Marla Stone is a professional certified coach (PCC) at the Weaver Center. As a life coach and career services specialist, she works with teens and adults. Marla has a particular interest in working with people with ADHD and executive function challenges based upon personal experience living with family members diagnosed with ADHD and a desire both to support her family’s needs and to help others.
She enjoys keeping her clients motivated and empowering them to accomplish their academic, professional and personal goals. Enhancing self-awareness, self-trust, and self-advocacy are part of her coaching process. Marla offers support and accountability, as she and her clients co-create strengths-based, action focused strategies. Many of Marla’s clients are experiencing life transitions (whether high school, college, or career), are students, professionals, entrepreneurs, parents juggling children and careers, and professors addressing research and writing goals. While goals are personalized, they often reflect enhancing time and task management and organization. Considered are factors that may be impacting goal success and they include perfectionism, procrastination, and anxiety. Strategies to enhance self-care (sleep, exercise, nutrition, and mindfulness) are also considered if the client desires.
Marla has a master’s degree in child development from Tufts University with a concentration in clinical developmental psychology and a focus on ADHD and learning differences. She completed her internship at Boston Children’s Hospital. She received her life coach training to work with adults and teens from MentorCoach and completed additional ADHD coach training with Jodi Sleeper Triplett and Susan Sussman. Marla is a Certified MentorCoach (CMC) and credentialed as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation. She also is a Career Services Specialist (CSS). Marla has been coaching for 9 years.
In addition to one-on-one coaching, Marla has facilitated coaching groups, created workshops, published articles, and presented to parent, as well as college audiences. She works with clients both face-to-face and via phone and Skype worldwide. When not coaching, Marla enjoys spending time with her husband, four grown sons and their dog, Leo.