Below are some testimonials from clients of Deborah Marling’s Catalyst Life Coaching:

Thank you for presenting  your workshop entitled Life Transitions-How am I unique and Who am I becoming? The women who participataed seemed to really connect with you and you with them.  You were also able to draw out the uniqueness of the individuals even when they struggled to do so themselves ” Cornerstonenorthumberland

Our Financial Fitness Coaching experience with Deborah was in two words: Life Changing.  It not only helped us organize our day-to-day spending, it also helped us envision and plan for a future of financial freedom.  For the first time, we feel empowered to make good  decisions about where our money goes.  For the first time, I don’t cringe when I get a bill in the mail. I know where my money is at all times and that is a great feeling. Stress in Life and relationships has greatly decreased.  We feel calm and setting goals has also greatly improved our life.”  R & A

Sometimes life throws you a few curve balls and you need a little help.  I needed some guidance and financial advice on how I could accomplish not only short term, but long term goals.  Deborah made me feel completely comfortable, was extremely easy to work with and helped me through questions and processes to get me back on track and attain some goals that I thought were out of reach.  E. E.


Things are going fantastic!  We’ve caught up on all our payments and have continued to make them on time.  We’ve also been able to pay off my parents and our now putting the extra into savings for Christmas (the payment to them came out of one of our cash envelopes) so we’ve just been sticking to the same cash spending and putting aside the extra.  We also have $500 in savings!  It feels so good to finally be on the up side of things and the debt is seeming so much less daunting.  We are no longer focused solely on what we owe and don’t have and are just sticking to our plan and enjoying the decrease in stress.  We’ve been recording all our expenses and planning out for each cheque in advance what we owe and where the money needs to go.

Anyways just wanted to let you know that things are going good and we’re finally starting to see all the months of hard work paying off.  I’m addicted to having money in our account and it makes us feel so good to see that at the end of the pay period there’s still money left over!  We still have a long path ahead of us but step by step we’re going to get there.  Putting out positive thoughts really does work!

Thank you again for all your support and guidance….meeting with you has been one of the best things we’ve ever done for our family and we will be forever grateful for your encouragement!.   A & D


We entered into financial Fitness coaching because of frustration over money matters, working tons of overtime but still not getting anywhere, we were having trouble paying off debt and getting finances in order.    Our coaching experience with Deborah was very positive! We better understand our finances, our stress levels  have gone down, we have a spending plan that works great and we are sticking to it, and our mindset has improved a lot! We would recommend coaching to others” – G & L


“We thoroughly enjoyed our time with you, it was truly life changing, we learned so much.  We’ll certainly keep you updated on how we’re doing, in fact we are meeting Brian again next week, we want to pick his brain. We thought we’d keep up the momentum we’ve started and find out what we need to do or where we need to get to. One of the things we’ve learned from reading many books and from yourself is if you don’t know find someone who does and to surround yourself with a good team, and we consider you and Brian to be two integral pieces to our team on our journey to wealth” T&C


When I first moved to Cobourg 3 years ago from Mississauga, I came to start a fresh start for myself and my two daughters. I also brought along debt and the stress that came with having debt. I quickly came to realize I wasn’t going to be able to free myself from debt and stress alone. Taking the FIRST STEP and attending the information seminar on “Financial Coaching”, I knew that FINALLY I have found the answer. Deborah Marling and her husband Brian started me on a path to regaining confidence. I could see the light at the end of the tunnel!

After concluding a 2+month coaching course and guidance from Deborah, I am well on my way. Key things I have learned…

1st, never too old to start a fresh beginning to your finances.
2nd, seeking professional assistant makes you stronger.
3rd, Deborah’s door is always open and she is only a phone call away.

Very professional and understanding. I wish I knew 20 years ago what I know now about Financial Fitness!

Sincerely, Shannon L


Deborah Marling’s Financial Fitness Coaching has really helped us to see how we viewed our finances and savings. Our eyes have been opened to how much we’ve been spending and not saving. As we made changes in our habits and overall spending behavior we realized how much we did not miss the things we thought were so important. We are so much more in control and confident of our financial future and are so grateful the coaching was available to us. We are finally looking forward to our financial future!

Jodi WS

Deb:  I just wanted to let you know how grateful Carl and I are for all the help you gave us.  You gave us the tools to look at our finances and get ourselves above water. Since attending you sessions it has been possible for us to obtain and do the things we want.  In the past we never had a savings account, our accounts were always into the negative.  If something happened and we needed money we were in trouble.  Let me tell you since our session’s things have happened in our family and we were able to help without using a credit card, without going into the overdraft.  Thank goodness we had that.  From the time we started our sessions we have never been in our overdraft we have 4 saving accounts which are growing, and our bills are paid on time. When you talk about financial freedom we see that we are on the way.  However we could not have done this without you.  I just want to say thank you for all the support and the belief you had in both Carl and I.  Thanks Again


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