About Marie Nagle and Beacon Coaching
Marie Nagle is owner of Beacon Coaching. Her own life journey introduced her to coaching about several years ago. Her life was in turmoil, and she was completely stressed out both personally and professionally. She sought out a life coach, even though she really had no idea what she was getting into. She just knew she needed to try something different.
The coaching process changed Marie's life. Working with a coach helped her discover a new path for her life. She also determined that she had found her passion: She wanted to become a coach! She went through the Newfield coaching program to receive her degree and is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) (expired March 2019).
Marie practices "ontological coaching." This type of coaching deals with the fundamental issue of helping people experience a meaningful, fulfilling, and worthwhile existence rather than dwell on problems or dysfunctions. An ontological coach is interested in developing generative and life-long learning for the coachee about his or her way of being in the world.
Marie's belief is that coaching may be useful at one time or another for people of every age in every stage of life. She is constantly learning and wants to pass on the knowledge to her clients, family, and friends.
Marie was a human resource officer with the federal government for over 30 years. She has a degree in Management from National-Louis University. She is single and has lived in Northern Virginia since 1982.
Why "Beacon Coaching"?
People ask me, "Why the name Beacon Coaching? Why a lighthouse on your business card and logo?"
I am fascinated by lighthouses and have always thought of the beacon as a light of guidance. I think of the beacon shining out to sea to guide the fisherman of old and always was astounded by the stories. I’m not sure if growing up watching the soap opera “The Guiding Light” had anything to do with this as well, but I do remember for years the beginning of the show with the music and the beacon.
Coaching to me was my beacon, and I want to be that beacon for others.