The Founders of Markao

Kim Marie

Kim Marie is a Life and Leadership Mentor, trained as an Ontological Coach with Newfield Network in 2009. Coaching and mentorship serve as the perfect platform for Kim to blend her diverse background in the realms of corporate, military, non-profit, government, and small business cultures, with the work of human development, life/family/vocational balance, soul-making, and personal and professional leadership.

Kim’s passion for transformational learning and development is expressed through a unique blend of archetypal wisdom, character strengths, and habit breaking programs that empower individuals to break the chains of old patterns and conditioning, and become not only their best Selves, but also effective Leaders. The magic of this process is that they also become a true Self-Leader, confident in who they are, committed to what they value, and able to create meaningful change.

Through coaching, mentoring, speaking, writing and workshops, Kim helps individuals and groups cultivate the resilience and integrated relational work needed to meet today’s challenges. Her programs, inspirational talks and writings guide individuals and groups to have confidence and courage to navigate through what often seems like darkness and chaos toward clarity, collaboration and generative practices that truly make a difference.

You can learn more on her website,

“ Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
Steve Jobs
Founder, Apple Inc.

George Kao

Since 2009, George Kao has been a trusted conscious marketing advisor to thousands of coaches, counselors, consultants, speakers, and authors.  

His mission is to raise the marketing effectiveness of those who prioritize integrity and compassion in their business.  

George’s specialty is helping people grow their online audience through authentic marketing, including social media, webinars, online courses, and effective time management. 

George has self-published 4 books, created over a dozen online courses, and has personally coached hundreds of clients. For thousands of heart-based business owners around the world, 

George Kao is the go-to expert on the topics of authentic marketing, joyful productivity, and launching online courses. George helps clients build authentic businesses, expand their visibility online, stabilize their income, and streamline their business so that they can experience more freedom and joy in their work.  

You can access many valuable articles and videos about authentic marketing and joyful productivity at his website, 

Read more of George Kao’s story, and client testimonials

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