Marion is a warm, welcoming and empathetic professional and I thoroughly enjoyed working with her on specific areas of concern in my life. After completing the 8-week mindful based coaching I am now less stressed and feel my life is more well-rounded and balanced. I have gained valuable tools and skills to assist me in working through future challenges in all areas of my life. I found that regular sessions, working through the program and the meditation practice incorporated into the program, gave me clarity about my needs and desires, and assisted me in maintaining boundaries to stay true to my authentic self.


University Student

Marion has a great energy about her. Her empathy and mindfulness immediately made me feel like I’ve come to the right place. Our work has helped me to look at the concerns I had from a different perspective, a more loving perspective. Having an action based approach really grounded me and allowed me to understand what’s important to me.

Ester Varos


Life Coaching Client.

“Marion was introduced to me at the most perfect time! I had recently taken over my business and was loaded with passion and ideas, yet there seemed to be absolutely no structure or order to how I was running things at that time. I felt totally out of balance between my role as a professional and as a mother. I needed coaching!

I mentioned to Marion in my final coaching session last week that my head was like a box full of ideas and through working with her, I was able to empty that box and give those ideas structure whilst also finding more clarity in the direction I am heading both professionally and personally

I will continue my coaching with Marion and I am also currently working on a coaching program for my staff as I strongly believe the business will benefit from this kind of program in the future and also encourage my team to be motivated, well balanced and to stay excited!

Marion, you’re amazing! THANK YOU”


Bianca Basile

CEO, Blue Sky Fitness

Mindfulness for Life 6 week course.

I have thoroughly enjoyed the teachings of Mindfulness. Marion is just beautiful and compassionate and made me feel completely comfortable to be open and share my experiences.

Melanie Ryan


Mindfulness For Life 6 week course.

The greatest insight from doing the 6 week mindfulness course was how my concentration on activities began to improve and my overall attention. I was also able to sleep better and be more mindful when undertaking tasks.

Abby Roads


Mindfulness Based Life Coaching Program Client

One thing I can see happening is change, and that’s because I’m taking accountability. I’m loving this. It’s fun, it’s challenging, it’s meaningful. Really glad I started this process. Looking forward to a really positive week.


Sam Arlington


The Mindful Workshop participant.

Thank you for a wonderful  calming, informative workshop. Thank you for sharing your love and knowledge with me.


Fashion Designer, Business

The 6 week mindfulness course informed me of the importance of meditation for mental health. I found my skills set was improved and it improved my self-awareness and the development of greater calmness.

Aiden jones

The Mindful Workshop participant.

This morning we went to a mindfulness session in this beautiful space. I actually feel surprisingly content and at peace.. Perfect way to spend a Saturday morning!


Emily Highfield

Founder and Editor , STYLEBK

Mindfulness For Life 6 week course.

I have tried meditation in the past- many years ago. I remembering finding it difficult then, to silence my mind and focus “on the candle”. When I discovered Marion’s website I knew this was going to be a different approach to traditional meditation and that the scientific approach appealed to me.

I consider myself somewhat spiritual but I am still governed by my analytical side” the need to understand the process and the outcome- ultimately my need to control my environment”

From my 6 weeks with the class- I pushed aside the need to control and the frustration to perfect the process..and allowed myself to settle into the moment, no judgement, no criticism and no assessment” these are the key pillars to being present.

Once I adopted the process of Mindfulness, I become more aware of myself and the triggers to stress, empowering me at work and with managing situations- ultimately gaining more control”

I am committed to incorporating mindfulness into my routine and strongly recommend Marion’s 6 week session to all those that lead corporate and busy lifestyles.

Georgia Falcke

Media Manager/Director , My Media Garden

Life Coaching Client.

“I found myself in a privileged position at work. I wanted to work to the best of my ability and keep up my motivation and level of functioning at work to ensure I performed well and continued to keep the door open into new opportunities at work. But found other areas of my life were suffering from some neglect. I was giving all my energy to work and not enough to me, being consumed with worry about my performance and that I was doing the best I could do.

 Marion helped me to understand the things that are important to me and helped me to focus some attention on those things to get some balance back in my life. She also helped me to realise that my worry was wasted energy, and I soon realised that everything was always better than I thought it was going to be. I would be worrying about situations, live the reality of the situation and realise things were always OK. I now know that while my worry is good to keep me on the right track, I am actually doing better than I give myself credit for.

I was also having trouble with a colleague. I would go home consumed with negative feelings from the encounters I’d had with her. Marion helped me to recognise that I had control of how I felt during these encounters and the relationship has improved, I am no longer giving her the energy I need to reserve for myself and for giving love to my family.

I am grateful for the assistance Marion has given me and I’m sure I will be seeing her again in the future. It really helps that have someone help you understand your situation from an objective point of view.”


Jennifer Howard

Nursing Manager, Eastern Health

Mindfulness based Life Coaching Program Client.

Thank you for today. It was powerful and insightful for me. I feel uncomfortable showing my emotions, hence the reason why I tried to put a lid on it quickly, but the emotion was overwhelming me on this occasion. The subject matter was quite pertinent to me and I felt a wave of tingles all over my body, I knew at that moment I had just felt something very profound and it was liberating. I felt emotional because of how wound up I am, and the thought of lifting this weight, even for a brief moment was wonderful. Driving home I feel even more resolute to learn to accept, be in the moment and put an end to the things that hold me to ransom. You’ve been great Marion, transforming my life is no easy task, but I feel I’m on the right path.


Paul Pares

Property Developer

Life Coaching Client.

“I had the privilege of being coached by Marion when I was on leave in NYC.  I am currently in the post of a Human Resource Specialist with Emirates Airline and my job requires that I travel quite frequently to all parts of the world.  Marion was able to provide me with tips on managing my jet lag and diet, in addition to my way of thinking and I felt that her advice helped me to ‘not sweat the small stuff!’.  Coupled with Marion’s expertise and advise I found her to be an exceptional listener, both caring and empathic.  Given my schedule and the different time zones, Marion was always flexible, ready to accommodate and make an appointment that would suit us both.  I highly recommend Marion for anyone that is looking to refocus their career, a shift in their thinking or even just general ‘housekeeping’ with everyday life”.


Chelsea Purje

HR Specialist , Emirates Airline & Group

Mindful over Matter Workshop 2015 participant. 

“My favourite takeaway from the session was ‘doing vs being’ ‘Do-ing referring to doing activities in auto-pilot mode. ‘Be-ing’ referring to being present when we do these activities. Today I choose the latter and now on my journey to being in the present! Thank you Melbourne Coach for a great workshop!”

Miss Jackson


Mindful over Matter 2016 participant.

Thanks so much for an inspiring, mindful, meditative & informative morning at the Mindful over Matter workshop this morning Marion!! Such a professional and obviously experienced presenter – a fantastic way to start the long weekend. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for future events! 

Ashlee Chatfield

Director, The Well Life Project

Mindful over Matter 2016 Workshop.

I enjoyed taking time for myself and being with others who share this interest. It was a lovely, calming session.

Michelle Pini

Journalist and Editor , Creative Solutions

Life Coaching Client.

“Thankyou to Marion of Melbourne Coach, This year has been intense and rewarding with the aid of coaching, my goal for many years has been to release an album. Marion helped me to work through personal things holding me back and also to problem solve around how to implement how I wanted things to be. For those who have something in their heart that is a burning desire always there wanted to be `born’, I would recommend coaching to help your dreams to manifest. The album is nearly ready and personally I feel so happy and proud to have the confidence to bring into the world my talents whilst I am alive and vibrant. Carpe Diem! Make this year your year! Glow and Shine ***** Shelley”


Shelley Karutz

Singer Songwriter, Lacunae Glow

Mentor and Peer Review.

I would like to recommend Marion Lawrence as a “Life Coach”.

I supervise in my life many young people, but never find someone so dedicated, compassionate, professional, reliable and trusting in her way of dealing with people from all walks of life and all age groups.

 Marion‘s thirst for learning and adaptation to any situation is remarkable. I would like to recommend her to any person wishing to improve their life and live to their real potential.

 I am happy to be associated with her, and give further information if required.


Dr Simonne Jameson

Psychologist , Simonne Jameson

Life Coaching Client.

“Coaching with Marion was an enriching experience. Marion coaches with skillful pacing and allows the unique process of the individual to unfold. In our sessions, I was thrilled to be able to release some significant blocks, clarify my personal, business and spiritual vision and identify some practical tools to assist me towards its manifstation. I appreciated Marion’s awareness and gentle guidance in the now moment. She comes highly recommended! ”


Nadine NNC

Life Coaching Client.

“Before my first meeting with Marion I was critical, scared and vulnerable for that simple reason we all refer to as fear. When we finally met I couldn’t help but notice her warm and caring demeanor. She listened and challenged me to realize my ultimate potential in all areas of life. Being our first meeting, I was overwhelmed yet pleased by Marion’s positivity, ability to listen and the degree of frankness she helped me express.

She challenged me to set career goals that were at the cutting edge of my capability and this has given me the strength to set out and achieve them. She also inspired self-belief which in the long ran has helped me realise it is OK to fall, dust yourself and try again.

Life coaching is second nature to Marion, and I would strongly recommend her if you are looking for a life coach to mentor and inspire you on your journey in life.”


Jackie Kari

Professional Writer

Mindfulness Based Life Coaching

Marion is a truly gifted Meditation teacher; knowledgeable, calm and helpful. I looked forward to every meditation session and have kept the practice up since the program. Thanks Marion – I would highly recommend your programs to anyone wanting to experience the best of Mindful Meditation.

Jac Nacca

Mindfulness for Life 6 week course.

The busyness in my mind has gone and I have a great new set of resources to find calm. Thanks Marion.

Nicole McCauliffe

Wellness Coach and Nutritionist

The 6 week mindfulness course was a well structured introductory to the study of mindfulness and the practice of meditation. From doing this course I have been able to better manage my stress and practice daily meditation.

Robert Menda