Coach. Inspiration. Leader
A turning point in Marisa’s life came in 1998 when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer and given at most 9 months to live. In her quest to heal from cancer, she became certified in Mind-Body Medicine and as a Cancer Guide and Coach.
“Harris tapped the power within herself, as well as chemotherapy, to become a long-term survivor. Now she’s committed to motivating and supporting individuals in finding and using their power to heal their bodies, minds, and souls. Over the last 15 years, she has focused on helping thousands of cancer patients to flourish and succeed during adversity,” wrote the WAMC Northeast Public Radio.
Marisa says she realized that recovering from cancer can be easier than recovering from sabotaging qualities of self-judgment and low self-esteem.
She uses skills from her 20-year experience as Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational & Performance Management at a Fortune 500 Company, and her graduate studies in Counseling Psychology at Columbia University.