• This is a powerful, integrated system that
helps you find the best path to accomplish your goals.
• Life Coaching sharpens your goals/visions
in order to create an action plan; the purpose is to find success,
happiness and the good life. It helps you empower your deepest insights
and wisdom. It’s a very Socratic approach joined with positive
psychology, self effort and the wisdom of the East. It fosters positive
change in your life. My specialties are health & wellness, education,
business creation, relationships, travel and spiritual renewal;
but I can assist in other areas.
natural talent, Richard used proven life coaching techniques
that not only helped me focus my goals, but he advised me in
tangible, action-ready steps to take in order to achieve my
goals. With his knowledge, encouragement, and true talent, I
retuned my resume - and quickly received several interviews.
I also received a prestigious government grant (National Endowment
for the Humanties) under his tutelage. Richard not only gets
the job done, he's a fantastic support to have in life."—Guinevere Shaw, college
teacher and writer, MA, Seton Hall University
Marranca, I couldn't have done it without you. You were there
each step of the way. Thank you for your kindness, motivation,
patience and being that person you are. Your motivation made
me look forward to the brighter side of tomorrow. I appreciate
every grain of help you rendered me the whole semester. When
I needed help, your quick responses showed that you care! You
have really set my feet on a solid ground. From the very bottom
of my heart, Thank You so much indeed! I learned a lot from
you! Have a wonderful summer."—Susan
• This service focuses on planning and admissions
to the school/s of your choice: choosing the best path, finding
schools, admissions, preparation for interviews, choosing classes
and majors and any follow-up. I can help with undergraduate and
graduate education and all sorts of private schools and certification
programs. The basic idea here is to ensure a successful path from
start to finish. If you make good decisions in the beginning, the
outcome is generally better.
helped me edit my entrance essay and encouraged me to apply
to many top notch MBA programs. He has taught me a lot about
writing style and substance (adding colorful examples and being
factual, clear and interesting). I've been accepted to the MBA
program at Montclair State University. I'm thrilled about this
and looking forward to the program and a career in a major corporation
afterwards. He has a very warm and encouraging approach."—Mahbuba
• Classical Yoga, Meditation,
Health and Wellness (stress reduction, nutrition,
diet/veg diet), writing and editing, and creativity.
• These are either half-day or whole day seminars, or longer.
(I also have associates in these areas, who are available for short
and long-term seminars and classes.)
Books & Articles
The New Romantics: Ten Stories of Mystery, Passion, Travel and Vampires. E-book available from Amazon.
Dragon Café: An East-West
Collection (essays). E-book available from Amazon.
New York Interviews: First
Thoughts(interviews). Also available from Amazon.
Alexander the Great in India:
Sunburst Upanishad(novel about
Alexander in India, inspired from Indian Classics, Arrian and
Plutarch). Available from Amazon.
a novel about a teacher exploring Southeast Asia who gets involved
with Cambodia’s dangerous past and Burma’s dangerous
present, includes his friendship with a Cambodian woman and
monks. Avaiblable at Amazon and Barnes
I also regularly publish essays, fiction, poetry and interviews
in journals such as Thammasat Review, Light of Consciousness, Shambhala
Sun, Yoga International, The Literary Review, The Paterson Literary
Review, Sufi, etc. And I have interviews in these books: The
Way Things Are, The World’s Religions 50th Anniversary Edition
by Huston Smith, The Muse Upon My Shoulder and Conversations
with E. L. Doctorow.
Who is Richard Marranca?
Richard Marranca, Doctor of Arts,
has Life Coach Certification from Fowler Wainwright International,
Yoga & Meditation Certification from Center for Transpersonal
Studies, and a Doctor of Arts Degree from the Steinhardt School
of Education of New York University (creativity & general humanities).
In addition, he has studied at Integral Yoga NYC, Sivananda Yoga
Farm in Grass Valley, California, Sivananda in Munich, KTD Monastery
in Woodstock, Omega Institute in NYC, the Open Center in NYC, C.G.
Jung Foundation in NYC, Wat Mahathat in Bangkok, and elsewhere.
Richard on Thai PBS, June 2017.
Trip to Cambodia, July 2011.
He is Past President of the New Jersey Fulbright Association and
presently a Trustee of New Jersey College English Association.
He has taught the humanities at NYU, Rutgers University, the New
School, Montclair State, TMCC/University of Nevada Reno, Seton Hall
University and elsewhere. He has been awarded a Fulbright to teach
at the University of Munich (2002-2003), as well as five National
Endowments for the Humanities summer seminars – the last two
being Transcendentalism in Concord and WWII history at the East-West
Center in Honolulu. He enjoys running and hiking, tennis, travel,
movies and museums & the study of world religions. Since his
teenage years, he has followed an environmental and compassionate
path. On his to do list include working on an archaeology dig, volunteering
at Gombe Chimp Reserve in Tanzania, teaching at a university in
Asia and running a marathon.
He is available for Life Coaching; Educational Consulting;
and Seminars on Yoga, Meditation / Mindfulness, Creativity, Health
and Wellness (including stress reduction, nutrition, vegetarian
diet), and Writing and Editing.
Richard can be reached through his online
contact form or by phone at (908) 290-4311. He lives in New
Jersey (20 miles from New York City), but is pleased to travel if
time permits. He has traveled extensively in Europe, Latin America,
North America, the Middle East and Asia.