Our Clients


newownerThe Painefree Group specializes in serving individuals and organizations “in the business” of making our world a better place for other people. This includes small businesses, corporations, nonprofits, foundations, faith-based organizations, community groups and associations of every stage, size and composition.

As a full service firm, we offer a variety of services in flexible formats in order to meet our client’s unique and differentiated needs. Our projects range from individual coaching sessions to training workshops and planning retreats, to 18-month on-site staffing engagements and lots of services  in between, and if we can’t help, chances are we know someone who can, so let’s talk!

Following is a partial list of clients we have worked with over the past five years:

  • Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Center
  • BTWF Urban Initiative
  • Caritas Family Solutions
  • Friends of Kathy J Weinman Shelter
  • Health & Dental Care for Kids
  • Jewish Federation of St. Louis
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Reentry Coalition
  • Lemay Child & Family Center
  • Mathews Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Club
  • Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers
  • Nonprofit Services Center
  • Queen of Peace Center
  • Room at the Inn
  • St. Louis Regional Early Childhood Council
  • United Way of Greater St. Louis
  • Voices for Children
  • Willows Way
  • YWCA National Capital
  • Youth In Need

See what some of our recent clients have to say about our work.


“I sit on the board of an organization which was struggling. Marissa came in as our interim executive director and over the course of ten months assessed the need for change, recommended those changes to our board, and then worked with staff and leadership to implement them.  She has done an outstanding job turning around this vital community asset. Marissa is a highly intelligent, action-oriented, candid leader who I cannot recommend highly enough.” 

Rick Majzun: Board Member, Vice President, St. Louis Children’s Hospital

“Marissa is an insightful and fearless leader. She is very good at analyzing complex problems and implementing simple, effective solutions. She communicates clearly and directly, which makes her an exceptional executive coach for professionals seeking to improve their team management skills. Marissa does not shy away from challenges and is exactly the person you want in your corner to navigate organizational change.”

Serena Muhammed: Senior Project Director, Mental Health Board


BTWF_LOGO“Marissa helped to reignite our mission administratively. She recruited and trained volunteers and secured the funding we needed to impact our community. I highly recommend her services.”

Bishop Calvin Scott: Pastor, Believers Temple Word Fellowship Church


“It was so helpful to have a skilled professional to manage one of our major grant-funded programs. This freed me up to focus on other organizational priorities with the confidence that our program was in capable hands.”

Orvin Kimbrough: CEO, United Way of Greater St. Louis (former ED of Interfaith Partnership of St. Louis)


lemay“We accomplished more in the first few weeks to get our new database up and running than we had all year. There are always so many competing priorities for your time. It was wonderful to finally move this project forward.”

Elaine Powers: Executive Director, Lemay Child and Family Center

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The Painefree Group, LLC
8820 Ladue Road, Suite 203
St. Louis, MO 63124
Phone: 314.492.4404