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Grace Marks, MPH, CPC, CHSMI
Certified Performance Coach
Certified Holistic Stress Management Instructor

Romalita Laban

"By focusing on my goals, I was able to prioritize my life and continue to work on my career as a professional speaker and start my book, Native Heart. Grace asked all the right questions to keep me on track which empowered me to continue my work as a speaker with Native American women and diverse audiences. And, I have finished my book! It is currently in the last stages of being edited, and will be published later this summer!" 
— Denise Alley, Professional Speaker and Author, Native Heart, Phoenix, Arizona

Denise Alley

"Grace had a unique talent for coaching which proved to be non-invasive and supportive. She helped me feel like a winner in the game of prioritizing goals resulting in the ability to improve customer service and goal setting."
 Romalita Laban, Manager, The Hopi Tribe

"With Grace's guidance and self-help techniques, I was able to recognize, work through, and get past blocks that held me stuck for so many years."
— Suzanne Woods, Northern Arizona University

"I am excited about the techniques you shared with us at the Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations Conference and want to try all of them out. I have taken out my affirmation cards and have been thinking about 'I can choose healthy relationships!' more than anything. I've been using 'cancel cancel cancel' to stop negative thinking and haven't had but one headache since your class!"
— Beverly Melovidov, Aleut Community of St. Paul Tribal Member, Tanadgusix Corporation Board Member, St. Paul Island, Alaska

"I shared some of the information I had gained from the WEWIN Conference with friends and loved ones. It was really interesting; again thank you!"
— Amanda Bautista, Fresnal Canyon Community, Baboquivari District Tohono O'odham Nation

"A positive and supportive coach makes a real difference and opens the mind to more potential possibilities not fully realized. My experience with you assisted me to rethink what steps were needed to accomplish a major task and took me away from my normal working time to do more 'brain-storming' Kwah Hai."
— Leon Nuvayestewa, The Hopi Tribe

"Grace is not only a skilled coach but also a compassionate human being. My experience included a wide spectrum of the human condition and Grace was able to pose relevant questions for which I could find answers."
— Sharon Richards, Flagstaff, AZ


“What was most valuable in the training was learning that customer service is also internal. Knowing I'm not alone in my shortcomings, and there are steps I can take to remedy it.”
— Marian Bitsuie, Native Americans for Community Action, Marketing Specialist

“The Power of Your Thoughts workshop was eye opening. Helped me realize I need to appreciate life and enjoy it and be at peace.”
— Electrician, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

"I wanted say thank you for the time you spent with all of us in Shiprock. What a delight and blessing it was for you to present to us to help us become that much more for not only ourselves but our jobs as well."
— Alan Wallace, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, Customer Care Supervisor, Shiprock, New Mexico

"Your presentation on vision and goals was right to the point and such an inspiration for the Wingate high school students."
— May Kelewood, Staff Assistant to First Lady Martha Shelly, Navajo Nation

"Grace's Starting Over Successfully training program helped the TERO participants get clear about their inner strengths and direction towards finding work, improving their finances, or making changes in their health. They left more hopeful and with a specific vision of what they want." 
— Theo De La Rosa, Director, Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO), Parker, Arizona

"Attending your Goal Setting Workshop was a mind-opening experience for me and all of the participants. Your compassionate, funny and dynamic presentation kept us spellbound. The interaction between you and the participants was tremendous. You really charged up our creative energies." 
— Jan Rominger, Group Fitness Director, Summit Health and Fitness

"Your Customer Service training was a valuable reminder about treating our customers with respect while maintaining the highest level of professionalism. I found a new network of communication with my co-workers and we continue to remind ourselves of the importance of customer service."
— Roberta Roberts, Public Relations Specialist, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

"Grace is a good listener. Her reflections helped me understand my own issues and what I need to learn about my work life. I have worked with Native people and government for 15 years. Grace can help we belaganas work more effectively with tribal ways."
— Jack Doggett, Real Estate Consultant for wireless companies on Navajolands, Flagstaff, AZ

"Grace's techniques to handle and deal with my stresses are invaluable tools for me. She is a wealth of knowledge and expertise and her energy and enthusiasm are infectious! Grace's workshops are invaluable to any individual, organization or business, looking for ways to handle their stress!"
— Sara Herron, Community Builder, Coconino County Community Services

Tribal businesses who most benefit from her programs and services want:

  • Long-term solutions vs. a band-aid approach
  • A balanced and productive workplace that fosters respect and cooperation
  • Healthy and highly motivated employees who enjoy coming to work
  • Customized solutions that maximize their investment dollar

Past Clients:

  • Flagstaff Bordertown Dormitory
  • CRIT - Employment & Training
  • CRIT - TERO Program
  • Diné College
  • Hualapai Lodge
  • Hualapai Office of the Chairwoman
  • Hopi Leadership Program
  • Hopi-Tewa Women's Coalition to End Abuse
  • Hopi Women’s Clinic
  • Hopi Credit Union
  • John Hopkins Center for American Indian Health
  • Native Americans for Community Action
  • Navajo Housing Authority
  • Navajo Nation Division of Social Services
  • Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency
  • Navajo Nation Office of the First Lady
  • Navajo Tribal Utility Authority
  • N-NURSE (Navajoland Nurses United for Research, Service & Education)
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Rough Rock High School
  • Sacred Canyon Lodge, Canyon de Chelly
  • Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community
  • San Carlos Apache Tribe Department of Health & Human Services
  • San Carlos Apache Tribe Finance Department
  • The View at Monument Valley
  • Tuba City Regional Health Care Center 
  • Ute Tribe Health Department