Mara Heichman is a Certified Professional Coach and an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner, dedicated to helping her clients discover their potential. She works with people of all ages on issues such as transitions, confidence, career direction, strengthening relationships, and much more. For her clients to discover their potential, Mara helps them identify their obstacles, clarify their goals, and maintain accountability for achieving those goals. The coaching journey is invigorating, inspirational, and a little scary. It takes a results-oriented, fun-loving, and compassionate coach like Mara to guide her clients every step of the way.
In addition to her private practice, Mara speaks frequently on topics like energy leadership, communication, self-care, confidence, life balance, and relationships, among others. She is a certified Occupational Therapist, B’nei Mitzvah tutor, and 25-year volunteer at the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance’s Camp I Am Me–for children and teenagers who have experienced injuries from burns–where she co-founded and co-directs the Young Adult Summit.
Mara earned her coaching certification from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). She received her MBA from Loyola University, Chicago and her bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from The Ohio State University. Mara lives in the North Shore suburbs of Chicago and has two adult (18 year old son and 20 year old daughter). She enjoys music, dancing, animals, outdoors, yoga, knitting, time connecting with family and friends, and playing games.
I partner with my clients to help them increase their self awareness, better define their values and goals, and create and follow through with a plan of action to more fully reach their potential. My approach is non-judgmental, compassionate, and often peppered with some humor.