About

Marisa Dantanarayana

Marisa has been an executive coach and facilitator since 2002, has coached hundreds of Executives and has international business and not-for-profit board experience. She is one of only 24 coaches Australia wide to hold the ICF’s MCC credential, the highest international coach qualification. She is the Director of Training/Unit Convenor, a facilitator of the Swinburne Post Graduate Certificate in Organisational Coaching and sits on the Advisory Committee.  Her experience spans across a diverse range of clients from large corporations to small businesses, from public to private sector. She works with teams, groups and individuals, from C-suite to middle management.

Prior to Executive Coaching, Marisa had a highly successful track record as an executive in the corporate world.  She has worked for leading global companies and has a track record for growing businesses across multiple industries. Marisa was a Regional Board Member of the International Coach Federation Australasia (ICFA) and President for the Victorian Chapter. She is also the co-founder and Director of footprint, providing a leading software solution for mentoring programs.

Marisa currently spends her time coaching individuals, groups and teams, designing and facilitating leadership development programs, teaching coaching skills to managers and implementing internal mentoring programs. She enjoys working with clients aspiring “to live their ideal self” more often and teams looking to enhance their effectiveness. She is driven by her personal values that underpin her work with her overarching purpose being about enabling others to live their ideal self more often.

“Coaching with Marisa is the most powerful and value for money training and development that I have ever undertaken.  I am seeing tangible benefits in my daily performance, and the insights and habits developed are enabling me to achieve my long term goals. Thank you for a wonderful experience that continues to push me to achieve. Thank you for coming into my life, you are an incredible human being, possibly one of the most warm and caring I have ever met.”  Managing Director, Services

Selected Coaching experience

Over 3000 hours of client coaching experience; AGL, AITSL, Allens, AMP, Ansell, ANZ, Austin Health, Asialink, ATO, BHP Billiton, BioCSL, BUPA, Caltex, Cardno, CBA, Cbus, Citywide, Coles, DHHS, Department of Primary Industries, ESSSuper, Holden, Leightons, MBS, Merck, Masterfoods, MS Society, Members Equity, NAB, Oakton, Optus, Origin Energy, QBE, RMIT, Seqirus, Sustainability Victoria, University of Melbourne, SMS, TAC, Telstra, Victoria Parliament, VLDC, WISE, Vision Australia, Woolworths.

Qualifications & Training

  • International Coaching Federation (ICF) accredited – MCC
  • Post Graduate Diploma of Management, Marketing, MBS, 1997
  • Bachelor of Planning and Design, Uni of Melbourne, 1994
  • Extensive Executive Coach training

Professional Memberships

International Coach Federation (ICF)

Instrument Accreditations

BarOn EQ, Full Circle Feedback, Genos, Hogan, index 360, LSI 1 &2, The Leadership Circle (TLC), Kantor Structural Dynamics