Mari Plank, Speaker
Mari has a passion to impart sound, practical Biblical teaching to her audience. She has spoken at retreats, seminars, conferences both locally and internationally. Her transparent, humorous, and engaging style of speaking will inspire your audience to pursue God and his Word. She brings a wealth of professional expertise as well as her own personal healing journey. Some topics are:
- Healing From Insecurity
- Overcome Shame and Guilt
- Gain New Self Confidence
- The Power of God's Love to Heal
- Forgiveness Sets The Captives Free
- Mari's testimony- Overcoming Abuse
- The Power of God's Word Can Bring Transformation
Please contact her @ 310 357 0836
Mari Plank is an International Speaker/Trainer, Life Coach and practicing Christian Counselor with over thirty years of professional experience in family, marital and personal counseling. As a trusted voice, her expertise impacts thousands through her weekly radio show Transformation! Her extensive background in this field includes working as Dean of Cathedral Bible College Counseling Department, Assistant Clinical Director for a group home, Graduate School Professor, Lay Pastoral Counseling Trainer, Foster Care Social Worker, and Foster Parent Trainer.
Mari possesses a living testimony as a survivor of domestic violence, which underscores her authentic compassion and practical breakthrough for clients. With great transparency, she often shares that she too suffered from co-dependency, depression, and low self-esteem. Even though she was a Christian during the abusive years, she teaches others that she didn't really understand how God's love could heal her. Mari knew John 3:16, but it was mere theology and not true heart knowledge for her at the time. Desperate for help, she cried out to the Lord, and asked Him to show her His real love or else she was done as a Christian. That prayer began the long journey out of an abusive cycle and a legacy of healing that she now shares with the world.
Mari’s dramatic healing prompted her to obtain a master’s degree in Marriage & Family Child Counseling, so she could help transform more lives in the way that God empowered hers.
Early on in her practice, God gave Mari an amazing model based upon three powerful pillars: 1) God’s love, 2) His Word and 3) Forgiveness. Using a tree symbol in a step-by-step process, she first identifies the client’s fruit that is troublesome; secondly, she helps clients to identify the lies that support and nourish the bad fruit (anything that is contrary to God's Word) in order to replace it with God’s truth; thirdly she identifies the soil (sources of hurt, pain, limitation that caused the fruit); and lastly she helps clients apply genuine forgiveness. Mari has utilized this spirit-filled technique for amazing, quick, and effective results.
Her passion is watching people transformed by God's love and His Word. Mari has successfully done this important work in one-on-one counseling, workshops, retreats, leadership training, local jails, and on her Radio Show.