Marietta’s enquiry into her own Vocation began in Northern Germany. In 1986, she first visited the UK to improve her English and experience ‘life beyond university’. She has lived in the UK ever since with periodic training in Denmark, Germany, and India. She qualified as a teacher and bodywork therapist, and later gained a First Class honours degree in occupational therapy. Her subsequent career in innovative chronic pain management spanned 14 years and included teaching, lecturing and publishing. One passionate question guides her life to this day: what helps people discover the work & life that expresses their true Self? Based on Richard N Bolles’ best selling career guide "What Color Is Your Parachute?" (see 2019 edition), she developed her first vocational service in 2001.
She had the privilege of training with Richard Bolles in San Francisco in 2007. Invitations followed to run national and international workshops for career changers across several industries, as well as for vocational advisors and job centre managers.
She is currently leading a vocational programme for military leavers which was named runner-up for Best New UK Vocational Rehabilitation Initiative 2017 (Vocational Rehabilitation Association).
Individual consultations are also on offer.
Marietta also took a sabbatical to review her own vocational direction. After several decades of experience with various meditation approaches she discovered traditional Yoga and qualified as a Yoga Instructor (RYT 500). She is one of only two people offering this particular approach in the UK but she is currently on a teaching break.
Qualifications & Training
S.K. Yoga School, Canacona, India, Jan 2013 - lifelong learning: Advanced Yoga Teaching Certificate, RYT 500 Hours
Richard Bolles, What Color is Your Parachute?, San Francisco, Oct 2007: International Workshop
Meditation Training, Taunton/Somerset, 2000-2003: Levels 1-7, Teacher Training levels 1-3
Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, 1995-1999 BSc(Hons) Occupational Therapy, 1st Class Honours Degree
Polarity Therapy Training Course, Lancaster, 1990-1993 RPP (Registered Polarity Professional): Energy Bodywork, Five Element Theory, Exercises
Edinburgh Rudolf Steiner School, Edinburgh 1987-1989: Teaching Certificate
- Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA)
- British Association of Occupational Therapy (BAOT)
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Yoga Alliance. Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500)
- International Polarity Education Alliance. Registered Polarity Professional (RPP)