I’m Marvae Eikanas and I work with leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs just like you who are eager to make the changes necessary to close the gap between where they are now and where they want to be. That might mean navigating a transition, overcoming barriers, increasing their confidence or making some improvements in their work or life.
You have goals and desires that are eluding you. What’s holding you back or needs to change is tough to figure out on your own. That’s where I come in – I help you get to the heart of the beliefs and habits that are keeping you from getting where you want to be! I offer fresh new perspectives that enable you to see your situation differently so you can move forward.
I come alongside you, and together we develop a strategy to help you get where you want to be.
In other words, I help you get the results YOU are after!
I didn’t grow up with dreams of being a life and leadership coach or fantasizing about ways to help folks to improve their life, work, habits, or face their fears! Nope!
So how did I end up becoming a coach?
As you may have already guessed, it wasn’t a straight line. My path was all over and roundabout and I’m so glad it was! My circuitous route allowed me to experience working and leading in a wide variety of industries and environments including ministry. It gave me the opportunity to understand the unique needs of the entrepreneur and how necessary it is to lead yourself well.
Along the way, this driven gal got married, had three amazing kids which led to homeschooling (Yep! K-12!) while juggling my own business, and a significant leadership role.
And there were some unexpected circumstances like dealing with my daughter’s life-threatening illness for seven years. If you’ve been there, it’s quite consuming. Thankfully God healed her and today she’s married and the mother of two of my six sweet grandchildren.
While leading was exciting and I thoroughly delighted in the opportunity to serve and influence others, what truly made my heart happy was coaching the leaders under me. That’s why I decided to leave my leadership position and officially pursue coaching!
What’s that process been like?
My coaching journey wasn’t an overnight adventure – getting ICF (International Coaching Federation) certified is a rigorous process. And sandwiched in that process were some major life moments: children getting married, a big move, and a significant health challenge with Lyme disease.
Today I’m healthy, but facing a serious health issue made me think about life and what’s really important anew. It reconnected me to my values and a desire to not just go through the motions, but to THRIVE! I want you to THRIVE too!
Thriving - what would that look like for YOU?
As an integrated person, one area of your life affects all the other areas – it just does!
Sometimes, not thriving is a matter of not knowing what to do differently or how to do it differently. Maybe you aren’t even aware of how you’re working against yourself personally or professionally. Or maybe you lack the confidence to step out of your comfort zone. Nine times out of ten, fear is at play in some way!
Here’s what I’ve discovered:
Fear is sneaky! It’s universal! And it interferes with my ability to THRIVE in all sorts of crazy ways. I don’t want fear, aka my Fear Monster, to hold me back! I bet you don’t either!
Be brave. Take the next step. It’s easy! Schedule your 30-minute phone consultation - a chance to discuss the options available and create a strategy to help you get where you want to be.
Education & Experience
- Degree in Business and Economics from Westmont College
- Certified Professional Life Coach through Christian Coach Institute
- ACC (Associate Certified Coach) through ICF International Coach Federation
- LIFT Certificate (Leadership Institute for Transformation)
- Member of Christian Coach Network International (CCNI)
- Certified DISC Consultant
- Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) Certified Practitioner
- Career Direct Consultant
- Completed Culturally Competent Coaching
- Former Director of Community & Operations at Vineyard Community Church
- Owner of Cantamar Publishing for 31 years and author of over 72 volumes of Bible curriculum for kids!
- Director of Operations & Negotiation Coach for MAP Negotiation