What Our Clients Are Saying

Feedback & Reviews

Mark has been very instrumental in the development of my daughter in many areas. He has the ability to communicate in a way that does not create adversary and conflict yet ultimately achieves results based on accountability, consequences and rewards. This has been nearly impossible for us to achieve in the same time frame Mark has accomplished.
As each person is different Mark has the ability to understand the deep rooted issues and work with them in such a way that has demonstrated measurable results. In having dialog with him for strategizing treatment for the future Mark places goals and objectives on everyone so we all work as a team to accomplish results in aggregate and for the benefit of not only our daughter but for the whole family unit.  Most times there needs to be a third party that acts a liaison, advocate and mentor to clients. Mark has demonstrated that he has the ability to do all of these.
Most importantly Mark has integrity and accountability. He has made himself available nearly 24/7 in certain instances and was always available in time of need.

John Zagara

Encinitas CA

Mark worked with our young adult son in coaching him to develop independent living and coping skills. Mark was a trusted adviser to us, as parents, but more importantly to our son. Mark developed a good rapport with our son, such that he would actually listen to Mark, rather than just react and reject things out of hand. Mark also helped us, as parents, to have more insight and compassion to our son’s perspective and needs.
Mark was patient, yet persistent. He was gentle to our son, yet quite firm. I appreciate the level of personal commitment Mark showed us, going out of his way to include our son in activities, etc.
After working with Mark for over a year, our son developed the maturity to live on his own and to maintain full-time employment. We are thankful to Mark for that. Had our son stayed in CA, we would probably use Mark for ongoing support. As it is, we are grateful that Mark remains available to us and our son for support, mediation, telephone conferences, etc. as we need him.

Steve

Dallas, TX

Mark has worked with our son for a couple of years by helping him set goals and change behavior to make progress in his life. Mark is really exceptional when he works with our son by exploring what is really going on with him, knowing what direction to take and guiding him to make the right decisions. He has been a life saver to our family when our son loses sight of his goals and when our relationship with him is not going well. Our son said that he is the best person he has ever worked with and he does his job with pride. Mark is definitely changing our son’s life in a positive direction. I would highly recommend Mark as a life coach to anyone looking to improve the quality of their life.

Gail W

Texas

As we began our journey with Mark, our son was not trusting of his parents and had great difficulty making productive connections with many of the therapists we used in the past. As his life coach, Mark has developed a solid, strong relationship by one on one and group events, in addition to individual and group sessions. Because of this, our son has been able to trust Mark’s guidance and advice and also has let us (his parents) participate in his support and decisions again.  Since communication is so essential this has benefitted both our son and us in the process of assisting him to be as independent and self sufficient as he can be. Mark has empowered our son to feel confident in asking for help when needed, and to realize help is not indicative of failure.
The communication skills and emotional and spiritual support that Mark gives our son has enabled him to move forward toward his life goals.
We were a little skeptical at first, to bring a coach into our lives,  however Mark is no ordinary life coach.  He has taken a true personal approach to our son and also in dealing with us as parents of an adult child.  He remains available at all times to facilitate and reassure us as we proceed on this passage through our sons life.
“Mark coached our 22 year old son and his parents during a difficult transition as he left a program in California and prepared to start fresh in Arizona.
Mark straight forward approach helped break through the many communication barriers that occur when the past has not been laid to rest.
Our family communication efforts seem to be making a lasting impact. A professional life coach like Mark can be the intermediary to facilitate increased improvement in the family dynamic. This appears to lead to the most change in direction as we have witnessed.
We will be forever grateful for Mark’s help and support.”
The biggest breakthrough I’ve had while working with Mark is coming to accept life’s challenges for what they are and accepting my trauma for what it is and realizing that I’m in control over my life and no one else is. If you’re feeling like you’re losing track of your life and your past traumas are getting in the way of remaining in control over your life I would recommend Mark to help you get back on track.

Heidi

New Jersey

Mark has worked with our mid-20s daughter for almost 2 years. Their work together has resulted in substantial progress in her perspective, judgment, self-esteem and focus. Together they achieved breakthroughs in her belief in herself, her confidence, her ability to set goals, and her taking responsibility for her life. Mark and his team have been an invaluable resource during her darkest times, and an incredible boost to her as she is doing better and better. We anticipate they will continue to work together until she achieves the life she wants.

GP

“Mark is very intuitive, having something like a sixth sense in his ability to hear, understand and know just what to offer at just the right moment. His genuine caring and intentional presence supports his instinctive ability to facilitate my self discovery. Once when struggling with a particular issue Mark made a statement which really landed, and then we were both silent for what seemed like several minutes. Mark allowing me that space of silence enabled me to settle in to the truth of his statement and experience the healing that comes from breaking through to clarity and knowing that I am understood and accepted. Mark is committed to having me experience inner peace combined with tangible action as I move toward completion of my goals. In working with Mark I have found a wise confidante and motivator of change, and rediscovered purpose and excitement for my life.”

John P

“Mark and I worked together closely for the last three years. Mark has outstanding insight into the lives of others. He has great compassion and is a good listener, but he also is able to go beyond these and provide a genuine therapeutic touch. He is a person of great integrity and that shows in all he does. He also is able to help people with very practical strategies. He is not afraid to challenge someone to be true to the directions they want to follow and and need to follow. He directly challenged me a number of months ago to stop talking about and start investigating something that I had mentioned several times as a possibility in my life. His challenge helped me to take the steps I needed and I am very glad now that I did. Mark is very bright and insightful. He is an excellent communicator at personal and public levels. He is creative and innovative. He is also trustworthy and safe to speak to. I am grateful that having journeyed together with Mark for these last years that I now consider him a close, wise, trusted friend.”
 
Let me take this moment to express what Mark Venckeleer has helped me to accomplish through our Life Coaching Relationship.  As a life coach, he helped me to gain insight into the steps that would be useful to help me to meet my goal, to publish a book.  This relationship encompassed far more than I imagined.  I received much appreciated honest feedback that moved me from an entrenched position of FEAR to a new place of risk taking.  During our relationship, I completed the book that I had been working on and envisioning for over five years. I accomplished this with a three week self imposed deadline.   I also began the process toward my next goal of a companion book that will follow soon after.  But more importantly, I began to understand what had stopped me from accomplishing this task in the first place.  Letting going of fear (False Evidence Appearing Real), will take me much further, than writing this book.  Through the insight I gained, it will help me to move forward to the visions that I have dreamt about throughout my life.  He supported me through telephone conversations, honest feedback, and teaching me a deeper understanding of who I am and how that will benefit me and other’s around me.  Mark had the courage to tell me the truth, that is not something that is easy for someone to do.  You never know what push back you will get in that process.  I am grateful for his willingness to reflect what he saw were some of my stumbling blocks.  Now I realize that without failing I can’t succeed.  It’s all part of the process to create “The Magnificent Life.”  I recommend him highly to you. No matter what your goal, I believe he can help you to get there.

Carol Rose Adkisson

As we began our journey with Mark, our son was not trusting of his parents and had great difficulty making productive connections with many of the therapists we used in the past. As his life coach, Mark has developed a solid, strong relationship by one on one and group events, in addition to individual and group sessions. Because of this, our son has been able to trust Mark’s guidance and advice and also has let us (his parents) participate in his support and decisions again.  Since communication is so essential this has benefitted both our son and us in the process of assisting him to be as independent and self sufficient as he can be. Mark has empowered our son to feel confident in asking for help when needed, and to realize help is not indicative of failure.

The communication skills and emotional and spiritual support that Mark gives our son has enabled him to move forward toward his life goals.

We were a little skeptical at first, to bring a coach into our lives,  however Mark is no ordinary life coach.  He has taken a true personal approach to our son and also in dealing with us as parents of an adult child.  He remains available at all times to facilitate and reassure us as we proceed on this passage through our sons life.

“Mark coached our 22 year old son and his parents during a difficult transition as he left a program in California and prepared to start fresh in Arizona.

Mark straight forward approach helped break through the many communication barriers that occur when the past has not been laid to rest.

Our family communication efforts seem to be making a lasting impact. A professional life coach like Mark can be the intermediary to facilitate increased improvement in the family dynamic. This appears to lead to the most change in direction as we have witnessed.

We will be forever grateful for Mark’s help and support.”

The biggest breakthrough I’ve had while working with Mark is coming to accept life’s challenges for what they are and accepting my trauma for what it is and realizing that I’m in control over my life and no one else is. If you’re feeling like you’re losing track of your life and your past traumas are getting in the way of remaining in control over your life I would recommend Mark to help you get back on track.My name is Trenton Wight, and I have been a customer of Mark’s since late 2015. In those past three years, I don’t believe I have once considered my relationship with Mark as one of business. When I talk about Mark, I talk about a family friend. I talk about someone who kicked me out into the street when I thought I was invincible, I talk about someone who was there when I got my first real job, I talk about the man who helped me move out of my parent’s house when I rented my first apartment on my own.

 
I first started with Mark while he was with a transitional program, when he left that program and started his own company, I followed immediately. When I was on my way back from California, he was there to send me off with dinner and a warm hug. When I decided to come back again, Mark stepped in and helped me make the biggest announcement of my life to my parents.
 
Speaking of parents, he helped me to make the worst relationship with my parents into something that I never dreamed was possible. I’m honored to have Mark work with me, and I can attest to the fact that its changed my life. I have many great and kind words to say about the Extraordinary Life Coach, but if you want my honest opinion, there is no better option. Make that step, give it everything, and you will never look back.
 
If you take one thing from this: I have had 36 different people that tried to do the job that Mark has excelled in, and not a single one has touched the level of excellence I’ve found in Mark. If you have found yourself considering speaking with Mark, I have no doubt that it will be the best choice you could make.
 
A student, a friend, and a changed person,

Trenton Wight

“I work in a field that is emotionally demanding and requires a lot of self care. For years I put all of my energy into work and my life felt stagnant and unfulfilled. After meeting with Mark, I was able to refocus and start making the necessary changes to fulfill my life purpose. I broke down emotional walls and doubts that were hindering my growth. All it took was a little bit of willingness on my part to change and great coaching!”
 

Krista D

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“Mark goes above and beyond what is necessary to break through in helping others become their true selves. Getting “unstuck” can be challenging…Mark has the knowledge, expertise & patience to work with individuals on key issues to help get them moving. I highly recommend him as a well-rounded Life Coach.”

Will N.

“Mark has made a huge difference in my life. He helped me go from being almost fired to the #15 salesman in my company! Mark has also helped me build self confidence which helped me create a new vision for what’s possible in life.”
 

Theresa G.

“Working with Mark these past few months has improved my life tremendously. When I began working with him I was stuck and felt hopeless in my situation. His compassionate, honest, direct support has helped me change how I approach life and I no longer feel stuck. I would highly recommend Mark to anyone seeking to improve the quality of their life.”

Matt H.

“I got connected with Mark through Thumbtack, following my request for a life coach. I’m a 23 year old marketing professional and there were numerous things I wanted to accomplish after moving to a new city. With months passing and no progress, I knew it was time to enlist the help of a professional. 
Mark helped me pinpoint my goals to make them accomplishable, all the while providing great words of wisdom and advice. I was able to achieve goals in a months time that I thought would take much, much longer because of my coaching calls with Mark. He is extremely professional and I am actively recommending his coaching services to friends I know.”
 

Karen S.

“Mark has been there for me a lot over the years. Though we don’t live close, I can’t imagine calling anybody else when I’m facing a big decision or dealing with one of life’s big challenges. Mark has a way of helping me get to the bottom of things myself rather than telling me what I should do. During our appointments, I always come to an “ah hah” moment that resonates with me, allowing me to make real changes in my life. I consistently feel like I have a plan moving forward. Mark is real and to the point without judgment. He is a lifesaver, and I’m grateful to have him in my life.”

Sandra E.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Mark in a small study group; I have been pleasantly surprised as he lead us through processes that created a safe environment for growing in conscious awareness of our individual beliefs, how they serve or don’t serve, and then encouraged us to move toward our own vision of healthy relationships, achieving our goals, being difference makers!”

Mike B.

“Mark challenges me to question my excuses, find my courage, and move into action. His honest feedback and frank questions cause just enough discomfort to help me grow into being who I really want to be.”

Erin S.

“Mark has an incredible ability to lower defenses so you can be open and honest with your thoughts and feeling. He provided me a safe and nonjudgmental environment for self exploration and encouraged personal growth in a supportive way. His ability to provide accountability is beneficial for those of us occasionally lacking motivation and drive. I highly recommend Mark as a coach for anyone that needs a gentle but effective push to accomplish your goals.”

Michelle P.

“What most impresses me about Mark Venckeleer is his capacity to whole heartedly BE with me wherever I am (emotionally, in my life and otherwise) and gently but boldly assist me in stepping and living in the direction I want to go. Mark is a genuinely empathic soul who gives everything he has and will stretch himself even further to provide his clients with excellent coaching. I feel honored to have worked with him and happily refer him to everyone possible!! You’re in good

Rebecca R.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Mark for the last four years. I have always found him to have such integrity and always such a positive attitude and I would always hear how wonderful he was and I never knew until I began having conversations with him and I realized that Life Coach was the perfect name for Mark. Mark has a genuine gift to listen and to hear your concerns and or help with goal setting . He has often challenged me at times in a gentle but loving manner and helped set much needed work goals and guidelines to succeed and not burn out. Many people think they are good listeners but Mark has the ability to listen and then redirect and set limits and challenges one to be honest with themselves to make life better each day. Often in a meeting at work I will listen for Mark’s voice and or statements as he usually has a wonderful understanding of others often without people viewing opinions and can read with body language and observing behavior. Mark lives by example and tries to find peace and tranquility in every day living and enjoying the now and helping others to find that in their lives. I often have a facility that requests Mark’s inservice’s on a monthly basis. I once asked ” Why do you enjoy Mark being at these meetings”? The response was ” He listens without judging and then tries to help us find ways to cope in a challenging work place with people who always are not happy to be at work”. I think Mark has so many wonderful attributes and although he works daily as a social worker Monday -Friday he truly lives his life finding the blessings in the day to day and trying to help others and give back to the community. He is such a encouragement to me and I know that anyone who would want to ask Mark for help in Life coaching would be blessed and have a truly honest individual with so much integrity that would help anyone attain there goals personally and or professionally .”

Gina F.

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