Born to a Thai father and an Australian mother, Marisa spent most of her childhood and teenage years studying and living in Thailand and Australia. She is fluent in Thai and English and enjoys sharing her extensive knowledge of both cultures with her clients and audiences.
Marisa has worked as a training consultant and facilitator for over 15 years across many countries in the Asia‐Pacific and South East Asia, including Australia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Indonesia, India and South Korea.
Her work has focused on individual development in corporate settings, and has included extensive experience in conducting programs such as ‘Excellence in Teams’, ‘Virtual Teams’, ‘Communications Skills’, ‘Consulting Skills’, ‘Leading Teams’, ‘Customer Focus’, ‘Negotiations Skills’, ‘Supervisory Skills’, ‘Influencing Skills’, and ‘Cross‐Cultural Management’. She has facilitated these programmes for leading global companies.
The range of corporate clients that Marisa has worked with in recent years include: Pepsi Co International, Exxon Mobil , JP Morgan, 3M, Tesco Lotus,Standard Chartered Bank, Unilever, Mars Foods, Marsh Consulting, IHG, and YUM.
As well as her extensive work as a Trainer and Facilitator, Marisa has also been asked to address key issues through speaking assignements, including: Guest Speaker, Rotary Club Bangkok, Subject: Working effectively across cultures. Guest Lecturer, Bangkok University, Subject: Effective communications and marketing strategies.