I have always been a grounding and connecting force to many people around me. Someone who people often turn to for encouragement, even when I was a young girl. 

Now that I’ve fully stepped into my role as a coach, it makes perfect sense that I would have found this meaningful work, but it was a windy path that led me here, as it often goes.

Before I found coaching, I found a lot of almosts.

Paths that almost fit, work that I almost loved and that was almost fulfilling. But as we all know, almost is not it, so I was often left with divine discontent, one of my favorite phrases that describes the unpleasantness of feeling dissatisfied, but with the motivation to keep searching for more.

In 2015 I began my entrepreneurial journey. I quit my under-challenging job and started my own business, and I have never been happier. Working with clients independently brings me so much joy and fulfillment. Being an entrepreneur also provides the lifestyle that suits my energy and values, where I can do yoga and go for walks on the trails during the day to take care of myself, while setting and achieving my work priorities in a way that works for me.

I am now based in Fort Collins, Colorado where I love getting into the mountains as much as possible. I have started and run a successful professional organizing business and a popular event planning business. Owning these businesses helped me find my passion for coaching because I realized how much I enjoyed building one-on-one relationships with my clients. I also use this experience to offer coaching and consulting for young women who are interested in starting their own entrepreneurial ventures.

Before starting out on my own, I lived in New York City, working in fashion design for Ralph Lauren and Tory Burch. Although I have had lucrative jobs over the years, I always felt like something was missing. Once I found coaching and began working with clients and writing about personal growth, there was no doubt in my mind that this work would make me feel whole. That’s exactly what I help clients with now. Finding their life purpose, defining their values, and creating the life that lights them up and feeds their soul.

When I’m not coaching, leading a workshop, or writing, you can find me outside and taking advantage of Colorado living. I’m often hiking, skiing, and cooking with my husband and our sweet rescue beagador pup, Rider.

Coach Marissa Chastain, CPCC

Education & Training

CPCC (Certified Professional Co-Active Coach) Certification. Completion Date: 1/2019

ACC (Associate Certified Coach) Certification in progress. Completion Date: 1/2020

B.A. Art History, University of Colorado at Boulder

200HR RYT Vinyasa and Yin Yoga Teacher from Kindness Yoga in Denver, Colorado