Marissa Fernandez is an Executive Coach with the Fast Forward group as well as a Performance Strategist, Advisor, and Consultant. Marissa brings a wealth of experience from her successful 15-year corporate career and has previously held senior marketing roles on iconic brands like the NFL, Gillette, and Tide. She has managed multi-million-dollar budgets, developed and led high-performing, diverse cross-functional teams, and ultimately climbed up the ranks to Chief Marketing Officer. Through that time, she honed her greatest gift, the ability to maximize the talent within those around her.
Marissa brings the same leadership qualities that fueled her corporate success to the table with clients: a combination of strategy, perspective, relationship building, authenticity, optimism, and humor. As a coach, she specializes in working with ambitious leaders to harness their unique value proposition, enabling clarity, confidence, and momentum towards their goals. Her areas of expertise include leadership development, personal value proposition/branding, interpersonal and team dynamics, career transitions, navigating corporate bureaucracy, increasing confidence, and emotional intelligence. Clients appreciate her creative, thought-provoking, collaborative process and empathetic yet direct approach, with a dose of humor that allows them to move out of their comfort zone and have fun doing it!
Marissa supplements her life-long, innate coaching and leadership skills with formal training through the ICF-accredited program at the College of Executive Coaching, a specialization in Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania via Coursera, and a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Cornell University. She is certified in the Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0), the world’s leading measure of emotional intelligence. In addition to working for Fast Forward Group, she is the CEO of Marissa Fernandez LLC, a private coaching and advisory company.