You are navigating through the complexity and doing the hard work to make the world better each day.

Illuminate Coaching is here to help illuminate your path to deeper impact and inspire you and your organization to shine.

Connection, Curiosity , Courage,
Compassion & Celebration

Illuminate Coaching’s approach is grounded in five values, which inform our worldview and everything we do as a company and in partnership with our clients.

True to our name, we help illuminate your path to deeper impact by making visible hidden mindsets, barriers, and opportunities.


Illuminate Coaching offers personalized leadership coaching for mission-driven executives, group coaching for senior leadership teams, and workshop facilitation and organizational development support.

We partner with you and your team to build your capacity as leaders and a culture where everyone has the safety and support to shine their inner brilliance.

People are my mission. I founded Illuminate Coaching to create the space where people can turn their gaze in the direction of things that are tough or uncomfortable to see.  Once they do that, they are on the path to be more effective leaders and organizations, finding deeper fulfillment in their whole lives.  Illumination is powerful. You can’t change something that you can’t or won’t let yourself see.


Founder + CEO, Illuminate Coaching


“Over six months of working with Marion, I experienced the most rapid growth and self-awareness that I’ve ever experienced in any role.”

Colleen Keating-Crawford, Senior Managing Director Teach For America
Colleen Keating-Crawford, Senior Managing Director

Marion is an extraordinary coach, facilitator and talent leader. I worked with Marion on the establishment of my organization’s core values and at a later point, she served as my executive coach. She is an empathetic listener who cares deeply about supporting mission driven leaders and organizations and brings a wealth of knowledge about the talent space more broadly. She is also an engaging facilitator who is incredibly thoughtful about every activity and prompt.

Maelle Fonteneau, Former VP of Talent Turnaround for Children
Maelle Fonteneau, Former VP of Talent

Marion’s careful listening and thoughtful, relevant suggestions were instrumental in building my leadership practices and helping me set in motion vital changes at our organization. Having her as a sounding board kept me accountable for the changes I wanted to see. Our work together has transformed our organization for the better and will have a lasting impact for years to come. 

Phil Engelhorn, Founder + Executive Director Cinereach
Phil Engelhorn, Founder + Executive Director

We engaged Illuminate Coaching expecting to gain some tools to build the capacity of our leadership team. What we got was so much more than that. Marion was patient and open, and she created a safe space for each of us to surface what was really going on so that we could purposefully move forward.

Gabriel van Aalst, President + CEO New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Gabriel van Aalst, President + CEO

Marion’s work helped transform the culture of our organization while building the leadership of our managers.   We loved her fun and engaging trainings – and we also appreciated that she worked with us to ensure that the trainings weren’t just one and done – the skills and mindsets she taught us became part of how we operated.  She was more than a consultant – she was a trusted partner who truly built our leadership capacity.

Keisha Jordan, Former Chief People Officer Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
Keisha Jordan, Former Chief People Officer