation proposal where my research is focused on examining embodied intuition in the development, expression, and trajectory of leadership.
As a life-long learner, I’m always looking for new ways to grow so that I can better support clients on their journey. Some of my additional trainings are below:
My ability to facilitate meaningful and lasting growth in others follows my own healing & growth journey. Receiving support from others when faced with challenges, during life transitions, and as I navigated my professional career inspired me to help others.
I believe that YOUR growth is limitless!
The individualized deep work that happens in coaching sessions often results in immense shifts in all areas of life in a much shorter timeframe than a DIY approach. If you are committed to your growth and development, working with me is a valuable investment in your future.