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Nov 2, 2017http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
A Coach's Coach
My work with Mark focused on overcoming my self-doubt and procrastination, when it comes to my goal of being a full time coach. (Ironic, right?) Mark not only helped me quell the doubts and laziness that were blocking me, but I actually felt inspired, confident, and quite busy getting my own practice setup. What was an idea for years became a reality in a few months. He offers a balance between holding you accountable for your progress, with compassion for how real life affects us all.
Oct 11, 2017http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
He's Worth It!
I hired Mark to help me overcome the struggles of running my small business. Mark has the ability to take in all that I throw at him and synthesize it down to the important elements that I need to focus on. He's smart! And he has a keen awareness of when to provide advice or when to pull the answers out of me. There are several times where I landed new business because of Mark's persistent advice to me, "You gotta make the pitch!" Plus, Mark is super positive and fun to interact with.
Oct 4, 2017http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
An Excellent Life Coach
When I came first came to Mark, I was struggling to generate business for myself and struggling with low self-esteem about not being successful. Mark has helped me to tell my story, helped me define what makes me unique and brand myself effectively. Mark's clarity and enthusiasm leave me feeling inspired and focused. He is excellent at solving problems. He encourages and doesn't judge, but also challenges you to keep moving forward. I recommend him highly for anyone looking for a great coach.
Sep 3, 2017http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
All of my sessions with Mark have been an excellent use of time and money. I've had two other coaches, but neither of them come close to offering the progress I've experienced while working with Mark. I always leave our sessions feeling like I gained a new level of self-awareness. He skillfully directs conversations with subtle questions tactfully placed to illuminate new perspectives around an issue. He creates an open, trusting environment where I feel that I can be totally honest.
Aug 3, 2017http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
Mark merries wisdom and practicality in his mentorship of others
Mark and I have worked together for about eight months. What can I say about this guy? He meets me where I'm at. He identifies blind spots, and challenges me in ways that inspire and excite me. He leaves no stone unturned -- pushing me in ways that feel natural and achievable while also dramatic and impactful. I highly recommend Mark for anyone that is both looking for movement and growth.
Jul 17, 2017http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
Great Experience with Mark!
Mark has been coaching me for several months now. I initially approached Mark because I was disappointed with how things were going in several areas of my life and I wanted to change. Mark offers a very safe, friendly, non-judgmental space to explore strategies for achieving what you want in life. His fresh perspective has given me countless insights into my business and personal life. His communication and professionalism are top notch. Highly recommended!
Jun 3, 2017http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
Mark has a keen presence and is a great problem solver. Mark delivers on so many levels including personal, professional and spiritual. He is one of the most gifted communicators I have ever experienced. Mark understands the male perspective from many angles. Mark follows up after meetings with emails which give you a strong point of reference. I enthusiastically recommend Mark as a Life Coach.
May 1, 2017http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
A Real Human Being
What I love most about working with Mark is that he is entirely present during our sessions. The ability to create this type of dynamic has been pivotal in establishing the confidence I need to trust what emerges from our work. Mark listens to me, thoughtfully reflects on what I have to say and guides me with grace. He does all this in the service of moving my life in a powerful direction. But maybe most remarkable of all, he is that rarest of individual: a real human being.
Apr 14, 2017http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
An Amazing Coach and Mentor
Mark is 100% dedicated to helping me uncover who I truly am, what my real needs are, and creating a path in concert with those truths towards a life of vitality, integrity & passion. His combination of enthusiasm, honest reflection, and decisive planning are a huge support and help me in very measurable ways. He really sees and honors me, and helps me to really see and honor myself. Knowing that he is on this journey with me is a true blessing in my life! I cannot recommend Mark more highly!
Mar 16, 2017http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
Helpful guidance, strong support, keen insights!
I reached out to Mark at a time of personal and professional crossroads. He immediately helped me gain clarity with careful listening and thoughtful feedback. Working with Mark has helped me redesign my career path and refine my perspective on relationships. I'm grateful for Mark's expertise and dedication, and highly recommend him to anyone who is struggling with complicated, meaningful choices and seeking higher levels of clarity and fulfillment.
Mar 9, 2017http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
Mark and I met many times within the course of the month and it was extremely beneficial to my career and life crossroads. Mark is made for coaching! He's exactly the council I needed, to throw all my cards on the table and have powers sessions on what matters most and why. He is very wise, trusting, considerate and a true professional. I highly recommend Mark for personal and business council, but not limited too. Thanks again Mark, it's been a real pleasure!
Feb 14, 2017http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
Great advice and coaching
I received great advice and thoughts from Mark on parenting, marriage, career and extended family relationships. Mark is pragmatic, caring and thoughtful. He recommended great books and had great ideas. Mark enjoys problem solving and is organized. I recommend Mark for any men considering life coaching.
Jan 27, 2017http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
Mark has been instrumental in helping me develop strategies to balance my business life with my personal life. As a business owner who spends the majority of my time in his business, Mark reminds me to step back and compartmentalize. He has a unique ability to listen and help prioritize whats important while guiding in a positive manner. I highly recommend Mark for anyone looking to improve their quality of life.
Jan 20, 2017http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
I met Mark after reviewing some local life coaches in the Portland area and found his marketing scheme to be most intriguing and professional IMO. So, i decided to give him a call and, although i didnt get through on my initail attempt, a same-day call-back was recieved shortly after. He has been very respectful of my goals and overall well being and cares about the progress we've built over the past four months, and it shows through his attempts at being flexible and consistent with me.
Nov 4, 2016http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
Positive forward movement
Sessions with Mark have been instrumental in my journey to become my greatest potential. He is a true master at listening and is genuinely interested in people's stories. Our conversations have drawn out things that I either didn't realize, or didn't see their importance at the time. Mark hears you and adds the relevant context so that the gaps get filled in correctly. He's able to help cut out the distractions and offers immediate achievable real-life guidance to get right on track.
Sep 19, 2016http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
Having been working with Mark for the past year, I have to say that I am continually impressed by his attunement to understanding and helping you through difficult situations as well as the empowerment he offers in creating solutions for seemingly insurmountable problems. Mark and I cover everything from contract negotiations to ways to improve relationships, and I couldn't be more grateful to have a experienced and caring mentor through the process. Thanks Mark.
Sep 12, 2016http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
Effective help to move forward
I have been working with Mark for several weeks, and it has been very helpful. I had some serious career-path issues that had spread into all the other aspects of my life, and I was stressed out of my mind. Mark helped me see what was going on, and what needed to be addressed first. Mark then shared some simple, effective tools that I could use to start resolving my problems. Our conversations are easy and friendly, but also productive and focused. Thanks, Mark. I'm moving forward now!
Aug 7, 2016http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
Thank you mark newton
Mark newton has been a great influence. He is a smart, pragmatic, caring, genuine, cheerful, reliable and kind voice of reason. He is knowledgable, engaging and has your best interest in mind. I've truly enjoyed my visits and highly recommend mark to anyone looking for someone listen and talk with. Thank you mark newton for helping make the world a better place for everyone.
Jul 12, 2016http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
Mark was very helpful for me and my son. One main goal we accomplished was developing better communication and trust. Talking with Mark helped us stay on topic and avoid useless bickering. Thanks for the help Mark!
Jul 8, 2016http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
Great guy, easy to talk to, worth it!
Ive been seeing Mark for a couple months now, and it's been a really positive experience. I'm a product of too much traditional therapy in my early life and it has left a sour taste in my mouth. Mark doesn't give off that vibe at all, he's very welcoming, conversational, and not judgmental... Thanks for the help Mark!
Jun 23, 2016http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
I came to Mark during a very difficult time in my life. I moved states, changed careers, left all my friends behind, and was suffering extreme heartache from a devastating breakup. I felt very isolated and lost. Mark helped me find the clarity and much needed faith in myself to work through all of this. His insights are invaluable and his dedication to improving my well being and helping me successfully pursuing my life goals are second to none. I'm incredibly grateful to have his guidance.
Apr 20, 2016http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
Mark is very skilled at helping me learn to figure out what I truly want and what is best for me. I have big decisions ahead and he has been very helpful.
Apr 13, 2016http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
Not so stuck in life anymore!
I had reached a point in my life where I was just feeling stuck in the mud. Every day seemed the same as the last. I couldn’t seem to get motivation for anything outside of the “ordinary”. After a handful of sessions with Mark I’m flying down the highway of life at a pace I’ve never experienced. His welcoming personality and realistic approach to problem solving are just a few of the many attributes that make him a great life coach.
Mar 29, 2016http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
I attended a 30 minutes consultation not knowing exactly what to expect. I've decided to continue seeing Mark due to the investment he took in listening to me and the comfort level I reached in discussing areas I've tripped up and his feedback regarding my goals. He came highly recommended for good reasons.
Mar 16, 2016http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
Thoughtful and Pratical
I started off seeing Mark for couples guidance and I knew right way that Mark was very intuitive and thoughtful. My situation changed and I kept seeing Mark to help me through a tumultuous transition. He has kept me focused on MY goals and has helped me find peace in life afterword. His follow-up is next to none and he has a real sincerity in helping me fine my path.
Nov 9, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
Very good and practical advise
I was looking for something besides more "therapy" to help me move forward with my life. Mark has great insights, an organized approach, and a great way of summarizing our discussions. He also pushes me to follow through, which is super helpful in my busy day. As a result, I am making some great progress on many fronts.
Nov 4, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
What a Great Coach!
Mark keeps me accountable for my fitness and financial goals. Having someone outside myself to keep me mindful of my actions and my thought process has been very beneficial. He has helped me make progress toward attaining my goals. Mark is very good listener and does a great job at helping me hone in on my objectives in life. When I have problems that come in the way my goals, he helps me problem solve and find solutions for them. Mark is helping me design the life that I want to have.
Oct 10, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
I feel profoundly fortunate to have Mark Newton as a guide and coach. He is present, positive insightful, generous and smart. My journey was underway before meeting Mark, but his help in moving through persistent procrastination, resistance and fear has been invaluable. Mark is equally adept with sensitive matters of the heart and spirit as he is with practical matters of life and business. By defining "core issues" Mark helps me maintain focus on our work, keeping my eye on the ball. Go for it!
May 10, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
I was going through some pretty big changes in my life and hoping to fill in some areas of myself that were missing to make me a better person so I browsed online, found Mark and decided to meet him in person to determine if it was going to be useful/helpful for me. He does a great job listening and will occasionally interject w/probing questions to unearth the true problem behind issues. Follow-up emails and articles to read have been great and spot on. Great to help you make sense of things.
May 4, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
It is working
Feeling pretty desperate I found Mark Newton on line. I could not be more pleased. Just why I am feeling better about myself and the world is somewhat of a mystery. But I do. My first experience just having someone pay attention to me and let me drone on. . He listens respectfully and, for some reason, that in itself is helpful. But he also asks probing questions. They have really made me think. And his after session emails have also been good. Very satisfied. Feeling human again.
May 3, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
A great guide
Mark has been a spectacular help to me in discovering myself and what I want and deserve in life. We've been working together off and on for over a year now, and I am now much more in touch with where I want my life to go and how to make it happen.
May 3, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
I couldn't recommend Mark at Overcoming Gravity enough to anyone who is looking for a coach or counselor. Mark is an insightful coach and counselor who has a profound ability to help you overcome difficulty and transform your life situation. In my experience, he has offered excellent services for planning and achieving my goals and heartfelt encouragement, support, and insight as I work towards them. I highly recommend Mark's services to anyone who is looking to transform their life.
Apr 28, 2015http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30255180
As a man who was pretty skeptical about getting the help I needed, I am pleasantly surprised by the lift I get from my time with Mark at Overcoming Gravity. I had been to other therapists and coaches who had not helped me recognize the core issues I need to move ahead in my life. Mark is helping me make connections I had never noticed, and I have gone from feeling anxious to seeing that I still have a lot to give. If you are on the fence and could use some perspective, give Mark at try.