Allison B. - Part 1

Talking to Marissa made me realize what a total breath of fresh air it is to have someone who doesn't just listen, but actually GETS you.

One of the main things we worked together on right out of the gate was debunking my prior beliefs around what my business and life had to look like. Many of my priorities and views had changed over the last few years without me even consciously recognizing it, so it was time to redefine what my true beliefs now were. 

Marissa would always invite me to go further in-depth with the "should's" I was unconsciously placing on myself. I'm definitely someone who processes things best by talking them out, and
Marissa has such an intuitive way of knowing the exact right questions to ask that encourage you to cut to the heart of what's going on and explore the deeper meanings behind what you're feeling.

-Allison B.

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Allison B. - Part 2

“I gained so much confidence from talking with her every month and having a safe, non-judgmental space where I could freely share whatever I was going through at the time. Her personalized guidance always helped me refocus and stay grounded. Freshly equipped with a purposeful direction and goals to work towards, I left every call on a total energy high to face the month ahead. 

If you're looking for someone to hold you accountable, gently help you push the boundaries of your comfort zone, and actively care about your progress and success, HIRE MARISSA PRONTO.
She's the Gandalf to your Frodo. If I've learned anything from our time together, it's that working with Marissa will help you discover those deep, meaningful changes that bring about real growth and personal expansion far beyond what you think you're capable of. 

(Also, she's a magical lady wizard who's amazing at what she does).”

-Allison B.

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Alesha R.

“Wow, what a tremendous gift the past six months of coaching with Marissa has been - coaching has probably been the single most important gift I have ever given myself! 

If I had to summarize my life pre-coaching, I'd say I was coasting. I let others opinions of me dictate my opinions of myself and I was on a never-ending path of trying to mold myself into the person that others wanted me to be. I was exhausted, unhappy and emotionally fragile. With Marissa as my guide,
I began to unravel so many of the mental blockages that were holding me back. In each session, she masterfully guided me on a journey of exploring my own thoughts and beliefs and through it all I learned new ways to identify and deal with my own negative beliefs that were getting in my way. She helped me get to the core of who I wanted to be and honestly helped re-establish me in the driver's seat of my own life. Today, I am so much more joyful, energetic and I constantly surprise myself with the way I am showing up at work and at home. And I now have so many tools in place to keep growing and building on what started here - this is only the beginning! “

-Alesha R.

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Levana M.

“Marissa is a treat to work with! Not only she made me feel so comfortable and supported, but she also made sure to boost my confidence in every possible way! Her insights were on point, and she provided practical yet personal guidance.

After this experience I feel more confident that I can move forward with my projects, and I have a clearer idea of the steps to take, mainly towards true happiness!”

-Levana M.

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Podcast Review #4

“I love Marissa’s podcast! Her range of guests is really exciting because you get to hear different viewpoints and discover topics that you didn’t even know you were interested in (hello woo woo!). Marissa does a great job of cultivating a community feel, even just through your earbuds. Highly recommend this one!”

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Podcast Review #3

“Marissa really brings it in this podcast. To be honest, there are other shows where the interview might be well-intentioned, but isn’t super great at asking questions. That’s why listening to Marissa is so refreshing.

She’s great at asking pointed, deep, interesting questions that other people wouldn’t think to ask. And when you know how to get the good stuff out of people, answers and insights come to light that you can’t find anywhere else.”

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Podcast Review #2

“Marissa is poignant, authentic and clearly very passionate about her work. She not only has individual sessions, but she also brings on a wide range of guests. I am constantly having “aha!” moments while listening! I’m excited to be following along from the beginning!”

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Podcast Review #1

“The Permission to Pivot podcast is, in my opinion, one of THE most authentic and powerful podcasts on personal development available. Marissa uses her insatiable curiosity to tease out some incredible insights (not just information) from her well-respected guests.

She balances her playful personality with confidence and competence (she KNOWS her stuff) to keep you on the edge of your notebook at all times. As a podcast junkie myself, I'm super grateful that I'm in early on this one, it'll be in my feed for a LONG TIME to come!”

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Maura S. (Mastermind)

“After a few years in the workforce, I felt paralyzed with indecision and unfulfilled in my job. I wanted to make a change, but hadn’t the slightest idea where to begin. Our calls felt like talking with a wise, engaging friend and her insight brought me back to that fire I felt in college.

If I’d offer one piece of advice to anyone considering coaching with Marissa, it would be that it’s absolutely worth the investment. Taking that time and energy upfront will help give you the confidence and insight to help you thrive!”

-Maura S.

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Clara M. (Mastermind)

“When I started working with Marissa, I was feeling stuck in my current situation wanting a change but uncertain of what change exactly I was looking for and how to go about it. We set out, not necessarily to answer these huge questions in 6 weeks, but to figure out a strategy to make change and to be ready for it when it comes.

Along the way Marissa helped me uncover parts of my identity I thought I'd lost, and even some new aspects and angles I'd never identified before. I ended up with a realistic and exciting action plan, a deeper understanding of myself, and the confidence to move forward into whatever may come.”

-Clara M.

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Hannah S. (Mastermind)

“Working with Marissa is an investment in yourself. If you are willing to be open, and answer some questions where the answers may not come easily, then you will reap far more rewards than you put in. Marissa provided direction for me in an area where I didn't know how to make sense of all the options that lay ahead. Instead of doing it FOR me, she walked right through it with me

Best of all, Marissa stayed engaged in every minute of every conversation I had with her. Not once did her attention stray. Having all of that focus on ME was
a gift to myself that I've never gotten before.”

-Hannah S.

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Michelle A. (Mastermind)

“Marissa has this amazing blend of: the warmth that invites you to open up and feel comfortable right away, the know-how to expertly guide the conversation in a meaningful direction with ease, and the wisdom to help you connect the dots for yourself in ways you'd never considered.

I left our conversation feeling stunningly clear about how to move forward with my creative work, and relieved that I didn't need to waste more time spinning my wheels and doubting my direction. I'm so grateful for her guidance and her genuine ability to listen, help untangle, and make sense of my mental barriers.”

-Michelle A.

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Angelica R. (Mastermind)

Marissa is able to tap into emotions and explore areas in a way that feels natural and energizing. She'll talk through a situation with you and allow you to:
a) feel comfortable as you're sharing your experience with her and
b) ask questions that illuminate new areas of exploration and challenge you to think differently about what you're going through.

Not only do you feel perfectly at ease sharing this time with her, you leave the conversation with the support you asked for at the beginning of your time together whether that's a mantra, a new way of looking at a situation, or a list of action items to apply to your life. Marissa is a natural listener and supporter; she'll hold you up, but she'll also guide you to make your own sustainable changes.”

-Angelica R.

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Kristin A. (Mastermind)

Marissa makes you feel comfortable right from the start. Her ability to listen makes her coaching sessions feel reflective and truly self-guided through her attentiveness and ability to rephrase and clarify ideas. I was struggling to make sense of a lot of abstract, complicated "what-ifs" in my career, and Marissa was able to help me identify the next-steps for myself. Just by listening and noticing the patterns, she arranges and organizes the ideas in your head almost as you’re saying them so that you can see those patterns clearly before you.

I was at first surprised to hear the decisions and certainty with which I was talking through my concerns, but by the end of our call, I felt more confident in the direction I knew was best for me. Talking with Marissa is like having a diligent, note-taking, conscious by your side when you're talking to yourself, trying to make sense of it all.”

-Kristin A.

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Hannah S.

Working with Marissa is an investment in yourself. If you are willing to be open, and answer some questions where the answers may not come easily, then you will reap far more rewards than you put in. Marissa provided direction for me in an area where I didn't know how to make sense of all the options that lay ahead. Instead of doing it FOR me, she walked right through it with me.

Best of all, Marissa stayed engaged in every minute of every conversation I had with her. Not once did her attention stray. Having all of that focus on ME was a gift to myself that I've never gotten before.

-Hannah S.

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Purposeful Pivot 1 (Kristin A.)

I was struggling to make sense of a lot of abstract, complicated “what-ifs” in my career, and Marissa was able to help me identify the next-steps for myself. Just by listening and noticing the patterns, she arranges and organizes the ideas in your head almost as you’re saying them so that you can see those patterns clearly before you.

I was at first surprised to hear the decisions and certainty with which I was talking through my concerns, but by the end of our call, I felt more confident in the direction I knew was best for me. Talking with Marissa is like having a diligent, note-taking friend by your side when you’re talking to yourself, trying to make sense of it all.”

-Kristin A.

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Maura S.

Over the course of four calls, we worked through my anxiety around debt and going back to school, the possibility of entrepreneurship, and how to focus on what I want to feel more than the job itself. The latter shifted my perspective significantly and helped me find more meaning in my current situation while I determine the next step. Our calls felt like talking with a wise, engaging friend and her insight brought me back to that fire I felt in college.

If I’d offer one piece of advice to anyone considering coaching with Marissa, it would be that it’s absolutely worth the investment. Taking that time and energy upfront will help give you the confidence and insight to help you thrive!

- Maura S.

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Andy G.

I'd considered coaching in the past, but hesitated because I wasn't certain that I would find someone compatible with my goals. One short phone call with Marissa completely changed my mind! I was instantly at ease with sharing my plans and ideas on how to change the way I earn a living by staying open and creative. Marissa took a professional and open approach to our conversations, allowing me to think and talk freely, while pointing out themes and realizations that I had never noticed. Thanks to our conversations, I've completed old and new projects, refined my long and short-term goals, and I feel confident in my new path.

- Andy G.

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Angelica R. #2

Not only will you feel perfectly at ease sharing this time with Marissa, you'll leave the conversation with the support you asked for at the beginning of your time together whether that’s a mantra, a new way of looking at a situation, or a list of action items to apply to your life. Marissa is a natural listener and supporter; she’ll hold you up, but she’ll also guide you to make your own sustainable changes.”

- Angelica R.

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Kristin A. #2

"I was at first surprised to hear the decisions and certainty with which I was talking through my concerns, but by the end of our call, I felt more confident in the direction I knew was best for me. Talking with Marissa is like having a diligent, note-taking friend by your side when you’re talking to yourself, trying to make sense of it all.”

- Kristin A.

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