The great philosopher Emerson said "Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can." That's what I see as my role as your coach. I hold you to do what you can do. Our sessions serve as a space for you to explore what a full life you can build. In fact, the International Coach Federation defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

I am a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, a model that is founded on the principle that every person is naturally creative, resourceful and whole. As a coach, I work with you to enhance your own intuition and define what you want out of your life, then help you to set goals for how to get there.

Here are some of the things you can achieve through our focused work together:

  • Identify your values and how to use them to guide your life

  • Acknowledge and integrate all of the parts of yourself to allow for a full, confident expression of YOU

  • Design a fulfilling and impactful career path

  • Foster a useful and uplifting mindfulness practice

  • Express yourself creatively and make progress on creative projects

  • Learn how to tame your inner-critic and self-limiting beliefs

  • Explore, articulate & connect to your life purpose

Are you ready to build your creative, intentional, fully alive life?

Contact me to get started here.

Coaching Details

I work with clients over the phone or video conference. Regular sessions are typically 60 minutes except for the first groundwork session together, which is 90 minutes.

I work with my clients for as long as they feel like the work is adding value to their lives. I typically work on a month by month basis, where we connect 2-4 times per month, depending on your schedule and needs. 


I like you to know what you can expect if you choose to work with me, so that’s why I share my pricing. No surprises.

First Discovery Session: Free

Groundwork Session (90 minutes): $85

Ongoing Coaching Sessions (60 minutes): $75

Want more information or to experience my coaching before you decide? That’s why I offer a free discovery session. Let's have a 1-hour call together to make sure we have a good coach-client fit and so you can experience the transformative power of a coaching relationship. Contact me to schedule your free session.


Here's what others are saying about my coaching:

Before starting my coaching sessions with Marissa, I was unhappy, working in an unfulfilling job and living in a city that left me feeling stressed out and exhausted. Working with Marissa has provided me with positive support, techniques and a framework that helped me to identify what I wanted my future life to look like and what steps I needed to take in order to get there. After each session, I felt more centered, calm and motivated. Marissa’s insightful coaching has helped me to cultivate better self-esteem, a more positive outlook and has improved both my personal and professional relationships. I now live in a city I love, surrounded by friends and will be starting a new job next week!
— Riley D.
Marissa works from the premise that you are naturally, creative, resourceful and whole – with no judgement. She connected with me based on pure kindness and compassion but always with the best interest to move me forward and hold my vision and hold me accountable with actions. I’m grateful I chose her as my coach.
— Annemette S. Anderson, Head of HR
Working with Marissa gave me an extra sense of accountability and gave me time to reflect on what steps I was doing to move towards my goals and I felt like I became more likely to make things happen. Because of our work together I have applied for jobs and got interviews, I have made important appointments with doctors, and I considered paths that I had previously ruled out as not available to me.
— M.B.