Dear c u r i o u s clients: Thank you so much for giving me your p u r e feedback!
"Mari offers the combination of a highly experienced business executive and an innovative and transformational mindset. With a razor-sharp professional eye and a unique way of seeing people in a holistic perspective, she guides you in exploring who you are at the core of your being and supports you in unlocking your power and potential. Her processes are characterized by courage, curiosity and compassion - always with authenticity as a driving force."
Director - International executive business network
"Mari is energy in its pure form. I have been fortunate to receive her guidance for a dynamic approach to living and for facing the intriguing challenges and opportunities that life presents. Mari has made me see myself in new ways and she has also helped me increase my awareness when it comes to how I am perceived in my surroundings. With these new insights at hand, I've been strengthened with sharpened perception and a more profound skillset for achieving greater things in both my personal and professional life. The changes she has helped me realize are lasting and will surely remain with me through the adventures to come."
Project manager Norway & Arctic explorer - International maritime company
"Mari is a catalyst for thinking outside the square and overcoming your blind spots. I was stuck in my career and couldn't see ahead, but through Mari's coaching I realised what was in front of me and where I could go. She's like a therapist for your career and aspirations!"
Geopolitical expert - Australian diplomacy
"Thank you so much for being my mentor Mari! You have challenged me both on short term goals but not at least on long term goals and how to work towards them step by step. You have made me aware of the importance of a personal brand and how to build and strengthen it. You share of your own experience when relevant, I very much appreciate that! And you are able to mentor me as a person, not only as a professional as you see the whole picture. That is unique. And lastly, you challenge me to define actions on short term that will lead me to the long term goals. You certainly have the ability to inspire to action!"
Innovation manager - International oil company
"After my first meeting with Mari, this quote came to my mind to describe how I felt: "Friendship is born the moment when one says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one..." Since that immediate profound friendship feeling, I have worked very closely with Mari - from developing my entrepreneurial ideas to launching my own company. Knowing who she is, Mari radiates a self-confidence combined with a unique social and intellectual knowledge that she shares enthusiastically - all anchored in life experience, self-insight and her long professional life in international positions and different cultures. This combined has been truly inspirational, and after working together with Mari I feel stronger and more whole as a mother, wife, friend, colleague and finally as an entrepreneur. The two of us working together has been a very exciting journey so far - a journey that hopefully will continue forever!"
Photographer & entrepreneur - Founder of an international photo tour and workshop company
"Mari has been an incredible resource as mentor at Stavanger Startup Weekend twice. With her branding and communication background in addition to her leadership skills she has challenged and pushed the attending teams to great performance. Moreover she pumped the teams with enthusiasm and positivism. We would love to have you on board again Mari!"
Head leader/organizer - StartUpWeekend Stavanger
"My experience with Mari has been an exploration of all that I have to offer - on all levels: A true unveiling of my own unique talents and gifts. Through the process, we have shared stories and truths that have served as signposts for deeper learning, realization of myself and refined my direction. I wish to show up in the world as a force of inspiration, to have a profound impact on people's lives. With Mari's brilliance and insight, I now understand the depth that drive. Intuition initially drew me to approach Mari, I never could have imagined our connection and conversations might have unlocked the wisdom and passion that I now feel and live fully. I am deeply grateful and always excited for what's next."
Previous NASA student, integrated yoga and training expert & entrepreneur - Training for life!
"Mari has the ability to find whatever potential you have within. I’m not sure how she does it, because in the beginning It might seem like a big lump of nothing. Then she starts polishing. And she makes you polish with her, until you see your real potential. For me it was a real eyeopener, and I cant thank her enough. I have one word to describe it: Priceless."
Photographer - Founder of own photo company
"I met Mari at a time when I was situated at a cross-road, career wise. She opened up my eyes to far more possibilities that I had seen on my own, pushing me to take it further.
Her people skills and way to really see you, including strong and weak aspects of your personality, is emminent. She is able to ask the right questions at the right time, taking your self-awareness to another level. In that way, one grows.
Mari and I was ’paired’ as mentor and adept based on personality. This has many advantages, but one of the main ones is that it means that she can use her experience and give me advise regarding which battles to take, and which ones I should let go. That way, I can steer around battles already lost, and use my time and effort in other places that creates more value. For me.
Several of my mentoring sessions with her has been mind-blowing, in the sense that she challenges you to reflect, dig deep, and in fact makes you explore beyond what you thought you could achieve. The hours pass quickly, and you are mentally knackered afterwards. But that is exactly what you want, isn’t it?”
Exploration manager - International oil company
"Working with Mari has been an absolute joy and truly an eye-opening experience. This has led to wonderful things happening in my life and career. She calls it like she sees it, and it was just what I needed at the time. Through in-depth conversations, which probed deeper and deeper, we moved me out of my rut and into a brand new way of seeing the world! Thank you for an experience I will never forget!"
Educator with a PhD degree in history - Intercultural training and language solutions
"I am a startup entrepreneur who have had the pleasure of being mentored by Mari since end of 2013. Mari is very professional, and I feel in good hands. She sees right through me and understands me, my situation and my goals. Due to her life experience and her previous international business roles she is very capable of advising as well as mentoring - sharing her knowledge on many levels. Together we have worked on removing obstacles for my growth as well as the growth of my company. I am still in the process and look forward to continue the mentorship. I can highly recommend having/getting a mentor, and I have found a good match with Mari that I am very happy about."
Start-up entrepreneur - Global food concept utilized through social media