Marina Pearson is an international bestselling author, trainer and coach who’s done a Tedx Talk and spoken at Awesomeness Fest. She’s been on ITV, Sky TV, been featured in MarieClaire, Glamour and the Daily Mail to name just a few. And one of the interesting things about Marina is her focus on what she calls Effortless Living, and this forms the basis of her practice, working with people to create a business and life that’s effortless, and aligned to who they are.
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While in her 20’s, Marina considered a psychology degree but then realized it entails a lot of data work so left that project on the side. She shares that she attempted suicide twice, had an eating disorder and was doing drugs.
She explains that she was in a cycle of bringing herself to the edge and then start a healing process over and over again.
Marina attended many workshops and seminars, which made her realize that she wanted to give back and become a coach. She says that her journey made a lot of sense in relation to what she does now.
She says that what motivated her to develop her ability to work with others is discovering that the answers are inside of ourselves. She has always been an action-taker and has done a lot of work on herself and on building a business.
Marina thought everybody else had the answers and knew how to create a business.
Marina always focuses on connecting with the client and how it allows her to ask the right questions naturally.
Marina also learned to see her clients saying “no” to her not as a personal vendetta against her, but as an opportunity to explore the reasons behind it.
“Looking back on that now, I guess I was always into transformation; I just didn’t realise it at the time.”
“I’ve been in the darkest place and I have experienced so many things in my life, but now I can see how useful those situations, those stories, have been for me to as the work that I do.”
“I had done all the programs, got the fame being on TV, and I just couldn’t make my business work for me.”
“I thought I was the only one in the world that didn’t know how, and then it dawned on me that actually we are all making it up, that actually nobody knows.”
“I don’t see sales calls as sales calls anymore, I see them as an opportunity to connect, and I see them as an opportunity to get more curious about what the other person’s world is like.”
“I love to explore what the word means, and I love to explore how the ‘no’ can become a yes.”