What Others Are Saying.
"Martina is not afraid to say it like it is. This is always the sign of someone you can trust, someone who is clear and loving enough to skip the ingratiation and whitewash and instead, educate you."
- José Luis Stevens, PhD, co-founder of the Power Path School of Shamanism and author of Awaken the Inner Shaman, The Power Path, Secrets of Shamanism, and Transforming your Dragons.
"I want you to know that after talking to you for those three months, I changed so much of my perspective on things and really learned to move forward. I really will always thank you and give you the credit for helping me to see that I could make that change. Nothing is ever going to be perfect but it's helped tremendously." - Jen R., Los Angeles, CA
"Martina E. Faulkner has made a career of helping people envision the life they want and then making it happen, and now she’s bringing her tips to the masses in her book, “What if..?” - Metro® Newspaper
"Martina Faulkner, author of "What if..?", is changing how we see life coaching." - AOL.
"Through her compassionate guidance, instruction, listening, and empathy, I have learned how to be a true agent of change in my life. Martina has been instrumental in helping me travel down my life's path with more confidence and discernment." - Kim L., Houston, TX
"Martina dear! Am printing your [InspireBytes™] email to refer to as it's loaded with lots of wonderful info that seekers like moi relish! With time being such a precious commodity and your "2 cents" worth more than most people's, I so appreciate your taking the time to write." - Susan N., Connecticut
"I've had the pleasure of working with Martina over the last 6 years, on and off, but there are two different occasions that really stick out to me., both of them with remarkable outcomes.
The first time was in 2011. My husband and I were having a really hard time with our then 5-year old son. Unlike his older sister, he was really difficult to manage. ... When we spoke with Martina, she explained some past life and soul characteristics of our son, all of which were spot on when we applied them to him. Many years later, we still remember and remind ourselves of what Martina told us, and it actually makes parenting him that much easier!
The second time was in 2015. Martina's book "What if..?" had just been released. I was one of the first to buy a copy, and to dive in. I was working in NYC at the time, walking quite a bit there daily. I decided that I would try out one of Martina's manifestation practices; I decided to try to manifest Tibetan monks. Yes, Tibetan monks. As I walked the city streets, I focused my energies on coming upon monks. To my delight and amazement, I came upon at least a half dozen of them over a two week span, both on the city streets and in other parts of my daily life. This simple exercise led me to apply this manifestation technique to my goal of getting a job closer to home, in CT. Guess what: it worked! I now work in an office less than 4 miles from my home. I am so very thankful for Martina and all that she so generously shares with those around her." - Kara N., Norwalk, CT
"I've sometimes (jokingly) called Martina names during our sessions, because she speaks the truth - and I don't always want to hear it. But she does it in a way that is kind, clear, and compassionate. She told me when we started that even if I couldn't believe what was possiblle, if I trusted her process, my life would be hugely different in a good way. And she was right! I never thought I could be where I am today: experiencing true freedom and authenticity in my life, which I love! I'd rather spend my time and money working with Martina than on manicures and pedicures. It's the best self-care I know!"
- Allison Cremona, Owner of Gidget's Beauty Box, Round Hill, VA
"It's always a pleasure to spend time with Martina. She listens carefully and expresses eloquently, seeing right to the heart of a situation before giving practical advice. I love her positive attitude and shiny bright optimism." - Joanna Brinkman, Pots of Style, United Kingdom
"Martina Faulkner writes in a thoughtful, practical, and nurturing voice. In "What if..?" she has created a helpful guidebook for successful living."
- Lynne M. Spreen, Author
"Martina and I began working together several years ago when I decided to pursue meeting with a life coach. Having experienced traditional therapy on and off in my twenties, I really wanted to find something that was more action oriented that would have more of an impact on how I faced life's unexpected twists and turns. Her warmth, compassion, and listening skills allowed me to be vulnerable which in turn gave me the strength to take steps to improve my life. Martina engages in a way that helps me see the bigger picture and connect the dots for patterns and beliefs that are limiting. My time with Martina has helped me to improve both my personal and professional relationships as well as allowed me to embrace all facets of who I am. I feel empowered and inspired by this work". - Crissy M., Des Plaines, IL
"As a direct result of my work with Martina, I have shifted from a state of resigned hopelessness to a state of joy that I would never have believed possible for me. I now feel that I am able to be a source of light and love in this world. Martina has helped me learn to live in alignment with my values and to look forward to the rest of my life." - Marilyn H., Chicago, IL
"I'm really not the kind of person who reads anything other than novels, but I do believe in signs. So, when this book [What if..?] presented itself to me, I read it. I found myself joining in on the exercises because, well, why not? I did write down my hopes and wishes as instructed. It made perfect sense, as they were long-held goals, but I hadn't actually taken the time to fully recognize them and acknowledge them before. Seeing them out in the open made me sit up a little straighter. It made me properly evaluate what I hold as important, in my heart.
Sometimes I wonder if it was some kind of voodoo magic that Martina practiced, whispering into my ear while I dozed off to sleep at night. Her words had a way of staying with me. Honestly, I have experienced a major transformation in my business since reading "What if..?" It's not about earning x amount of money, more about finding the right clients who value what I offer. As I'm in the creative field, that is a tricky endeavor.
I even joked to Martina about how I had been wanting to write a testimonial in support of her book, but I was so busy with clients, I didn't have any time!
In terms of how the book is written, it is very accessible. Not only did I enjoy the way Martina writes - as a friend, but a very knowledgeable and experienced one - she has also laid out the book in an appealing and easy format. She designed it to dip in and out of, not to read cover to cover. This is perfect for someone like me. Martina cleverly outlines helpful exercises which really do make you think, and stay in the back of your mind for days. She leads you in the right direction to finding a) what you actually really want, and b) believing you will get there."
- Charlotte Rushton DiNunzio, Owner of Sandprints Photography, Morro Bay, CA
"I took Martina's 'Vision Board' workshop a few years ago; it was inspiring, fun, and allowed me to focus on what I wanted. Martina is inspiring and helps guide you into creativity." - Kristina P., Houston, TX
"I've known Martina for several years and have had the good fortune to read some of her forthcoming work, as well. Her work is both inspiring and informative - leading you on a journey of self-discovery, all the while learning new helpful and powerful tools which will assist you in creating meaningful change in your life to live more authentically. She is, simply stated, a true gem." - Aisling Leonard-Curtin, Chartered Psychologist, International Speaker & Author of The Power of Small, Dublin, Ireland