From high school dropout to successful mindset coach

About Marya

Marya grew up in Canada but moved to the US in 1991 at 18 years old. She was always looking for success, but it always seemed out of reach. By 1999, she found herself hating her job and as a high school drop-out there wasn’t much out there that could pay the bills. She had to file for bankruptcy and start over. Even with her hardships, she never stopped wanting success so she decided to start over by enlisting in the US Air Force in 2000. From the very beginning of her career she took every opportunity the military offered her to climb the ladder and eventually her hard work paid off. After 10 years enlisted active duty service, she received her nursing degree and commissioned as an Air Force officer in 2010. 

A New Purpose

She started right away as a nurse in labor and delivery, something that she realized became her calling. Marya was a natural at coaching women in natural childbirth. She was a natural at motivating women to find their strength and push through the pain, the fear, and the doubt of childbirth. She loved her calling and she was so dedicated to her patients that she spent her spare time acquiring specialized skills and knowledge in the art of what eventually became Dysfunctional Labor Maneuvers. It was through this that she became the best at her craft. After only 5 years of being a nurse, she started to teach these skills to other birth professionals around the world, Canada, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Indonesia, Europe, and the UK. 

A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.
Bob Proctor

Mindset Coaching

As a labor and delivery nurse, she always tells her patients that the mind is the most powerful tool we have and if we just decide to believe, then we can achieve anything. Marya has the gift of inspiration and the ability to get others to believe in the impossible. It was only fitting for her to take her gift and talents to another level and move into mindset coaching where she can help people learn how to use the power of their mind to create their ideal life and transform intentions into achievements. 

Positive Change

It took Marya many years to find her purpose, but after she learned how to use the organized systematic method of using her mind to attract anything she wanted, success came easier and faster. Marya went from a high school drop-out to a college graduate, from an enlisted soldier to high-ranking officer, from local girl to world traveler, and from bankruptcy to financial success. Now all Marya wants to do is teach you how you can find success like she did. 


My birth experience spans
over a decade.

I graduated nursing school and started in labor and delivery.
I studied and trained as a doula to increase my skills as a nurse in the birthing room.
I discovered new tools to use at the bedside that reduced cesareans; and that's when I knew I had found my passion.
I designed and created workshops that focused on natural and gentle maneuvers to help labors progress for better birth outcomes and taught them to birth professionals all over the world
I took a deeper dive into learning more about fascia and the impact it has on movement and function. I learned more ways to release fascia with soft tissue mobilization and positioning through Anatomy Trains by Tom Myers. This changed my life.
With my advanced knowledge, I was seeing better results at the bedside with the new techniques of fascial release. I revamped my workshop and renamed it Dysfunctional Labor Maneuvers , it is now taught online and in person at special events.
In 2021, my life journey took a new and unexpected turn after I took a Mindset and Success course taught by Bob Proctor. I loved it so much, I became a PGI consultant so I could teach what I learned from Bob as a mindset coach. I wanted to carry on the amazing work that has helped change so many lives. However, my focus would be on birthing women, their families, and the professionals who support them.
Marya changed my entire perspective of childbirth with her work.

I came to her with past trauma, anxiety, and fear. Each week she worked with me to allow my mind to fully let go of the past and to leave it there and not let it affect me anymore. I left her each time feeling free and more confident. When it came time to give birth, I had zero fear. I felt positive, and I felt POWERFUL. I was EXCITED to give birth!! I was in complete control. My breathing and my face was completely calm, the nurse didn’t even believe that I was in labor. In fact, she left my husband and I alone in the delivery room and I delivered my beautiful baby just my husband and I, having only been at the hospital for 10 minutes! I didn’t push a single time. Marya made room for my baby, both mentally and physically and taught me how to gain my own power. I no longer fear birth and will practice all Marya taught me in my future births that I am well looking forward to :) I now believe there is a bad, good, better, and best way to prepare for birth and Marya’s program teaches you the very best way, all you have to do is commit!

Testimonial by Tiffany Smith
Marya has changed my way of thinking, allowing me to go after the things that I WANT.

Marya has been such a positive influence and inspiration to my life! Sometimes you just go through life trying to make certain decisions hoping that it will be good ones, but since meeting her, she has changed my way of thinking, allowing me to go after the things that I WANT in a way that will fulfill my goals, rather than just hoping I will get them. Before, my mindset was “I will try to do this and hope for the best,” but now it’s “I AM and WILL do this to get what I need.” Thank you for changing my way of thinking and the way I view things!

Testimonial by Johanna Autrey
Marya has played an instrumental part of my life.

We met during nursing school. Marya has inspired me in so many ways. She has been my mentor, friend and sister from day 1. She has always been resilient and has a go getter mentality! She doesn’t settle for anything less. I would call her with personal problems or business ventures and she always provided me with not only solutions, but tools to assist me along my journey. Marya is wise beyond her years. Marya was born to lead/stand out! She always thinking outside of the box. Marya has always been one step ahead of her peers! Entrepreneur spirit! Marya is advocate for whatever she believes in. She will fight to the end to protect and defend what and who she believes in. She’s a woman of grace, love, beauty, faith, prestige, confidence and boldness.

Testimonial by Tomeka Jones
The change in my confidence that I have within myself is something I could never thank her enough for.

Marya came into my life during a very vulnerable and challenging time. I was starting a new career, in a new country, and felt so unsure of myself every single day. It was almost debilitating at times. She recognized that within me, and I believe immediately saw her opportunity to change my mindset and equip me with tools and knowledge to give me confidence and feel empowered. I use that knowledge and the tools every single shift when I am at work. The change in my confidence that I have within myself is something I could never thank her enough for. She never accepts negative talk, and when she hears self-doubt among the people around her, she is the first one playing devil’s advocate with ways to change the outcome. She has this special way of encouraging and challenging people to change their mindsets into “how can I make this happen”, instead of “this will never happen”. I will be eternally grateful for the role Marya has played, and will continue to play in my life. I can only imagine the positive energy she will bring to those around her in the future. It’s been a privilege to know her and learn from her!!

Testimonial by Samantha McCardle-Willcox