Marissa and I had an incredible energy right from the off. She is one of those people you instantly warm to. I loved how her humour kept our sessions light when they needed to be, but her empathy meant she would tread with care when the topic required.
If you are looking for light and soul, look no further. Thank you Marissa, you're a true gem. Mhairi
'Marissa is fabulous at what she does...she always worked to me and my need and could tell when we needed to work in a slightly different way...I reached a point where I was noticing that the way in which I was thinking of certain things was changing, I had more confidence to use the techniques that I had learnt to figure things out for myself. I find myself using the processes now without even really noticing I am doing it, which I feel is a really positive reflection of Marissa's practice.' Sian
'Marissa has helped me tremendously over the past year. I was going through a time of self re-discovery and felt very lost. When we started the sessions, I had no idea where I wanted my life to go, or indeed how I was going to get started on the road to a better life for me.
I had no idea what the coaching process would be like as I had never done anything like it before, but Marissa was patient in the sessions and let me talk about the things that I wished to improve / enhance / change without pressure but with compassion.
As we continued the journey she helped me to set goals that I could work towards. Generally I’m not the most organised person in the world so these were very small steps to begin with, but in doing this, it opened out my world and I was able to see the bigger picture and a totally different future. She allowed me to see myself and my abilities from an outsiders perspective, rather than me looking at them and either saying that my goals were unachievable, way too big to even consider, or that I didn’t have the skills or ability to reach them.
As we neared the end of our sessions together, the steps and goals became bigger and because I had a focus and a means of achieving them (my confidence and belief in myself had grown as a result of my conversations with Marissa), I felt happier that I had in ages. Some things, like setting up my own business, suddenly became clearer and within reach and it is definitely something I am going to pursue in the future.
Other concerns were also addressed, like self-image and confidence. These are areas of my life that I will be concentrating on.
The end result of our sessions is that I’ve come to accept myself. I know I have strengths and weaknesses, but I seemed to beat myself up because of these weaknesses, instead of focusing on my strengths and praising my achievements and looking at everything with a more positive eye. Marissa is an amazing coach/mentor, and an incredibly strong, kind and understanding woman, and I would have no hesitation in recommending her to others looking to reach out for some help, clarification and direction in their lives.' Maxine
'Before the sessions with Marissa, I wasn't sure where I wanted to take my career in teaching and I wasn't as productive as I knew I could be. With Marissa's coaching and varied strategies, I was able to align my thoughts into clearer goals. I became more productive at work by thinking things 'out loud' in my sessions whilst Marissa asked me questions, always at the right time, and in the right way, to make me stop and consider what I had been doing and what I could be doing to make the best of my time at work. This meant I could spend more time with my family and also feel empowered at work. Marissa listened so intently that she probably could hear what I needed and wanted to do with my career before I did, however through the methods that she used, I came to the answers myself. This year I became a teacher of students with special needs. It has been a fantastic change of career and for the money I wanted too. The coaching from Marissa gave me the courage and drive to go for a new job and the belief that it was the right thing to do. Thank you so much Marissa.' David
'Marissa was a down to earth coach who quickly built rapport with me and is someone I felt comfortable with from the start. She provided absolutely no judgement at all, and her soft-spokeness always provided a calm and grounding environment. Marissa pushed me with questions without going so far that they were disruptive to the conversation flow, but probed enough to get me thinking in a way I wasn’t naturally doing...I would highly recommend Marissa to others.' Juliet
'Marissa is a great coach. Some of her biggest strengths include her ability to really listen, her smoothness and ability to ask good questions and also her ability to challenge me and inspire action. During our sessions, I felt really understood and free to share openly due to the great rapport that she had built. Her intuitive style meant that she could sense how I was feeling and would raise my awareness to those emotions.
I typically came to Marissa with quite big goals. However, her skillful questions allowed me to break these down and challenged me to devise a plan of action to help me move forward. I felt supported throughout process and free to think of solutions that I wouldn’t have otherwise arrived at. Marissa always creates healthy and professional environment for our sessions. Its been a real pleasure working with Marissa and I would highly recommend her as a coach.' Andrew
'Marissa has recently helped me come to a much deeper understanding of recognising my weaknesses. She has guided me through making better decisions and helped me create an action plan as to how best to overcome them. She is extremely approachable and really allows you time to process, think and speak what you have been holding in. The way in which she listens and then responds is truly inspiring and has seriously helped me get through some major blocks. I can not recommend her enough. Thank you Marissa.’ Luke
'I found my sessions with Marissa really useful and insightful. Talking things through made me more aware of hindering behaviours and mindset, when it came to achieving my goals...the sessions helped me to focus on my intentions with a realistic timeline. Marissa's calming nature made me feel comfortable and relaxed throughout' Tia
Just had my first mindset coaching session with Marissa and it's left me feeling huge relief...she helped me find so much clarity around what I was feeling and our conversation guided me to a place where I now know what I need to do. It was so good to talk it out with someone unattached to the situation, someone with a caring but ‘straight to the point’ approach, and who is trained to ask the right questions. Even after one session I feel like it’s already helped me find the right solutions for ME as an individual. I can’t recommend Marissa enough, if you’re feeling stuck in any area of your life and feel coaching will help. Every hurdle we all face is usually down to mindset, and this couldn’t be truer for me! Just 45 minutes of coaching helped me realise this even more, and I feel so much more positive and motivated than I did yesterday. I’ve left the session with a plan and I have immediately put this into action. A huge win, for me! Thank you so much, Marissa. Amy
I am very thankful for my session with Marissa. She helped me to identify my blocks that were stopping me in growing my business. This realisation was little bit daunting for me...Marissa really stood out for me in this part..where I was with those feelings. She was very tuned in to me and she knew exactly when to use her powerful words and energy, where to pause and let me be with my own thought process for realisations.... in order for me to relax in to the next steps. Marissa empowered and assisted me with my identified plan. I was feeling at ease at the same time as she helped me realise that I put too much pressure on My self ... I don't have to. Everything is perfect for me with my new vision and plan. Baby steps every day is what counts. I am so excited. Thank you Again Marissa, this was very powerful. You have a gift. Jana
Marissa is easy going, super approachable, warm and kind soul. She is someone who will ask you to ask questions that you didn't even know you needed to ask. She will empower you to create the life and reality you would like to have. And do it all with a sense of potency and humor that will help you lower your barriers and be the authentic you -that you really want to be. I've done one-on-one online sessions with her, it has been inspiring and extremely well worth the time :) Ania
'Marissa is an empathic, vibrant, direct-type-approach coach.' Anon
The experience was really great. It was my first session with Marissa and my first time trying this kind of experience.
At first, I could feel my entire body so excited inside, with many noises and movements. Then, by following Marissa's voice and responding to her questions, it all felt so calm and peaceful. I didn't know what to expect from the session but I felt really relaxed at the end and to be honest, for the rest of that day. Marissa has such a lovely voice that will put you in full confidence and give you the feeling that you know, you're in good hands. She gave you space and time to reflect and gather your thoughts. I really love it. Emilie
'Over the course of a year, in which I have undergone coaching, has been my most progressive year yet. The coaching allowed me to speak with confidence and not have to fight my thoughts and ideas. The coaching techniques and exercises have led me to understand how to deal with certain situations and how to react in times of stress. The coaching has positively impacted my career and my mindset by allowing me to talk out the ideas I have and work out how to make them a reality, in doing this I was then able to follow the steps I had made and make my ideas come to life. I know I will be using the exercises and advice taken from the coaching sessions throughout the rest of my career.' Harriet