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The Facilitator of Change to Individuals and Organisations in Transitions

Life Strategic Planning, Emotional Intelligence and Cognitive Performance. Effective decision-making for exceptional life outcomes.

Meet Márcia Pinho - Empowering Individuals and Organisations through change

Márcia Pinho, the driving force behind believe-IN. Make It Happen!®, is a true believer in the power of embracing new possibilities. She firmly holds the conviction that we can break free from limitations imposed by our background, upbringing, or the opinions of others when we have a clear vision. By wholeheartedly believing in ourselves, our projects, ambitions, and dreams, we can chart a different course in life.

A Lifelong Learner and Humanist

believe-IN's journey began after an accomplished career in marketing management and a deep dive into the realm of Education Technologies. Passionate about lifelong learning, Márcia built her career path while pursuing various academic qualifications.

Education and Expertise

Márcia Pinho holds a Graduate Diploma in Psychology from Glasgow Caledonian University, an Executive Masters of Business Management from ISCTE/INDEG, and a bachelor's degree in Marketing Management from IPAM. Additionally, she has pursued several certifications, including Coaching, Trainer, BMC, Storytelling, and Mental Health-related courses. This diverse knowledge base equips her with a holistic approach to empower individuals and organisations.

An Emotionally Intelligent Leader

With a remarkable emotional intelligence percentile of 96, Márcia Pinho understands the importance of empathy and connection in facilitating meaningful change. Fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, she effortlessly communicates across cultural boundaries, fostering deeper relationships with her clients. Márcia is deeply passionate about creating stress-free environments that nurture personal growth and development.

Discover a New Path with believe-IN. Make It Happen!®

At believe-IN, we are dedicated to helping you embrace change and unlock your fullest potential. Márcia Pinho's expertise in Life Strategic Planning, Emotional Intelligence, and Cognitive Performance will guide you through transitions, enabling you to make effective decisions and achieve extraordinary outcomes in life and work.


At believe-IN, we are committed to helping you unlock your full potential. Our services in Life Strategic Planning, Emotional Intelligence, and Cognitive Performance will guide you through transitions and empower you to achieve your goals. Discover a new perspective and transform your life and work with us.


Ready to Get Started?

Take the first step towards change today. Contact us to schedule a consultation or explore our services further. To learn more about Márcia's professional background, feel free to visit her LinkedIn Profile by clicking here.

Márcia Pinho, Human.

Managing Director & Founder

Márcia Pinho, Educator, Life Changes Con

Why believe-IN. Make it Happen! ®


Life changes can be monumental, affecting both our personal and professional lives. In my own journey, I experienced a whirlwind of simultaneous life events that radically transformed my world. This led me to a profound transition and a deep interest in adult development.

Through my personal experience, I became fascinated by the impact of life changes and transitions on adults' emotional well-being, cognitive performance, and overall life outcomes. This understanding has shaped the core philosophy of believe-IN.

At believe-IN, we recognise the significance of these moments. We're dedicated to providing support and guidance during times of change. Our focus is on empowering individuals to navigate the emotional and cognitive challenges that arise during life transitions.

Through person-centered approaches, we help individuals uncover their inner strength and resilience. Our aim is to equip them with the tools and insights needed to thrive in the face of change.

Join us on this transformative journey as we embrace life changes, learn from transitions, and make it happen.

Thank you for being a part of our story.

The problem people face?

Life Changes and Transitions are unavoidable, stress-inducing experiences that challenge the individual’s functioning, health, and sense of self-worth! As a significant source of stress, and anxiety, which, unsupported, can lead the individual to psychological decline, dysfunction and poor decision-making.

  • For this reason, I completed a graduate diploma in Psychology at GCU, so believe-IN conducted the first known research on “The Feeling of fear during life changes and the implications to well-being.”

Among other relevant findings, the study declares the feeling of fear as the root cause of stress and anxiety. This brings us to the need of fostering Emotional Literacy Educational Programmes. And to Life Changes and Transitions Intervention Programmes. A humanistic and person-centred approach to support individuals throughout Life Changes and Transitions.

Life Changes (positive or negative) challenge the individual’s functioning, health, sense of self-worth, and well-being with implications for public health. And will expose us to the danger of Psychological Decline and its consequences.

People undergoing transition processes are exposed to:

  • increased risk of a severe crisis;

  • stress, anxiety, cognitive impairments, poor cognitive performance, depression and emotional distress;

  • high risk of errors, such as accidents, indiscretions and poor decisions;
  • entering or staying in poor or abusive relationships, human dysfunction (e.g. addictions);
  • decreased career prospects, unemployment, illness and disability;

  • poor Mental Health and Well-being;

  • compromised life future outcomes and limited ability to reach their human potential

  • more, Transitions effects exceed lifework boundaries into other roles as they can cause others to Transition.

Transitions are the main contributor to human development. Or unsupported conducive to psychological decline. Individuals under these experiences seek knowledge and support but they struggle to find it! The main reason is, that those close to them are either prepared to manage Life Changes or Transitions. Other obstacles are cultural beliefs and societal norms. An individual in a spiral of Life Changes often fights to find understanding among their support network. Which turns the experience more chaotic. And despite its adverse outcomes, modern societies have not prepared individuals to embrace Life Changes or to recognise Transitions. So, individuals undergoing any of those processes lack the support and the skills to label the experience. When we can't label an experience, we can't transcend it. Less, manage it with success.

The Solution?
I believe in Education, so promoting person-centred support to foster development and new life skills to manage change processes was a natural choice! Life Changes and Transition Management Professional Services provides the foundation to transform this tumultuous experience into a developmental opportunity. Individuals going through the experience of Endings get the needed understanding to reorganize themselves emotionally and cognitively. In the Neutral Zone, we create the structure of what will become a New Beginning. And finally, they are ready to start a new chapter of life, fully functioning and aiming at their full potential.
Wrapping Up!

With the ending of my previous life settings, a new life purpose emerged; "Contribute, so, you believe-IN yourself, and you make the life you wish and deserve Happen!". Then transformed into believe-IN's vision, inspires everything we do. 
believe-IN. Make it Happen! ® was created to support healthy adults, going through temporary states of unbalance consequences of Life Changes and Transitions. Our Intervention Programmes are person-centred, science-based solutions powered by Education, Lifespan Developmental Psychology and Management.  

believe-IN is my contribution to a better world. A place where we educate and support adult individuals to adjust or adapt to Life Changes and Transitions with success. Fully functioning they can find equilibrium, performance and mastery. By making effective decisions they can aspire to their full potential! That's us.

​Thank you for reading our story.
Márcia Pinho


Graduate Diploma in Psychology

Glasgow Caledonian University

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