About

Marisa

As a Certified LifeMastery Consultant and Certified Master Health & Life Coach, Marisa Harris will help you Reimagine the Possible, designing and manifesting a life that's in harmony with your Soul's purpose.

Before becoming a Certified Master Integrative Coach, Marisa was the VP of Human Resources at a Fortune 500 company for over 20 years. Her specialty was creating dramatic performance improvement on both the individual and organizational level, transforming mediocre or even poor performance to top in the field.

She was instrumental in pioneering the Balanced Scorecard performance management program that helps achieve organizational goals by measuring how each business sector contributes to the company’s overall vision. For this, she was designated “Outstanding Female Executive of the Year” by the YMCA. Marisa also holds two graduate degrees from Columbia University in counseling and organizational psychology.

Marisa has spoken and led workshops all over the world.  Her cancer experience has been featured in numerous newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, Spirituality & Health, For Women First, Healthy Living, Weill Cornell Medicine Magazine, and The Outpost Exchange.  She has also made television appearances on such networks as NBC, CNN, and Fox News, and on Discovering Health with Mehmet Oz. She was the inspiration for the 2016 book FULFILLED!  Critical Choices:  Work, Home, Life by William A. Schiemann.  The first chapter describes how Marisa transformed a life-ending diagnosis into a program that overcame the impossible. Her certifications and training are extensive.  She holds two graduate degrees from Columbia University, in counseling and vocational psychology.   Her many certifications include the Center for Creative Leadership, National Training Laboratory, the Farr Institute, and, The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in their advanced studies in Mind-Body Medicine and as a Cancer Coach.  She is also a Master Integrative Life Coach with The Ford Institute and a Life Mastery Consultant with the Life Mastery Institute.  

Marisa’s Cancer Journey & Recovery by Reimagining the Possible

Marisa left the corporate world in 1998 when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer and given 9 months to live. Refusing to accept this death sentence, she developed and implemented an integrative healing program that combines the best of all disciplines—including both traditional medical practices and science-based complementary approaches. She learned that healing takes place on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level. To this day, Marisa is healthy and cancer-free.

And yet, even though she had beaten cancer, she realized that she was still not happy—that there was something within her that stood in the way of living an extraordinary life. She found that recovering from Stage 4 cancer was easier than identifying and letting go of the limiting thoughts from her upbringing and society. Just as she had sought out the best healing team for her cancer, she also sought out the best experts in LifeMastery. This journey led her to develop and deliver programs based on whole life living. 

Living a Life Fulfilled

Having transformed her own life and supporting hundreds of others do the same, Marisa wholeheartedly believes in the transformational power of Integrative Coaching and now devotes her life to this work. She has coached hundreds of people who are in pain, in transition, or in an emotional malaise to a place of healing, passion, and joy. She has combined this transformational coaching with her extensive business background to create a corporate program. 

Most recently, Marisa has partnered with the Metrus Group in delivering a program for businesses that clarifies and promotes alignment between personal and professional goals. This initiative grew out of a book called FULFILLED! Critical Choices: Work, Home, Life which is based on how Marisa took a business success process which had transformed a sluggish company into a powerhouse. Even more extraordinary, she applied the same success principles to a deadly diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. The author, William A. Schiemann, CEO of Metrus Group and Marisa have codified the lessons learned from business and life into a training program that contributes to both individual and organizational success.