/// Maia Heyck-Merlin, CEO and Founder, The Together Group

Author: The Together Leader / Together Teacher

"I have partnered with Marin for over ten years on a wide variety of projects, including school administration, leadership development, teacher coaching, workshop delivery, writing, and editing. Marin's talents lay in her ability to listen, synthesize, and communicate thoughtfully with diverse audiences. Whether I'm trusting her to provide the first and last edits of each book and blog I publish or to help train 300 teachers in Denver, I can count on Marin to be planned, prepared, and professional in every single interaction. Bottom line: Marin is a whip-smart, wicked thoughtful, outstanding leader who is in the top 1% of people I trust, professionally and personally. Marin's unique blend of experience, training and expertise in both education and mental health make her the right person to partner with any high performing organization."

"Marin recently led an important and sensitive project for us, and I couldn’t be happier with her work.  As an external consultant, she quickly built significant credibility with our team through a combination of extraordinary listening skills, tight project management, and strong synthesis of internal and external research into a clear report. She is also a highly skilled facilitator who led us through a well-designed session that culminated in direct action. I loved working with her and hope to do so again."

"Our faculty absolutely loved Marin’s mental health support session!!! She provided a strong content foundation along with concrete tools for us to use to support our teachers – especially during their first few years in the classroom. It was a pleasure working with Marin to customize a session that addressed the specific needs of our program and our teachers."

/// Owen Stearns, CEO, Excel Academy Charter Schools

/// Shelby Lee Keefer, Assistant Dean of Students, Relay Graduate School of Education

"Marin combines her experiences as a teacher, principal, and social worker for young adults into group sessions and professional development that address the many challenges in the lives of young teachers.  She is also a pleasure to work with and more than willing to integrate feedback and suggestions into how to best help you and your organization."

/// Laura Mahajan, Director of Coaching, Sposato Graduate School of Education