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What is CHOICE coaching?

Life change is simpler than we think. Do you believe in the power of your choices?

We make choices every day. While we can’t always control what happens around us, or to us, we are always able to choose how we respond to life’s curveballs. The process of change begins with a conscious decision to change.

At Monarch Life Coaching, “CHOICE” is an acronym that outlines the steps for self-discovery and confident decision-making. This is the framework for my coaching program. Scroll over the letters to uncover the meaning of each step.

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"Activate your desire to change. Transform your life by changing. Live more freely because you did"
-Tom Marino 


Tom is wonderful! Unbelievably professional, intelligent, caring, and helpful. I was a bit skeptical to try life coaching at first, and now, i'll work with Tom forever!
Evan C.
I needed a change in my life. Didn't know what that would look like, all I knew was that I was stuck where I was....not as happy as I could be. Being in therapy most of my life I hesitated doing that.. found it helpful in the beginning - not so much later on. Decided to try something different so I found Tom and this Life Coaching arena.  It is life changing... literally.  It is about setting goals and figuring out obstacles and new perspectives. Tom makes this a safe, stress free honest experience.  He asks all the right, hard questions but has a way of just making you want to share and be honest about things you never thought you would.  I have seen a difference in the short time I have been doing this... Much more than years of therapy.  The value in priceless and I am excited to unravel all the layers to see what comes next.  I can't say enough about him and the work that we are doing together.
Beth N.
At the time I worked with Monarch Life Coaching I had just retired and was relocating. I was unsure whether retirement would be good for me. First Monarch Life Coaching worked with me to ascertain where I was in my Life Situation. Then I was able with Monarch's help to prioritize what was important to me and how I could take action to pursue activities that gave me satisfaction. By defining realistic goals and a timetable for action on these goals helped me get to where I am now. I have a number of activities, Physical Fitness, Working in Town Government and home improvement projects, are making my current days rewarding. I am not 'worried' about being retired.
Marty M.
I have been fortunate to have Thomas Marino as my coach. Thomas has been a blessing for my leadership development. He delivers critical insights, guidance and support. He is people focused and has consistently taught me there is nothing more powerful than passionate servant leadership driven with clarity and accountability. Also, Thomas is genuinely invested in the success of his clients and he maintains relationships well after the formal coaching engagements have concluded. I strongly value his partnership and have the highest confidence in his ability to help professionals develop their leadership skills.
Roman B.
I have been working with Tom the last two months. Tom’s wisdom and support has changed my life.  He has given me the strength to overcome difficult personal issues! I highly recommended him to anyone interested in making positive changes in their life.
Mary L.

Thank you for visiting my website! I’m glad you’re here.

My name is Tom Marino. I am a dad to two awesome children, Andrew and Madelyn, and a husband to my incredible wife, Kristen of 15 years. I am so grateful for my lifestyle which allows me to be a dad involved in my children’s life, including being at each baseball game for my son. It allows me to be the dad and husband that I have wanted to be. It also allows me to be an Executive and Life Coach. The balance that I have achieved has given me incredible fulfillment and happiness.

It wasn’t always this way.

Four years ago, I experienced an incredible transformation that has made me the person I am today. I was working in a great job, but was stressed out, overworked, and had poor boundaries that led to a poor work/life balance. I was always on email and always moving to the next thing when it came to my career. I decided to make a change. So, I resigned from my job to take a different one, working for a smaller organization. Well, after 60 days, I was not any better off than I had expected to be. I quit.

For the first time in my life I was unemployed. I had a mortgage, wife, 2 kids and had no job. So, what choice did I make? Did I dwell on the loss of job or did I seize the opportunity? I chose opportunity! [Read more]