Professional Bio

Maren Beckman – Professional Biography

As a Certified Life Transitions and Relationship Coach, mediator, and former mental health therapist, I am focused on individuals, couples and families in transitions, including family mediations, divorce and career change. I hold a certification in professional coaching from the Coaches Training Institute and a certification in mediation and advanced conflict resolution from the U.S. Arbitration and Mediation of Minnesota.

My clients tell me that through my coaching they experience immediate relief and gain long-term tools and skills they can use in every transition they may face in the future and with all of their relationships.

Prior to coaching, I spent 12 years as a mental health psychotherapist, counseling individuals and couples facing stress-related issues, grief, anxiety, life adjustment issues and mood disorders.

Professional Philosophy

I believe each one of us has the power to become more awake, alive, and aware in our lives.  In short, I believe that anyone can begin again—no matter what the circumstance.

Professional and Community Leadership

  • Member, Minnesota Coaches Association
  • Member, International Coach Federation
  • Member and President, Business Networking International (BNI) – Minnesota Chapter
  • Member, Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota
  • Board of Directors, Woman Within International,a nonprofit organization that helps women across the globe overcome adversity to achieve their dreams.


  • M.A., Counseling Psychology, St. Mary’s University
  • B.A., Southwest Minnesota State University


I enjoy reading, running, and nature hides, gazing at sunsets, sliding across wood floors in socks, and just about anything that involves play and humor, especially with my family.