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Life Coaching Services

Encouraging and counseling clients
on a range of professional and personal issues.

“A life coach can help identify strengths, develop them,
and identify personal and professional goals.”

Dani is a holistic life coach with her own business, Strongside; Holistic Life Coaching. She helps women and people of color, who are high achievers, perfectionists, empaths, or highly sensitive people become the G.O.A.T version of themselves to attract and elevate  their career, love, wealth, & confidence. Dani decided to become a holistic life coach in 2021 because she realized her inner worth and purpose. It matters more than ever now because her soul loves empowering, empathizing, and educating others on how to be the best version of themselves.


Dani has 5+ years of experience as a human resource professional working at small to mid-size companies in tech, healthcare IT, cannabis, and ad agency fields. As an HR professional, Dani was continually coaching people, from  the C-Suite to entry-level on how to be the best version of themselves in their roles, manage teams, conflicts, and so much more. Needless to say, Dani was born to be a coach. Dani grew up moving around growing up with her family but calls Oak Park her home, she graduated from OPRF in 2008, Go Huskies!


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Marilyn Joy

After a long career in broadcasting, Marilyn Joy became a certified transformational life coach and meditation teacher. She is the founder of Joy Transformation and LightPoint Meditation. For over 20 years, she has studied and implemented transformational success principles. As a meditation teacher, trainer, and certified coach, her workshops and coaching programs help people breakthrough limitations to achieve clarity, confidence, and soul-satisfying success.

Marilyn has discovered the power and beauty of aging, and she has a passion and a gift for guiding others to find their heart’s desires. She is bringing to life long-held dreams and is loving her life. Marilyn is a long-time member of Unity Of Oak Park; she is a prayer chaplain and general volunteer. Marilyn is passionate about life, becoming her best possible self, and assisting others in doing the same. 

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