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“Take My Advice, I’m Not Using It!”

Get Balanced with Dr. Marissa

Positive Talk Radio/TV Personality and Celebrity Host

Dr. Marissa is the Producer and Celebrity Host of an award-winning positive talk Radio/TV show “Take My Advice, I’m Not Using It: Get Balanced with Dr. Marissa” for 6 years broadcasting LIVE out of the Shonda Rhime’s Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood California with UBNRadio/TV and syndicated on IHeartRADIO, CNBC/NBC News Radio KCAA AM FM home of Dave Ramsey and the Stephanie Miller Show. This show about Hope and Happiness is the winner of the 2016 Podcast of the Year Top 10 in Health Award from a field of 440 thousand shows and 100 million downloads.  Topics and guests focus on how to find more Hope and Happiness in life 88% of the time so there’s no Gossip no Scandal and no “K Words” Kardashian talk!

A Celebrity Host/On-Air Personality, Dr. Marissa has an impressive track record interviewing A-Level Celebrities on the Carpet and on her show like John Travolta, Halle Berry, Quincy Jones, bestselling authors Dr. John Gray, Marianne Williamson, Neale Donald Walsch, Geneen Roth, Don Miguel Ruiz, TV icons Potsie and Mrs. C. from Happy Days Anson Williams and Marion Ross, Fran Drescher, Corey Feldman and Music greats Supremes Scherrie Payne, Toni Tennille, ShaNaNa, Jefferson Starship Cathy Richardson, Santana Andy Vargas, Keiko Matsui and Dave Koz, Olympic Gold Medalists Shannon Miller and Laurie Hernandez, famous fathers Laila Ali and Kerri Kasem, Humanitarians and Activists Ric O’Berry (The Cove) and CNN Hero Bruno Serato to name a very small portion of the 318 unique consecutive weeks of show and Red Carpet guests over the past 5 years.  You can watch their podcasts and interviews on Dr. Marissa’s YouTube Channel.  

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THANK YOU !! You are a gift to all of us fortunate enough to encounter you. As I expressed effusively at the AABWA Leadership event earlier in the week, you made a valuable impression on me (and everyone else in the room). I will try to work your gift(s) in to my life in one way or another.
President of the Laguna Niguel Chapter of the Dr. Marissa Pei Fan Club

Red Carpet Interviews with Dr. Marissa at The City Gala

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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.

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for your corporate conference, your organization’s competitive advantage with more Joy and less Stress in the workplace, for your own Life Balance and Happiness 88% of the time…
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Dr. Marissa on Relationships

Dr. Marissa talks about Relationships on KUSI News…do they have to be difficult? No that is not a silly question!

Recipe Rehab with Dr. Marissa and Daughters

Dr. Marissa and her daughters are featured on the CBS Emmy Award Nominated Saturday Morning Cooking Show Recipe Rehab

What Makes Us Happy

What Makes Us Happy? Dr. Marissa is interviewed on the Red Carpet interview. Hear what she has to say.

Dr. Marissa Acceptance Speech

Awarded Asian Entrepreneur of the Year and most recently, the Asian Heritage Award, Best in Entrepreneurship.

Dr. Marissa Importance of Balance

Are you ready to take charge of your own happiness?

Are you tired of waiting for situations, economy, your relationships to change in order for you to be happy? Dr. Marissa, organizational psychologist Life Balance Coach and author of 8 Ways to Happiness from Wherever You Are has a process that can help you make the most of the days you have left.

Many clients come talk to Dr. Marissa during mid-life crisis, and she turns them from hopelessness, apathy and/or frustration to hope and happiness with a mid-life opportunity. Assuming you are in this stage of life, there’s about 11,888 days left, and there’s not do-over…so are you ready for the rest of your life?

Are you ready to stop saying “I’ll be happy when” I get that perfect job/mate/car/house/family? Then it’s time to work with Dr. Marissa, your personal advocate for being happy 88% of the time.

Dr. Marissa’s newest book ‘8 Ways to Happiness from Wherever You Are outlines the comprehensive Life Balance Coaching Process that helps individuals who are on antidepressant and anti anxiety medication and STILL anxious and depressed with SIDE EFFECTS on top of it find their way into a Happy Life 88% of the time. Turning mid-life crises into a mid-life opportunity, Dr. Marissa uses a variety of Balance tools including meditation, tai chi and chi qong to move individuals from past pain and future fear into the time of their life!

Live Laugh Love Learn with Dr. Marissa Life Balance Coach

and Choose to Live in a Friendly Universe

To walk through the pain of one’s past and the fear of one’s future and arrive at the door of the Present and receive each day as a Gift, and make the choice to Open my life. To know from the bottom of one’s soul to the top of one’s first chakra that All my needs are met, no matter what.
For in Harmony we are all Nourished. To be addicted to Joy and to have what we want and want what we have, to know that the LOVE we have been searching for is right inside of ourselves.

This is Balance


Life Balance Coaching
Life Balance Workshops & Retreats
Balance Tai Qi Qong

Dr. Marissa Day 5

21 Day Fast from Complaining
with Dr. Marissa

Are you tired of listening to people Complain?
Are you tired of listening to yourself Complain?
Time to start the 21 Day Fast from Complaining with Dr. Marissa!


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Dr. Marissa-Complaining App

Mobile App In Stores Now

Want to lose weight? How about Negative Weight? Yes you can increase your happiness factor to 88% if you can NOT COMPLAIN 21 Days in a Row…AND you can eat anything you want!
Here’s the promo produced by my 16 year old daughter and acting by my 3 year old grand niece!
The companion APP to the 21 Day Fast from Complaining with Dr. Marissa, Created by teenagers, is now available in both Google and Apple play stores so no excuses and no complaining!


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