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Episode 53 – Building Dreams & Keeping Momentum (ft. Nastassia Ponomarenko)

Episode 53 – Building Dreams & Keeping Momentum (ft. Nastassia Ponomarenko)

In Episode 53, we meet Natassia Ponomarenko, CEO of NastyFit & Connectful to chat about building dreams and keeping momentum in business.

Episode 50 – Becoming 1% More Courageous (ft. Judith Martinez)

Episode 50 – Becoming 1% More Courageous (ft. Judith Martinez)

In Episode 51, Marisa talks to Judith Martinez, founder of In Her Shoes, who asks: “What would you do if you were just 1% more courageous?”

Episode 49 – Authenticity & Purposeful Leadership (ft. Lara Schmoisman)

Episode 49 – Authenticity & Purposeful Leadership (ft. Lara Schmoisman)

In VulnerABILITY Ep 49, Marisa welcomes Lara Schmoisman, the Founder & CEO of The Darl, to talk about authenticity and purposeful leadership.

Episode 48 – The Self-Love Journey: Honoring Your Inner Diva (ft. Jacqueline Ortiz)

Episode 48 – The Self-Love Journey: Honoring Your Inner Diva (ft. Jacqueline Ortiz)

In Episode 48, Marisa chats with Jacqueline Ortiz, the self-proclaimed ‘Self-Love Diva’ who shares how to care for your inner child.

Testimonials

"Marisa was my editor for almost a year and I worked with her one-on-one. As someone who pretty much didn’t have an idea about the publishing industry, Marisa helped me figure out who I wanted to become as a writer.
She has the talent and skills to give feedback about your writing constructively. She’s very knowledgeable in guiding you to find your voice and your style. She points out something in your writing that you need to work on and you’ll eventually realize that her suggestions are accurate. I had so many mistakes as a writer that I would never have learned if Marisa didn’t point them out — she’s honestly that great.
Not many people know this but her academic background was stellar; she graduated college with flying colors and that’s a clear proof that she’s competent. She will deliver whatever it is that you asked from her and she will exceed your expectations. That’s what I learned after working with her almost every single day."

Angelo Caerlang (Author of Sparks In Broken Lights)

"Marisa provides an honest collection of words that makes you feel like you're a close friend that she is talking to. She has a gift to tell a personal story while inviting you into your own so that the reading experience is both intimate and contemplative."

Brian McFadden (Founder of Us Vs. Anxiety)

"Several of her poems touched me. I am a big Mary Oliver fan and have several of her books on my shelf and maybe a half dozen by other poets and Donnelly's book is going on that shelf of keepers, on poetry books that I re-read and refer to...that inspire me to make a piece of art or share with a friend. "Run Wild With Me", "Sixteen", and "This You Must Learn Young" were among my favorites. I hope that she continues to write poetry of this caliber."

Kathy Duffy (Lead Critic at Goodreads)

"I can't recommend working with Marisa enough. She's an exceptionally genuine and approachable freelancer. She puts so much thought and creativity into her work and sets the bar high for quality writing. I hope to work with her again in the future!"

Shelby Ray (Sr. Marketing/PR Specialist at BLUEFIN)

"Marisa brings light to everything and everyone she encounters. Humble, graceful, loving, encouraging, understanding, magical, and supportive are all words I would use to describe Marisa and her work.   She brightens my life and thousands of other lives daily. She is one of Thought Catalog's most loved authors.   I read 'Somewhere On A Highway' when I was writing my own book in 2017. Her poetry and rawness encouraged me to keep writing when my vulnerability wanted me to stop.  At the time, I had no idea she would end up encouraging me to publish my own book 'This Will Set Me Free' with Thought Catalog Books.   Marisa is true gold. She lifts others up, gives feedback to less established authors to help them grow, and brings an awareness to every day human struggles eloquently. I'd recommend this book, and all past and future work of Marisa, to anyone."

Kristin Michelle Elizabeth (Author of “This Will Set Me Free”)