Marianne Oehser | Couples Coach


Huntsville, AL, USA


Couples Coaching Focus

I help people live happy & fulfilling lives after their career. Having a thriving relationship is one of the keys. Most people don’t realize all the changes that happen when you “retire” can challenge your relationship even if it is strong.


Retirement can be the best part of your life …
… and coaching can help you get there.

Coaching is a client-focused service which assumes you are healthy, powerful, and able to achieve your goals with effective support, information, tools, and guidance.

  • It helps you close the gap between where you are and where you want to be.
  • It focuses on goal setting, outcome creation, and personal change management.

Many of us use personal fitness trainers to maintain good health. Think of retirement coaching as your fitness training while you build your new life.

Reasons to use a Retirement coach…

  • Help you create a clear and specific vision of what you want your new life to be like
  • Support you as you move through the transition out of the career phase of your life
  • Develop goals and an action plan for each of the eight life areas that make up your Happiness Portfolio®

About the coach

Marianne retired twice during her 40-year career which included various senior marketing roles. She failed the first time because she didn’t know the things she now helps her clients understand. She also contributed to the Gray Divorce stats, and went back to work helping global companies understand their customers and competitors.

Eleven years ago, she tried retirement again and got it right this time. She is truly living the most rewarding and fulfilling part of her life and knows her clients can too.

Marianne is a seasoned retirement and relationship expert committed to helping people create a happy, fulfilling “post-career” phase of their lives through her workshops, seminars, public speaking, and individual coaching. Marianne also works with singles and couples to successfully build and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships – after all, having a solid relationship is central to creating a happy, fulfilling life.

She is a certified Retirement and Relationship Coach. Marianne holds a Masters of Management from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management in Chicago. She is the author of Your Happiness Portfolio® for Retirement – It’s Not About the Money!

As the oldest of nine children, Marianne learned to relish quiet, contemplative times. Now one of her favorite ways to enjoy quiet time is walking at a beautiful fishing lake minutes from her home in Huntsville AL. She also loves to plan, plant, and maintain her garden, cook, and travel. She and her husband have five grandchildren and a smart little Havanese dog that are the joy of their lives.

Certifications and Degrees

  • Certified Relationship Coach – Couples (CRCC) – Relationship Coaching Institute
  • Certified Relationship Coach – Singles (CRCS) – Relationship Coaching Institute
  • Certified Professional Retirement Coach (CPRC) – Retirement Coaches Association
  • Masters in Management (MM), Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

3 reviews for “Marianne Oehser | Couples Coach

  1. Marianne helped me make the transition into the next phase of my life very smooth

    Working with you has improved my life and especially helped me make the transition into the next phase of my life very smooth. In fact, by working on a plan with your help, I am more excited about life in this next phase than I have been for years. You are a true professional who provides objective guidance and an individual who cares about the people you are working with.

    You have made me understand how important having a strategic plan is and how to take simple steps over time to make the plan a success. Having a coach to keep me accountable helps me to stay on course. I particularly like the broad scope of our discussions which range from marital relations to health (diet and exercise) to keeping a positive attitude and to so many other areas. You helped me work through the process of letting go of more and more responsibility at work and pushing my associates to take on more accountability.

    I would recommend to anyone that is transitioning into the next phase of their life that they participate in your program and continue to work with you as a coach to help them obtain the full potential of their senior years.

  2. Marianne changed the quality of my life dramatically as I stepped into this new chapter of life

    When the program I was directing for the county closed overnight, I was suddenly staring into retirement several years before anticipated and with no prior thought whatsoever for the challenges involved.

    Very fortunately I had a chance meeting with Marianne and her husband, Bill, at a dinner party. Marianne’s invitation to be involved in a retirement counseling session and my acceptance of her invitation changed the quality of my life dramatically as I stepped into this new chapter of living opportunity.

    Guidance and helpful insights patiently offered and incorporated with Marianne’s counsel and unique exercises opened doors and enlighten me in ways I had previously missed totally in considering the years ahead of me.

    Realizing the opportunities of this new freedom in your life as well as working through the baggage you may have carried to this point and going forward unburdened has been a great blessing.

    When I get up each day and busy myself with living I do not put myself in a box labeled “retirement”, but in a place filled with possibility and new experiences lived with an honest understanding of my new-found potential.

    Thank you, Marianne!

    ~ Rob F.

  3. Marianne brought us back from the brink of splitting up

    I am a coach myself and have trained with Relationship Coach Institute, which is how I found Marianne. I was very pleased with how Marianne brought us back from the brink of splitting up. Her knowledge and professionalism along with her extreme caring and insights lit the path for us to move back together. She saved our marriage!”

    One year later “Thought you might want an update. We are doing well! I am happy to say. It has been a tough, sad and happy winter and thanks to the communication skills you helped us with we have weathered the year…So all and all things are good. I really credit your coaching with much of our success. Thanks ever so much!!!!

    ~ Deb M