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Reality Check/Straight Talk

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Forward

25 value - Virtual OK

Sometimes you need somebody to tell you what they really think of something, no holds barred.

Particularly in work, family & relationships, many of us are conflict avoidant or are in high context cultural environments where no one is ever supposed to say what they really think directly.

I've seen this kind of frankness help people shift their reality in heart circles, recovery groups & other workshops.

I will do my best to be frank but gentle. And can help you try to come up with other solutions to your problem using strategic questioning & appreciative inquiry techniques.

If you need some straight talk about an urgent or intense topic from a disinterested party, give me a shout. Hopefully an outside perspective will give you a breath of fresh air and we can come up with some new avenues of transformation for you to explore and move forward.

Training & Qualifications


I was raised in a low context cultural environment which valued straight talk, honesty, and directness. I am the youngest child which made me a truth teller. I have supervised hundreds of employees in diverse contexts & sectors at multiple levels.

Availability & Preferences


you can view my availibility or schedule with me here: mbdo.youcanbookme.com

Trading Preference: Pay it forward – pass on the good deed!

Reviews of Marty


Galen received session of Reality Check/Straight Talk from Marty
Jul 22, 2018
Marty was an excellent discussion partner, and provided me with more than just straight talk. He has a very real and balanced approach to Life, in gen...eral, and has much wisdom to offer. show more
Christine received session of Ketogenic Paleo Diet Coaching from Marty
Jul 26, 2020
Very patient and enjoyable to work with.
Christine bought Ending chronic pain checklist from Marty
Jul 20, 2020
He responded quickly to my request and I enjoyed working with him.
Elena bought Ending chronic pain checklist from Marty
Jul 11, 2020
Very helpful list. I am very grateful for the work Marty has put into compiling this document. Thank you!
Dan bought Ending chronic pain checklist from Marty
Jul 09, 2020
Marty very quickly provided me with some interesting info, just skimmed for now and more fully digested later, for alleviating chronic pain.
Heidi received hour of Spanish Tutoring/Lessons from Marty
May 29, 2020
Marty is great! I love working with him and continue to see progress in my Spanish through practice, lessons and suggestions. We also have a lot of fu...n!show more
Maria bought Remote Work Tips from Marty
May 19, 2020
Thanks for the information!
Maria bought Navajo language learning resources from Marty
May 19, 2020
Thanks for the information!
Jason bought Brain fitness tip sheet from Marty
May 14, 2020
Good source of information
Bill bought Remote Work Tips from Marty
May 12, 2020
Fast & efficient


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About Marty D

I've worked in the nonprofit sector most of my adult life with about ten years on the tech side. I've helped to organize and run sessions for two national nonprofit tech conferences. In addition... to being a native speaker of American English, I speak Spanish & French fluently. I have previously been conversational in Russian and German and know a couple hundred words in another half dozen languages. I have extensive experience as a trainer & workshop facilitator over the last 30 years in a wide variety of topics: politics, emotional support, health education, pain management, sustainability, social justice and spiritual fulfillment. I've moderated online discussions and taught at conferences & retreat centers. I really enjoy seeing light bulbs go off over people's heads. I follow a paleo ketogenic diet mostly based on the ideas of Dr Patricia Wahls. There are the usual diet charlatans out there but she is an MD following the latest nutrition science. I like direct authentic honest constructive feedback and true specific believable compliments. I love to hike, sing, play improv games & chess, and read sci-fi.show more

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