Marisa Schuler

Coach, Mediator, Consultant


Marisa Schuler HeadshotMarisa Schuler is a professional coach, mediator and consultant serving clients across the country. I have a variety of skills and experiences to help people who are ready to make dramatic changes to improve their lives and businesses.

In addition to running my own business, I’m currently completing an AmeriCorps term of service, mediating for prisoners and their loved ones as they prepare to re-enter their communities. Within this term, I also co-facilitated dialogue circles for Baltimore City youth and police officers. Previously, I held a number of roles at Capital One LLC, including leading the effort to solve an employee engagement problem for the Head of Digital and his Chief-of-Staff. It was in this role that I first discovered the Objectives and Key Results (OKR) Model and learned the importance of high impact, purpose-driven work. It was also what fueled my interest in working to heal and improve human systems – from the internal, to teams and families, to communities and organizations.

I’m in the process of becoming an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF) after completing over 100 hours of accredited training with the Co-Active Training Institute. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Leadership & Public Policy from the University of Virginia in 2014 and since graduating, have lived in Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, D.C. I currently reside in my hometown of Baltimore, MD, where I spend my free time hiking, reading, and loving my own community of friends and family.

I am passionate about catalyzing individuals, groups and businesses to move past ‘roadblocks’ to fully align with what’s most important to them and achieve their utmost potential.



Professional Coaching

Whether you’re looking to find a job or dramatically up-level your own performance, I offer a powerful coaching service built to catapult you to the next level of your personal and professional life. Utilizing over 100 hours of accredited coach training, graduate-level classes in negotiation and conflict management, and my own experience navigating the corporate workplace, I can help you:

  • Find and land your dream job
  • Prepare for interviews
  • Negotiate salary or role changes
  • Become an influential human leader
  • Identify and leverage your strengths to maximize professional impact
  • Gracefully manage workplace conflict (with managers, team members, or direct reports)
  • Address workplace performance issues
  • Achieve balance, personal development, and growth

“After a sudden layoff in the tech industry, I found myself back on the job market, overwhelmed and uncertain about what the next few months would entail. Marisa’s expertise as a coach were pivotal to me finding the job I wanted. No longer was I facing this daunting task alone, I had a sounding board who helped my hone my messaging, practice for interviews, and evaluate my options throughout the process. She strikes a wonderful balance of creating a warm and approachable environment with keeping you accountable to your goals and ideate on possibilities you may never have been aware of. In my case, I walked away with a job and the outline of a passion project that I hope to work with her on in the future.” – Meg Durcan, Implementation Consultant, San Diego

“After graduate school in the arts, I felt adrift and foggy. I felt paralyzed moving forward in my career, let alone how I wanted to spend my day to day. I was not expecting Marisa’s coaching to alter my trajectory as much as it did. She helped me clarify my values, without making me feel pigeonholed. Her coaching process is equal parts grounding and expansive. She encouraged me to dream bigger than I ever thought possible while still holding me to actionable, daily steps. I now have practical tools to see beyond my perceived limitations and live the life I’ve always secretly dreamed about.” – Anonymous

Personal Coaching

Like therapy, coaching provides a safe space for you to accelerate your personal development as a human. Unlike therapy, coaching focuses not on unpacking the past, but envisioning and working backwards from your ideal future. No matter what aspect of your life, coaching can help you achieve actual results at an accelerated pace. While I specialize in transition and transformational work, some topics I’ve coached clients on include:

  • Dating and relationships
  • Self-confidence and empowerment
  • Discovering or reconnecting to your sexuality
  • Mental wellness
  • Navigating a move / relocation
  • Processing big emotions
  • Building community
  • Developing a side hustle

“Although I was initially hesitant to work with a life coach, I took a gamble on Marisa that paid off big time. From the outset of our relationship, Marisa put me at ease with her professionalism and easy-to-understand methodology. She empowered me to craft bold visions and take an assertive approach to designing my future. While working together, we developed innovative strategies that helped me build self-confidence, form new friendships, and elevate my business. I highly recommend Marisa’s coaching services.” – Conor Flynn, Program Manager and Founder


Relationship Coaching & Mediation

As a mediator, I work primarily with couples and families who want support in having difficult conversations and problem-solving for the future. These conversations can range from the menial or circumstantial (“Who’s doing which chores in COVID?”) to the deeper rooted (“We’re having marital problems”). As a relationship coach and mediator, I do not pass judgment, take anyone’s side, or decide who’s right or wrong. Instead, my job is to identify the specific issues being discussed and guide you through an evidence-based process toward healing and high-quality solutions.

Specific arenas for mediation include:

  • Couples and family disputes
  • Eldercare
  • Medical decision-making
  • New business development
  • Workplace conflict
  • Succession planning for family-owned businesses

“Marisa did an incredible job mediating for our family. She engaged our 12-year-old daughter in a way that allowed us to reach consensus on a plan that was practical and doable for us. Her process was engaging and fun. She created a safe space for us to resolve a conflict that we’d been unable to resolve on our own for weeks. I highly recommend her.” – Jodi, Executive Coach and Parent in Baltimore, MD


Performance Coaching & Consulting

As a leader within a high-performing organization, you’re obsessed with driving toward measurable results. While it’s critically important for leadership to establish a clear long-term vision, strategy, and set of KPIs/OKRs (and if you haven’t, please contact me), success is ultimately determined by one thing: your people. While you care deeply about your team, having an in-house performance coach who is 100% neutral and non-judgmental allows you to reach and ignite your employees in unimaginable ways. As your performance coach, I will:

  • Remove known and unknown barriers to high performance
  • Ignite high potential individuals and teams to achieve maximum results
  • Coach low or blocked performers to become valuable contributors
  • Instill a sense of mission-critical enthusiasm and urgency to come to work everyday
  • Design high achieving working relationships
  • Collaborate with managers to improve the performance of their direct reports
  • Establish evidence-based processes to improve employee performance and engagement
  • Create a truly “safe space” (not HR) for employees to bring inner and outer conflicts – e.g. confidence, anxiety, team conflict, and more


I achieve these results through a combination of individual and team coaching, assessments, facilitation, group workshops, and recommendations to leadership. Contact me to up-level your organization today.

OKRs Consulting

I was personally responsible for identifying and implementing the Objectives and Key Results (OKR) Model for a 500+ person department within a Fortune 100 company. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of the OKR Model to your team or organization, contact me today.


Prices available upon request. Email with your area of interest for more information or to schedule your complimentary 30-minute sample coaching session.

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