Life Coaching

photo of Maria Malmgren

Professional Certified Co-Active Coach (CPCC)
ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC)

Cel: 778 689 3481

I am a change partner and life coach. I have been coaching officially since 2009 but have spent most of my life, listening to and empowering people to make inner inspired change that moves them towards personal and professional fulfillment. If I can help you understand how wonderful and powerful you really are or ignite your hopes and dreams enough to move you to action, then my job is done :-).

Clients come to me when they are feeling stuck or dissatisfied in their lives and know they need to make some changes but just don’t know how or feel paralyzed at where to start. They also come to me when they have had some big changes (career or relationship changes, family/partner deaths, relocations) that have happened or they would like to make happen and they just need a little help with navigating through possibility and a new reality.

Once we decide to work together, you decide which coaching package is best for you: private sessions, or as a small group with 2 or 3 people or doing it as an intimate, living room style workshop with 3 to 6 other people (if available). You will need to decide which option will help you thrive and create change. In all three options, I help you access your inner wisdom and inspiration and make choices in all areas of your life to take action that gets you to your inner peace. We will identify where you are now, determine where you want to be and what you want to create, identify your values and what’s important to you, figure out your triggers and how you sometimes sabotage your forward movement, set goals, take action and, keep you on track to achieving what you want to achieve. Working with me will help you learn and practice the components of successful change, and receive support as you move towards what makes you fulfilled.

On average, clients work with me 3 to 9 months. Our work is done when you, the client feels/knows you’ve got this (whatever ‘this’ is) and can navigate your life, personal and professional, successfully and on your terms. I am always so pleased to see my clients feel empowered to make beautifully brave and bold choices to set their course for how they want to live their lives and feel honoured to have walked this sacred journey with them. In short, I love what I do, I love my clients and I feel blessed to work with them.

I am pleased and excited to have worked with Nancy Boyes, past owner of the Gabriola Fitness Centre and now have the opportunity to work with the new owners, Jo-Jeff Dunbar and Tasha Mae. To celebrate this partnership, I am pleased to offer GFC members a 25% discount on my hourly coaching rate and offer coaching services at $60/hour plus GST. Package rates for 5 or 10 sessions have an additional discount. If you are interested in making changes in your personal or professional life and the only obstacle is money, please contact me for a conversation and we will figure out how we can make it work for both of us.

On a personal note, I am an explorer and lover of people, places and ideas and spirit. I am an incurable optimist, love beauty, laughter and new experiences, translating learning to wisdom and creating an environment that encourages connection, growth and where we can all be ourselves. My husband Jeff and I live, work and travel between beautiful Gabriola Island and Vancouver, so we can enjoy our four wonderful 'kids', parents and extended family, dear friends, and the magic and beauty of both places.