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Meet Marcy McDonald

Marcy McDonald is a Mindset Strategist, Empowerment Coach, and one of only 36 End of Life Doulas to have achieved international certification. She’s had decades of experience as the “backyard life coach,” as well as coaching in a range of areas professionally.

Marcy combines her neurologically based exercises with the urgency that comes from looking closely at your own death. Marcy has created a unique and powerful coaching program that helps highly successful professionals balance their emotions, attain—and maintain—peace of mind, and clarify purpose.

In 2014 she left a high-level career and long hours on the corporate treadmill. Despite her success on the “outside,” she still never feel good enough on the “inside.” She decided to walk way from her job to uncover the next chapter in her life.

For nearly a year, Marcy spent time focusing on deep inner personal work to heal from decades of being an overachiever with low self-esteem, and a constant stream of negative self-talk. This personal discovery and deep transformation lead her to wanting to support others with personalized transformational coaching.

Her soul-searching journey led her to create 70 exercises to instill positive emotional habits. She uncovered the connection between understanding how the brain works as she did the life-changing exercises that enabled her to finally “hear” and change her self-talk for good.

Her innovative transformation not only changed her life, it now continues to change the lives of so many others through her mindset and empowerment coaching. It makes the difference between having happy moments and happy days—to having happy weeks, months, and years.

Check out this podcast interview to get a feeling for Marcy’s style, voice, and gems of wisdom!

Marcy’s Extensive Background and Expertise

Marcy graduated summa cum laude with a master’s degree from the University of Virginia. She worked for 15 years in the online course world, coaching and consulting on teaching strategies, performance, organization, mindset, and writing. During her corporate career, she worked with luminaries such as Neil deGrasse Tyson, plus developed programs with the Smithsonian, National Geographic, and Culinary Institute of America, among others.

She is the author of 100s of articles and several books, including Build Happiness: Change Your Perspective, Change Your Life, a neuroscience-based guide to living fully in the present that uses unique, 3-dimensional UnBlocks™. 

Marcy is also a member of the Prescott Area Professional Coaches, the National End of Life Doula Alliance, International Doula Association, and the National Home Funeral Alliance. She has taken coursework with Tony Robbins, Dean Graziosi, Eben Pagan, and Preston Smiles, among others.

Featured as a participant in Season 2 of “4 Days to Save the World”, Marcy teamed with 99 other visionaries to engineer financially viable solutions to such pressing world problems as ending suicide, ending world hunger, ending poverty, and cyberbullying. They had 4 days to create a business plan and pitch it to investors and viewers to get their mission funded. 

Click here to check out this podcast where Marcy talks about how you shift your patterns of thinking so that you feel positive about yourself day in and day out.