Karin Marcus, PCC, BCC
I am honored that you are considering me to be your coach. Let me tell you a little about myself.
I came to coaching through an adventuresome yet purposeful path.
For those who appreciate a short story, I went from:
- a sport enthusiast and physical education teacher (B.S.), to
- a free spirit and dance therapist (M.A.), to
- a spiritual seeker and editor of Sufi publications, to
- a world traveler and lover of the outdoors, while being
- a wife, a work at home mom, eventually
- an empty nester, and now in my second-adulthood
- a Life Coach
At present, I am working as a Personal Life Coach and Retreat Leader in the greater Philadelphia area. I am a Certified Coach U Graduate, the oldest coach training institute in the country, a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, and a Board Certified Coach with the Center for Credentialing and Education. In addition, I am also a Certified Purpose Clarity Coach, a Master Retreat Coach, and a faculty member for the Institute for Life Coach Training. In addition, I am a Master Trainer for the Seasons of Change and the only person worldwide accredited to train professionals in this transition model.
For those who enjoy a bit more of a tale:
As a young girl I grew up in Connecticut, where I was always outdoors, running through the woods with the collies my family raised, or out on the water racing sailboats. In school I was on a different varsity team each season and president of the athletic association. So it was no surprised when I went to college for a B.S. in physical education.
Then came the sixties and the sport enthusiast became a modern dancer, a free spirit of the times. I did go on to teach physical education for two years, but at a private school in Manhattan, so that I could be in the center of the dance world.
With the seventies, came the activism spirit and the desire to contribute more to society and to gain a deeper understanding of human nature. So I earned a M.A as a dance therapist trained in Psychosynthesis.
At this point my life took a dramatic turn. I met a Sufi Master by the name of Bawa Muhaiyaddeen. Around the same time I also met my husband, and together we spent the next 12 years traveling with this remarkable spiritual teacher, as he advised and counseled people from all walks of life from all parts of the world. It was truly an amazing and unique experience.
After Bawa Muhaiyaddeen’s death in 1986, my husband and I settled down and began raising our two lovely daughters. As a work at home Mom, I was the managing editor of The Fellowship Press and assisted in the publication of over twenty books of Bawa Muhaiyaddeen’s extraordinary wisdom.
Before I knew it, my husband and I had been married for over thirty years and we had become empty nesters. Time for some changes!
Together we started working with an Imago marriage therapist and got back in touch with each other and most importantly our selves. My husband sold the family business and went back to school and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I became a Professional Certified Coach. Today, we are both enjoying our second adulthoods and intend to keep on learning and growing.