Marilyn_Headshot-2010-v2Director of Training and Education, Success Design International
Co-Founder of Hemispheric Integration™

Marilyn is a teacher at heart. This is her gift and her passion. Her educational experience and certifications began with an AA degree in physical education and science and later earning a teaching credential from the Royal Academy of Dance, London, England with an emphasis in education, anatomy and performance.

After founding and directing the Ballet Studio by the Sea in Malibu, CA for 25 years, life circumstances turned her to the field of communication and personal growth. One particular focus has always been in helping those with difficulty in academics and learning how to learn and this passion led to earning a degree in Psychology from Antioch University.

Another major turning point in her life happened in 1996 when she met Al Sargent at the Institute for the Advanced Studies of World Health training. With neuro-linguistics as their communication skills foundation, and their extensive research in the structure of how the brain processes information, together they have created and continue to develop the field of Cognitive-Emotional Re-Alignment with Hemispheric Integration™. She and Al have traveled extensively in the United States and internationally teaching workshops, seminars, and presenting their findings at conferences throughout the world.

With her clear, precise educational style and gentle compassion, Marilyn’s mission is to support others in being the best they can be and to make a positive difference in the world. Her specialties include stress management, conflict resolution, and relieving anxiety disorders such as phobias and depression. Business clients request her expertise in negotiation skills, improving presentations and productive meetings. An expert in educational development, Marilyn assists people with learning challenges such as ADHD to build skills and overcome social and emotional challenges. She maintains a full time consulting and coaching practice for individuals, organizations and corporate clients both in person, by phone or on the internet via Skype.