Testimonials

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Thank you so much for presenting this <communication and teambuilding> program. From our first phone conversation and early planning meeting I have been impressed by your skills. You really helped me focus on my goals for our Development Day and I received nothing but positive feedback from all who attended – even those few who were skeptical about this type of workshop. As a Director, I was very pleased to see the interaction between staff members who rarely have an opportunity to get together and I am confident that they will continue to grow positive relations as a result of this workshop. It was a very successful day!

Susan Smayda, M.L.S., Executive Director, Southington Library & Museum

 

I was feeling really frustrated with the way things were going in my life. I had spent the last year working on myself both personally and professionally.  I had made some strides but it was becoming clear that I had taken things as far as I could on my own.  My life was changing faster than I was and I needed help getting perspective and deciding how to move forward. I had heard really great things from friends of mine that had worked with Maureen and I decided to take the L.E.A.P. Working with Maureen was great! She has a lot of experience in the business world and offers great practical advice. What I appreciated the most though, was her ability to go deeper. She helped me to look at my belief system, values, motivators and fears. I was able to get past the old thoughts that kept mindlessly telling me what I could and couldn’t do. Maureen helped me get to the core of what I truly want out of life too. I ended up with 3 very big goals and a plan of action. It’s now been a year since I started working with Maureen and I have accomplished all 3 of my goals! I feel quite satisfied knowing that they were the right goals to set in the first place. Right for me. Each one has provided increased value to my life.

I would highly recommend this program to anyone who feels stuck, or is going through a period of transition in their life… or both!

Alie Wood

 

Testimonal-NoPhotoMy opportunity to work with Maureen as a Life Coach has been a gift of self-discovery and personal growth.  My sessions with her have empowered me in so many ways. Here are just a few of the important benefits I’ve received:

  • Trusting in my ability to make healthy choices
  • Feeling visible and able to express myself.
  • Having the ability to set goals and mobilize my actions to achieve them.
  • I’m alive again, experiencing a rebirth of my soul, not simply existing.

This program has prompted a transformation in my life that continues to provide a foundation for personal growth and happiness.  I choose to reconnect with life and all the lessons it has to offer me.

I Am, I Am, I Am.

With Gratitude,

Holly Momm-Seely

 

I wTestimonial-BrandiBonaas very insecure with who I was; I was in a tough relationship with a drug addict; I had just put my dog down and was overall feeling down about my life. I felt as though the only way for me to be happy again was for me to move out of CT. I was unsure about who I even was, and then I met Maureen…
Maureen helped me to realize I have to stand up for myself and listen more closely to my gut feelings and intuition because I know what is best for me, even if I don’t always want to believe I do.

I have learned to slow down and truly live, feel, and act in the moment. I am excited to continue implementing everything I have learned about myself and work my way up at my job into an HR position and then I’ll go back to school.

I believe the most important thing I have learned in this program is to just be patient with myself because I really am doing the best I can. Also, to slow down when things get too overwhelming. Instead of acting on my anger, jealousy or resentment, I am now able to reflect on WHY I am feeling the way I am feeling and ask myself, “is it worth my energy to act on anger in this situation?”

Thank You Maureen, For everything you have taught me, for everything you have shared and for always being patient and going more deeply into explanations that I may not have picked up on right away. Your course truly opened my eyes to WHY I am who I am, and it helped me realize that I need to start believing in myself, and that I don’t HAVE to do anything for anybody else that doesn’t truly make ME happy. You gave me the courage to leave my bad relationship and to be true to myself. I have learned deeply in my core that: “I cannot be anything to anyone until I am everything to myself.” And that already makes a HUGE difference in my life. Thank You Maureen! For your time, your energy, your guidance and your love.

Brandi Bona

 

Testimonial-AngelaRampellI came to see Maureen after breaking up with my fiancée. We had been a couple since I was 18 years old, and we have a 4 year old son together. I was completely dependent on him financially and, as I later learned, I had an emotional dependence on him as well. Upon severing our relationship I felt entirely overwhelmed with feelings of hopelessness. I was working only 20 hours a week, receiving food stamps and state health insurance and living with my mom. I thought, “This isn’t the kind of person I want be,” but I felt trapped.

Maureen helped me realize that I only felt trapped because of limitations I had put on myself, and I had the power set myself free. By following her program I learned concepts and tools that gave me the ability to shape my future into whatever I want it to be. The reading material in each section of the course is thought provoking and emotionally stirring. Maureen displays a perfect balance of psychology, spirituality, and self-disclosure in her writing that is informative and at the same time makes you feel a deep connection with your coach, yourself, and the Universe.

Each section of this course contains exercises that solidify the reading material into concrete thoughts in your mind. Some of them were more emotionally taxing than others, but my favorites were identifying strengths and core values. Learning my core values gave me tremendous insight into who I am as a person, what matters most to me and what I need in my life to feel fulfilled.

If you put your heart into it this course it truly works. Within a few weeks of creating my “Action Plan” all of my goals were met! Things didn’t happen exactly as I planned them, and I didn’t expect them to happen so quickly, but I got a new (safe) car and a new job with the salary and benefits I wanted. Now I’m experiencing financial independence for the first time in my life!

I feel like a whole new person after this program. When I met my boyfriend’s mother her first impression of me was that I seemed self-confident, that I really know who I am. This is an impression I would have never given anyone a year ago. But it’s true, I do know who I am and I’m confident in who I am and what I want. I’m no longer a victim of my own negative thoughts, I can rise above them and take charge in my life, thanks to Maureen!

Angela Rampelli

 

Testimonial-MarkZimmerI’ve been coming to Maureen for coaching for over a year now and I can say that I definitely have a better understanding of what I want to do with my life and I have a plan of how to get there.

When I first started coming I was depressed and felt I was at a dead end but now I can honestly say I’ve never been happier. I deal with things a lot better than I used to. I have good understanding of how to deal with my feelings. Being happy has affected all areas of my life. I used to be crippled in social situations and now I’m a lot more socially competent. I got into my first deep relationship which lasted about 6 months. And although it didn’t work out, I learned a lot about myself. I am an independent person and I don’t need to be in a relationship to feel good about myself.

Having a vision of my future and a clear mind, I knew it was time for me to move out of my Mom’s house and so I decided to buy my own house. I was able to work towards that over the past year and I made it happen shortly after I turned 21 years old.

I also now have a better attitude towards work, I trust myself and I feel confident about my decisions. I would recommend Maureen and her coaching to anyone looking to make a change in their life or if you feel you have hit a dead end – this is the best place to go.

Mark Zimmer

 

Testimonial-SharonClenMaureen I just wanted to thank you for such an enlightening and inspiring afternoon. It was JUST what I needed to kickstart my new “adventure” in living. I’m very excited to be moving forward in this work to find my true passion in life. I’m looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Love in action,
Sharon C.

 

 

Testimonal-NoPhotoThank you so much! Our conversation really helped me. You suggested things that never occurred to me – AND you gave me permission to focus on the best job for my soul. You put it in perspective. You are SO good at all this. You’re passion shines through. You are earning your “wings” one feather at a time.

Much love,
Brenda R.

 

 

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I am about to make one of the most important, and potentially most painful, decisions I’ve made in years. I’ll be calling on the lessons learned from your sessions as I contemplate the outcome. I’m confident that my higher self will guide me through the decision making process. I am so grateful for your compassionate but frank sessions. Your program hits it dead on.

Denice E.

 

 

Testimonal-SherrillReichenbachMaureen Ross Gemme – what can I say but that she is indeed a precious “gem” in my life. I have known her for quite a few years and we have grown up together, so to speak. I have seen her plan her life out, getting first her Bachelors degree and then her Master’s degree. She has basically succeeded in everything she has set out to do.  Even those objectives she had, plans, ideas – even if they didn’t work out as she had originally planned, she built off of them and used them to propel her into her next direction. She has always been an upbeat, positive person who always chooses to see that the glass is half full, always had the intention to grow to be the most conscious and spiritually-based person that she can be.

She has been a beacon of hope and of love for me.  [In her group program], we looked at our pasts, and how our families impacted our beliefs that still persist today. I found that very insightful, even though I have also been on a spiritual path too, there is always more to learn! We looked at how our thoughts impact our daily living, fortified our strengths, and learned how to improve our lives in so many ways! I have been able to apply what I learned from Maureen in my life to enhance an already good attitude, but again, there is always room for improvement!

Sherrill Reichenbach
Nursing Clinical Instructor for the State of CT

 

Testimonal-DanaDavisSometimes you create (or co-create in my case) the “Perfect Storm” in your life which can accelerate your personal growth and spiritual journey. Maureen’s LEAP workshop, along with her skillful, intuitive and loving guidance, constitutes one of the key elements of my life’s storm. If you are ready to face your personal ‘Storm of the Century’ and change your life, Maureen will hold your hand as you take the L.E.A.P. Expect a Miracle.

Dana Davis

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Life is a journey. If you want compassionate, transformative guidance, you must do the Life Empowerment Action Program!

Carol Stock

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Testimonal-KrisBarnardMy last job desecrated my self-image, and while no job or person should be able to do that, I allowed it to happen.  Maureen’s program came right when I found out my position was eliminated after nearly 9 years.  While this was a blow, I had known for some time that I needed to move on, but had just not been successful up to this point.

Through the LEAP program I was able to see how I was self-sabotaging my earlier attempts to find a new job due to my desire for certainty in my life, regardless of how miserable that certainty was making me.  The program also led me down the path of rebuilding my self-image and confidence.

Kris Barnard


Testimonal-KarenBona“Words can’t describe how Maureen has effected my life.  
I have been searching spiritually and doing much research on my own for some years now.  Maureen’s leap course helped me to not only affirm that the research and practices  I have done and believed in are real, but also helped me to be able to put my thoughts, intuition, and law of attraction into play so it works for me.  Thank you Maureen, for showing me that I can change my life and believe in myself!

Karen Taravella

 

Testimonal-MarionJones“Being fortunate enough to be a part of Maureen’s Life Empowerment Action Program was such a gift for me. I am grateful and honored to have had this opportunity to be in the group. It is obvious to me that Maureen truly loves what she does and is committed to helping others.

She is such a dynamic, genuine, and positive person who comes from the heart, which gives her a unique insight and tremendous ability to connect with people, inspiring and nurturing them to move in a positive direction. She is a constant source of inspiration, motivation, encouragement and support — and much humor!

Maureen has helped me to achieve clarity and confidence during a period of considerable stress and what I now know as ‘transition’. I am now better able to cope with life and its challenges with a depth of emotional insight that I didn’t have before. She helped me to uncover some of my beliefs and patterns that were keeping me stuck and needed to be changed. Only then was I able to take responsibility and see the part I played in being where I was. Combining her wisdom, compassion, and tenacity with proven skills and techniques, Maureen was able to guide me through these changes and to become much clearer with the beliefs and values that bring me real happiness. I continue to use all the tools she shared with me; and there are so many.

I believe Maureen will continue to touch many lives as positively as she has mine and it makes me happy just thinking about that. She is a professional who I admire and respect. I would recommend her Life Empowerment Action Program and her personal coaching to anyone who sincerely wants to make a positive change, both in how they view themselves and others, and how they manage and enjoy their life.

With great admiration,
Marion Jones

 

Testimonal-KirstinMay“Maureen’s used her experience, wisdom, and compassion to guide me through changing certain beliefs that were negatively impacting my life and keeping me stuck in old patterns of behavior. Completing the LEAP program helped me to transform those beliefs and to experience many other benefits that I had not expected. I highly recommend this program to anyone in transition and/or seeking personal growth and expansion. Maureen has an infectious positive attitude, a terrific personality, and she genuinely seeks to help any person receive all the abundance that life has to offer.”

Kirstin May

 

 

Testimonal-JackieGranata“Maureen’s Empowerment Program has taken her lifetime of learning, wisdom and insights from the best resources and has packaged it into bite-sized segments which can benefit anyone.

Women in any life stage will find Maureen to be a coach with whom they can trust to gain the skills and tools to meet whatever challenges life delivers. I, myself, like to think of Maureen as a sort of ‘spiritual midwife’, helping us to birth our true life visions and best versions of ourselves, collectively and as individual women.

I am a mother of two daughters and had just found my way out of an unfulfilled relationship when I ‘happened’ upon Maureen’s program. I now realize that finding her program was not just an unexpected gift, but an indication to myself that I was ready to create and embrace positive change and embark on a new self-directed life path.

Maureen’s Life Empowerment Action Program should be a requisite rite of passage for any woman who feels disappointed in life and has struggled to grasp the true meaning of ’empowerment’. Maureen possesses the life experience, ability, and the genuine gift of guidance to make clear for us the way.

The group and personal dynamics of this program, especially the one-on-one session with Maureen, has helped me to recognize and make use of the invaluable, ongoing support this unique opportunity offers, and to reclaim, shape and enjoy my own life.”

Jackie Granata

 

Testimonal-CynthiaHolt“I took the LEAP class. I wanted some help with transitioning from several unhealthy habits to making healthier lifestyles choices. In my one on one coaching session with Maureen I was absolutely blown away at how she was able to help me get to the heart of the problem. She was able to key in on specific causes and gave me great suggestions on areas for change. I was also able to work through some unexpected grief that came up as a result of the homework and classes. Maureen practices what she preaches. She radiates with her insight, love, compassion and desire to empower others. One can’t help but catch the fire and excitement of the ability to empower ourselves. Maureen is just the right person to strike that match!”

Cynthia Holt

 

 

Testimonal-LauraZimmerMaureen’s program is very thought provoking and really makes you take a close look at your core beliefs and values and how to align those with the life you want to live.  Maureen’s knowledge, enthusiasm and genuine warmth and concern for her “students” could be felt even attending the webinar, and even more so in person.

I would recommend this course for any woman who is going through a transition of any kind . . . Maureen is definitely the person to get you to the other side!”

Laura Rankin

 

Testimonal-JaniceLapage“Maureen possesses a strong positive energy along with a warm welcoming demeanor and bright energetic eyes that drew me to her from the start. Since I began my work with Maureen, my life has expanded to include an open-mindedness to limitless possibilities for growth within my life’s calling, my spirituality and my personal relationships. She has blessed me with her knowledge of alternative healing methodologies which has transformed my outlook on life. I am ever so grateful for Maureen and continue to look forward to working with her for a long time to come.”

Janice R. Lepage

 

Testimonal-HollyKeatingMaureen, Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to participate in this changing course. While difficult for me at times to get through some of this, (my own personal struggles) it was a great experience and one I will always remember. Glad you are having classes locally and wishing you many years of success.

Holly Keating

 

 

Testimonal-NoPhoto“Maureen’s teaching philosophy centers around the abilities of a student to improve their life and the lives of others around them. She has excellent technical skills regarding learning styles and facilitation. However, what sets Maureen apart from other teachers is her passion for her work. Maureen enjoys the process as much as the outcome. Maureen enjoys the challenge in finding ways to help other people achieve their goals.”

Cheri L.