Corporate Consultant 2018-05-11T09:33:56+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

Want More Joy and less Stress in your Organization? Let Dr. Marissa be your personal assistant in that endeavor!

If you are in a leadership/HR position at your company and wondering…

How can I improve communication and understanding between individuals, units, divisions, levels so costly conflict is minimized?
How can I encourage creativity and commitment when it seems like people don’t care anymore?
How can we move beyond getting more done with less?
How can I improve bottom line results when budgets are shrinking and morale is at an all time low?
How can I create a culture of respect and fun at the same time?
How can we address valuing diversity and stop harassment, sex and all other kinds in a meaningful way without shutting people down?
How can I help balance personal and professional goals?
How can we bridge the gap between generational differences in attitude and communication?
How can we up the Trust Factor when employees don’t feel valued?
How can we JUST Get Along?!

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).

And another one in Forbes magazine 


Dr. Marissa can co-design and facilitate workshops/programs/retreats along any of the following themes** 

  • Strategic Planning and Goal Setting
  • Communication, Conflict and Commitment  The 3 C’s of More Joy and Less Stress at Work
  • Teamwork: Why Can’t We JUST Get Along?
  •   Effective Leadership…Not an Oxymoron
  • Managership:
      You are NOT the Boss of Me! How to manage unmanageable people?
  • Board Development
  • Learning Organization…Celebrating Successes and Learning from the Past
  • Work/Life Balance: Jump Off that Hamster Wheel into Balanced Living

Format Options: Half-Day or Full-Day Sessions

Option A:   Full needs assessment and co-design of material with various stakeholders 3 months prior to the event which includes design revisions, implementation and full debrief with formal  recommendation presentation for follow-through by leadership and stakeholders  

Option B:   One group needs assessment meeting with liaison or design team up to 3 weeks prior, design, short revision, implementation and written recommendation for next steps 

Option C:   One group needs assessment meeting with liaison or design team up to 3 weeks prior, design, short revision, implementation with no follow-up  

**One of Dr. Marissa’s special abilities is to create talks and programs that are most relevant and meaningful for your audience and due to her vast organizational and cultural experience she can speak to a limitless number of topics.

If you would like to have a discover/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 “I love my job” 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