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Profiles for Success – Marisa Goudy

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Profiles for Success – Marisa Goudy

Marisa Goudy is a writer who helps emerging thought leaders tell stories that matter. Through coaching and online courses, she empowers therapists, healers, and other creative entrepreneurs to write content that connects. In 2016, Marisa is showing her audience that it’s possible to easily and confidently create online content with her #365StrongStories project (discover the stories by searching the hashtag or following Marisa).

Marisa says that she was born a writer who lost track of that for many years thanks to a graduate degree in Irish lit and a career in academic library administration. As it is for many folks, a shocking and unexpected life event propelled her to make a change.

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“Though I’d always suspected there was something to ‘follow your bliss,’ this brutal, beautiful truth came to roost in my soul one morning in July, 2010.

“Before that, I felt at home with my infant daughter, my super-supportive husband, and a job I disliked but withstood for the sake of the mortgage. This was the life I’d signed up for… even if it left me yearning for greater freedom and creative expression.

“When my mother died in July of 2010, all the furniture in my comfortable little house was rearranged,” she said.

Realizing that everything she held dear could be swept out from under her in an instant, she made immediate changes. She quit her job in academic administration and began an entrepreneurial experiment. It took a couple of partnerships and companies devoted to web design and marketing to help her realize that she was always meant to be a writer. 

“I loved my baby. I loved my man. But even for their sake I couldn’t force myself into a windowless office every day, devoting myself to someone else’s agenda until I could escape into a world that mattered.

I needed to tell stories and help people shape theirs.”

Marisa now has two girls, age 2 and 6. They’re constant inspiration for stories. 

As a family, hiking and talking with the fairies is really important and that’s all great for setting and character and plot.”

Marisa is also an energy healer and student of the Sacred Center mystery school. Her spare time is often spent with a Chumpi in her hand as she uses tarot cards to guide her meditation and journaling sessions.
When asked where she sees herself in the near future, Marisa’s response is, “Teaching online classes and building a greater audience for my writing, Even if the novels (a trilogy called Sovereign Reality) don’t get birthed for another 5 years, I am still nurturing the ideas,” she said. “Truth: I want to be Diana Gabaldon when I grow up.”

Marisa’s list of goals includes: putting one foot in front of the other; living in the moment and savoring her girls; deepening her spiritual practice; honing her writing voice and building her business so that she has enough breathing room to do all of the above. 

Remembering my spiritual practice grounds all of that in what is really important.”

When we asked Marisa what advice she’d give to others looking to follow their passion to their personal life path/career, she took her time thinking about it. 

If it seems too hard, it probably is.”

 “My former business partnerships were often painful and unprofitable. We were reinventing the wheel and being perfectionists. We did not look around to see what the market really needed because we were trapped in what we ‘should’ do.”

Sounds like sound advice to us!
Find Marisa at and follow her on twitter @MarisaGoudy.
She’s got something valuable to share.
Charla Dury
Editor and COO

Mother, blogger, cyclist, travel enthusiast, accountant and writer, Charla Dury blogs about her experience in humanity. Whether fact, fiction, poetry or creative nonfiction, Charla’s writing brings out the human experience in each of us. “We are all part of one big human family and can relate to each other on multiple levels,” Charla said. “It doesn’t have to be only skin deep.” One of the most profound reasons Charla blogs is to bring back a sense of community and connectedness that is often lost in the world of technology.

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