Transformation & Leadership Coaching
I sought out Maria for coaching support as I healed from a pulled muscle, a surprise injury that happened during a workout. As a coach, I knew a) that there was a lesson for me to learn from this experience… Logan Reed - MBA, PCC, Founder of Call Me Unstoppable
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Prior to finding a coach I was searching for direction and was unable to focus on “What” it was I was even seeking. I knew I wanted change but I was unsure of the direction I should take. I wanted… Pat McKenna - https://comoxmckenna.ca/ - Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North - Town of Comox Councillor - President, Three Legged Dog Productions
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"I have worked with Maria Ji on and off for 2 years, and will continue to work with her in the future. When I feel out of alignment with my intuition, I know it's time to come back for a… Mia Jerritt - Integrated Life Strategies www.miajerritt.com
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" My year working with Maria was amazing. I loved how solution orientated the process was. If you can do the work that coaching requires you can go very far, very fast. In our year together I saw improvements in… Leah Tremain - Tremain Media Inc.
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I met Maria through a good friend at a time of great upheaval and change in my life both professionally and personally. I was in search of professional help to navigate the emotional consequences of the hard personal decisions I… Shelley King - Royal LePage Advance Realty
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I’ve hired Maria two separate times over the last few years. The first time I had no idea what a life coach was and how it could help me. Although life had been fairly good …… I wanted it to… Tina Bailey - Wife, Mother of two amazing adult daughters, and Entrepreneur
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I had the privilege of working with Maria as I continue to transition from my 26 year role in education as a teacher and school counselor into the new field of real estate. Maria helped me see how my limiting… Renee Bert - School Counselor & Part-time Real Estate Agent
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我跟我男朋友在遇到maria的时候,我的工作遇到了瓶颈,总觉得无法很开心的在公司上班。我男朋友处在换到新工作的时期。当听到她是life coach的时候,很兴奋,因为觉得这是一份很酷的职业。于maria正式约见面后,maria 很亲切,很容易让人open up。在appointment 1/3时间长的时候,有种豁然开朗的感觉。她的提问让我更加了解了内心深处的自己,以及我到底想要什么,我怎么样才能得到自己想要的。为了能时刻提醒自己于maria的对话,她还出策如果做到时不时的提醒自己。跟maria的见面很愉快,也帮助了我们很多。很开心能有此机会学到了很多东西。最主要的,是学会了如果用另外一种眼光,与另一种处理事情的办法来看待我们现在面临的问题,谢谢maria。 Cindy Ding - Royal LePage Advance Realty
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When a good friend suggested I meet with Maria for a consult to see if coaching was for me, I honestly was a little skeptical. Upon our first meeting I was very excited and knew that this might be just… Joanne Millar - Royal LePage Advance Realty
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Working with Maria has been an amazing experience for me. Both in my business and personal life I have grown and continue to push myself to new levels of understanding. Maria has a great ability to help you figure out… Joyce Carson - President of Merle Norman Cosmetics & Day Spa www.crmerlenorman.com
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"Life coaching is something I never understood or believed in. However, Maria's approach impressed me because it was very structured and professional. After about 6 months my conversations with people, especially clients, became more open and easy. I was no… Maria Lee - B. Sc. Hons. Maria's Anti-Aging Strategies and Treatments
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"In three months Maria helped me realize how I was holding myself back from working with more private clients. She helped me push harder, expect more of myself and stay on track towards my goals. She helped me increase my… Amy Englemark - Amy Englemark Coaching Company
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"Six months of coaching with Maria is one of the greatest gifts I've ever given myself. I chose to start working with her during a time of expected transition. I was a new lawyer, uncertain about where I was going… Alex Etchell - Lawyer, Fisheries Policy Analyst
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"In the 14 months I have been working with Maria I have increased my business income to more than I had made in the past 5 years. I have created an exciting, effective and motivated team. I have accomplished several… Janet Martyn - Partylite Team Builder
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“When I first met Maria, I felt things in my life were going pretty good. Why did I need a life coach? She told me she helps people grow their business and being self employed, I was intrigued. After our… Leah Mouritsen - The Mortgage Wizard
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“I have been working with Maria for 8 months now. In that time not only have I achieved many goals but also grown as a human being. I have had Maria’s support in taking on the world of self-employment and… Sarah Schneider - Leadership Coach & Vision Strategist
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"I have had the pleasure to work with Maria for a year and a half. She has been remarkably caring, patient, and supportive throughout this journey. My time with Maria has been personally, very busy, yet she continues to provide… Marcus Down
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Two months after I began working with Maria I released my first app. I started this project 3 years ago. Maria is a gifted life coach and mentor and has the unique ability to see what is happening on a… Nina Baksh - M.Sc Founder Out of Bounds Apps; GIS Coordinator, City of Campbell River
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What is Ontological Coaching?

The International Coach Federation defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”

Ontology is the philosophical study of the nature of being.

As an ontological coach, I partner with clients in looking first at who they are being, then at who they want to be, and then let these insights inform their actions. This method of coaching creates powerful shifts at a deep level, resulting in transformation in all areas of life. Clients develop new awareness and insight. Rather than simply changing surface behaviors and habits, this leads to permanent, sustainable changes.

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“Who, exactly, seeks out a coach? Winners who want even more out of life.” Chicago Tribune

Connect With Your Inner Power

Your Essence

Your highest, best, most beautiful, powerful self: the unique perfect you. Live from your essence every day.

Your Well-Being

Filling your cup. Discover and create structures to enable the most brilliant, energetic and powerful you to achieve your goals.

Set Goals
and Actions

Your Projects

Discover the life of your dreams and create measurable projects to get there. Our coaching adds speed and power to your projects.

Your Actions

No actions, no results. Co-create actions with structures to generate permanent results.

Experience Power
and Fulfillment

Your Priorities

Discover what’s most important to you – what you are committed to. Learn to act from your commitment by initializing the power of choice and intention.

Your Presence

Expand your ability to Be and Be present in whatever is occurring. This makes joy, fulfillment, peace, love and connection possible everywhere in your life.  


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