Looking for a men’s life coach in Portland to help you regain your confidence?

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I’ll help you:

  • clear your head
  • find your motivation
  • make a plan and follow through

All of which will help you regain your confidence, get focused and get moving.

At our free session, I’ll help you identify the resistance that’s holding you back, and identify a strategy to move ahead.

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You can call me, text me or send me an email. Feel free to leave a message and I’ll be in touch with you soon. 

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Undoubtedly, you’ll notice that most of the information on this website is free. And, no doubt, you’ll wonder — why is it free?

Because the best things in life are free. Feel free to use anything on this website. And if you’d like help to get the most out of what’s here, I’m also glad to work with you in person — to help you break out of that feeling of being overwhelmed, and into your more powerful, confident self.

Is life coaching for you?

I feel profoundly fortunate to have Mark Newton as a guide and coach. He is present, positive insightful, generous and smart. My journey was underway before meeting Mark, but his help in moving through persistent procrastination, resistance and fear has been invaluable. Mark is equally adept with sensitive matters of the heart and spirit as he is with practical matters of life and business. And by defining “core issues” Mark helps me maintain focus on our work, keeping my eye on the ball. Go for it!

I’m a Portland life coach.


What happens at your free session?

Once you book your free session, I will contact you and send you a welcome packet — which you will fill out and return to me prior to our 30 minute phone session.

During that free session:

  • I’ll listen to your story and ask you questions.
  • You can ask me any questions you’d like to ask, too.
  • We’ll look at what is making you feel overwhelmed.
  • We’ll decide whether have a fit for coaching.
  • If we decide that we do have a fit for coaching — we’ll set up more sessions and get to work.
  • And then, at the end of the session, you’ll commit to making progress. In other words, what you’ll be expected to accomplish before our next session.

What does a life coaching session look like?

During a typical 30 minute phone session — 

Keep in mind that this is not a therapy session — it’s a coaching session, which means that I won’t just sit there and let you drone on.

Instead, we’ll be actively working —

  • clarifying,
  • questioning,
  • challenging.

Then after your session, I’ll send you notes reminding you of what we discussed and what we agreed that you’ll be working on.

So you’ll have projects, usually 1-5 specific items.

And there may be reading and writing.

Because the whole point is to move you forward —

Which is going to take some work on your part.

Expect motivation.

As a men’s life coach, it’s my job to motivate you and keep you moving. 

Specifically, what you get is one focused half-hour of coaching by phone, with clarity, motivation, and accountability from which we generate a clear plan of action, plus ongoing support for the 1 business week following the session.

And I encourage you to be in touch with me between sessions. Because the more you’re in touch with me — the more value you get for your coaching dollar.

Expect accountability.

Because between sessions, I’ll check up on you. And I’ll encourage you.

But I’ll also hold you accountable.

And I encourage you to be in touch with me — Because you may want to clarify or get help with what you’re working on or struggling with.

And for maximum progress, I like to meet with my clients every week until we’re done — 

Because time gaps of more than a week tend to decrease the effectiveness of our coaching relationship — and slow your progress. 


Mark Newton is a Portland life coach. He is the founder and CRO (Chief Rousting Officer) at Overcoming Gravity. A native of the northwest, he’s had six careers. After beginning his professional work as an architect in San Francisco, he taught at the Academy of Art College. While still in the Bay Area, he followed his passion to build, working as a carpenter and construction superintendent. Then, for several years, Mark led small, vibrant faith communities in California and Oregon. As a men’s life coach, he spends his time writing and coaching men here in Portland. He works with men who feel overwhelmed — to get focused and get moving.

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