Marilyn C. O’Leary

Coaching, Books, Events

Welcome to Marilyn C. O’Leary’s web page. I am a professional life coach who works with people working through issues of life change. If you are a retiree, a widow or widower, want to change careers, recently divorced, or are experiencing another significant transition, I can help.  I am also an author who has written about serious and chronic illness, death of a loved one, grief, resilience, and renewal.  My events such as book and poetry readings, experiential workshops related to goal setting and life fulfillment, and talks are listed here, too.

I also write a blog where I talk about what it means to be in the Third Act of Life, what it’s like to be a widow after being married for 50 years, and simply what it’s like to be alive in this world today.

For a sample coaching session at no cost, contact me through my contact page. I will get back to you to set up a time. All coaching is completely confidential.

I began my “work” with Marilyn thinking, with the greatest zeal, that I might find that new, fulfilling job. Five months later, I felt I had something far better: the realization that I have a vision for my life and that I am a man of vision in the world. I discovered that the vision had less to do with a job and more to do with who I am. I found Marilyn relentlessly optimistic and wise in her counsel; I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to receive her enthusiastic coaching.

–Martín Romero, Educator

I am pleased to announce my latest book, an ebook, Love and Fun. This is a book of short pieces that look at how to live an authentic life. They include personal experiences that I hope you relate to. Available on Kindle or Kindle App from