Gratitude(s)

Reggie was referred to me by a mentor and senior adviser. I run a medium sized start up with a business partner and the increasing growth of the company was putting a strain on our relationship. Communication was difficult between my business partner and me AND my marriage was falling apart from the long hours of work and the lack of understanding from my wife.

Reggie was able to come into the business relationship I had with my business partner, pull out what was working, what was not, and then put a plan of action in place to help us get us where we wanted to go.

The one-on-one sessions were easy… like talking with a friend. The group sessions were a little more challenging; we discussed the issues between us, but in a healthy way that let us resolve the issues. That’s key.

Reggie always made sure to keep an even keel and make sure he was providing massive value. AND HE DID.

The work I did on myself through Reggie’s coaching has helped my business relationship tremendously. What’s more, the work I’ve done with Reggie has spilled from my relationship with my business partner to my relationship with my wife. We are working together, talking, going on vacations (without fighting), enjoying each other’s company.

I highly recommend Reggie.

Allen Brouwer, Co-Founder BestSelf Co. | Serial Entrepreneur | Scaling & Growth Mentor | Forbes 30 Under 30


“Reggie was not my first coach, but he was definitely a different one. As I set very high expectations for this program, it was Reggie’s openness, adaptability and methodical approach that allowed me to meet the very challenging development objectives initially defined. The wide array of issues/distractions popping up during the program made it difficult to keep my focus, yet Reggie’s skills were key to motivate me and keep my commitment to successfully complete it. I highly recommend Reggie as a coach to whoever seeks enhancing soft skills and life balance.”

Pedro Matos, Head of P&C at Votorantim Cimentos Europe Africa Asia


Working with Reggie was an enlivening journey into the heart of my inspiration and obstacles.  Reggie was gentle enough to hold space for whatever I brought to our sessions.  He was fearless enough to challenge me out of complacent activity.  The practices that Reggie wrote for me drew me into deeper and deeper insights, joining action amid uncertainty into a way of being.  I couldn’t recommend working with Reggie any more  wholeheartedly than I do.”

– Drew Bromfield, PhD Student in Cognitive Neuroscience


“Reggie was my Integral Coach over a 6 month period and I whole-heartedly recommend him. From our first session I was well met. He offered a clear perspective of where I was starting from and inspired me with his insight into where he saw my potential. Our sessions were filled with Reggie’s humor, awareness and humanity. Reggie encouraged me to take it to the next level and for that I am truly grateful.”

Morley Wilkinson, Integral Master Coach™
   Consultant at Silverlining Incorporated


“Reggie’s coaching has been a key ingredient to my professional success and personal growth. What started as a coaching relationship to better equip me for various professional challenges, has now transcended into a relationship focused on personal development, which also lends itself to growth in my career. I can say with 100% certainty, I am the confident woman, who knows her value, largely because of Reggie. I am forever grateful to him and look forward to seeing my continued growth for many years to come.”

Staci Venski, Research Director
  Lieberman Research Worldwide


“Reggie’s coaching was such a big help to me personally when I first went into business 4 years ago, that it only seemed logical to bring him back, once I had a team in place, so they could experience his coaching too!  He designed a series of workshops that helped us to better understand and communicate with each other within our office, but more importantly how to understand and communicate with our clients so that we can offer them the best possible service – with the personal touch that so many service professionals lack. 

“I would highly recommend Reggie to any organization, big or small, for team-building, self- awareness, and improved conversations.  His unique skill-set, broad experience and knowledge position him to seemingly always know the perfect solution or exercise for whatever focus topic I throw his way.  I greatly value his input, and his coaching has had a tremendous impact on our business success!”

-Robert A. Gambardella, CPA CTC
 Principal & Tax Advisor 
 Concierge Tax Services, LLC
 203.767.7197
 Robert@ConciergeTax.com
 www.ConciergeTax.com


“It is hard to put into words what I experienced with Reggie as my coach through the past 5 months. Reggie’s presence struck me from the first time we met, and since our very first session he showed up with his wide-open heart, wisdom and knowledge. Further, he managed to make simple what for me was so complex and a deep issue within myself.

“What I thought would take close to a year to complete, we did in 5 months! His efficiency, clarity, and ability to expose the simplicity within complexity made all my practices so to-the-point that my awareness kept unfolding and my embodiment of my New Way suddenly was so present it felt as if without effort. It was wonderful to have Reggie supporting and guiding me through this process to the point that I have now recommended that my brother hire him as a coach.”

Nuno Matos, MSc, PhD & Integral Master Coach™
 Nuno Matos Integral™ at  www.integralperformancecoach.com 
 Skype: nuno.coach    


“With over 30 years in the field of visual art and higher education, I came to Reggie Marra to develop new skills that would enable me to confront emerging horizons of complexity and change within my institution. I wanted to develop new skills for constructively and creatively engaging this uncharted territory.

“I came to the right place. Reggie’s superb coaching skills, his substantial intellectual capacity, his clarity of verbal communication (both written and spoken) and his highly nuanced wisdom (which includes both fluid compassion and pointed directness) offered me a very effective set of insights, tools and skills.

“As well, the stage that he set for the journey—from a current way of being to a new way of being (which is still unfolding seven months after the six month coaching period)—was built with a rare mixture of technical ability, in-depth professional experience, honesty, creative insight and intuition. Reggie is able to expect, understand and navigate the necessary expansions and contractions of any new and creative endeavor, and as an artist and educator, I deeply appreciated his ability to do so.

‘What I learned with Reggie enabled me to successfully launch four influential initiatives in service of my department, colleagues and students.

“Thank you, Reggie. Thank you.”

Ray DiCapua, Associate Professor of Art
 Associate Head for Admissions and Recruitment
 Department of Art and Art History
 University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT


“I was quite positively impacted by my coaching experience with Reggie. He possesses a rare combination of visionary imagination, gentle compassion and directness. He was able to help me see ‘a future me’ where I could show up at work more powerfully, and in so doing, positively impact dozens of people in the organization.

“Even though I was fearful around what this new way of being was asking of me, I was even more inspired by Reg’s vision and guidance—a large part of what good coaching is all about. Once the vision was established, Reg showed up with not only the push I needed to try new things and develop new skills, but also the gentle support and wisdom I needed to face the scary parts more courageously.”
Justin McSharry, Sr Sales Trainer, Quantcast


“I recently completed a 5-month Integral Journey, with Reggie as my guide and coach. His unique approach and creative methods have truly changed my life. He is genuine and kind, and has a remarkable way of leading others into a state of increased self-awareness. For me, this resulted in a focused effort to improve a few key behaviors and habits, which have made me a better manager, employee, friend, and family member. I highly recommend Reggie’s work to any individual or team looking for career growth or succession planning, to improve their strengths or weaknesses, or to increase their effectiveness. Reggie would be an extremely valuable partner to any Corporate HR training program.”
Robert Gambardella, CPA CTCConcierge Tax Services, LLC


“I can’t say enough about Reggie’s coaching services, and I can easily say he changed my life. What’s amazing is that he accomplished this without telling me how to think or behave differently. His breadth of knowledge and experience and his uncanny sense of intuition make him an extremely effective guide. He helped me to find within myself what was there all along. The result was profoundly empowering. Reggie brings a level of creativity and humor to this otherwise deep and potentially difficult work that actually makes the process enjoyable.”
     – Michael Sallustio, CNC, CPFT, MES
Nutritional Counselor, Personal Fitness Trainer, Annapolis, MD


“Reggie Marra works as a coach and a presenter in a manner that  makes us feel we are both confidant and friend. His work is affirming, instructive and inspirational as he explores the relationships among the needs of spirit, body and intellect. He gently wends his way into our lives and questions us about that which is integral to our happiness, success, and finally, our peace of mind.

“Many of us have grown up in a time when style and economics were favored over wisdom, compassion and conscious content. This division of psyche, intellect and physical body has spawned a grab-bag of stress-related ills.

“Amid our restless search, we all may find a safe harbor in Reggie’s work, which provides a road map for our individual and collective journeys toward what is essential to creating conscious, elevating change and transformation in our lives.”
Gayle Beyer, Owner/Principal Designer, Gayle Beyer Designs, LLC


“You were extraordinary! … I wanted an opening very different from anything our members had ever experienced, and you delivered on that vision.”
Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP, 2006-2007 President of the National Speakers
Association; author of 
The Diversity Advantage


“Reggie Marra is absolutely brilliant—a genius at painting word pictures that reflect and give meaning to our world.”
          Randy Gage, author, Prosperity Mind


“…majestic and mind-stretching. I find Reggie’s work mesmerizing…”
Ian Percy, creator of  The Infinite Possibilities Initiative, author of  Going
Deep


“Reggie Marra is one of those rare educators whose compassion and humor infuse the intellectual depth and rigor of his teachings….leaves participants with a new understanding of ‘wholeness’ in personal and public spheres.”
          – Leslie Johnson, author, Teaching Artist, CT Commission on Culture and Tourism


“Reggie’s program was intelligent and had a depth that made me want to explore further. I appreciate the integral approach tremendously. Incorporating the ‘light’ and ‘dark’ is refreshingly honest and vitally important.”
– Rebecca Meredith, Psychotherapist


“It is a true art to watch Reggie work his magic…His gentle manner and wonderful sense of humor invite honesty and remove fear….He has the type of persona that crosses all age, race, and educational barriers.”
– Sue Cavanaugh, Educator, Regional School District 15, Middlebury, CT


[Reggie provides] an introduction to a more inclusive way of approaching work, love, business, personal growth and leadership. I came away feeling that change and transformation are not only possible, but necessary, and these techniques provide working and workable maps for such transformation—essential for living new ways of thought in the 21st Century.
Phil Linz, EMD Chemicals, Inc., Hawthorne, NY


“I would do this again—what comes next? Thank you for making me write something down on paper to prove to myself that I could do this. You significantly raised my level of understanding about the place of poetry in understanding Life.”
          – T. Walman, Physician, Annapolis, MD


You left a lasting impression….a clear cool drink for a thirsty soul, that’s what you gave. You’ll always have a welcome in the North Country.”
Olga Morrill, Program Director, Conway Public Library, New Hampshire


“Beyond my expectations! Excellent presentation—good insight and great sense of humor.”
– B. L., Family Counselor
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“Mr. Marra is absolutely fascinating… Beyond what I might have expected, wow…comprehensive, flexible, dynamic, solid… Very insightful—praise to his imagination!”
– B. G., Professor of English


“Excellent classroom management, great rapport and discussions with students, bringing their thinking to a higher level. Most importantly, Reggie taught me the importance of teaching various forms of poetry with my students to improve writing. Each year I continue to incorporate activities he taught in my classroom. Not only did he touch the lives of 22 students while he was here, but he has influenced the lives of all the students I’ve had since. I am a better teacher of writing after working with him.”
Mary Ann McAndrew, Pleasant Valley School, South Windsor, CT


“I entered into this weekend workshop thinking I’d lost my Muse. I found my Muse was not lost, but rather I was failing to engage her. The exercises to engage the poet within were highly effective and served me throughout the weekend. More importantly, they will serve me going forward if I find myself ever thinking I’ve lost my Muse again. I found the workshop engaging, encouraging, profound and self-enlightening.”
     – Jason Hill, Richmond, VA


“Excellent. Reggie does an excellent job of being personally present with purpose that supports his teaching and his facilitation. He brings the experience of life into his offering.”
     – Jay Stearns, Annapolis, MD


I found all of the material highly intriguing and excellently prepared and organized…. Artists, teachers, corporations – even small businesses – could learn a great deal from these discussions and demonstrations.
     – Doe Boyle, author, editor, CCT Master Teaching Artist


Reggie Marra is an articulate, knowledgeable and capable workshop leader, who is ready to change and adapt the presentation for the sake of learning. He offers a wealth of information in an easygoing and friendly environment.
     – John Cusano, Hartford, CT