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Painefree Coaching & Consulting is a full-service leadership and organizational effectiveness company providing highly-customizable coaching, training, facilitation, organizational planning, and a full range of change and transition management services that build better leaders, stronger boards and teams, and healthier, more effective organizations.

From persistent staff challenges and leadership and team development needs to culture roadblocks, communication issues, and change and transition management struggles, Painefree Coaching & Consulting offers organizations and individuals proven solutions and transformative results.


The various paths to improvement are limitless, and there is certainly no one-size-fits-all approach. Schedule a complimentary Painefree discovery conversation to find out how we can best support you and your organization.

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Blog: The Painefree Perspective

Five Ways to Freshen Up a Stale Board

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Board governance is a delicate line for a CEO. On the one hand, it’s your job to take a bird’s-eye view, control the reigns, and lead the organization as effectively as possible. On the other hand, the board is technically a CEO’s boss. So telling them that they’re not cutting [...]

The Critical Difference Between Job Satisfaction and Motivation

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I moonlight as a graduate professor at my alma mater, The Brown School of Social Work at Washington University. I recently led a management class on job satisfaction vs. job motivators — how satisfying your employees is critically different than motivating them. We had a great discussion that reminded me [...]

How to Make Money Doing Work That You Love

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I have a client who made the jump to working for herself about two years ago. She’s working in an area that she loves — and one she excels in — but it’s not coming together financially. She came to me saying “Marissa, I love what I’m doing but I’m [...]




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