Coach FEATURE: Meet Orinthia Marks, CPRW

Orinthia Marks HeadshotWe continue to meet our fellow coaches, get inspired and build coach community with our "Meet the Coach" features! This month we meet Career Coach and Resume Writer Orinthia Marks, CPRW from Canada.

About Orinthia Marks CPRW:

Lives in: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Type of Coach: Career Coach & Resume Writer

Describe your coaching business in one sentence: I am a career coach and resume writer who works with professionals and executives to help them gain self-awareness, clarify and define their brand, transform their approach to career management, and liberate their hidden potential.

Meet Orinthia:

QUESTION 1: What one book should every coach read - and why?

"Start with Why" by Simon Sinek. It inspires people who have an open mind for new ideas and who want to create long-lasting success that is hinged on having "why" as their central belief.

It is what will motivate you to get out of bed in the morning. Why leads to "how" and "what." Asking why creates vision, motivation and mission. "How" provides practical steps to achieve your why and it brings the vision to life while the "what" is the end product—what are you selling or producing.

QUESTION 2: Which website do you visit the most?


QUESTION 3: Whom do you admire most?

Unusual to say I'm sure but it's Jesus Christ as the leader and transformative influencer of 12 ragged, undisciplined, selfish and unsuccessful fishermen who became some of the greatest, celebrated, and world renown leaders.

QUESTION 4: What's your vision for your life? Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I see myself continuing in my career coaching and consulting but also shifting towards helping people with addictions.

QUESTION 5: What are your Top 3 Goals at the moment?

  1. Finish the 10 books I have been reading.
  2. Being certified with the ICF and continuing education
  3. Providing pro bono coaching during the Covid pandemic

QUESTION 6: What has been your most powerful moment in coaching so far?

My greatest coaching moment was journeying with a client who started out feeling defeated, anxious, and without a career focus or passion and 100% sure she would never be able to have a profile on social media as a result.

She told me that after working together, she now feels liberated and energized having identified her true passion and unlocked the hidden potential of returning to her earlier career of choice. She has also made a 180 degree turn on how she views social media - and is fully engaged with a portfolio website and is a member of LinkedIn.

QUESTION 7: What are your Top 3 favourite coaching tools and/or resources?

  1. The Coaching Forums/Associations/ ICF etc.
  2. The Coaching Tools Company Resources
  3. Coaching Questions by Tony Stoltzfus

QUESTION 8: What do you love most about being a coach?

Helping clients to move from defeat and being stuck in a limited belief mindset to confident individuals with focus and purpose to land their dream job.

QUESTION 9: Tell us a secret about you...

I sang with a band and won national competitions.

QUESTION 10: If you could change one thing in our world, what would it be? And how would you go about it?

Giving hope and love to the marginalized, by removing the labels that humans have given each other to divide people into groups to perpetuate hatred and prejudice.

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