Wanda Marie
Wanda Marie. Photo: Renato Rotolo/Urban News

Embracing a Journey of Self-Discovery and Personal Freedom

Wanda Marie is a self-made woman with an entrepreneurial spirit.

She came from a broken home where she endured continuous abuse growing up. This led to her mission and passion in life, helping women heal their lives and live their dreams, regardless of their history or, as she says, their “herstory.”

With a motivation for helping women to heal their lives, Wanda Marie studied and received certifications in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Clinical Hypnotherapy, and became a Reiki Master.

In 1992, to add a more grounded approach to her healing practices, she enrolled in a two-year program at Coach University and became a Life Coach. She later attended the Behavioral Coaching Institute and received certification as a Master Business Coach.

Among her clients was the late Yolanda King, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King was assassinated for speaking his truth when Yolanda was just 12 years old; that loss left a deep impression upon her, that speaking your truth would be deadly. She sought out the help of Master Coach Wanda Marie. They worked together for a year, and finally Yolanda King felt safe enough and more empowered to speak before larger audiences and share her story:

“Being coached by Wanda Marie has been one of the most invaluable experiences of my life. By holding up the mirror of my possibilities and firmly yet lovingly guiding me to embrace what was there, Wanda sparked tremendous growth in my soul. I am so grateful for her love and light!” said Yolanda King, owner of Higher Ground Productions.

In 2005, Yolanda King and Wanda Marie shared the stage from the West to the East Coast telling Yolanda’s story and teaching people how they, too, could embrace their own power. The partnership between Wanda Marie and Yolanda King ended in May 2007, when Ms. King suddenly passed away from heart disease.

The entrepreneurial spirit of Wanda Marie lives on in an effort to bring more inner peace and personal empowerment to those in need, both men and women. Wanda Marie continues to coach, train, and empower women across the nation. Under her company, Legacy Lifestyles LLC, she runs The LadyUp Network and facilitates weekly coaching calls and quarterly gatherings for women of all ages and backgrounds to come together and learn to live life with less stress and more grace.

Wanda Marie is the author of Living Inner Peace: A Personal Guide to Greater Happiness, and co-author of Embracing Your Power in 30 Days: A Journey of Self-Discovery and Personal Freedom. Her newest book, due to be launched in April 2020, is titled LadyUp: A Woman’s Guide to Self-Defined Grace and Fearless Love.

You can learn more about Wanda Marie at www.CoachWandaMarie.com.