Mindset matters. Let me tell you from experience. It can be absolutely life-changing. Two years ago, I was in a bad place. I felt like I had worked so hard for so long but wasn't seeing the results I needed or wanted to see in my life and career. From the outside, everything looked fine, but on the inside, I was dying.
I had tried therapy in the past and while I loved the conversations, I didn't feel like it was changing my life in the way that I needed. I needed someone who could help me look at my life a create a plan of action for change because I couldn't see it. Michelle mentioned that maybe I should try a life/career coach, so I gave it a shot.
By chance, I saw Tina Marie on Yelp. She had great reviews, so I signed up for an initial consult. I knew she was the right choice from the very beginning. Her energy, insight, and wisdom were exactly what I needed to help get me out of my stuck place. I went into my sessions thinking that I was going to change careers and ditch the company I had worked so hard to build because it didn't feel right. Long story short, with Tina Marie's help, my mindset shifted. I began to believe again in what was possible. I was able to dream again about the company and the future that I wanted to create. She changed my life.
Two years later, I still meet with Tina Marie on a weekly basis, and she meets quarterly with my team. We have all grown and benefited from her insight, and I can't wait for you to get to know her today!
Tina Marie is a Master coach with 5 certifications from board certified programs, over 10,000 hours of coaching experience and the developer of The Bonfire Method for extraordinary results in life, career, and business. She has coached thousands of people from all walks of life and all ages. The list of clients she has worked with includes Microsoft, NASA, Oracle, Shell, Chevron, Dynegy, Siemens, Agrifos, Independent School Districts across the nation, and so many more. Her podcast will be launching soon, so stay tuned!
What is your most-used emoji?
The Hug Emoji
The one in 7th grade that had me look like a mix between Pat Benatar and Billy Idol. The mousse back then had one level - metal spike hardness. I looked like a blonde porcupine.
Who was your childhood actor/actress crush?
It’s Adam Ant. Not for acting, for his wardrobe and cool videos. I loved his makeup and high boots. I love musicians. I was a punk rocker. I dyed my hair and contact lenses with food coloring. I’d have blue streaks one day and red the next.
Oh, and then there is Madonna
Oh, and Prince
Don’t get me started.
I crushed on pop stars.
What’s the most embarrassing fashion trend you used to rock?
Now we are talking!
I was totaling into shoulder pads and neon clothes. Neon orange, yellow, green, blue. I loved it.
Looking back I was trying way too hard. Ha ha ha
You have your own late-night talk show; who do you invite as your first guest?
Besides David Peck… oh this is a hard question.
Ellen and Portia ; ) I want to interview Ellen and dance with her on stage. And I love Portia - she is so elegant and brilliant. FUN TIMES!
If a movie was made of your life what genre would it be, who would play you?
You ask hard questions ; )
It would be set in the 50’s and Lucy would play me. I love laughing. I love helping people find joy. Cracking up is my favorite stress breaker.
Plus she was absolutely stunning, graceful and very intelligent ( do you see theme here?)
You have to sing karaoke, what song do you pick?
The Eagles - Hotel California mainly because I know all the words.
I also love singing Tracy Chapman songs. My singing voice is more like hers.
Fast Car and Talking about a Revolution.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
The greatest gift we can give another is our own happiness. No one else is responsible for our happiness. It is a choice. The most powerful choice we have is what perspective we choose to see life from. We can see life as working against us or working through us. It is an amazing freedom to know we can choose our actions, our thoughts, our feelings, and our path. There are no excuses, beliefs, challenges bigger than our power to choose.
When you die, what do you want to be remembered for?
That I was kind.
That I danced with the fullness of life.
That I looked into their eyes to help them find themselves.
That I embraced all of life and lived with joy in my heart and love in all my being.
What would the title of your autobiography be?
And she danced.
What was the worst job you ever had?
I worked at the Kroger seafood department while I was in high school.
God, it stunk! Literally! When I went off to college, I burned the apron, pants, shirts, and jackets I wore. Freedom from the fish market. Never again.
Which band/artist-dead or alive would play at your funeral?
I want those who attend to dance and party to celebrate.
He was super talented! So sad he left so early.
One place for sure! Paris.
I could live there in a heartbeat.
I love everything about France and especially Paris.
We could talk for days about all I love… the architecture, the people, the language, the clothes, the food, the history, the city sounds. Absolutely it would be Paris.
What’s one thing we don’t know about you?
That I can sing. I was in a band and I write songs. I wish I had more courage when I was younger to pursue a singing career.
If you could hang out with any fictional character, who would you choose and why?
Spiderman. I would love to swing from building to building. Plus he makes wearing a mask all day look cool.
If you could choose any person from history to be your imaginary friend, who would it be and why?
Oh, I do this all the time now. I have an imaginary council of powerful people who advise me on my thinking and choices. I have Lincoln, Gandhi, Princess Diana, Jesus, Barbara Jordan, and OSHO on my council. They are wise, helpful and keep be focus on serving others.
What is your favorite curse word?
I enjoy the word F**k because it has so many uses. It is a great energy giver when you are happy. Plus you can put it in the middle of a word to make a whole new word, like Absaf**kinLutely
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I love to use my intellect to figure out hard cases. I loved reading mysteries; Sherlock Holmes, Nancy Drew.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
The present moment. Being happy with all I have been blessed with. Knowing my family is healthy and well brings me joy too. The present moment is all we have isn’t it?
What is your greatest fear?
On a global view, that Humanity loses its ability to feel empathy. That we become so controlled by technology and that which does not bring joy that we lose our compassion, for ourselves and others.
On a personal level,
Even though I tend to not look toward fear, yet if I did, it would be that my children or my wife be harmed. I want them to live long and happy lives. Anything that brings them mortal pain would hurt my soul.