Marissa Q. Paine is the founder and principal consultant of Painefree Coaching & Consulting. She is the Chief Problem Solver for clients and for her team.
A corporate executive turned macro-level social worker, Marissa brings more than twenty years of corporate, nonprofit, education, and faith-based experience to the practice including serving as executive director of several health and human service organizations and directing a federally funded capacity building program providing grants, training, and technical assistance to more than 70 nonprofits in the Greater St. Louis region. Prior to joining the nonprofit sector, Marissa held diverse corporate roles in human resources and public affairs. She also managed the public relations activities of a Fortune 200 brand.
Today, Marissa maintains a coaching roster of CEOs, senior executives, small business owners, and highly motivated professionals from diverse sectors as well as peer groups, boards of directors, and leadership teams. She is a sought-after speaker, trainer, and retreat facilitator known for her light-hearted ability to connect with her audience and “take the pain” out of challenging topics.
Marissa holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Webster University and a master’s degree in social work administration from Washington University in St. Louis. She completed her coaching credential from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.