About Marilyn

Marilyn Orr, MA, CEC, PCC – Relationship Coach

Marilyn is a relationship coach with Luv Life Coaching, passionate about equipping couples with tools for real and lasting intimacy. She holds her Professional Certified Coach designation with the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Marilyn is a lively, skilled and wise coach who thoroughly enjoys connecting deeply with her clients in order to facilitate their growth and excellence. With many years of experience counseling, coaching, training and teaching she has the ability to listen deeply, encourage profoundly and challenge appropriately.

"We all have dreams for a wonderfully fulfilling enjoyable life partnership. Giving couples the skills to make that a reality, for the long run, is the goal of Luv Life Coaching."

The decision to create Luv Life Coaching with its couples coaching programs was fueled by Marilyn’s own experience of the pain that unhealthy marriages caused in her own life. Today she’s enjoying a healthy, committed marriage where the skills she coaches on successfully serve her own partnership daily.

“Having personally known the life altering differences between a healthy and an unhealthy marriage, I am committed to applying my skills and wisdom as a coach to developing strong life partnerships.” 

Interested in working with Marilyn? Reach out today!

Professional Background

With a professional counseling background and a passion for seeing people free to be their best, Marilyn became convinced that the philosophy and tools of coaching were the best fit for her core values. In addition to a Masters’ degree in Counseling, Marilyn obtained a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University in 2005. 

For the past twelve years she has supported the growth and transformation of thousands of individuals and a large number of businesses across the United States and Canada. You can visit Luv Life Coaching's sister company Capacity Building Coaching for more information.

"Drawing on past counselor experiences of supporting couples that were struggling, I recognized the opportunity to develop a proactive coaching approach to support couples in sustaining healthy partnerships. Hence Luv Life Coaching was born!"

Learning and facilitating learning are life-long passions for Marilyn. An expression of her gained wisdom comes in the form of her book “How Absorbent Are Your Shocks?”, an everyday resiliency workbook.

ICF Coach

Marilyn is a Professional Certified Coach, credentialed by the International Coach Federation (ICF). ICF coaches are set apart, in part, by their commitment to a strong shared Code of Ethics. Please read the ICF Code of Ethics to understand more on the practices adhered to by Luv Life Coaching, LLC.

Shortly after beginning her coaching career, Marilyn's need to build community (along with some determination and perseverance) led her to found a local International Coaching Federation chapter where she was living at the time in Eastern Canada. This new space provided coaches with mutual and beneficial support that had been absent. This chapter has gone on to become the dynamic community that it is today, spanning four Canadian provinces. In addition, Marilyn has recently completed her 2-year presidency of the International Coach Federation of Austin, Texas.



Throughout Marilyn's varied personal and professional experiences she realized that equipping couples with strong partnering skills would have a radically positive ripple effect for families, communities and ultimately every organization where the couple are members.

"I have a vision to change our world by coaching couples, in an effort to create stronger life partnerships that foster healthier, happier communities and freer, stronger next generations."

Tackling big dreams has Marilyn currently working on training other coaches and ministers to join in this vision to change the world through Luv Life Coaching couples coaching programs. Click here for more information on our coach training.

Dedicated to living a life of purpose and vision, Marilyn and her husband Bill are engaging in one of the biggest adventures of their life together so far - building a sustainable and intentional wedding venue and wellness retreat in the heart of Texas Hill Country! A passion to support the healing and well-being of others is the seed that started them both on this incredible journey with The Cedars Ranch. Read more about their dream and mission here.

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