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A talented creative, with a wicked sense of humor, Marnie is both an Expert Coach AND our resident Expert in The Handel Method. She splits her time between working at HG and on her own projects – she’s writing a play (stay tuned)! Marnie specializes in love and family coaching, and she brings her smirk and courageous commitment to all of her work.
About Marnie Nir
Humor, compassion, and candor are the driving forces in Marnie Nir’s work with Handel Group (HG). Not only did she write the hugely successful book, Maybe It’s You, with her sister Lauren Zander, creator of the Method, Marnie also wrote HG’s online coaching course, Inner.U. Before her current role as Expert in The Handel Method, Marnie held a number of positions in the Marketing and Life Divisions at HG including as Chief Creative Office, Head of Content, and an Expert Life Coach.
She finally returned from Florida (a period in her life she likes to refer to as “witness protection”) to her home state of New York, but has shuffled around from New York to California and back again throughout her life. Marnie’s professional and personal life have come full-circle as well. A student of Slavic Language and Literature at UCLA, Marnie graduated with a BA and an understanding of Russian Literature as “purification through suffering”. Years later, after several jobs in publicity and production, most notably for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle live tour (can’t make this stuff up), she began to see that, at least in her own life, suffering was not mandatory.
After marrying and giving birth to her first child, Marnie started coaching with her sister, Lauren Zander, creating the dream of who she wanted to be as not-her-mother. However, her work with Lauren took everything in her life to a much deeper level. More than a decade later, she is now an empty nester of two, co-author with Lauren Zander of Maybe It’s You, Chief Creative Officer and an Expert Coach in The Handel Method. She has also continued her creative work, namely as co-creator of the animated series Mother Up!, which aired 13 episodes on Hulu and starred Eva Longoria, serving as an expert at Campowerment, blogging for the Huffington Post, as well as writing her own blog (The Sour MILF).
As with every area of her life, Marnie’s coaching is characterized by joyful honesty. She brings lightness and levity to her work. “I have zero problem telling on myself. I use my jerk to help others see their own.” Consequently, she is continually inspired by the difference that telling the truth offers to her clients. For Marnie, it’s about building the muscle of Personal Integrity, where what comes out of your mouth is what shall be. “In this way, you can really go from ‘I will go to the gym,’ to ‘I will win an Emmy. And not just say it, but believe it, and cause it.”
Having been married for more than 25 years, Marnie particularly enjoys working with wives, mothers, and singles, because she is well-acquainted with the challenges they face and speaks b*#ch, martyr, and chicken fluently. She lives in Pound Ridge, NY with her husband and Facetimes often with her two children. She even likes them.
Marnie's Areas of Expertise
Love, Marriage, Relationships, Parenting, Lightening Up about Your Dark, Hard Conversations
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