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 one 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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Jennifer M. #2

"Marissa listens well, asks powerful questions and connected easily with me. I was blown away by her natural ability to coach, encourage, help me move forward and accomplish my goals. I would highly recommend Marissa to anyone who is searching for a coach who will help you make awesome things happen in your life!”

- Jennifer M.

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Clara M. #2 (ELI)

"What I loved about the ELI assessment is the focus on motion. Instead of putting me in a single box, it gave me the option to move between different feelings (energies) in different circumstances. It helped me identify and articulate what kinds of situations I find draining, and what spaces and circumstances make me feel most alive. And once I had an opportunity to explore that with Marissa’s guidance, I am much better able to catch myself in draining moments, and to move toward more life-giving spaces and approaches."

- Clara M.

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Angelica R. #1

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 think differently about what you’re going through."

- Angelica R.

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Brigid M.

“Marissa is a natural coach. She was able to help me navigate what I was actually saying by pulling key phrases out of our conversations, and was able to guide me in exactly the right direction that I hadn’t anticipated going. I’m grateful for her powerful insight, because without it, I wouldn’t have realized that I had all the tools I needed. I learned to better trust my intuition, and that the powerful phrases she spoke back to me were living inside me after all.”

- Brigid M.

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Michelle K.

“From the very first coaching session, Marissa and I connected. She challenged me to get out of my own way to be my “best self” all while supporting and cheering me on. When I felt stuck, she magically moved my energy so that I could move to a space where all things were possible. I have implemented lasting changes to improve my relationship with my boss, spend more quality time with my family and intentionally live the life that God intended me to live!”

- Michelle K.

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Kristin A. #1

“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."

- Kristin A.

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Michelle A.

“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 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. If you’re even considering working with Marissa, absolutely do it. I promise you won’t regret it.”

- Michelle A.

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Clara M. #1

“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 six 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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Jennifer M #1

“Marissa is an outstanding coach! She brings great energy and enthusiasm to our coaching sessions, and makes me feel like the most important person in her world at that time. She makes me feel heard, and celebrated along the way. I was going through a ton of change in my life, including career and relationship transitions. Marissa and I worked together to get clear on what I needed to move forward, what the priorities were for me and how to orient my focus so I was really going after what was most important to me. I was able to navigate tough conversations with people in my life, and broke through barriers that seemed overwhelming at the time."

- Jennifer M.

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