Alicia Marcos Birong



Guided Choices, Inc. delivers executive and life coaching, to women and young ladies, ages 8 to 80.
The team has a passion for improving and empowering the lives of individuals. Owner Alicia M. Birong guides clients through life’s ups and downs with over 30 years of experience as a life coach, therapist and hypnotherapist.

Alicia offers her expertise and educational background ( a Masters Degree in Counseling from Loyola University ) to audiences to national and international organizations and groups, covering a variety of topics covering such topics as reading body language, parenting issues, educational transitions and pediatric hypnotherapy.

In 2013, Alicia introduced Changing the Chatter: Celebrating ChatterGirls to help young girls between the ages of 8 and 14 deal with social pressures and self-esteem. The goal of the program is to spread the message across the nation so young girls will have the tools they need to be stronger, more confident young women.

Your Speeches:

1. CHOICES: Identifying and Maximizing Your Goals
2. Transitions for Life: Student, Career, Parenting and Beyond
3. Self-Esteem: Empowering Your Inner Source


“Alicia brings her wisdom and experience from years of working with young people to her role as Girls on the Run Coach. She brings warmth and leadership into every program she does.” -Lisa Puma, Program Director, Girls on the Run of Northwest Illinois

“Alicia is very skilled in her work and in her ability to understand others. I found her support to me and my family exceptional. She has a nice balance of a traditional approach and new ideas. I felt her holistic approach to us was a healthy path improving our personal lives and our relationships. I have and will continue to recommend her to others.” -Nick Sarillo, Owner of Nick’s Pizza & Pub

“Watching you speak with attendees one on one and really listen to each of them, really opened dialogue, reduced nervousness and encouraged genuine participation! Thanks again for bringing a successful program to the library.” – Virginia Donahue, Algonquin Area Public Library District


Main Category: Coaching, Self-esteem, Work - Life Balance

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