Client Testimonials

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Erin Chumas, President, Performance Coach, The Castle Group, Los Angeles

“Over the past few months I’ve been working with Mary Ann Johnstone as my life coach. I have learned more about myself and my journey while working with her, than I ever did in years of self-study, spiritual practice and introspection! She is the most dynamic and compassionate coach I’ve ever worked with and her tools and exercises are as uniquely wild and fun as they are powerful and catalytic. But even more importantly, I have to recognize Mary Ann for the way she truly listens… and unfortunately, I can’t say that for a lot of coaches! I am so grateful I found her!

While working with Mary Ann, I was able to narrow in on exactly what I wanted my life to look like and I took huge steps in that direction. I was able to put aside a business I was no longer passionate about, and in turn, started the business of my dreams. Now I’m excited to be working towards goals I’ve always wanted to achieve. I can’t recommend Mary Ann’s work any higher. Simply put, if you want to see positive change and growth in your life, and someone who really listens to what you have to say, Mary Ann is your woman!”


Lora Frost, Artist & Creativity Ignitor.

“When I started working with Mary Ann, I was unclear on my path forward and I was stuck doing work that I wasn’t passionate about. The crazy thing to me now, is knowing I was doing the work because that’s what I thought I had to do.

Thanks to the sessions I had with Mary Ann, I have transitioned into creating from a place that lights me up inside and have launched into my new direction full of clarity and know without a doubt it’s the right path.
I have worked with many coaches over the years, but with Mary Ann I receive a distinctive feeling I have not found with anyone else. I feel powerful, delighted, motivated, full of clarity and my body literally tingles!! I look back at where I was when I starting coaching with Mary Ann and compared to where I am now it is night and day!”

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Allison Carr, LAc. Acupuncturist and Coach,, Santa Barbara, California

“I started working with Mary Ann during a time of major transition in my life. I was a new mom, had just relocated to a new town, and was having a major career transition.  I was in a downward spiral of overwhelm and grief.

Within minutes of starting our first session together Mary Ann zeroed in on the root of my current problem in a profound and compassionate way. Working with her really gave me the tools to work with the changes I was going through, to create more growth, instead of trying to fight them. At the end of our sessions together everything had changed. I was in such a better space emotionally, my business was gaining momentum, and most importantly I had regained my confidence in myself. She is wise, caring and a joy to talk to. Finding her when I did was such a profound gift and was instrumental in helping me create a wonderful new life for myself.”


Melanie St. Ours, Clinical Herbalist, Massage Therapist, Founder of Psyche & Soma, Washington DC

“You’re the most skilled coach I’ve ever worked with, and if someone wants to find a coach who is not only compassionate but also a deep listener who will help to illuminate new angles on their situation, you’re their woman. You’re a great listener—and by that I mean that you hear things in what I say that I’m not even aware I’m saying, but that are deeply true for me. Some coaches I’ve worked with have seemed to just say what I’m saying back to me word-for-word, or their listening isn’t deep enough to illuminate the issue in a new way. You really were able to listen and reflect the truth back to me in an impressive way. I’ve gotten more clarity and felt supported. I feel like I have some really clear ideas about where I am right now and how to move forward”.


Andrea Sinclair Bruce, Mental Health Professional, Coach,

“I started working with Mary Ann at a very low point in my life. I was seriously ill and undergoing a difficult medical treatment. I worked in a draining corporate job. I felt discouraged and hopeless. I didn’t have any specific goals. I just knew I was suffering physically and emotionally.

After working with Mary Ann for just a short time, I discovered that she possessed some very powerful tools. I could feel a shift starting to take place almost immediately. I was amazed by her wisdom, deep compassion and the skills she possessed.

Today I feel physically well, my health restored. I have left that unfulfilling job and embarked on a new career. I am excited about a future I was convinced I didn’t have. I am courageous and able to take risks.

Before working with Mary Ann, I was afraid and resigned. I felt victimized by difficult circumstances. Through our work together I have learned to be daring; to recognize and go for what I want. I have made gains I had never imagined possible. I am now stronger than I have ever been. I feel like the hero of my own life.

I cannot cannot thank Mary Ann enough.”

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Reverend Erin-Ashley Kerti,

“When I got on the coaching call with Mary Ann, I knew it was going to be powerful, but I had NO idea my life was about to change forever. I was in a very tough spot emotionally and wanted to quit on all my dreams after years of hard work didn’t seem to be getting me anywhere. I was ready to throw in the towel. Using her brilliant strategies, we went DEEP into what was blocking me, explored what limiting beliefs I was holding that were preventing me from experiencing life in a fun, playful and engaging way, and immediately started re-framing those beliefs. This was a soul-level shift, not simply a list of beliefs to change. I was able to immediately experience what it would be like to show up in life with a fun and playful attitude. I was able to connect with my inner knowledge that I deserve to experience joy and happiness. I was able to release – authentically, the old “stuff” that was holding me back. That was just ONE session. I can’t wait to see what happens next.”

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Lynsey R. Landry, RD, LD,

“I have worked with a number of coaches and from the first time I talked with Mary Ann I felt comfortable, safe, and like I could tell her anything without being judged.  During our time working together I was going through some major life transitions, from changing directions in my coaching practice to redefining my relationship with my boyfriend.  I was redefining how I wanted to show up and how I wanted to be treated.  I felt like Mary Ann held space that allowed me to show up and just be exactly where I was at that moment.  With her it felt ok to be vulnerable, broken, and out of balance.  I felt like I didn’t need to be anything more.  Working together has given my the courage and strength to step out as my authentic self in my relationship and in my business!  She taught me ways to embody my feminine energy and still feel safe and protected.  Thank you Mary Ann for all of your support and unconditional love”


Emily Dewan, Photographer, NYC,

“The main reason I’ve hesitated in the past has been cost. I’m doing better with focusing in on just a few tasks at a time. It’s been good to have homework each week to keep me moving forward in figuring out my relationship issues. Mary Ann is very friendly and easy to talk to, and the various exercises she introduced me to would work with a wide range of people.”

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Nicky C. Jones, Yoga-Inspired Grief Coach,

“When I first started, I was worried I wouldn’t get anything out of it. I was just quitting a job that didn’t pay me and settling for a job that would pay the bills but definitely wasn’t a passion while working on my business on the side. In just a few short weeks, I’m now living a bit of a dream! In a situation that I wouldn’t have even imagined possible. I found it really helpful to have someone to hold space for me and help me get to the bottom of the things that were holding me back. It felt like having a really awesome cheerleader for life. ha! Having both support and accountability gave me a little boost of courage to make some pretty big choices”.

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Linda Donovan, Life Coach & Professional Organizer, The Closet Therapist, NYC

“I find Mary Ann to be a compassionate listener, she can respond to the essence of a situation with clarity. She is calm and calming and has helped me get to the heart of my issue with new insights and understanding so that I see things in a new way and move out of my stuck places.”



Dream Analysis Testimonials



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Liz DiAlto, Fitness and Lifestyle Coach,
“I’ve been interested in deciphering the meaning of my dreams for a while and have been seeking my information through Google! Mary Ann’s session blew my mind and gave me a much deeper and more intuitive approach, especially during a challenging time when I knew there was important information coming in my dreams and really wanted to get the meaning.”

Rebecca Hulse

Rebecca Hulse Life and Love Coach,

“I didn’t know what dream analysis was really like before our session but I assumed we would look things up in a book or go into my ‘feelings’ about it. I also knew I really didn’t want a lot of people to know about my dream – it seemed so explicit but Mary Ann soon dissipated all hesitations with her open caring manner. I started with a dream I didn’t understand about having sex with one of my friend’s boyfriends and translated it with Mary Ann’s help into Divine messages from my team about their support. No dream is too weird for Mary Ann and you definitely wont be opening a dream book. Her approach is unique, fun and opened so many new doors of awareness for me. I definitely recommend her work for anyone who wants to dive deeper into their life, dreams or is looking for a sign”.