Marilena Minucci, MS, PCC, NBC-HWC
Although Marilena has been a coach, counselor and trainer for over 25 years, she will tell you the best education she has received about wellness has been as a result of striving to create sustainable lifestyle change and keep her self-care and wellbeing at the top of her list in the face of life’s most challenging moments.
Marilena draws from her own life and health transformations, including a recovery from PCOS and severe toxic mold exposure. A mid-life divorce, after a long-time marriage, along with being the primary caretaker for both her parents until their passing, have also fueled her passion to live an extraordinary life and to help clients do the same– despite life’s inevitable ebbs and flows.
As creator of the Quantum Coaching Method™, she offers health coaches and other wellness professionals a dynamic and heart-centered way to work more deeply and effectively with their clients while at the same time enhancing their own individual wellbeing. Marilena shares her mastery in challenging clients to examine old patterns and beliefs that keep them stuck, to end cycles of self-sabotage, to identify meaningful goals, and to design effective strategies to reinvent, move ahead and create the more fulfilling lives they desire.
Marilena’s passion for coaching is contagious as is her commitment to excellence in this profession. She has coached, mentored and trained hundreds of coaches in the fundamentals through to advanced coaching skills of practice and in growing, branding and marketing their businesses integrating best practices from over 25 years experience in counseling, wellness coaching & training in the areas of personal growth & development, nutrition, health, energy psychology, as well as marketing & management.
She is the author of Quantum Coaching Questions, a definitive guide for coaching on the Art of Listening and Asking Questions.
Marilena is Board Certified via the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) and her signature training program for coaches: Quantum Coaching Essentials is an approved pathway for International certification through both the NBHWC and the ICF. She was also invited by the NBHWC to sit on the committee for the National Standards Setting for Coaches internationally.
She holds degrees in psychology and journalism from New York University and in Counseling Psychology from the State University of New York. She is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in New York where she has continued to serve as a mentor and instructor for over 10 years.
Marilena served as Director of Training for HealthWorld Online from 2014-2020, which offers certification in the Whole-Person Wellness Model and the use of the Wellness Inventory in which she, herself is also licensed. She is also an approved TED* and RIM practitioner.
She also currently holds PCC Certification with the International Coach Federation as well as Board Certification (BCC) with a Specialty in Wellness Coaching by the Center for Credentialing & Education. She is also a certified Integrative Nutrition Coach (2004 & 2015) and is a 2013 IIN Health Leadership Award Winner. She is also certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
She has also studied at the Albert Ellis Institute in NY and with Debbie Ford, Marc David (Nutritional Psychologist), Tom Daly, PhD (4Gateways Coaching), Bobbie Burdett, PCC, and EFT’s Gary Craig & Carol Look. Marilena has been trained in Motivational Interviewing and continues to study with the Institute for Life Coach Training. She is a certified Wellness Inventory Coach and Reiki Master. She continues to integrate all these practices into her teachings and practice in creative ways.
Marilena currently lives in New York and Naples, Florida and travels extensively as part the Quantum lifestyle she embraces.