What Clients Say

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Read what clients say about how their lives were changed with me as their Mindfulness Coach for guidance, encouragement, and support for their personal growth and spiritual growth.  Many found their way through challenging life transitions, while learning powerful spiritual lessons and creating meaningful positive change.

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“Working with Brook has expanded my understanding of my own spiritual strengths and uniqueness.  Her clear and gentle guidance has helped me to more fully connect with my spiritual wisdom.  Through my work with Brook, I have deepened my sense of inner peace and purpose in life.  Brook was instrumental in guiding me to have a more balanced relationship with my ego; this in turn allows me to live my life more fully from my heart.  During my work with Brook, I found that I have changed many of my deeply entrenched life patterns – I am no longer driven by fear, anxiety, and a sense of inadequacy.  Rather, when fears and anxieties arise, I now have the spiritual tools to relax into a place of my higher spiritual truth and purpose in life.  This has created the space for me to live my life more fully in the present and with an ever strengthening connection to my spiritual source.   I am so incredibly grateful to Brook’s loving guidance and support.”……. C.L., Landscape Designer

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“I ran across my coaching notes today and have spent nearly an hour reviewing my work with you. I can see my growth transpire through the pages and I can see just how patient you were with me ………helping me see things in different ways to penetrate my incredibly fogged up brain. You were, without a doubt, one of the angels sent by God to me to help me navigate and climb my way out of my pit. I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with you and to know that I have come out on the other side. I still have a journey to walk but I know that I am headed in a much more positive direction today because of you and other angels that breathed wisdom into my cloudy lungs on a daily/weekly/monthly basis.  Thanks, Brook. I treasure the relationship.” ………….S.M.

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“Your thoughts, your insight and the way you hold that vision of my greatest self for me is an incredible gift.  Thank you for being in my life!”………….J.G.

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“I first sought out a life coach because I was entering into the divorce process and felt like my life was completely out of control.  Through the coaching process we worked on me!  This was a new concept since I was always worried about everyone else.  My coaching experience was what got me through the process of what felt like the end of my life as I knew it.  I learned so much along the way and life skills that I can use and apply to any situation I may face in my future.  Coaching allowed me the experience to work on myself and know that I’m just as important as everyone I hold dear in my life.  I was able to come to realizations that I would not have come to on my own and felt like I could always rely on my coach for support while still figuring things out and learning along the way.  This is an experience that I am truly grateful for and feel has made an enormous impact on my life. I still refer back to my coaching notes and still journal everyday.”……………A.L.

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“Since working with Brook, my outer experiences are reflecting positively on the inner experience I’ve been cultivating – a mindful approach to the ebbs, flows, and dramas of daily living.  As a result, I have more energy and clarity to focus on creating my heartfelt desires for my business and personal life.  Brook cuts right to the heart of matters, while once and again, brings me back to my Self.  I am very grateful.”  ………..Renee Mandala, Lactation Professional & Business Owner, Ojai, CA, www.fullcirclebirth.com

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“My coaching experience with Brook has been an incredible journey.  I was able to tap into my inner self and find my life purpose.  Brook guided me and my practice to learn how to be still, to listen and to let go.  When you start a practice and commit to it, your life will truly change and you will have the inner peace that we all search for in today’s busy world.  When you slow down long enough to open up your heart it is amazing what you can discover.  Brook has taught me to be true to myself, to know what is important and to live in the moment.    I cannot thank Brook enough for the time and commitment she gave to me and my coaching.  She is an amazing spiritual woman and I would recommend her to everyone I know (I practically have) who is open to spiritual growth and mindful living.”……………..Lynn Jones, Ojai, CA

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“Brook helped me to gain the self confidence that I needed to live my life in a happier and healthier way.  She helped me to realize my dream of starting my own business and I was able to create the life balance that I was craving…I’m a mom, wife and businesswoman!  Working with Brook is one of the best things that I could ever have done for myself.”……….Elissa Page www.sugarbugdesigns.com

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“I initially started working with Brook when I needed clarity during a complex business decision.  After a successful negotiation, I would call on Brook whenever I was making a transition, whether it be personal or professional.  Due to her speed at dissecting a situation and how quickly her suggestions impacted my bottom line (at home and at work!), I now consider my monthly session part of my successful business plan.” ………..K.S.

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“Brook helped guide me through a difficult and complex business situation where I had to stand up for myself and figure out what my own needs and wants were. She helped me see my way through the intricacies with real caring, skill and extremely helpful suggestions. Brook is wonderful at helping you get to the core of the issue at hand-even, and most especially, when you can’t put your finger on it. She is an expert at asking the right questions, at getting you to identify the issues that are really holding you back from getting the results you want, and at reframing your action plan in ways that are positive and match your personal needs and goals. Her great powers of observation make her very intuitive about what to cover and hone in on during a coaching session. Brook is also extremely supportive and encouraging. She goes all the way in helping you learn how to support yourself, one of the most difficult tasks for so many of us.” …….
Patricia Spadaro, Author and Publishing Coach, www.PracticalSpirituality.info & www.PublishingCoaches.com

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“While reflecting on my last year, I would like to sincerely acknowledge Brook.  I have a rich full life, but sometimes get stuck and need to reach out to another.   Brook has such a deep knowledge in so many areas…work, relationships, spirituality, finance, intuition.  I was so pleasantly surprised to meet one person who has so much wisdom in such diverse areas.  Brook’s spiritual connection adds an element of calmness.  Through Brook’s eyes I have been able to simplify my hectic life and begin my journey of a more meaningful path.  Some words I choose to describe Brook are – friend, mentor, loving, gentle, strong, honest and safe.”  ………….Kathi Whalen Puglise, Legal Placement, www.whalenbryan.com

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“You have changed my life forever.  You have guided me through a journey that started in a terribly difficult and dark place of divorce, given me the tools to discover who I am and the lesson that I am a work in progress.  You have given me tools to face whatever challenges that journey brings to me”………L.L.

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“My husband Jeff and I have engaged Brook’s services both personally and professionally for the last 5 years.  We find her input very valuable and has helped us to grow our business as well as our relationship.  We would highly recommend her.”………….A.D.

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“Thank you again for our extraordinary sessions together. I already feel that I have the unclaimed power returning in full. You are a beautiful and wondrous guide and witness on my journey.”…………P.J.  

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“Brook has been a major catalyst in transforming my life and facilitating the start of my own company, Live Fit.She’s helped me pursue my passion, push through complacency, and open up my creativity to realize my dreams. Her guidance has provided the necessary strength, feedback, and motivation during times when my own is lacking. Thank you, Brook, for your inspiring sessions!” …………… Phoebe Chongchua, Motivational Speaker, San Diego, CA, www.PhoebeChongchua.com

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“I love Brook’s coaching.  I saw and felt changes within myself in the first month.   Life offers me plenty of challenge, and before Brook, I lived in reactionary mode – putting out fires was my way of life.  WithBrook I’ve learned to handle any situation that comes my way with peace.  Today, after 7 months with Brook, I sit in the Captain’s chair. My business is growing by leaps and bounds.  My partner notices the changes in me and has begun to shift as well.  Our relationship is the best it has ever been.  I have fun – a new experience for me. I can say that emergency car repairs, relationship hurdles and exciting new business ventures still happen but they don’t affect me the same way.  I live my life with relaxation and joy whether or not I like the events of the day, and I am clear that I can live the life of my dreams.”……..Heather McKenzie, Massage Therapist, Ojai, CA

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“Only one year ago my business was a distant vision. Brook helped me believe in myself.  She also taught me a set of powerful ideas & skills for creating an authentic livelihood. Today my business is a living reality.”……………….Brock Travis, PhD

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“Since working with Brook, it is hard for me to believe the leaps and bounds that I have taken in my life, but I need only look back to the beginning of my experience with her to remember where I started. From inner confusion, mixed internal messages, and a questionable future and career, came CLARITY, PASSION, SELF-ASSURANCE, and a new life DIRECTION. Since I began working with Brook, she diligently and with care and compassion, has kept me on track in getting what I’ve said I wanted in my life – to the point where a new career path was formed and put into place. Through active listening, emotional and practical support, and contagious enthusiasm for my plans, she has assisted me to take giant steps in areas that I am passionate about and has never faltered in being there for me on “up” days and on “down” days. As I move closer to realizing my dreams, I am filled with confidence that my choice, chosen with my heart and driven by my passion, will continue to provide me with abundance. I am so thankful that I have Brook in my corner. This journey with her has been such a rewarding experience. xoxoxox – Thank you, Brook for your invaluable guidance!” ……………..Laura Bentley, Entrepreneur, Canada, www.dragonflykreations.com.

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“I have a counseling background, have been a coach, I facilitate personal development programs, and I’ve taken many such programs over the years, yet I have learned more about myself in coaching sessions with Brook than in all of those combined. I feel completely heard by Brook and evidently she does hear all I say because her questions lead me to a deeper level of consciousness than I previously had. Our coaching sessions feel inviting, fun, interesting, stimulating and upbeat. In the three months we have been talking, there hasn’t been a session that I don’t come away with an amazing new insight! In my search for where to focus my energy and spark my deepest passions, we have unearthed the roots of my discontent which are getting in my way of living my best potential, and hence, I have received even greater benefits with Brook than I bargained for! On this journey of self discovery, Brook has helped me discover more of my true self and yearnings. I look forward to each session with a sense of anticipation. As we work together to tap into my greatest joys, I am participating more fully in my life and creating life on my terms now. As a professional in this field myself, I am in great admiration of Brook. I judge her to be a very skilled coach who is genuine, warm, compassionate, enthusiastic and unconditional in her support. Thank you Brook!”……………A.S., Entrepreneur, Canada

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“Thank you, Brook for your mindful coaching which helped me to move through a ‘stuck period’ in my life. I really appreciate your guidance, encouragement, and extraordinary support. You have tremendous insight and ability to name it for what it is ‘in the moment.’ Your intuition is so well-developed. You helped me in a short period of time to identify some patterns which have been with me for much of my life and clearly in my way. I feel a lot clearer and focused with my life purpose now. Again, I appreciate your gentle yet firm approach in helping me reconnect to what really matters.”…………………Suzan T

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“My decision to sign up for Mindful Life Coaching was one of the best decisions I have made in a long time. Brook helped me sort out my most important goals and focus on ways to accomplish these goals. My business almost runs almost itself now, and my income is up 31%. But more importantly, I finally am writing the book I always wanted to write to help other women on their spiritual journeys. Thanks a million, Brook!”……….. Phyllis Ryser, Insurance Agency Owner, www.countrysideins.com

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“About a year ago, I began an inner spiritual journey to try to fill that “emptiness” we all feel at times in our lives. I had learned enough to know that it was ME, (not another person or thing) that was going to make me happy, but I was stuck there. I was led to Brook though divine appointment, of that, I am sure. Her beautiful facilitation and guidance has given me such a depth of support for this “inner work”. She not only leads me into wonderful discussion of my inner self, she also gives great techniques for continuing this work when I go home. It is very hard to put into mere words the gratitude I feel for the gifts she has given me. Brook makes this “work” fun and I’ve lost my fear of the unknown parts of myself, I now look at it as a continuing, exciting, adventure of discovery so that I can be the best ME out in the world.”………………V. J, Teacher, Ventura, CA

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“Absolutely, the single most significant success you helped me create is that I show up with my full heart and soul – I am MYSELF – full out!“………………M.E., Nurse

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Brook has been a true ‘sisterfriend’. Her spirit is genuine and her coaching style and personality fit me like a glove. I’ve bumped my personal and professional development up a few notches since engaging her as my coach. Her gentle, yet nonsensical voice whispers in my head (and heart) long after our sessions end. It keeps me on task and accountable…to me. With gratitude, Maria
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Maria Dowd, Author and Self Care Consultant, San Diego, CA

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Brook has believed in me and my business and showed me how to do the same.  Her coaching has made a big difference in both my bottom line and my emotional health.  She has a real knack for identifying issues, separating those that matter from those that don’t, and showing me better ways of handling them.  Her coaching has been particularly useful in my business; the growth has been amazing.  Even more remarkable is the personal growth I have experienced as a result of Brook’s insight and feedback.  She works quickly and efficiently, and can change your life with just a few comments in just a few minutes.  I can’t imagine a better coach! ……………….Carolyn Brocksmith, Attorney
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“Bottom line, Brook Montagna has helped me rewire my thought processes to a business focus after a career in academics! She’s been an invaluable source of practical tips and referrals for business planning, marketing and record-keeping. Checking in with Brook each week has made it possible to continue moving toward my goal of building a lucrative business, despite the demands of my career. Her insights as an experienced psychologist have helped me handle human relations challenges in my new business. It’s my great pleasure to give Brook an A++ recommendation!”………….. www.unitoday.net/leigh Leigh Johnson, Entrepreneur, San Diego, CA

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“When I started working with Brook a couple months ago I was looking for someone who could help me take my business to the next level. I had a growing practice in the health care field, and new husband and three step-children living with me, and low energy. After my initial consult, I knew I had found the person that could take my already good life to great.

After the first month of working with Brook I had dropped 5 pounds, started exercising again, increased my business by 15% and had a new outlook on life. The results are great, but the incredible gift that Brook has given me is teaching me about self care. Being in a profession where I give my time and energy to everyone else and then come home to a new family that has demands, I was ignoring my own needs. Now I know that in order to take better care of my patients and my family I need to first be taking care of myself.

Working with Brook has been a joy. Even though I contacted Brook thinking I needed help expanding my practice, the results have been great in both my professional and private life. I have changed behaviors that I have struggled with for years easily and quickly. Through the work she implements and the wonderful way she has of guiding me, the changes have been effortless. I highly recommend Brook to anyone looking to improve their life.”.………..Dr. Caitlin Johnston, DC, Ojai, CA

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“I have gotten so much from your support and guidance and I firmly believe that without you I would have never had the breakthrough events that have helped me identify opportunities in my life and begin perceiving life differently.  I would happily recommend you to any and all that need a coach to help them find a new and productive path. Thank you for your guidance, insights and gentle spirit. I will always be grateful.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!”……..Sandi Harmon-Hill, Co-owner of Wellness Clinic

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“Working with Brook has been a powerful experience. She helped me clarify my goals, recognize my strengths and most importantly, see my purpose. I can use this awareness to base decisions that are in line with my authentic self. She also encouraged me to put a high importance on nurturing myself to have the energy to achieve my goals. Brook has a wonderful way of calling upon us to acknowledge what we already know; then, she encourages and shares insights to put that knowing into action. The coaching I received from Brook is a valuable asset that has made a great impact in my life. I highly recommend her to anyone wishing success in their life’s journey.”………Darlene Plummer, Small Business Management Consultant

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“Brook has been an amazing supporter in transforming my methods of thinking and overall approach to life. Brook’s unconditional and non-judgmental techniques served to be immensely encouraging when I created self-doubt. She lent a gigantic hand in reducing internal insecurities and strengthened believing in my abilities to achieve success. I now carry a strong sense of who I am, what I have become and what I eagerly await in the future. Through an energetic process, Brook helped me recognize my career-oriented passions. She established a path, which ultimately lead to appreciating I am worthy of deserving more, as well as comprehending there is something bigger out there before me. I am grateful for the opportunity of coaching with Brook. She has made a powerful impact on my life and is a woman I will truly remember and adore for the remainder of my existence.”……………..Deanie Marin-Lucchesi, San Diego, CA

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“Two years ago I was basically lost in my own space. Tragic events and poor personal choices left me lost with no desire to be where I was. However I lacked the clarity to make a change for fear of what might occur. A little over a year ago I began coaching with Brook. After a few weeks my direction became clearer and I made arrangements for a bold move. Whatever path I end up taking, if it were not for the coaching that I received from Brook, I probably would still be back where I was miserable and barely surviving financially. All successful people have support teams that help make them great and I have chosen Brook to be an important part of my success team.” ………. Dr. Jay Rothstein, Chiropractor, New Jersey

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“Brook brings to her coaching a complex understanding of people’s needs and behaviors, a seasoned experience with counseling and goal development, and a foundation for building mindful and intentional living. She has helped me to identify my needs, develop my interests and work toward my dreams to bring balance and variety into my days. I came to Brook with the goal of clarifying my career direction but we quickly moved into a deeper understanding of my life’s purpose and core values–building a foundation to address all areas of my life. She has also helped me build a spiritual foundation that has helped me to navigate through situations that used to feel overwhelming. I truly love waking up to a more meaningful life. I feel so lucky to have worked with Brook so far and I look forward to so much more self-exploration and development with her in the future.”…………..Kendal Texeira, San Diego,CA

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“Thank You for all of your coaching this past year. We faced several challenges, retirement from corporate America, working together as a husband/wife team, and starting up a new business. We were spinning and did not know where we would stop. You stepped in, asked the right questions, helped us create options, and continually encouraged us to move forward. We are happy to report that life is much more focused for us resulting in a new business that is growing daily and a personal relationship that is even better than before. Thank you, Brook”… www.lovingmatters.net….Dr. Leo & Kathleen Gagnon, Phoenix, AZ

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“Brook has kept me grounded in my self care and connected to Spirit as I have grown my business. Her compassionate, Spirit driven approach to coaching nicely compliments the nuts and bolts, goal directed aspects of being in the world, big and successful. I have appreciated Brook’s sense of humor, her impeccable timing, her attention to detail, her sincere enthusiasm for my success and her sensitivity to my process. I can unequivocally recommend Brook to you as a coach with heart and soul.”…………D. S., Entrepreneur, Oregon

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“Brook has shown me how to more clearly see and work through the thought patterns and behaviors that have stood in the way of my sculpting my inner and outer life into what I had wished they could be. In a truly guilt-free environment, she creates an arena of success, and game plans are created that take what was in my way, out of the way, and open the way for where I have always known in my heart I want to go. I can sincerely say that because of Brook’s coaching I am able today to live my life more fully and I am happily giving myself the gifts of abundance and clarity.”……..G. T., Entrepreneur, San Diego, CA

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“With Brook, I gained more insight and focus than I had been able to accomplish in months. Her active listening, followed by gentle guidance, also helped me see how organizing by projects made less clutter, thereby increasing my efficiency.” ………….TouchStonesforLife.comMedifastWow.com……………………… Susan Perry Manchester, Chief Inspiration Officer