Humor, compassion and candor are the driving forces in Marnie Nir’s work as a coach with Handel Group. A student of Slavic Language and Literature at UCLA, Marnie graduated with a BA in Russian Literature. After marrying and giving birth to her first child, Marnie started coaching with her sister, Lauren Zander, creating the dream of who she wanted to be as a mother. However, her work with Lauren took everything in her life to a much deeper level. More than a decade later, she is now the mother of two, a trained coach in The Handel Method, a freelance writer, a blogger for the Huffington Post, DatingAdvice as well as her own blog (“The Sour MILF”) and formerly a columnist for the Jupiter Post and Westport News. Most notably, she and her writing partner have created a half-hour animated TV series, “Mother Up!,” starring Eva Longoria. Marnie lives in Pound Ridge, NY with her husband and two children.