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Marissa Q. Paine, MSW

Marissa Q. Paine is the founder and principal consultant of The Painefree Coaching and Consulting Group.

A corporate executive turned macro-level social worker, Marissa brings more than twenty years of corporate, nonprofit, education and faith-based experience to the practice including serving as executive director of several health and human service organizations and directing a federally funded capacity building program providing grants, training and technical assistance to more than 70 nonprofits in the Greater St. Louis region. Prior to joining the nonprofit sector, Marissa held diverse corporate roles in human resources and public affairs. She also managed the public relations activities of a Fortune 200  brand.


Marissa currently maintains a coaching roster of CEOs, senior executives, small business owners and highly motivated professionals from diverse sectors as well as peer groups, boards of directors and leadership teams. She is a sought after speaker, trainer and retreat facilitator known for her light-hearted ability to connect with her audience and “take the pain” out of challenging topics.

Marissa holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Webster University and a master’s degree in social work administration from Washington University in St. Louis. She completed her coaching credential from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Tinesar Forrest, MPA

Tinesar “Ty” Forrest is a dedicated and passionate public servant specializing in nonprofit development.  She brings more than 20 years of human service experience to her role as grantwriter, trainer and start-up consultant with The Painefree Coaching & Consulting Group including serving as an executive director of two charitable nonprofits and forming a nonprofit consulting firm of her own.

Tinesar holds a Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of Missouri- Columbia and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  She also has a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

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Tiffany Jackson, LMSW

Tiffany Jackson is a seasoned nonprofit executive and post graduate educator specializing in management training and staff development.  She is the lead trainer with The Painefree Coaching & Consulting Group.

Tiffany is a licensed master social worker, training future social workers at the University of Missouri and Washington University in St. Louis.

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