Ph.D. credentialed expertise but supremely down to earth and relatable, Dr. Marissa has a broad reach across topics and fields, from Leadership Effectiveness to Hope and Happiness, from Diversity and Teamwork (Why Can’t we JUST GET ALONG?!) to 8 Ways to Happiness from Wherever You Are, from Branding and Marketing to Self-Development (Be the Best that You can Be and Broadcast it!) and motivation for special groups including Women, People of Color and Entrepreneurs (Calling the BS Belief Systems that Help and Hurt the Entrepreneur/Leader/Women/PoC in Business). Thanks to her decades of experiential experience with public, private, government and international organizations, Dr. Marissa also has the ability to tailor any talk/program to ensure that the takeaways are relevant and translatable from theory/concepts to positive changes in the individual and organization.
A poster child for diversity, Dr. Marissa’s inclusion as a woman of color will balance out your speaker line-up to reflect your organizations’ valuing of diversity. Dr. Marissa balances out young and old, black and white, professional and personal, work and play, real and optimistic, because it’s all about BALANCE for Hope and Happiness.
A seasoned sought-after speaker on large and small stages, Dr. Marissa has motivated people all over the US Europe and Asia, ranging from the LA Convention Center Small Business Vendor Fair (Frank Mottek from KFI who MC’d the event said “I’ve never seen a gathering of 5000 people quiet down so quickly and listen with so much attention as soon as Dr. Pei started speaking!”) to Amgen Pharmaceutical National Conference in Seattle, Toyota National HR conference in New Orleans, Wells Fargo National Event at the Kodak Theater with fellow speaker William Shatner/Captain James T. Kirk, Women’s Economic Forum New Delhi India, and the University of Shanghai, China to name just a few.
A Consulting Organizational Psychologist for past 25+ years with Fortune 100+ companies like Johnson & Johnson, Mastercard, Wells Fargo, Cedars-Sinai, AT&T, Mattel, LA County, Toyota & Bank of America, Dr. Marissa helps implement More Joy and less Stress at work…through strategic planning, teamwork, valuing diversity, managing change, improving communication, appreciation, conflict resolution and executive coaching for the technically brilliant interpersonally challenged leaders in the organization. Former professor at UCLA Anderson School of Management, Boston University and the European Business School, Dr. Marissa taught Organization Development, Managerial Interpersonal Communication, Conflict Management and HR graduate level courses and co-authored a bestselling business text with Dr. Fred Massarik UCLA Professor Emeritus “Organization Development and Consulting: Perspectives and Foundations” Pfeiffer.