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“Maureen is a powerful talent. She has wisdom and perception beyond her years. She is able to provide guidance that will save you time, energy and money. She has business and personal acumen from her years of life experience that give her access to unique vision and intuition. She is a coach, mentor, guide and consultant. When you hire Maureen, you get the powerful support you need to move to the next level. She is worth her weight in gold. Please don't hesitate to call me with any questions you may have.”
- Hans Phillips,
Executive Performance Consultant at www.Ontoco.com
Santa Cruz, CA (831) 471-2210
“I have been working with Maureen O'Neill as my life and performance coach to enhance my personal productivity and to fully realize my creative potential.
Her participation in the process has been enormously helpful. Maureen draws on a deep reservoir of human and professional experience. She is warm, funny, insightful, and resourceful. She truly listens. She is willing to switch gears to serve her client more effectively.
She makes suggestions that are concrete and practical. She can also discern and discuss deeper, underlying issues that get in the way of achieving the client's goals.
Maureen gives each of her clients sincere, specific, and honest appreciation and encouragement. She truly sees their strengths and is genuinely enthusiastic about their potential and goals.
I have already recommended her to others, and will continue to do so. I'm so grateful I have her on my team!”
- Dorothy Heller, Author, Sunnyside CA
“I feel blessed that you came into my life at a time when both my husband and my mom were going through major health issues. As you reminded me, there are no coincidences. On my own, I would have put myself much lower on my over-full to-do list. The easy-to-use techniques you gave me helped me stay present and gave me the energy I needed. Through your honesty, insights, and calming demeanor, you helped me to recognize many of my strengths and how to apply them personally and professionally.
Thank you, Maureen. You are a great listener. It was a pleasure to work with you!”
-Janet Spangler, Image Stylist, Creator www.COLORSmadeEasy.com
“Maureen's compassionate yet firm approach to coaching is just the no-nonsense kick in the creative pants I have been looking for to get unstuck and back on track! She has provided me with some great new tools to help me get the most out of every day. I value that she's had a rich and varied work life such that she can share heartfelt wisdom and insights from her own journey. More importantly, I appreciate that she hears beyond my story to the crux of the matter, and offers me the sage counsel I need to keep striving and thriving as I launch my new entrepreneurial endeavor.
True testament to Maureen's effectiveness as a coach is that hers is the little voice in my head that I now hear winning arguments with my inner critic…and that's entirely a good thing!”
- Danna Schmidt, Master Life-cycle Celebrant at www.waypointceremonies.com
“The greatest thing I learned through coaching with Maureen was to put myself on the list. She helped me to clarify and update my business goals and to not limit myself with what I knew already worked. She helped me to see how I could incorporate what I really love doing into my business model for even more success financially and emotionally. I would definitely recommend Maureen for any coaching needs! She is professional and very articulate.”
- Christine Curren, Owner (Retired),
Moon Rise Café, Tacoma WA
"Maureen is a great communicator who can help people understand the fundamentals of life coaching. Through our first conversation, she was able to gain insight into my psyche and put into words for me, what I was unable to formulate myself. She speaks from experience and is clearly passionate about helping individuals change their world. I would recommend Maureen to anyone interested and determined in changing or improving their attitude, mindset, and outlook on life."
- David Kravitz, Librarian, Sunnyside CA
“When I first began my coaching encounter with Maureen, I was very scattered with many ideas and potential projects. Overwhelmed to the point of inaction at times. Taking the time to talk through my priorities, set goals and put a project management system in place has helped me to focus. I feel I am accomplishing more and am less likely to let details fall through the cracks when I apply the tools recommended.
Most importantly, her coaching has helped me to discover and validate my underlying sense of purpose. I am clear that the time I am spending doing community work is not only valuable experience for me as an event planner but also contributing to the world and a unique and valuable way. All that I do makes a difference and it is good for me to see that, so I can show up fully in the process, rather than second guessing if there is something else I am supposed to be doing.
The time and energy I have spent engaged in the coaching process with Maureen has been the best thing I have done for myself in a very long time. What an amazing gift to me, to reacquaint myself with so many principles forgotten and explore some new ways to apply then to my current lifestyle.
Back in my single days I would attend personal growth seminars and retreats whenever I was at a crossroads needing clarity, courage or confidence. Now as a wife, mother, and community organizer, I don't have the flexibility to check out and go away to recharge for a big chunk of time. A weekly 1-hour phone commitment fits much better into my schedule, so coaching sessions were a viable alternative.
I recommend Maureen O'Neill as a personal coach to anyone seeking to get organized, balanced and focused in their mission.”
-Effie Dattilo, Events Manager,
I had the distinct pleasure of working with Maureen O’Neill as my “Coach” in 2014. I hired her at a point in my professional career where I was transitioning from my previous occupation into a brand-new career and life path. I needed some assistance in the process of examining my potential and desires, and sorting out some of the priorities in my own mental paradigm.
Maureen’s unique ability to listen and learn as she familiarized herself with the particulars of my desires enabled her to very quickly ascertain a direction for our coaching sessions, and we began trekking toward my objectives in very little time. Her depth of knowledge and insight provided a myriad of different techniques for me to begin some critical assessment of the opportunities that were seemingly “blocking” my path. I use the word “opportunities” advisedly because when I started my coaching sessions, I believed these issues were NEGATIVES and that they needed to be disposed of and/or remedied.
Through the process of the coaching sessions, I came to embrace those realities, and I am now using those exact “issues” to assist me in the path I have chosen for myself. Maureen was able to help me use (for lack of a better term) a form of mental “jujitsu” in my thinking. In this way, something I assumed was a negative affect became an asset and aid in assisting me toward the realization of my goals. Consider the implications of that statement in your own life, and I think you will see the value of opening your life to the potential of allowing Maureen O’Neill to assist you in creating a life that you love!
Lastly, I would like to say clearly that the investment I made using Maureen as my coach was the best investment I have made in myself in quite a long while. Her services are reasonably priced, and she is prompt and prepared for her work. Do yourself and your career a favor and call her today to see if she is a good fit for you. She was for me, and I give her my highest recommendation.
Richard Hart, President & CEO
“Maureen coached me to find my heart, find my soul, and find my essence. Just one example: with her coaching I have reached and maintain a healthy weight. We got to the bottom of my emotional need to binge on food and sometimes to starve myself, so I don't have to do it anymore, I can allow real love into my life instead! That we can hire Maureen to work magic in our lives is an inestimable gift to those of us with the insight and courage to allow it.”
- Robert Mykland, Inventor, Capitola CA
"I've worked with Maureen in the same groups at Context [International Inc.]. She has always been a perceptive and compassionate person, capable of providing inspiration to those around her. I would work with her again."
-Steve Hopkins, PHR Human Resources Manager, Plus Owner at www.hoppysgardenart.com
“Maureen is an inspiring creative spirit. Her ability to ask me thought provoking questions always helps me get to a deeper understanding of myself and what I need for myself and for my business.”
- Diane Vasarkovy, Artist, Olympia, WA