Life Coach DM

Conquering Stress, Anxiety & Depression Naturally

How long have you been doing what you do, and how did you become a Certified Mindset Transformation Coach?

To answer this question, it’s probably best that I share with you a defining moment, and a resulting “compelling story”, that brought me to where I am today – coaching amazing people like who are looking to lead a life with less stress, anxiety and depression (aka S.A.D) naturally. That defining moment in my life happened in December 2009.

It was a journey that began to climax in February 2009.  My husband of 13 years and I had a startling, unsettling talk about regret. We discussed big decisions and small, from the ordinary to the intensely intimate. I thought “OMG it’s a mid-life crisis!” I was eager if not desperate to help him.

Although I tried my best to do right by him and his needs, I very mistakenly encouraged him to look outside our marriage. I could not have guessed how this would change our lives forever. I was miserable. He in turn encouraged me to go outside of the marriage as well.  For so many years in this long relationship I compromised my happiness. I gave up acting, dancing, career advancement and being true to myself. I couldn’t deal with my husband going out, telling me about his adventures and then asking me about mine. I found myself crying too often, telling my children it was my allergies when they saw my red swollen eyes and nose.

I continued to go to work where I was in middle management and was top of my game heading up the local chapter of the professional organization I belonged to. However, going to work began to feel like my hiding place. I felt like I was in control at work, but my personal life was in shambles. People at work never knew what was going on in my personal life, I wouldn’t talk to anyone about it in fear of embarrassment. Not talking and keeping all the frustration inside brought me to a really dark place in my mind where thoughts of ending my existence crept in and I finally went to a doctor.

I was prescribed the all too common “happy pills”. I hated being on medication. I had been on and off of anxiety and depression pills since I was 18.  There had to be a better way... I started reading many self-help books, learned about and started practicing meditation and learned about the Law of Attraction. I went on personal development retreats and took numerous workshops.  I spent thousands of dollars trying to find me.  

I learned to be more confident, and through meditation I became mentally stronger. That December, I changed how I was going to deal with my marriage and my life.

I realized I was done. I was comfortable being the strong woman had become vs. the passive aggressive individual I had been for so long. I believe, my new balanced mindset and confidence made me more attractive to my husband - he offered to work things out. After a short stint in couples counseling, I said, “No thank you...”


I had a new-found power in my life and in my career. I was a successful corporate professional working as a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Internal Controls Auditor.  I now knew how to handle life's ups and downs.  I now knew what it took to live a balanced life.


Looking back, I realized the many things I could have done differently over the years and during the time of marital turmoil. I realized events in my life weren't just coincidence.  I actually had control over everything.  I just didn't know what I was doing.. It was the Law of Attraction at its best!!  That's when I decided to become certified as a Law of Attraction Wealth Practitioner,

After intently studying the Law of Attraction, I realized that this amazing and powerful Universal law has worked for me throughout the years since I was a child without even realizing it. I grew up studying ballet. I danced from age two to twenty-two. At an early age I dreamed of being the Swan Queen after our local studio did their rendition of Swan Lake. I always said that when I grew up that would be me and I would be proposed to on stage. The school never performed Swan Lake again after I saw it at about age 7. But then when I was 21 the head teacher asked if I would like to be Swan Queen. And Voila my last performance as the Swan Queen I was proposed to. Funny part of the story is that I laid out the circumstances to the Universe but not the detail… I was only dating my this guy 2 months when this occurred. Circumstances like this where I put something out to the Universe and it came back to me, have presented themselves repeatedly throughout my life. Now I know how to utilize this to my benefit.

At my core, I am a Spiritual based human. Focusing on meditation and learning how to deal with stress over the years helped me to conquer my sever depression and stress. The conventional medicinal ways of trying to pull me out of the darkness hadn't worked and I don't know if I would have made it without the alternative forms of healing coupled with the power we can find by rooting into our own power to heal mind, body and soul. Yoga, healthy eating, meditation, mindfulness, connecting with and being one with nature and the Universe are all means of self-healing. All take commitment and practice.

My life on the other side of this work leaves me in a loving and content relationship, that is filled with respect where we honor each other's independence. I've been able to shed my ego in my relationship. I've developed such a deep bond with my children. As I navigated the divorce we all grew into the people we were divinely intentioned to be. 

I balanced my emotions surrounding my past and started teaching others how they can do the same: I help individuals connect to nature and equilibrate their feelings to reduce their stress, increase their confidence, their self-worth and their ability to transition into the next phase of life naturally! I have since made a commitment to dedicate the rest of my professional life to helping others balance their mindsets to live their best lives through connecting with nature and the Universe to empower themselves.

Since then, I’ve worked with many private and corporate clients and spoken in front of countless groups.  I’m living my dream of helping and serving others.  I lead a life full abundance in all areas of life with a sense of contentment, a fabulous sense of self-worth and fulfillment.  

I have created a several programs including "From S.A.D Ass to B.A.D Ass ™ " an online course and "The Massive Mindset Shift ® ". 

Every individual who feels unfulfilled, trapped and or stressed in their life whether it be personally or professionally and has a deep nagging feeling that there is more to life needs to sign up for these programs to take them to the next phase of their life with an abundance of control, elevated self-confidence, serenity and self-imposed power!!

Who are your clients?

I work with people just like you, who are completely overwhelmed and even stressed out by life and don’t know how to handle it anymore. Individuals who feel unfulfilled, trapped, stuck in a rut, who know they need to make a change but don’t know why all prior efforts have failed them. People who are done with letting others walk all over them leaving them to wonder about their own self-worth. People who have suffered with depression and want another way out of it because they know medication is not for them. Basically, all those who are ready to take back their life and make a change for their higher good.

  • Business Professionals
    • Executives
    • Managers
    • Analysts
    • Administrators
    • Educators
    • Law Enforcement
    • Investigators
    • Accountants
    • Auditors
  • Housewives
  • Parents
  • Retirees or those planning for retirement
  • Real Estate Agents
  • Sales Professionals
  • Artists
  • Solo-preneurs (individuals searching for purpose)
  • Entrepreneur

What makes you different from other “Life Coaches”?

Although in my programs we will touch upon key concepts such as Letting Go of the Past, Courage, Motivation and other “Life Coach-y” things, you have me as a Nature Therapy Guide, an Expert in Equilibration, Law of Attraction Wealth Practitioner and Consultant. I work with you on the inner and outer principals for success and help you look at your life from an organic and spiritual perspective. I’ve been there, so I also have an insiders perspective. What that means to you is that you get a wise-sage-meets-kick-ass authentic Mindset Transformation Coach who will help you focus on balance with abundance in all areas of your life. I’m also very spiritual and I don’t pretend to hide it either. Although I may be easy going and soft spoken, I’m not delicate, you’ll always get a straight to the point quick and honest response from me.

I’m mostly concerned with how to get you to transition into the next phase of your life with balance, confidence, control and empowerment. You may not like what I have to tell you sometimes – but you can be ascertained, I will tell you the truth. The truth about what’s standing in the way of your success and how to get rid of it FAST so you can start getting results in record time with compassion and understanding. 

What type of personality do you work best with and what is expected of me?

My workshops, products and programs were created for people who are absolutely excited and dead serious about conquering stress, anxiety and depression naturally.  Those who are ready for lasting change in their lives.   Those who are ready to put a stop to saying “I can’t take it anymore, nothing is working out for me”, “I should’ve done…” or “I wish I would’ve said…” or even “Why did I let so and so do that to me”. My programs were created to inspire you to acquire the skills and techniques to succeed within a few months (sometimes weeks!), 

The fact that I’ve been a corporate professional, mom and wife myself, I’m known to work best with other professionals and women, people who are committed to their success no matter what, who are ready to get going and just want to know exactly what steps to take to live a life full of joy, confidence and self-imposed power with abundance in all areas of life personally, professionally and / or spiritually. 

My clients often tell me – “just tell me what to do and I’ll do it!” Consider what you’ll do with me to be a very powerful crash course on everything you need to know to transition from where you are now to achieving everything you set your mind to do in a holistic way. You will be expected to take serious and consistent action. No excuses anymore, just a very different way of thinking with full support while you achieve this incredibly exciting goal and make significant changes in your life for your higher good.

For what type of individuals are your programs NOT going to work?

Please know I’m very selective in who I work with and I cherry-pick my clients, choosing to (gently) turn away people who aren’t suited for my programs and won’t get the results for which they would have signed up for. (It wouldn’t be fair to them.) My programs are NOT for those who have no money coming in and are absolutely, financially desperate, at least not right away. It’s been my experience that people in financial crisis do not trust the recommendations I give them and do not do the work (probably because they spend so much time worrying about where they are going to get next month’s rent check or mortgage payment.) If you fall within this category, it’s absolutely OK. We’ve all been in times of financial crisis at one point or another. Do yourself (3) favors:

  1. Get some money coming in with a full-time or part-time job at the very least, and then call me. This will take the edge off and provide a little more peace of mind. Mostly, it will de-clutter your mind enough to focus on your work with me and the BIG picture. Once you start seeing your successes as a result of our work you will appreciate the investment.

  2. Sign up for the free “Small Changes: Big Impact” workbook This free information will get you started towards your goals until you’re ready to work with me one-on-one.

  3. Make a point to read the articles in my Blog filled with tips for successful change. These articles will give you LOTS to think about.

Doing these three things will really help you get primed for our work together. When you’re ready, call me and we’ll get you started. (I’m in no rush and will be here when you need me.) Other types of personalities I won’t work with (without exception) are the whiners or the chronic skeptic, as well as individuals who consistently make excuses for not getting their assignments done or challenging every aspect of the programs. If you are one of these people, I gently and respectfully ask that you not call and I hope you understand why. We’ll probably just not work well together and I wouldn’t want you to waste your time or money. Is that fair?

What exactly is The Massive Mindset Shift ® 90 Day Intensive system and what does it include?

The Massive Mindset Shift ® Intensive begins with understanding your true value, where your power really comes from, how to manifest what you want (including more money), creating powerful intentions that get you out of your current stressful, stagnant, negative situation and into a life that is more fulfilling, empowering and Fabulous.

Here’s what the System gets you to do:

1.    Set Your Intentions

We examine where you are in currently in life and get CRYSTAL clear about your intentions, what you want to experience in your personal life and / or professional life. Before you can manifest what you want you have to KNOW what you want. You’ll learn the difference between setting goals and intentions, and how we will use the Law of Attraction to your advantage in this transition.

2.     Release Your Inner Resistance

You probably have a good idea of what you need to be doing but yet are still struggling in procrastination, feeling stuck and spinning in circles. You’ll be learning proven techniques for breaking through your inner resistance, personal negativity, self-doubt, fear, anxiety and all of that “stuff” that keep you playing small.

3.     Understanding You

After tackling all the dirt there is still some work to do in order to help you in moving from the past to the present and into the future. Understanding your values and how your choices are made will also help you to move on to the fabulous life that you truly deserve.

4.     The Skills for Success

Once you have released the negativity in your life and you have a greater understanding of you, it’s time to

zone in on skills for success including the power of focus and listening to help you thrive.

5.     The Law of Attraction

Next we’ll work on self-confidence, self-belief, gratitude and dive into the Law of Attraction and the power of affirmations so you can get a better understanding of how these key concepts and affirmations can take you to the next level!

6.     Tools of the Trade

In connection with releasing your inner resistance, getting a firm understanding of who you are, and locking down the skills for mental success, you will learn what methods and tools are available to you to help keep that negativity at bay. Here we will focus on what it means to be mindful and how meditation can be incorporated in your daily routine.

7.     A New Way to Look at Life

You have released the negativity in your life and you have a new set of power tools in your back pocket. Now your clear for greater acceptance and understanding of how your life balance, faith (not necessarily religious) and enthusiasm can help you have a more fulfilling life.

8.     It’s Time To Flourish!!

The past is the past, you know what you want, you’ve got the tools and skills, you have shifted to a positive mindset but what are the next steps? How do you finally make that transition and have a completely Massive Mindset Shift?

Here we will look at and get a grasp on the traits to bring you to the next level: Passion, Motivation, Determination and Perseverance.

9.     Visualize and Seize the Future

It’s all about DREAMING BIG, visualizing the future and getting an understanding of what success programing is.

10.    Celebration Time Come On!!

We’ll focus time celebrating wins and creating the new habit of celebrating what’s showing up for you. What you focus on expands and everything you are learning and experiencing is of your creation. Your confidence will thrive as you consistently produce results over and over again! Celebrate what shows up so you can pave the way for even more success!

Does this really work?

Yes! The result of our working together will teach you to balance your mindset surrounding past situations and teach you to handle things going forward.  The skills and techniques you will learn will help you to lead a balanced life with a fabulous sense of self-worth, a feeling a fulfillment with an undeniable connection to nature and the Universe. If you stick with me and don’t half ass your assignments there’s no way you will be in the same frame of mind as when you started.  (See Testimonials)

What results can I expect?

  • A balanced life
  • An undeniable connection to nature and the Universe
  • Big breakthroughs and ah ha moments
  • Physical health benefits
  • Anxiety dissipates letting peace and calm set in
  • Creating new standards for yourself
  • Reaching for your passions in life
  • Discover yourself & set goals and more importantly reach them
  • Feel empowered & excited about the future
  • Fall back in love with yourself
  • Breakout in Creativity
  • Vibrate as a loving being, and become truly unconditionally loving with all your relationships
         (even the most intense ones that normally trigger you)
  • Develop more compassion for yourself and others
  • Be clear concise and honest in your communications
  • Create healthy boundaries
  • Have more ease and grace in your life
  • Truly love the version of yourself that shows up to play this game called life
  • Learn how to say NO and honor your yes and no’s
  • Find your peace and contentment
  • Watch your best life unfold with ease
  • Connect with your intuition
  • Create DEEP intimacy and meaning in your personal relationships
  • Understand how your soul is awakening and developing
  • End the drama cycles and patterns
  • Raise your self-esteem and self confidence
  • Rewrite your story. It isn’t over yet!
  • Open your heart and expand into your TRUE being
  • Gain unshakeable confidence in yourself – (a lot of my clients tell me that is worth the investment alone).
  • Learn proven techniques for releasing your internal resistance and self-sabotaging tendencies so you can take action and start living your passion and purpose with ease.

Can I contact some of your former clients to see what it’s like to work with you?

Yes, I encourage you to! Please go to the Client Testimonials page and read all of them. See which ones you feel drawn to, either because the person has gotten the results you want to get too, or perhaps because that person is in a similar situation or what they say simply resonates with you. Then feel free to email or call them and ask what they got from working with me.

How quickly can I expect results?

That depends on how quickly you can make those inner shifts. Some clients are ready to go and make huge changes in their life in a very short time frame, sometimes even a few weeks while others have a bit more work to do first. It also depends on your level of commitment. If you don’t invest the time to work on yourself you won’t see any change. You can’t sign up for the program and expect me to wave a magic wand to take you to the next level.

How can I guarantee myself that I will get more self-confidence and control in my life, in record time?

Do all of your homework. Be totally committed to your success. Understand that this is a process, a proven one, that works if you take inspired action and implement all of the steps. All my clients who have diligently applied every step of The Massive Mindset Shift ®  program have successfully transitioned with confidence into their next phase of life, in much less time than they would have on their own. Some clients have left their sabotaging relationships, others have successfully started their own businesses, some have moved into retirement and are simply living the life of their dreams. Yet, others are living a more purposeful successful life with work life balance, free of depression and know how to handle situations when they come up. They no longer let others walk all over them and they are no longer stuck in a rut. Everyone is living a balanced, healthier more abundant life. Some have continued with me for additional success coaching or have just continued to stay in touch to keep me apprised of their successes.

Dawn-Marie, based on everything I’ve read and heard about you, I know you’re the one I want to learn from. What are my options for getting started with you?

Congratulations on making a decision for success! I’m happy to work with you to achieve your goals. I have several programs.  You can do a self study course like "From S.A.D Ass to B.A.D Ass ™", join me on a guided Forest Therapy Walk, go for "The Massive Mindset Shift ®" or sign up for one on one coaching.  Or do it all!  Whatever your goal and budget is, I have a program that will work for you.  

OK, I’m ready to do this for myself, but I have a couple of additional questions. Can I call you?

Woohoo!!  Sounds like you’re ready to become the best version of you! Yes, if you have a couple of questions, just email me at [email protected] or schedule a FREE Breakthrough call and I’ll be happy to walk you through the different options to see which one will be the very best for you. I'm truly honored to be your guide on this journey and can’t wait to see you succeed!!

Love and Light to you!


Your Mindset Transformation Virtuosa and Nature Goddess Guide