People who have worked with Marilee say. . .

E. Joan Barice, MD, MPH

“Thank you for a wonderful and worthwhile course. I have practiced internal, preventive, and addiction medicine for over 30 years. I am well trained and credentialed in conventional medicine, and have a special interest and expertise in integrative medicine including use of essential oils and acupuncture. Because of a serious back problem, I was out of commission for awhile and now that I’m back I must choose carefully what I spend my time on. As a physician my goal is to empower people to be as healthy as they can as naturally as possible. I’ve got lots of good information to share, but needed help sharing with a wider audience and getting myself out there. I knew the internet might be helpful but it was an unknown, a mystery, to me. That is, until I took your Introduction to Internet Marketing Course. The course opened up a whole new world of internet marketing. It broadened my perspective, and I’ll never be the same again! I heard this analogy once, but don’t remember the source: it was like going from viewing one’s world as the inside an airplane cabin to viewing it as the universe! The course was just the thing I needed! You shared exactly what I needed to know, but didn’t know where to start. You made it fascinating, fun, easy, understandable and it was filled to the brim with valuable, useful information. More than I could possibly apply at once, but best of all, available to review again anytime I wanted to in the future, as well as an invitation to attend future classes without charge. And plenty to whet the appetite for more. You generously shared your knowledge – you are a great teacher! Thanks for being accessible during the course – you were a big help to me. The interaction with the class was also a plus. You brought in terrific experts we needed to know about and learn from. Now I have an internet presence, and the tools I need to grow in internet marketing in the future. Marilee, thank you so much for offering this course. I’m so glad I took it, and I highly recommend it to others.”


Diane Fashinpaur, MSN, CRNP, Family Nurse Practitioner, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner

“As a long-time nurse, marketing and selling are territories that have been quite foreign to me and I have always felt I “couldn’t sell my way out of a paper bag.” Internet marketing wasn’t even a consideration. However, Marilee’s course with its introduction to a variety of internet marketing concepts, tools, and extremely knowledgeable marketing resource experts have shown me that, yes, even I can do this with some commitment and belief in my potential marketing capability. Marilee is generous with her support, information sharing, and cheer-leading which many of us in the “caring fields” greatly need in order to believe that what we have to share with the public is valuable. Thanks, Marilee, for increasing this awareness within me.” 

Cathy Gins, Founder New York City AromaWear Aromatherapy Jewelry

“I think this program is fantastic.  I recommend it to anyone who is wanting to make their presence known on the internet and also wanting to monetize their great ideas.”

Linda L. Smith RN, MS, HNC, HTCP, CCA

“The course was just the thing I needed! You shared exactly what I needed to know, but didn’t know where to start. You made it fascinating, fun, easy, understandable and it was filled to the brim with valuable, useful information. More than I could possibly apply at once, but best of all, available to review again anytime I wanted to in the future, as well as an invitation to attend future classes without charge. And plenty to whet the appetite for more. You generously shared your knowledge – you are a great teacher! Thanks for being accessible during the course – you were a big help to me. The interaction with the class was also a plus. You brought in terrific experts we needed to know about and learn from. Now I have an internet presence, and the tools I need to grow in internet marketing in the future. Marilee, thank you so much for offering this course. I’m so glad I took it, and I highly recommend it to others.” 

Martha Rather, Tennessee


“Marilee’s class really opened me up to a whole new world I didn’t know existed.” 

Teena Johnson Dallas, TX

“…we learned so much. . . I am so excited about the things that I’ve learned and I thank you profusely from the bottom of my heart”  

Cherry-Lee Ward, M.Ed., Certified Healing Touch Practitioner, Shamanic Healer, Holistic Health and Wellness Educator

“Thanks Marilee! So much is going on … and I think the fuel from your class supported the process!! I’m writing a series of seven articles on the chakras for a local magazine. I’m teaching a series of seven monthly classes on the chakras at a local book store. I have a new corporate client who is paying me to come to his office to treat his staff. I’m also teaching mind/body classes to his staff at lunch time. And … I’ve just had the three best months at my private practice ever! Interestingly, I have no time to blog etc … but I’m happy and things are going well. Somewhere along the way, I asked you a question and you said …  seems you’re at the building a practice stage. That was so helpful. I took brilliant notes on the IIM class and will use that in my next phase. In the mean time, this stage is flourishing. Thanks for getting me into writing again … and giving me the keys for when I’m ready to move on!” 

Nina Lockwood, MSW, HTCP/I, New York State Energy Healer / Therapist / Artist / Writer Natural Healing Energy

“Taking Marilee’s class has been inspirational to me, I have learned so many new ways to express myself both creatively and professionally.” 

Donna Laino, RN, Philadelphia, PA, Holistic School Nurse, Humorist Using Humor for Improved Health

“I am a holistic practitioner, I am a humorist and a clown so I have lots of interests, lots of talent and creativity but I never really knew what to do with it on the internet and with Marilee’s help I was able to start up a blog – it was surprising to find out how easy it was –  and all of a sudden everything started unraveling in front of me so quickly thanks so much Marilee – my hat tips off to you – Woo – Hoo!” 

Darby Mackenzie Line, BA, MAJ, CMT

“It just opened up a whole new world to me that I didn’t know was available to me!  As a holistic practitioner I shied away from technology, I thought that was for the geeks and the wiz kids, this course really taught me that it is not so scary after all. . . I learned I can in fact do it myself and it is going to help me spread the word about my work.

Jeanie White RN, HTCP/I, Philadelphia, PA Holistic Nurse

“I just thought the internet marketing class that Marilee presented was fabulous! It was so professional, a virtual wealth of information.”      

Kate Holt, RN, Marlton, NJ, Core Energetics Practitioner

“When I started my private practice twelve years ago, I advertised in the yellow pages. That’s how people found me. Today, thanks to Marilee’s internet marketing class my web presence is how people find me. My little local practice is no longer limited by geography. I am able to help more people around the globe take the journey to self…”   

Dawn M. Peralta, RN, 

“I am so glad I took this class. It was so informative and inspirational. It really was motivating for me to go out and make things happen. I am beginning to see results already.”     

Karen Belyan, Reiki Master

“…Although I do practice “hands-on-healing,” and I am a YL distributor, and a Reiki Master, those modalities were not my main focus of wanting to do internet marketing. I have been a corporate trainer for the past 20 years. I want to take the programs I designed for businesses and facilitate…for individuals on the internet through…teletraining programs. I wasn’t sure Marilee’s program would benefit me, but because I trust her so much, I took her advice and signed up. It was the best thing I could possibly do for my “new career.” …I will encourage anyone and everyone to sign up for this class!!!!!! Thank you, Marilee. You have a vested interest now in my success!!!”  

Muffy Williams, RN; BS, Reiki Master, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner, Healing Touch for Animals Practitioner

“Because I was so new to this, I really appreciated Marilee’s systematic approach, her informal yet organized way she presented the classes…I was able to build on my knowledge.”    


Claramae Weber RN, HN-BC, HTCP , HTSM CP/I, CCA


Business Name: Liberate Your Weight

Work I Do in Mainstream Health Care Hospital: Wellness Nurse, Alameda County Medical Center, developing curriculum for Health Care Professionals. Designing a curriculum for new residents and nurses on the importance of Therapeutic Presence as a part of patient care, learning about The Creative Mind and Healing. I am in conversation with the CEO of all nurses in Alameda County on how to bring holistic principles into a mainstream health care environment.

• Telephone Triage Nurse for Emergency Department.
• Young Living Executive Leader, with a down line I support in learning and selling Essential Therapeutic Oils.

My work with Marilee

I contacted Marilee three years ago as I wanted to know about Internet Marketing and all facets of what she knew about the “new way” of marketing.
My interest was heightened as I watched Marilee become more and more successful with her Young Living business and her Home Spa Lady web site. I have known her since 1992 through the American Holistic Nurses Association and Healing Touch International. We worked together on several projects on the board together and we co-chaired the HTI National Conference in 2002.
I joined her group of Inner Circle women about 3 years ago. This is a place to share business adventures. I became intrigued how so many of these women were doing business and knew how to talk about it. I spoke with her about teaching me what she knew and little by little and very quickly I knew she would be the one to guide me in this new endeavor.

I started wondering if I would ever be able to do this dream I had of understanding the “Internet”. I grew up being told to be seen and not heard and to not brag about myself. My mother was abusive and at one point she told me she would beat the spirit out of me if it was the last thing she did. Alas, she was not successful and died a very lonely woman. So, I did what I was told to do from an early age. Then being of the old school I went to nursing school and was “trained” to be a nurse. We took orders off that the doctor would write, put them on a Kardex, and follow those orders. If we ever thought of questioning a doctor’s order we had to ask the supervisor. We had to stand up in the nurse’s station and give the doctor the chair, we were told to let the doctor go through a door first if we both happened to be there at the same time. I was a very good young nurse and followed orders to the T. I married a doctor and he pretty much gave me orders on what to do in our marriage. I did what he said because I wanted to and he had wonderful ideas and was a great adventurer and taught me how to be one too. It did not seem like he was telling me what to do but in essence he did.

One day he came home and told me he had joined the Navy. I had not a question about that. I did what he said as I always had. We had a wonderful marriage and I lived and travelled all over the world, Costa Rica, Brazil and Japan, to mention a few. I worked with indigenous people and realized I had a zest for learning Languages and studying natural healing. I learned to speak all the languages of the countries that I lived in. Multicultural awareness is what I have today. I am fluent in Spanish and as a triage nurse in the emergency room; I am able to support this community over the phone about their health issues. That still did not give me the confidence I needed to step out of the shadow of myself and into my brilliance. As I started to listen to all the lessons from Marilee, huge doubts and fears arose. After all she was saying this was about me and I had to know how to present myself so that people would go to my classes to learn, listen to what I knew about the energetic healing world, and that I was an expert in the fields of holistic health and healing and of essential therapeutic oil therapy. I needed to talk about myself. I had something to say. I was not working for a company when I was doing this entrepreneur business.

Marilee has been my friend for a very long time. She did not come to where she is easily. She had a business partner that took her to bankruptcy and she had to go and live with her mother. She decided she would be in charge of her own destiny and set out to be what she has become by a lot of hard work and creativity. She is her own boss and inspiration to unknown numbers of others wanting to know what she knows.

I want to thank her for all she has taught me. The most important gift I received from her is that she encouraged me to find my own worth and find my voice to put myself out in the WORLD. I am now comfortable and enjoying the response I get. I laugh to myself and say, WOW, I found someone who believed in me more than I believed in myself and walked the path with me. I want to recommend to anyone looking for their self-worth as a healer who wants to put themselves into the WORLD. It is all about the person trusting and believing they have something of worth to talk about. She walked and supported me as I found my VOICE in the WORLD.

Thank you Marilee.

Ariana A. Ayu, RN, MSc

ariana_ayuI loved my coaching sessions with Marilee! She is so insightful and quick-minded – she understood what I needed to discuss for the growth of my business and helped me focus on my unique skills, talents and gifts. She is an excellent business and marketing guide, and helped me immensely by getting to the core issues quickly and giving me solutions I could use. Marilee was also happy to take the time with me for any other issues that came up over the course of our coaching relationship. The combination of her intuitive wisdom, her practical knowledge, and her kind and humorous personality makes coaching with Marilee an absolute must for people who want to be more successful in their own business!




"Before working with Marilee, I was struggling to pay for all the expenses of running a continuing educational program; the tuition did not cover expenses. Marilee helped me develop more sources of income that eased the cash flow problems. Then I was able to see the light and start planning on how I was going to let go of administration so that I could concentrate on what I enjoy the most--writing and doing teleseminars.

If it hadn't have been for Marilee's direction, I would still be doing the same thing, expecting a different outcome. I have now directed my first successful retreat with another one on the schedule. I made $25K extra income by selling ebooks I had already written by putting them out as a special deal with a deadline to buy. I made 17K in one week by advertising a teleseminar series that I hadn't even written as yet! That went on to be very successful and I still have not put all those materials out for purchase. With these successes to boost the continuing educational programs, I was finally able to decide to sell those programs and move on to less stressful ways of enjoying what I do in life.

Marilee has the ability to challenge you to pull out your greatest gifts and she has the connections and resources to point you in the right directions. I am now in the process of developing a new corporation, one concentrated on my gifts without taxing me to fulfill all the demands of an educational program."

~Donna Brook, FNP-BC, AHN-BC

"Before I started working with Marilee, I was completely frustrated with my career. I was working three jobs and at the same time, trying to develop my private practice, without success. I knew that I had the ability to utilize my credentials and certifications, but I didn't even know where to begin.

Since I started working with Marilee, I not only have a brand new business, and a gorgeous website, I have a solid plan to help my business to get off the ground and thrive.

Marilee helped me to build a solid team of professionals to assist me in launching my business which saved me a tremendous amount of time and frustration by helping me with some of the more tedious tasks.

My advice to those thinking of working with Marilee… Don't waste any more time thinking about it! Whether you are looking to start a business or grow an existing business, Marilee knows intuitively what you need to succeed and will guide you through each step in the process."

~ Peggy Gleason RN, MS NHD, Wellness Coach for Professional Women Professional Integrative Health Coach Duke Integrative Medicine Foundation Program

"Before working with Marilee, I was struggling… I took numerous programs in hopes of getting my business to the next level. I was tired of striving and ending up in the same place.

Now, with Marilee’s help, I believe in myself; I feel more confident. I realize "I am enough" and bring value to women. I have gained more knowledge about marketing in 4 months than I had in 4 years. I realized how marketing as a health professional is different and learned through Marilee what works. I have noticed a wonderful feeling of hope and gratitude and now enjoy marketing!

After learning how to effectively promote my eBook, over 50 people requested a copy in less than 2 days! My business FB page had 94 likes in only a week and grows each day.

As soon as you talk to Marilee, you will feel her genuine authenticity and sincerity of wanting to help you. And take it from me – I have tried many programs and interviewed many coaches. I knew in less than 5 minutes- Marilee was a fit!

My deepest gratitude each day for Marilee – that the universe presented this amazing person to guide me to be able to help more professional women who make a difference in the world, make a difference in their own lives."

~ Sara Scheller RN, BSN, CPN, CCRN Certified Holistic Health Coach-AADP

"Before Marilee, I was stuck, overwhelmed & confused. I was at the beginning stages of creating a business and just finishing school as a certified health coach. I wanted to create an income doing what I love-aside from bedside nursing.

I've seen changes in me and my life and business since working with Marilee: more direction in my business life, more direction in business-making decisions (when to say NO to things that would not serve me), and more confidence. I've revised my website and created marketing materials.

Marilee’s program has given me a firm ground to propel me forward. Her energy, know-how and support is unmatched. I felt as though she gently guided me toward finding my own motivation for doing things while giving me important tips on how to do so."

~ Cherry Pfau, MSN, RN, AHN-BC, HTP

"Before working with Marilee, I was struggling to get my business plan completed and I didn't know what I needed to do first to make my dream a reality.

Now, I am more focused and I have been able to complete my business plan and make major strides toward making my business a reality. Marilee is great at helping you set your goals and pushing you to meet them.

I have been able to actually get my business up and running in the last 6 months, thanks to Marilee. I have been working on it for 2 years, but not accomplishing much until I started my coaching relationship with Marilee.

Marilee has a very positive approach to coaching. She helps you to move forward in a positive way and be successful. She will kick you in the butt when you need it, but in a nice way!"

~ Wayne Mesiano, MS, L. Ac. Licensed Acupuncturist (Five Element Style) Tai Chi Instructor Zero Balancing Practitioner Essential Oil AromaTherapy Consultant Certified Stress Management Educator

"There is a saying; "The Main Thing is to Keep the Main Thing… The Main Thing." The Main Thing Marilee drives home is "List Building." The specific change in myself is focused attention and intention on "List Building." Consider "EVERYONE" as a potential client, take no one for granted, and just send the email out and get started NOW.

Since working with Marilee, I have created monthly essential oil / aromatherapy meeting/classes, which have spawned interest in the oils for self care and how to order for continued education and home use. I created an email marketing class for half day retreats in my office waiting room to share my skills in Five Element Acupuncture Eastern Philosophy for personal growth and transformation also using Young Living Essential Oils in the program. From generating an increase (giving myself a raise) in my office fees, the essential oil classes and the retreats, I project a future increase in revenue from $7,000 to 10,000 annually. My favorite new mantra from Marilee is "Strategize to Monetize." And to do this exuding care, respect and genuine, authentic compassion for people.

The half day retreats are my biggest success right now. Not just monetarily, but to establish myself as a true consultant when I venture out to create a track record of teaching and then assigning a value to request speaking fees as appropriate. Plus it forced me to get my act together (literally) and organize my information for the flow of the presentation. This is a combination of using email marketing and actually working with people in a live, in-person audience.

Through working with Marilee, I realize that the projects I acted on yielded a learning curve experience that did result in more connection with clients, plus income.

Marilee has taken the path less traveled in the internet marketing world. Now a master and expert, she is leaving us the arrows to follow. Just follow, pay attention, drop all excuses, do your best and act on one venture NOW!"

Here are some people who attended RISE last year and what they have to say...

Alison Davis, RN, The Juice Nurse Wilmington, NC
Linda Smith RN, MSN,AHN-BC, HTCP, HTSM-CP/I, CCA, Founder: Institute of Spiritual Healing and Aromatherapy Arvada, CO
Donna Brook, RN, FNP, Holistic Clinical Specialist, Founder: Juicy Living For Women Great Neck NY
Sandy Rakowitz, Founder: One Heart Healing Center for People and Animals Charlottesville, VA
Marian Long, RN, MSN, AHN-BC, Holistic Nurse Coach / Consultant Grayling, MI
Evelyn Olson, RN
River Vale, NJ
Janet Bowen, RN, FNP, Founder: Natural Hormone Balancing Woodruff WI
Quin Stringham, Natural Healer, Aromatherapist & Young Living Distributor Carlisle, PA
Kate Brown, Certified Aromatherapist, Instructor ISHA Program Utica, IL
Kitty Holzmer, Occupational Therapist and Healer Cape May Court House NJ
Pat Springer, RN, Nurse Educator, Healer Mason, OH 
Susan Cannais, RN, LMT, Compassionate Touch Practitioner Southern, NJ
Anne Khoury, Founder: Mind, Body, Spirit Expo Philadelphia Philadelphia PA
Anne Brown, RN, Holistic Specialist, Founder:  Mystic Heart Healing Bannockburn, IL
Donna Meyer, Founder: Awakenings Connection Marton, NJ 
Carol Ann DeSimine, Founder: Big Eye Media Sewell, NJ
Susan Walker, The Brain Coach Parkesburg, PA
Jean Oswald, RN, Certified Aromatherapist, Owner: Compassionate Consulting Pennfield, NY
Vivian Joy Lamadrid, RN, BSN, CCRN, CAPA, CPAN, HTPa
Chicago, IL
Linda Applegate
Carlisle, PA
Carol Jannain, Certified Massage Therapist and Certified Healing Touch Practitioner San Diego, CA
Marilyn Stulb, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Instructor Suffolk, VA
Connie Cox, RN, Energy Healer, Young Living Essential Oils Consultant for People and Animals Port S. Lucie, FL
Diane Hardies, Shiatsu Therapist Marlton, NJ 
Janice Skeens, Young Living Oils Consultant Atco, NJ 
Dr. Joanna Carmichael, RN, Founder: Kalyana Center Narberth, PA 
Lois Brown, Owner: The Princeton Center for Hypnosis Titusville, NJ