The first session
I had with Marguerite, I felt as though my portals had
been blown off. She has the gift of analytical insight,
you know. Working with her, I felt that a laser intelligence,
tempered with compassion, had been lent to me as a tool
for transformation. With all my heart, I thank her.
a public policy executive with an interest in advancing
international human rights and the sacrality of the
earth, is also a Master Gardner, beekeeper, and shaman-in-training.
She has been a speechwriter on Capitol Hill and studied
medieval Celtic literature at Harvard. In recent years,
she has written screenplays from her lakeside home
in Hope, Maine.
a former sportswriter, I’ve known plenty of coaches,
bad and good. Marguerite Del Giudice is what I consider
a great coach. She’s helped me shape and sharpen
my goal of completing my first book, and kept me on
the path of achievement with humor, tact, and compassion.
Rochester, New York
teaches creative writing at St. John Fisher College
in Rochester, New York. Her poetry and fiction have
been widely published in literary journals including
The Comstock Review, Iowa Woman, Painted Bride
Quarterly, Third Coast, Elysian Fields Quarterly and
Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature. Her
chapbook of poems entitled Bonus Baby was
published in October 2002 by PoloGrounds Press. A
former sportswriter for the Philadelphia Inquirer,
Sarah is presently at work on a novel, Sweetheart
of the Rodeo.
I was 28 and really drifting
in my life. I'd had a good job in the finance industry,
but it wasn't a fit for who I was. After traveling across
the country, I decided to move from the East Coast
out to Oregon and try my hand at real estate, and when
that didn't work out I found myself waiting tables at
Applebee's, which was nothing like what I had in mind
for myself. I wanted to pursue a master's degree in
psychology, but I felt too discouraged and stuck to
do anything about it. By the end of my first session
with Marguerite, I had a detailed plan of action. By
the end of three, I had executed it. And a month later
I was accepted! I feel completely turned around and
much more sure of myself as a result of this process,
no matter how things turn out. Marguerite, thank you
for working your magic for me!
We can all use someone to listen
to us with a free and open heart, someone whose only
agenda is to steer us toward what's best in us—which
Marguerite calls our Big Spirit. Since Marg's been coaching
me, I feel lighter and better—and I always thought
I had a pretty good life. Her coaching has been freakishly
insightful, loving and wise regarding everything I've
brought to our sessions: family issues, job stuff, money
questions, the tough juggle of motherhood and career,
and my pondering about growing older and wanting to
make the very best of the years in front of me. Afterward,
I always feel like I've gotten wonderful answers: Not
from Marguerite, but from my own gut, which she helps
me access in a way that feels entirely unique and utterly
Marguerite has been
a presence in my life, as a treasured friend and invaluable
coach, since the day we met. The first time I laid eyes
on her, I was struck by her energy—brilliant,
pure, and powerfully gentle. After only moments of conversation,
it was clear that she is unusually direct and constructive,
and that she shares from the place of her highest truth.
I also found her to be incredibly intelligent, focused,
multi-talented, funny, creative, full of positive energy,
and highly intuitive. Rare qualities to encounter in
one person, indeed.
As a former psychotherapist
and coach myself, I know what it takes to effectively
address challenges and achieve results. Marguerite invariably
sees through to the core of what is truly present, provides
space for feeling, learning, and expressing, and enthusiastically
supports my growing connection to the big spirit that
resides within me—all
with unconditional acceptance.
As a coach, I specialized
in coaching other coaches who were developing their
practices, and I have never met anyone who more epitomizes
the qualities that make for an exceptional human being
and coach. Anyone who wants for more—personally,
professionally, or in their business—would
want to have Marguerite in their life.
Melrose Park, Pennsylvania
a marketing and professional development consultant,
has written screenplays and a children’s book.
In 2000 she was a champion on Wheel of Fortune.