Corporate Consultant 2018-02-21T11:25:49+00:00
Dr. Marissa Live
Speaker at the Amgen Conference in Seattle

Organizational Psychologist and Business Consultant

Strategic Planning, Teamwork, Change Management and Interpersonal Effectiveness

Do you want more joy and less stress at work? Do you want creativity and collaboration to dominate your organizational culture?  How high are your marks on organizational effectiveness? How are you doing with interpersonal effectiveness?  Is effective leadership an oxymoron in your workplace?  Is problem-solving a frustrating process around you?

Dr. Marissa uses her Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology to help individuals, groups and organizations deal with natural and yet sometimes aggravating human tendencies like power, politics, miscommunication and conflict—so that they help and not hurt the company. Her 25+ years of Organization Development and Effectiveness facilitation experience with a myriad of Fortune 500 companies on both coasts of the US and in Western Europe include strategic planning, change management, executive coaching, leadership effectiveness, quality and continuous improvement via Learning Organization principles, cross-functional and self-directed teamwork, information technology implementation, valuing diversity, sexual harassment, recognition and motivation, clear motivating communication and conflict management.

Her satisfied client list includes companies like Master Card, Johnson & Johnson, Mattel, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Bank of America, Loyola Marymount, Claremont College, Neutrogena, AT&T, UPS, Wells Fargo, Toyota, Allianz, Fluor Corporation, Panasonic, Los Angeles County, Exxon Chemical, Allied Signal, Unocal, Orange County Transportation Authority, Deloitte Touche, Amgen Pharmaceutical and the American Heart Association to name a few.

Dr. Marissa is one of the first Diversity consultants who helped Mattel, County of Los Angeles and First Interstate Bank design and implement organization-wide initiatives to educate on the benefits of valuing diversity and the consequences of sexual/general harassment.

Here’s an article in Inc. magazine in an interview with Dr. Marissa about 1 of the 2 biggest barriers to leadership success, perfectionism (taking things too personally is the other one).  https://www.inc.com/steve-farber/perfectionism-actually-holds-you-back-here-are-8-ways-to-let-go.html?cid=search

And another one in Forbes magazine https://www.forbes.com/sites/cherylsnappconner/2017/10/08/pr-strategies-for-a-one-person-company/#247806a22281 

If you would like to have a temperature check meeting with Dr. Marissa to see if there’s an opportunity for more joy and less stress at your workplace use the calendar here to start your journey to loving to go to work again!

Dr. Marissa’s Private Consulting Practice includes:

Strategic Planning  |  Managing Change  |  Team-Building  |  Executive Coaching  |  Valuing Diversity

“I had a great time with Dr. Marissa! The session was engaging and I didn’t get bored all morning, which is unusual for me in these types of corporate retreats. I liked how the instruction/concepts were woven in between surveys and discussion, the variety was key for me. I enjoyed the fun and conversational presentation style, it allowed me to feel like we could just be “people” today instead of being our “work selves.”

Erin Roberts, Corporate Advancement Developer

Dr. Marissa with Hillary Clinton
Dr. Marissa with Hillary Clinton

Visit to Washington DC

Business and Media Award

Dr. Marissa received the 2005 Role Model of the Year Award in Business and Media Award at the National…conference.  Pictured here with the first woman President…we’ll see!

In addition to consulting, Dr. Pei was a graduate school professor for 10 years, teaching at various institutions including Boston University Brussels, European Business School, Claremont College, Antioch University, Alliant University, and 6 years at the Anderson Graduate School of Management UCLA.

For a complete academic resume, please contact Marissa directly.

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Client List: On the Balance Path=More Joy, Less Stress at Work