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Inspirational words from my clients

I contacted Marina as Father of two children. My daughter, the youngest, was having challenges with School and accepting the complexities of her parents separating. Whilst she has a strong character, she struggled with the new structure and her friendship groups. Marina helped my daughter realised what she had and who she was. She reminded her she had an armoury of strengths and putting them together with patience was all that was needed. My daughter enjoyed six sessions face to face followed up with notes that Marina provided remotely. A truly remarkable experience for my daughter and for me too.


Hace dos años y un poco más mi vida era un desastre en todos los sentidos. Entré en esa rueda de hamster en la cual me conforme ( palabra que odio) No tenía inquietudes,cero motivación y cero ilusión. Mi trabajo me encanta ( soy auxiliar en un geriátrico ) pero no me llenaba del todo . Y mi vida sentimental era peor aún . Me quería poco o nada . Ahí sí que me conformaba con cualquier persona que llegara a mi vida . Todo esto me llevo a situaciones muy desagradables que hicieron que mi autoestima cada vez fuera menor Hasta que llegó Marina No recuerdo muy bien cómo fue ,el caso es que la tenía agregada por unos amigos en común en Facebook ,y su sonrisa y naturalidad hizo que me tomara el atrevimiento de pedirle que me aconsejará un libro para salir de dónde estaba . No sólo me dio títulos de libros . Me dio su mano y su tiempo !!! Y sin pedir nada a cambio !!!! Empezó a ocuparse de mi ,me enseñó técnicas ( algunas las hacia conmigo por tlf ) ,me dio pautas a seguir ,me mandaba audios que yo escuchaba mil veces . Me ayudó a saber lo que quería ,me reforzó como persona .... Y mi vida empezó a cambiar Volví a estudiar ( acabo de terminar con 25 en bolsa unos cursos que hacen que mi meta este más cerca ) Me empecé a querer más y mejor ,ahora me aceptó con mis defectos ,que son muchos y mis virtudes que son muchas también. Aprendo de todo ,volví a sonreír y a ser alegre ,mi niña interior seguía ahí . Ojo !! También tengo bajones ,pero cuando eso sucede tiro de mis recursos : sus técnicas , las pautas y de la meditación, cosa que también aprendí con ella . Y hasta aquí ... Aún me queda mucho por hacer . Y lo estoy haciendo con ilusión y muchas ganas y con ella muy presente . Yo la llamo mi "Hada madrina" Cambio mi vida ... Y eso señores no lo hace todo el mundo . Gracias por ser y estar Marina

-Toni Naranjo Martin

When I first came to Marina, as a young woman I was struggling with low self-esteem and periods of anxiousness. Throughout the course of Marina’s sessions, I have found an incredible improvement in my self-confidence, resilience and drive in life. All of which will benefit me in the future when dealing with stressful situations in both work and home environments. Thank you, Marina, for helping me to love myself again!! — con Marina Fernandez

-Aimee Sullivan , Psychologist graduate

Since my sons time with Marina, working with the Giant Child programme I have noticed remarkable differences in both his confidence, his ability to accept himself, his positivity and his attitude to work and life in general. When combined these things start to alter how he is perceived by others, so is getting on better with his peers. His improving work ethic helps get praise from teachers, which in turn makes him feel better, and he then wants to work harder. His mood is better as he’s less stressed about his work and getting into trouble. Being a teenager today is extremely difficult, Marina has given Ben the tools he needs to thrive, we couldn’t be happier.

-Kerry Richardson

I took Florence to see Marina because she had some school problems at the time as well as some emotional insecurities . She lacked of confidence, direction and was a bit confused, scare to speak up, upset . Marina showed her some strategies to calm herself down when needed. Find comfort and feel safe ,as well as working on her feelings and her perception of the world. Since then Florence is a lot of more confidence, approach the school with excitement in spite that she is doing her mocks GCSE at the moment, and when she gets nervous now she knows what to do . She is driven and motivated,loves herself lot more, Believes she can achieve anything if she puts her mind to it and feels calmer it does not matter what goes around. Marina’s energy,passion love for her subject and enthusiasm is contagious I would most definitely recommend Marina as part of your child development. I now can see Florence thriving as well as enjoying herself.

-Martha English

Marina's 'Giant Child Workshop' has made a huge difference to our daughter, Lily. It has helped increase her confidence both personally and at school. She has learnt through the workshop to believe in herself and that she has the ability to succeed in whatever she puts her mind to. She now takes more responsibility for her homework and revision. The workshop has given Lily a new found sense of being. We cannot recommend the 'Giant Child' Workshop enough.

-Nikki Sanderson

When children feel valued and accepted and confident to what is required they develop high self esteem. When they think great things about themselves and understand what to do when they aren't feeling so good they can achieve success . When they feel able to make mistakes and understand why they learn more than a child who does not. That is the gift a giant child gives to our children and I see a happier and more confident young man emerging from my anxious son. I will without hesitation be bringing my young daughter to the course when she is the right age. Marina is fabulous with the children .

-Franchesca Hamptons

At Indigo have been working with Marina for the past year and she has helped us to transform our business. Her energy and enthusiasm for life is very infectious and has given us the courage to make some very difficult business decisions. Working with Marina is always fun and having worked with both our Managing Director and our Senior Managers she is now using her magic to strengthen team commitment further down the organisation. We thoroughly recommend Marina Zest for Life.

-Teresa Noon , MD, Indigo Tax

The coaching I received from Marina was not what I was expecting at all, in a good way. It has helped me to see things clearer and become more grounded. In my professional life it has helped me to focus on what I can control rather than areas completely outside my control. Personally it has taught me that it isn’t wrong to sometimes put myself first, that this isn’t a selfish thing to do. Since the coaching I feel in control, and probably my biggest achievement has been in a personal weight loss journey, where I have lost 4stone, to date. I believe that a big part of this has been the self belief that Marina has installed in me ‘That I am worth!’

-Sonia, Senior Manager , Accountant

Marina helped me to pinpoint behaviour patterns that were subconsciously causing me a problem and then supported me in going more deeply into these. As a result, I now have tools to address these, as and when they come up. Marina helped me to shift some emotions that I had been stuck with for a long time and I now feel so much lighter for releasing these. Marina has a very gentle and caring way of coaching and is very good at supporting you when addressing things that may have been buried for a long time. She is a fun loving and experienced coach and I would recommend you spend time in her presence.

-Kathy Chapman , Operations Manager

What did I feel like when I first came in: - no confidence - unhappy - upset - angry - a lot of anxiety How Marina made me feel during the proccess: - welcome - confident - happy - calm What I think I have gained: - self confidence - self belief - gained techniques that will always help me How do you feel now? - love myself - happy - confident - believe in myself


When I first came in I felt stressed and thought the world was against me. I wasn't very happy because of reasons I thought were out of my control. Marina made me feel calmer and more focused and that I can achieve what I want to achieve. I have gained valuable techniques to de-stress and make myself happier. These have helped me a lot. Now I feel happier, calmer and more in control.


I’ve also needed to concentrate on something ( my finger) for a minute. Mindfulness. I’ve learned to pick the right path I would recommend it to 12 to 15 year olds cos it sets you up for life. It gives you the tools to deal with things.


I have learned to be confident in myself, powerful, I have overcome my fears adn learnt not to care about what others think about me. The 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 exercise made my days a lot more productive and efficient.


I have learned that there is a way around fears and worries and nothing is going to stop me. I felt that I could trust Marina and I can tell her any private information.


Marina's workshop has inspired me to get into the crowds and know that I can do it. I feel happy, positive, confident and strong, really big.


I feel I have gained confidence, I feel proud of myself and that I will succeed. I have learned that everybody is different and that is good to celebrate. It is good to know who you are.


I’ve gained self confidence and that perseverance is a good thing. I’ve learned to keep trying whatever to get results. I have used the fingers crossing change thing a lot and I have turned on my lasers this week .


My strength is within me and doesn't come from anyone's approval or anything material. I've learned to trust myself , listen to my inner needs and love my whole self including all my faults. I can take a moment whenever I need to release the positive energy I need to deal with daily challenges and live a happy life .

-Francesca Hampton , CFO

Creating multi million pound start-ups from scratch and taking them through to a successful exit is a perfect recipe to fall apart as a human being. Marina is the soul glue to keep you on track and thoroughly enjoying your life. Beyond recommended.

-Darren Fell , Founder, Pure360.com founder/ Ceo crunch.co.uk

There’s truly nothing more empowering than rediscovering one’s own power. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, you are amazing.

-Basia Newson-Smith , Optometrist

I am so pleased that I am still experiencing the joy and clarity that has come with realising and believing that I have the power to lead the life I want

-Jane Thompson , Director

I am able to receive and spread limitless love; I am able to trust and believe myself. I feel safe and balanced. I am calm, relaxed and powerful beyond measure.

-Csilla Toth , Coach

Marina was caring and encouraging and to this day our friendship is so strong…I would recommend this to anyone I love and care for.

-Claire Harding

Thank you Marina, for the tools and time you invested in me, I know they have opened a door of many possibilities and appreciation.

-Eva Cuenca , Psychologist