wellness wrangler &
mindstyle catalyst



I help busy professionals achieve calm with mindfulness and wellness strategies.

In today’s workplace we need skills that allow us to listen, team, and access our creativity. Mindfulness is one of the keystone practices that can transform many areas of your work and life. There are many ways to achieve inner peace and wellbeing. I share the researched practices that are the building blocks to genuine happiness. Learn why you don’t do the things you know you should, and how you can turn that around.

Work with Me

Calm is my secret sauce to sustainable change. I love seeing my clients get that “aha moment” that leads to sustainable change. Connecting to your values, creating wellness rituals, and using mindfulness tools creates the outcomes that will exceed your expectation. My talks, programs, and coaching provide individuals and teams with the skillpower needed to harness calmness, clarity, and creativity.  In the spirit of camp, participants earn badges of wonder, connection, and renewal. Hire me to work with you or your team.

Way of the Hammock

I share amazing stories from my life and work about the value relaxation, mindful living, and positivity has on achieving creativity and wellbeing. I share the secret of having a designer’s mindset for a creative life.  I would love to speak to your club, organization, or team about the value mindfulness practices have on cultivating the qualities of a designer’s mindset. Find out how to order the book or schedule a book talk.

Marga Odahowski

I am a speaker, author, and lifestyle strategist.




My mission is to make life and work easier by sharing simple, modern mindfulness skills in the workplace. I love teaching how compassion can be the great transformer in changing your relationship to stress. I regularly speak and work with individuals, groups, and organizations on the topic of wellness and mindfulness as it relates to lifestyle, creativity, and wellbeing at work. I live near the Blue Ridge Mountains in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia.


Here’s more about my background

I enjoy working with corporations introducing them to design processes for change and mindfulness skills for resiliency, renewal, and leadership. As a corporate consultant, I developed and taught the mindfulness programs for the MBA Executives Program at the Darden School of Business, McIntire School of Commerce, Federal Executive Institute, and Brookings Institute.

My education and experience includes receiving a MSE in Counseling Education from the University of Wisconsin and serving on the faculty at University of Virginia for 24 years as Assistant Director for Health Promotion and the Director of Studies for the International Residential College. I have additional training in coaching, yoga, and mindfulness.

I am currently a guest entrepreneur in the iLab at the University of Virginia, exploring creative ways to bring self-kindness to the masses.