Marisa Schuler

Coach, Mediator, Consultant


Marisa Schuler HeadshotMarisa Schuler is an executive 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 Baltimore, MD, where I love to spend time hiking, reading, and loving my own community of friends and family.

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


Executive Coaching

With experience serving Managing, Senior and Executive Vice Presidents at Capital One, I offer a powerful executive coaching service built to catapult you to the next level of your professional life. Utilizing over 100 hours of accredited coach training, graduate-level classes in negotiations and conflict management, 200 hours of yoga teacher training, and my own experience navigating the corporate workplace, I can help you:

  • Become an influential human leader (no matter where you fall in the org chart)
  • Navigate the next step of your career
  • Identify and leverage your strengths to maximize professional impact
  • Negotiate salary or role changes
  • Manage workplace conflict (with managers, team members, or direct reports)
  • Address workplace performance issues
  • Achieve balance, personal development, and growth

Together, we’ll create a customized plan with manageable action steps to get you performing at your highest level. Contact me to schedule your complimentary 30-minute sample session to see if coaching is right for you.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” – Marianne Williamson

Business Coaching

As a former product strategist in Capital One’s innovation lab, I’ve learned that I have a great deal to offer in the business concept development space. If you are interested in starting or expanding a business, large or small, I can help you in the following ways:

  • Articulate a clear vision, founded in WHO you want to impact and WHY you want to impact them (this will serve as your key pitch and recruitment tool)
  • Devise a strategy for your product or service (where you will impact)
  • Create a pro-active hiring plan (vs. the typical, reactive “hire a project manager” hiring response)
  • Establish a set of near-term objectives and key results
  • Stand up an operating structure to hold yourself accountable for focusing only on what yields results

In my experience, I’ve found that many startups, founders, and corporate teams get caught in the trap of running in a million directions, but going nowhere. Using my business coaching service, I can help “bring order to chaos” (perhaps the best compliment I’ve ever received) to ensure you’re working on what’s most important. If you’re a founder, we will work to carefully integrate your personal and professional life so that you feel truly fulfilled.

“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, Social Entrepreneur


Trained in the Inclusive Mediation Model, I provide mediation services to groups of two or more individuals who want support in having difficult conversations or navigating complex, high-stakes decisions. To do this, I guide participants through a problem-solving process that seeks to empower individuals while ensuring that all needs are met. Ultimately, mediation can result in a verbal or written agreement that may serve as a legally enforceable contract.

Specifically, I offer mediations in the following arenas:

  • New business development
  • Business expansion or pivot
  • Internal team dynamics
  • Couple and family conflict
  • Succession planning
  • Eldercare
  • Medical decision-making

As a mediator, my role is to make sure that all voices are heard and understood – not to give advice or solutions. Many find that inclusive mediation transforms relationships – whether at work, school or in the home. 

Vision + Alignment Consulting

This consulting service is built for organizations that want to reap the benefits of a highly motivated, strategically-aligned workplace. Businesses of all sizes and types are wasting time and money by having their employees work on many different goals and directives. To cope, they either turn a blind eye to the chaos, generating few meaningful results, or implement a command-and-control approach, creating a suffocating atmosphere.

My service is designed to stop these patterns and get your organization back on track. To do this, I take a three-step approach:

  1. Assess your organization to identify the root cause of the problem
  2. Conduct a vision workshop with your leadership team to align on a clear long-term vision and near-term objectives
  3. Implement the time-tested objectives and key results (OKR) model in your organization to create alignment and generate real results

Executive coaching services available upon request.


Prices available upon request. Email with your area of interest for more information.