Founder, Life Coach and Mindfulness Teacher
Marion Miller is a Certified Life Coach & Mindfulness teacher, with an entrepreneurial spirit she founded Melbourne Coach in 2007. Marion is passionate about mindfulness, wellbeing and leadership in the community and workplace. She is also a published author, artist, mum of four girls and loves the ocean!
Herself, the daughter of a post war German immigrant and cattle farmer from King Island, Marion moved from country Tasmania to Melbourne when she was five. Introduced to meditation when she was 20 by her late mother who was involved with ground breaking Psych research; she fell in love with the practice. She has since married, travelled the world, lived and worked overseas, explored the coastline of S.A, W.A to N.T for 9 months spending time with indigenous communities and appreciating nature. While living in Japan, Marion trained as an ESL teacher with the Pacific Language School and taught students ESL. Returning from a year in Japan she became a mother of four and returned to study, speaking and writing projects.
Like many Marion has been touched deeply by loss and learned human life does not come without challenge but it’s how we respond to challenge that offers us growth. Loosing her mother at 21, heart break in NYC and finding her way as a single mother of four has shaped her into a resilient, compassionate and empowered woman. Her life long meditation practice lead her to a compassion and wisdom pathway through mindfulness; a journey that continues to blossom.
Marion was awarded a Diploma certification in Life Coaching from The Life Coaching Institute of Australia with a speciality in Health/Wellness and Business. She has developed a multi-disciplinary approach to Coaching working with students and professionals from business, healthcare and education. Marion has 7 years experience in Life Coaching practice (previously Mindfulness Room, EvolvedMe and The Life Coaching Forum) and is a member of the International Coaching Federation. Marion was a member of Toastmasters and has continued to seek growth in her personal and professional life.
She trained to teach meditation with Melbourne Meditation Centre in 2009 and did Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction/Cognitive Therapy teacher training with MTIA in 2016-17. She’s taught Mindfulness to students at Swinburne University, volunteered as a meditation teacher for RUOK day and runs community mindfulness meditation programs.
A 5 day Insight silent retreat with MTIA and guest teacher Bob Stahl on how the Dharma informs MBI’s, 2016 Mindful Leadership Forum Compassion masterclass, Mindful Self Compassion core skills training with Christopher Germer and Kathleen Cator in 2017 and mentorship with Arian Young, Psychologist friend Simonne Jameson PhD and Entrepreneur/visionary Dr Paul Boxer have all influenced her life and work.
Marion published her first book ‘Mindfulness Workbook’ on Amazon in 2016 and has a series of Binaural beats Meditation music tracks developed by an expert in entrainment technology. Marion founded a Face Book group for mindfulness teachers called International Mindfulness Collective and is a member of the Mindful Schools Melbourne network. She’s recently launched MelbourneCoachTV
Marion lives and practices in Hawthorn, Melbourne.