My mission is to create a legacy of positive impact on as many lives as possible using love, honesty and integrity.
Body & Mindset Coach, Social Entrepreneur and Writer
After growing up in a household where mental and physical abuse were present, she had anxiety and depression as a teenager, and throughout her twenties. Limiting self-beliefs and an internal story of 'not being enough' led to years of suppressing her dreams, ignoring her intuition and repeating unhealthy patterns of behaviour.
Following the breakup of a 14 year relationship, she found she had to reestablish who she was as an individual and rebuild her sense of Self. She did this through studying personal development, applying it to her own life and keeping what worked.
She believes that everyone has the answers they need inside of them to lead a consistently happy life, it's just a case of asking the right questions - part of her role as a Body & Mindset Coach is to ask those questions.
Photo: Fistful Of Glitter Photography
Marissa says 'Throughout my life I have seen people denying themselves progress through lack of confidence and beliefs instilled in them from a young age. It's amazing how much you can learn from talking with others, sharing experiences and resources, and asking really powerful questions. This led me to set up The Wishing Only Love Sessions - a Facebook Group which provides a forum for discussion around relationships, confidence and societal expectations.' Her 'Wishing Only Love' Blog tries to make sense of the world we can often get caught up in and explores how unnecessarily complicated we can make things for ourselves.
She has over 10 years of experience in the Corporate sector both nationally and internationally, with roles including new business development, training and project management. Marissa has trained in Treating Anxiety, Building Resilience, Meditation, Mindfulness, Speaking to Inspire and studies Positive Psychology and Personal Performance Development. She also has a degree in Television Production, is a qualified Group Exercise to Music Instructor, Circuit Trainer and Boxercise/Kickboxercise Instructor.
One of Marissa’s passions is building confidence in others and loves doing so with young people. She has previously been a Care Assistant for children with varying special needs and physical abilities, a Student Support Worker at the National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy and an NCH/Action for Children Independent Visitor. Marissa now runs a Social Enterprise called Centre Myself which takes a fun and holistic approach towards increasing confidence and a sense of self-worth in teenagers. In 2018, she was invited onto the School of Social Entrepreneurs Fellowship programme to further develop the platform.
She is an avid fan of all Dance-forms with performance credits including supporting Act for Jazzy Jeff, backing dancer for Jazzy B, Sasha, Lisa Lashes, Sugar Hill Gang and various music videos. Her experience as a performer, Dance teacher and love for physical activity have made her a firm advocate for the benefits of movement and its links to mental well being.
Marissa has first-hand experience of the power of positive thought, consistently healthy practices and their life-changing power. She wishes to share this with as many people as possible.