Life Coach for Women

About Martha

Spring ~ Collage by Martha O’Brien

As a life coach, Martha guides and supports women to live their best life. With attentive listening, she creates a safe space for women to discover how to make desired changes in their beliefs and behaviors. Her gentle inquiry and perceptive insights guide her clients to optimal well-being.

Martha has worked as a public school teacher; in a corporate environment at Hewlett-Packard; and as a facilitator of personal and leadership development courses. Listening to stories of everyday people as a StoryCorps’ facilitator, Martha experienced the transformational power of deep listening.

As a life-long-learner, she has continued her personal and professional development by participating in workshops, intensives, and retreats. She received a MA in Transpersonal Psychology with a certificate in Wellness Counseling at Sofia University. Transpersonal Psychology is a spiritual psychology that seeks the balanced development of the intellectual, emotional, spiritual, physical, social, and creative aspects of a person’s life.

Martha’s desire for a deeper spiritual life led to the completion of a Certificate in Spiritual Formation from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.

Continuing study has included ~

  • Courage to Teach Workshop with Parker Palmer
  • Imagery / Healing & Mind-Body Health Intensives with Jeanne Achterberg and Frank Lawlis
  • Appreciative Inquiry Workshop with David Cooperrider
  • Centering Prayer retreats ~ Colorado, Texas, Tennessee
  • Spiritual Direction with Fr. Paul Jones
  • Jungian Dream Interpretation with James Hall, M.D. Jungian Analyst
  • Solitude retreats at Lebh Shomea House of Prayer ~Texas

Martha lives an urban lifestyle in Nashville, Tennessee and is the mother of a daughter and son. She volunteers with Alive Hospice.