Our Approach  2018-09-16T17:19:37+00:00

Our Approach

The Painefree approach to coaching and consulting is highly relational and abandons the myopic focus on the bottom line as the only measure of success.


1) Management consultants are extremely bottom-line driven, but not as savvy in the all too common, “human element” so critical to individual and organizational success, and

2) Nonprofit/Social impact consultants can often be so mission-focused that they miss the significance of the business model and bottom line.

After nearly twenty-years of leadership experience in corporate, nonprofit, faith-based and higher-education settings, our founder, Marissa Q. Paine, established Painefree Coaching & Consulting with a deep passion for helping others achieve fulfilling success in mission-impact (purpose), business results (profit) AND  interpersonal relationships (people).

Painefree clients benefit from that passion and our interdisciplinary approach to coaching and consulting.  It’s what we like to call The Social Work Advantage™.

What does The Social Work Advantage™ mean for you?

In addition to the top-tier management trainings and certifications with which Painefree consultants are equipped, you also benefit from the social worker “human” expertise—from our staff’s experience and knowledge in psychology, sociology, politics, education, health, philosophy, and counseling. Each of our team members are highly skilled at helping individuals, groups, and organizations successfully navigate the thoughts, feelings, and actions that instinctively come with change. We know how to confront the elephant(s) in the room in a way that is disarming and productive, and we excel at creating tailored solutions that consider those dynamics to ensure bottom line results.

Our mission, vision, and values stem from the belief that growth and change don’t have to be painful, and that’s why we do more than simply recommend solutions. We roll up our sleeves, dive deep into the nitty-gritty through comprehensive quantitative and qualitative analyses, and stick with our clients until tangible transformation occurs.

Think you or your organization would benefit from the The Social Work Advantage? Schedule a complimentary Painefree discovery conversation to find out how we can best support your unique situation.