about MARIE

To do something with soul, creativity or love requires courage, for you leave a piece of yourself in your work.


Hey, I'm marie 

I help creatives, artists, thinkers and change makers
befriend their self-doubt.

And that really matters because I wholeheartedly believe they can drive meaningful change in the world and spark all sorts of magical things around them through their art.

I’m a certified self-belief coach for artists and creatives with self-doubt. I am a musician, lover of art and words, and a loud car singer. I’m a big thinker and even bigger feeler who needs loads of alone time to recharge but love to be in the company of like-minded souls.

Also, I'm French if you were wondering about the accent.


As a musician and artist, I know first hand what it’s like to have this urge to create and express yourself, whatever form it might take. I also know how crippling self-doubt can be, which is why I’m on a mission to help you understand where yours comes from and how it manifests, so you can bring your best work to life, joyfully and unapologetically.

I'm passionate about creating a space where you can explore your creativity to your heart’s content, dare to take risks, unearth unexplored resources, try new things, challenge your thought tendencies and habits while finding clarity and focused, creative flow in the process.

In my coach training, I have learned a proven self-doubt methodology, which has equipped me with powerful tools, deep knowledge and evidence-based approaches to be able to support you at the highest level, through your self-doubt.

My coaching expertise is also informed by my experience in the marketing and advertising industries, and my utter passion for and 3 decades of experience in the arts.


with moi

Growing up, I always felt like an outsider but I found that the arts gave me a playground in which I could truly be myself. I trained at the French Conservatoire in music theory and cello, I played in various orchestras in different countries, made an appearance or two on TV, co-wrote and recorded an album album with a post-rock band. To this day I love nothing more than performing on stage.



I sat at a piano with my mom since before I can remember.

In my early twenties I developed a case of seriously itchy feet, so I hopped across the Channel with my cello on my back to explore living in the UK, Germany and Ireland. Other than music, literature and art were my other loves, so I studied English literature, history of art and translation at University College London, La Sorbonne Nouvelle and Dublin City University, where I got a Master's degree in literary translation.

That was before I admitted to myself I wanted to write books, not translate them.

Anyway, not only did these few years abroad got me speaking English fluently, that's also where I found a South African boyfriend now turned husband. Score.

Real life, in the form of a substantial student loan and the 2008 financial crisis caught up with me, which led me to join the corporate world in Dubai first, and South Africa next, where I worked in marketing and advertising. During that time, I desperately tried to fit in a mould that was never designed for me and music started to fade away without me even noticing.

Then this happened

Just before giving birth to our first son Louis, I decided to quit my job and start my own graphic design business, which I ran successfully for two years on too much caffeine and too little sleep (not recommended).

Life introduced another plot twist when in 2017 Tim's job led us to relocate to Zambia, where I went through a bit of an existential crisis after a difficult relocation, going through a miscarriage and feeling the first symptoms of an autoimmune condition yet to be diagnosed. I felt completely disconnected from myself, my body, my purpose and my creativity, which this led me to question everything.

That's when I found coaching, and my calling.


Coaching was a profoundly transformative experience for me, that helped me come home to myself in a way I had never experienced before. And just like that, I started writing, painting, playing music again, and fulfil my lifelong dream of singing.

I knew I wanted to pay it forward. I just had to help other artists and creatives believe in their talent and manifest their true potential. In 2018, I started training with ICF accredited Beautiful You Coaching Academy, and later on joined Sas Petherick's Self-Belief Coaching Academy.

Now I pinch myself everyday that I get to do this for a living.

My son however would prefer it if I were a ninja.


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When you book, you'll be asked to answer a quick preparatory questionnaire.

We'll connect via Zoom on the day and you can just imagine we're sitting at an understated - yet trendy - Parisian café in Le Marais while we dive into your hopes and dreams (croissants not included).

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