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Be Present. Open to Connection. Optimistic. Strength Focused. Thankful.

create a life you love


Meet Marlena

Most of us aren't thriving. In fact, most of us are merely surviving. There is a better way to live. Luckily, I have found my purpose in helping others create fulfilling, meaningful lives. As a motivational speaker, professor, coach and happiness expert, I have a unique set of skills to assist you in creating your best life possible. I'm also the creator of B.O.O.S.T. : A five step solution for a happier life. For over 20 years, I have been working in the field of psychology and personal well-being. Throughout this time, I have found that I am most passionate about empowering others to find their strengths, create a fulfilling existence and thrive. B.O.O.S.T. was born out of this passion and is rooted in the science of positive psychology- the study of what makes life worth living. It provides participants with actionable tools to increase happiness, well-being, resilience and overall life satisfaction. By working with me, you will uncover your superpowers and use them to fuel your quest for a meaningful life. I have worked with all types of people, from political figures to retirees. Whether it is in an individual session or in a crowd of 500+, my clients have enhanced their overall well-being by learning how to rewire their thoughts and behaviors from negative to positive, understanding the power of vulnerability, increasing positive emotions and ultimately, flourishing. Our work together will get you more focused, optimistic, resilient, and most importantly, happier. In a nutshell- we will BOOST you. I offer dynamic and interactive keynotes, corporate trainings and private sessions that inspire and move people of all backgrounds. While attaining my M.S. in Counseling Psychology at Northeastern University, I had the pleasure of working with the late Dr. Herbert Benson, founder of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital (formerly known as the Mind-Body Medical Institute at Harvard University). I have also trained at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine with Dr. James Gordon in Washington D.C., where I completed the Professional Training Program in Mind-Body Medicine. Most recently, I received a full sponsorship to complete the ICF-accredited coaching program in executive coaching with Teleos Institute in Philadelphia.




Private Coaching

Individualized sessions available in-person or virtual.         

Work with Marlena in clarifying your goals, finding purpose, uncovering your strengths and increasing the joy in your life.     



Corporate Training

Onsite or virtual trainings  available.


Allow Marlena to inspire, engage and empower your team with tools to boost morale, improve performance and increase workplace happiness.          


Speaking Engagements

Book Marlena as a speaker for your next in-person or virtual event.

Marlena will tailor a presentation specifically for your event and audience.

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