About Freda

Certified Career & Life Coach

As the founder and owner of Begin Again Coaching, I have coached hundreds of clients; appeared on WCCO, KSTP and Fox 9 News; been interviewed by Minnesota Monthly magazine and MonsterWorking.com; and taught in the graduate program of St. Mary’s University. For the past 3 years, I’ve been voted a Favorite Career / Life Coach in Minnesota Women’s Press (but I work with men, too)!
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My approach is creative, strategic, respectful and pragmatic. I help clients hone in on their strengths, interests and values, and then use these to navigate personal and professional growth. I coach people at all levels of their careers:

  • From those strongly established to those starting over;
  • From those at their peak to those not yet where they want to be.

My clients are bright, motivated, and they value continued growth and learning.

Local clients in the Minneapolis – St. Paul metro usually choose to work with me face-to-face at my office in St. Louis Park. My office offers a bright, safe space to explore your unique career and life explorations. However, I have worked with clients around the country and internationally via phone or Skype. No matter the delivery, clients benefit by working one-on-one with me to find the fulfillment, impact and vitality they seek personally and professionally. Whether you are looking to:

  • Enhance or expand your current role,
  • Leverage your experience in other directions, or
  • Seek completely new work

I welcome the opportunity to meet with you and help you cultivate more enjoyment, enrichment and empowerment in your career.


  • Certification as a professional coach through The Coaches Training Institute (CTI), the largest in-person coach training school in the world and the first organization accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
  • Advanced graduate study in Career Development, Counseling Psychology, and Human Resources and Change Leadership
  • Masters degree in Business Administration
  • Bachelors degree in Psychology
  • Qualified to administer the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a powerful instrument for career exploration and leadership development

Work History

  • Adjunct faculty – Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership at St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis, MN
  • Contract and pro bono career coaching and leadership workshops for WomenVenture, a non-profit dedicated to assisting women in securing their own economic success and prosperity.
  • Published writer in areas of life purpose, loss and healing
  • Design and deliver workshops on leadership, emotional intelligence and loss, healing and spirituality
  • Over ten years corporate experience in marketing research and consumer insight

Wisdom I Bring to My Work

  • I believe in the unique dignity of every individual.
  • I honor the courage it takes to address change head-on.
  • I know that growth is possible, because I have seen it again and again.
  • Mistakes aren’t failure, just part of the process.
  • The past informs who we are, but doesn’t have to limit how far we can go.

Satisfied Clients

“I spent time working with Freda Marver through recent life/career transitions and found working with a Life/Career Coach to be a very valuable experience. I would recommend her services to anyone looking to find clarity!”

Female, in her 30s, Worked through divorce and changing careers

“I can feel comfortable talking to you about the uncomfortable. I can’t thank you enough.”

Male, in his 30s, Variety of corporate jobs, returning to grad school in psychology

“I understand myself better. My character, personality, needs, desires, and my fears. To sum it up, I’m more self-aware. I’ve accepted it all. I don’t feel I’m fighting it as I was before.”

Female, in her 30s, Accounting Manager for consulting firm

Ready to Start Feeling Better About YOU and your career?

I invite you to contact me for a 90-minute introductory coaching session ($195.00). This will give you the opportunity to experience the value of coaching first-hand, and together we will discover if there is a mutual fit.

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