Marilyn finds her work very fulfilling, and one of the most affirming elements of her various projects is kind words received from clients, workshop attendees, Breaking Free Show guests, and more. Below are some of the testimonials she has received over the years.

Coaching Clients

Pam Andes
United Pest Management, Inc.

Marilyn, Last month we made the most money we’ve ever made!  Working together is not always easy, you helped us to look at things differently. Consider new opportunities and to try some different things.  It worked!  It was a tough month but a great month!

Garla Smith MSME, GCDF
Smart Moms, Adjunct Faculty at Wake Technical Community College

Creativity and dedication are key elements in Marilyn’s coaching style. She is a versatile coach with experience in sales, people personalities and making connections. She has been very instrumental in helping me build my business.

Nancy Bolts
CEO, BOLTS Creative Communications

Marilyn has been my business and life coach for over three years. She has contributed enormously to the growth and success of my business, while enabling me to maintain the balance, personal happiness and well being of my family, friendships and other important alliances. Marilyn is creative, intuitive, informed, supportive and extremely intelligent, in addition…

Steven G.

Marilyn is the real deal. Genuine and down to earth. Very honest and helpful in every step of the way. I’ve been to other counselor’s who think they are good and give you the same text book story lines with no results. Marilyn helps you search your soul to get to the root cause of…

The Breaking Free Show Guests

Megan Cutter
Co-Author, Ink in the Wheels: Stories to Make Love Roll

The ripple effect of being guests on Breaking Free is still being felt. Barton is now coaching a young man from Australia, who heard Breaking Free, a clip of the video was posted on an inter-national inclusive campaign, and several personal friendships were made with other guests on Marilyn’s show.
Marilyn’s dedication to create world change by telling, exploring and learning from each one of our stories is contagious. She challenges others to break down assumptions, and her vibrant spirit benefits each and everyone of us.”

Becky Curran
Motivational Speaker

I had the honor to be interviewed on Marilyn’s “Breaking Free” show. From the moment the show started, she made me feel so welcome. I felt comfortable sharing everything with her. She also has a way of making the audience feel welcome and put at ease. My life changed for the better when I met…

Workshop Attendees

Lindsey B.
Johnston County Schools

Dear Marilyn: The purpose of this communication is to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to you for doing such a dynamic job in each of the workshops that I have attended. I left the “Effective Communications” workshop in March 2003 feeling empowered to go out and conquer the universe using the very simple and…

Dr. Marshall Stewart
NC Director for 4H

You are truly trailblazers in your field of expertise and I applaud you for your boldness in taking on this task.

Julie R.
Thanks Mentoring Program Coordinator

Dear Marilyn, Wow, are people talking (and Listening). Your workshop was a great success. Thank you so much for helping us with our listening skills. Your information and activities were very enlightening and thought provoking. The skills you shared with us will help all of us serve our clients more effectively. The staff is much…

Program Participant

Thank you for taking the risk of offering this non-traditional approach.

Program Participant

Best program I have attended in awhile