Body & Mindset Coach, Social Entrepreneur and Writer

Meet Marissa:

My mission is to create a legacy of positive impact on as many lives as possible using love, honesty and integrity. 

Marissa McCallam

Photo: Fistful Of Glitter Photography

I help people discover what they want, decide how to get it and believe they deserve it.

I have over 10 years of experience in the Corporate sector both nationally and internationally, with roles including new business development, training and project management. I have trained in Treating Anxiety, Building Resilience, Meditation, Mindfulness, Speaking to Inspire and study Positive Psychology, Mindset, Somatic practices and Personal Performance Development.  I also have a degree in Television Production, and qualified as a Group Exercise to Music Instructor, Circuit Trainer and Boxercise/Kickboxercise Instructor.

 

What can I say? I love a bit of Learning!

My experience as a Performer, Dance Teacher and love for physical activity have made me a firm advocate for the benefits of movement and its links to mental well being. I'm 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.

 

After growing up in a household where mental and physical abuse were present, I had anxiety and depression as a teenager, and throughout my twenties. Limiting self-beliefs and an internal story of 'not being enough' led to years of suppressing my dreams, ignoring my intuition and repeating unhealthy patterns of behaviour.

Following the breakup of a 14 year relationship, I found I had to reestablish who I was as an individual and rebuild my sense of Self. I did this through studying personal development, applying it to my own life and keeping what worked.

I learned that by connecting with my body, shifting my focus and keeping things simple it was possible to be consistently happier.

I believe that everyone has the answers they need inside of them to lead a happier, healthier, life, it's just a case of asking the right questions - part of my role as a Body & Mindset Coach is to ask those questions.

One of my passions is building confidence in others and love doing so with Young People. I have 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. I now run a Social Enterprise called Centre Myself which takes a fun and holistic approach towards increasing confidence and a sense of self-worth in Young People. In 2018, I was invited onto the School of Social Entrepreneurs Fellowship programme to develop the platform.

Photo: Fistful Of Glitter Photography

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.' My '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! :) The Self Sessions Podcast is all about getting to know our Self and everything in between. 

I have first-hand experience of the power of positive thought, connection with the body, consistently healthy practices and their life-changing properties. My vision is to make this accessible to as many people as possible.

Wishing Only Love,

Marissa x