Maria Marlow

Maria Marlow


07748 036538

About me

Hello, and thank you for visiting my entry on Life Coach Directory.

I am here to coach and mentor women who have issues relating to their work.

Do any of the following resonate with you?

  • Work is really taking it out of me and I've got no energy for life outside of work
  • I can't switch off from work
  • What am I going to do about my boss?
  • What am I going to do about Person A or Person B in my team?
  • I want to get a promotion but I'm not sure how to get it
  • I'm terrible at interviews!

If yes, perhaps I can help?

I provide a unique blend of coaching and mentoring to give you the very best support in identifying and reaching your goals.

About me.

You will find me approachable, straightforward and down to earth.

I will give you the space and "me time" to find out what it is you really want and then how to get there.

How does coaching work?

I will listen to you carefully and ask questions that you might not have considered.

Once we have a goal in sight we will create an action plan that is achievable.

I will help bring order to your thoughts and forge a path towards achieving your goals.

Here is an extract from a case study with one of my customers:

"KH contacted me as she wanted me to work with her on the topics of managing staff more effectively and improving work-life balance.
By exploring the issues more thoroughly, it became clear that although KH had already dealt with a number of situations, the methods she had used had not been as successful as she had hoped. Through our discussion and looking more closely at her own and others’ behaviour, she identified alternative approaches to managing situations and agreed to undertake these as actions before the next session.
Looking at work-life balance, the process of identifying the actual number of hours KH worked at home was an eye opener and our discussion spurred her into putting her needs first and securing the support she needed which resulted in her reducing the number of hours she worked from home.
During the course of our sessions, I saw KH become more confident and relaxed, be more reflective about her workload, and in particular improve her approach to potential conflict situations."

Here is one of my testimonials:

"My name is DN and I completed two coaching sessions with Maria Marlow. During this time she has helped me to identify where I could improve my lines of communication and be more assertive when challenging staff, she allowed me to think through ways of communicating instructions and questioning techniques. She has allowed me to step back and see that my style of management is performance related and that what I am doing is making people accountable for their actions. I have also looked at the time spent with staff, making sure that I give staff who are delivering equitable time to discuss and talk to me. I was allowing challenging demanding staff to take up more time and not giving staff who were doing a good job the same.
I would say that the two coaching sessions have been really useful in allowing me the time to reflect and plan work to benefit the organisation. It has allowed me to find my confidence again and confirmed that what I am doing is managing and doing it effectively but needing to revisit some of the skills that lead to effective management of difficult staff."

My experience.

7 years as an Executive Coach and Leadership Mentor, as part of a Coaching Service covering the West Midlands.

16 years as an Operational Support Services Manager within a large local authority.

Which geographical area do I cover?

I provide a face to face coaching service in the area around Birmingham, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Coventry, and North Warwickshire.

Give me a call and we can arrange coaching meetings at a mutually convenient location.

I can also provide remote coaching by telephone or Skype for any area.

Feel free to call or text on the following number:

O7748 036538

or email me

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Member of the Association for Coaching.

Level 7 Diploma in Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring with the Institute of Leadership Management.

Diploma in NLP.

Institute of Customer Service Innovations Award.

Member organisations



Each session costs £40 and lasts for about an hour and a half.

Further information

I also provide vouchers for Birthday and Christmas gifts.

Please contact me for further details.

Birmingham, B46

Type of session

Online life coaching: Yes
Telephone life coaching: Yes
Face to face life coaching: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Please phone me to discuss.

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