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Antonia "Dr. M" Martinez, PhD, MHC-LP
Creator, 10 Steps Forward Emotional Intelligence Course

Photo by Joan Beard





Don't just succeed. Prosper…
in life, relationships, and business.

Break your biggest barriers. Manifest your vision.


What do I do? I'm here to make a real difference in your life, relationships, livelihood…and the legacy you leave. My focus is to help you build a strong foundation for personal, professional, and generational prosperity & well-being in mind, body, and spirit, as well as socially, emotionally, and financially.

For over 25 years, my superpower and my passion has been to empower conscious professionals, communities, and businesses to break their biggest barriers to growth and success…Confidently.  Consistently. Organically. Holistically. How can you break your biggest barriers? I'll help you grow beyond them.

From developing personal and business growth strategies to improving relationships and team dynamics, we'll work together to generate new and creative ideas to solve big problems and achieve game-changing results.

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Let me ask you a question

Are you ready, able, and willing to create the self and success you want?

Then it's time to

level up

You have the power to make the change you need.
Let's ignite it!

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Some say showing up is half the battle. How can you best show up and step up to move things forward for yourself and others? Get empowered to break ineffective and self-defeating habits and cycles that sabotage success for you, your business, or your community. If you feel stagnant on your path or challenged to find your direction, then learn how to unfold the greatest potential and absolute best within yourself and those around you.

Your inner life is your seat of power. It fuels how you create, experience, and respond to your outer reality. It drives your decisions. It informs how you play the roles in your life from leader to lover. Mastering your inner life is key to a fruitful, fearless, and balanced pursuit of freedom, happiness, and prosperity. Let me help you launch your best strategy and path to success.

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Courses & More

My courses, books, coaching programs, and other tools are designed to get you to the next level…and ready for it when you arrive.

10 Steps Forward

Increase your emotional intelligence for greater growth and success

Inner Power Workbook

Be your own spiritual life coach and supercharge your power to manifest.

Healing Man/Healing Woman

Make it fun and easy to have uniquely deep and conscious conversations.


Make Your Breakthrough

Transform your life and prosperity with this easy-to-follow game plan

Inner Power Wisdom Cards

Be your own spiritual life coach.

The Next Step Oracle

Get past limiting blocks and take your next step


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Happy Clients

I'm happy when my clients are too!

"Dr. M's work, particularly in the area of achieving breakthroughs, can be of tremendous benefit in corporate, non-profit, and community-based organizations."

Anita Davis-Defoe, Phd

President/CEO, Afia Planning & Development Corp.

"Anyone determined to make significant changes in their life, Dr. M provides steps with practical concepts to help you reach your fullest potential."

Terrance D. Richburg

Director, Men's Initiative Youth Development

"Dr. M's work really brings your underlying patterns to the surface so that you can address them in a profound and purposeful way."

Simone Turner

CEO, Holistic Transformations Global Wellness Service

"It was so amazing to see the women open up and interact. We were able to break down some walls that we didn't know even existed."

Stephanie Lindor

Founder, We All Really Matter (W.A.R.M.)

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My Story

Having an entrepreneur/rental property investor and a social worker for parents, it was perhaps no surprise that by the time I went off to Business School, I had already launched several business ventures. One of them was a professional development and motivational event series that featured high profile speakers, from politicians to music executives. I soon realized, however, that my undergraduate studies would not be enough to help grow and expand my existing enterprises. I needed to be creative, get more strategic, and tap into other resources to increase my success.

Seizing an amazing opportunity to put my business on the map, I planned a special celebrity event—my biggest and most expensive yet. When it spectacularly crashed, burned, and blew up in my face, it turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to me and my business.

In trying to recover from the financial fallout, serendipity lead me to a part-time job working on a spiritual hotline —a gig I landed at the young age of 21 because I was an "old soul" with a few years of informal metaphysical studies under my belt and, most importantly because the supervisor who interviewed me said her guides told her to hire me despite my "looking like a deer in headlights" during the interview. Celeste Harper became one of my most important teachers and trainers.

The inner work I did in Celeste's group showed me how my "stuff" got in the way of my success and gave me new tools, skills, and understanding to integrate with my passion for business, motivation, and professional development. Taking my exploration of mind, body, spirit and emotions further with graduate university studies in metaphysics and later mental health and education, my holistic approach to personal, professional, and business development emerged.

But wait…what's that picture of me on a motorcycle? That's a story for another time! 😊

Experience and Education:


  • PhD, Metaphysics, Specialized Ministerial Seminary, University of Metaphysics International
  • Master's in Education/Mental Health Counseling, Hunter College – CUNY
  • Bachelor's in Forensic Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice – CUNY
  • CBT Training for Depression and Suicide, Beck Institute
  • Business Administration and Youth Agency Administration, Pace University
Areas of Expertise:

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  • Anxiety
  • Business/Career
    • Growth Strategies
    • Leadership Development and Team Dynamics
    • Real Estate Investing and Generational Wealth
    • Career Transition
    • Work/Life Balance and Integration
    • Success, Prosperity, and Productivity
  • Communication and Assertiveness
  • Confidence and Self-Worth/Self-Esteem
  • Depression
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Life Skills
  • Manifestation and Self-realization
  • Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Mental Health and Psychospiritual Wellbeing
  • Metaphysics
  • Personal Growth and Empowerment
  • Phase of Life Transition
  • Relationships and boundaries
  • Stress/Anger Management
Special Projects and Presentations
          • Program Director, Healing Man/Healing Woman Prisoner Reentry Program, Edgecombe Residential Treatment Facility
          • Author, 10 Steps Forward emotional intelligence course
          • Instructor/Course Developer, Meditation Instructors course, Inner Life Society
          • Instructor/Course Developer, Meditation and Mindful Living course, City College of New York
          • Guest Expert, The Ultimate Answer is Inside [Documentary]. (2011)
            Quantum Healing Center (Producer) & Bloom, J. (Director). US.
          • Breaking Your Limits and Out of Your Shell. A Healing Man/Healing Woman workshop for the Shyness and Social Anxiety Group, New York, NY 
          • Meditation Clinic: Calm and Clear Your Mind and Your Life. New York, NY
          • Breaking Down the Walls in Your Life. Workshop facilitated for We All Really Matter, New York, NY
          • Introduction to Personal Alchemy. Workshop facilitated for Inner Life Society, New York, NY 
          • Dream Circle. Workshop series facilitated for Inner Life Society, New York, NY
          • Walking with Shamans. Retreat and Training. Peru. Bolivia.
          • Stress Management. Seminar presented at Oxford Health and Onsite Wellness division of Frenkel Benefits, New York, NY
          • Host and Executive Producer, Inner Power Hour [Radio Show/Podcast]. (2008-2009)
            Caribbean Voice Radio, Evolve Radio; Live Streaming; iTunes; Blog Talk Radio. US and Caribbean.

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