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Our Founder

Welcome to The Painefree Group (TPG)! 

Well hello there, and thanks so much for stopping by!  I’m Marissa Q. Paine, proud principal and CEO of The Painefree Coaching & Consulting Group.

I started The Painefree Group to live out my purpose, and to help other leaders live theirs.

What’s my purpose?

I’m glad you asked!

My purpose revealed itself over the course of a successful twenty-year career in both corporate and nonprofit environments.  I started out as a newsroom intern at a fast-paced, daily newspaper; then entered corporate America as the world’s greatest executive assistant.  Hungry for more responsibility, I worked hard to advance to a public affairs coordinator position and ultimately “arrived” as a fast-tracked account manager in a fancy advertising firm.

Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for me to discover that billing 90 hours a week for the shareholder’s bottom line was NOT the way I wanted to spend the rest of my life; so I went back to school, got a master’s degree in social work and started up the career ladder again, this time in the nonprofit sector.

I started my nonprofit career as a fundraising generalist for the American Heart Association.  I then used my public relations experience and passion for youth as community relations manager for St. Louis City CASA. I led a federally funded program providing training, technical assistance and grants to more than 60 grassroots organizations serving youth in the Greater St. Louis region and ultimately enjoyed a very rewarding career as a nonprofit chief executive.

I was a natural born change agent; specializing in start-ups and “start-overs”.

The problem was, like all good super heroes, once my mission was complete, I was ready for the next challenge.  I was a fixer, so staying in one place to maintain the status quo was not stimulating for me at all.

I longed to use my gifts and talents to make an even bigger splash in the world, so when the opportunity came for me to spread my wings as an entrepreneur, it was a no-brainer!  By then, my purpose was clear:

I help high-performing leaders, teams and organizations who positively impact the lives of other people to confront their roadblocks, crystalize their change strategies and convert their problems into possibilities.

It’s true, I am uniquely gifted to grasp your vision and create a workable plan for bringing that vision to life, even if, no, especially if you’ve struggled to get it done in the past.  That’s why they call me the “Chief Problem Solver”.  If you really want to see me shine, give me an organizational challenge and 6-18 months to turn it around.  Organization transformations are my specialty!

My firm is a little different than other consultancies, because our focus is on implementation. Yes, we coach individuals and teams, we offer training workshops and facilitate retreats, but our real value lies in the long term partnerships we establish when leaders are ready to forego the status quo to truly transform their organizations and their results.

The old adage is true, if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten. If that’s not working for you anymore, let’s talk!

I support and empower leaders, develop and unify teams and transform organizations, not because I have to; I do it, because I was born to…and I LOVE IT!

Thanks so much for stopping by our site.  It’s not an “all inclusive” description of our work, because we prefer to customize solutions for our clients, but it’ll give you an idea of what we do.

If you’re remotely curious about how we might be able to assist you in bringing that big vision of yours to fruition, I’d love to hear from you, contact me, today!

Oh, and if you were looking for the formal bio stuff, it’s right here: Marissa Paine Bio

You can also connect with me on Linked In, or, Click Here for brief bios on all the members of the The Painefree Group family.

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