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email: nerissa@creativecoachmiami.com

"Why do I want to help

  women find resilience

  and overcome painful

  obstacles?"

In Aug of 2016, five and half months pregnant with my second son, I was diagnosed with Metastatic Melanoma. I gave birth early, and I began a tough journey of working full-time, raising a newborn and a 2-year-old, undergoing nuclear medicine, surgeries, ten months of immunotherapy, and chemo.

A year had passed, and the cancer had returned. I was now unknowingly two months pregnant, faced with choosing my own life over the life of my unborn child. The cruelty in this was that my children were conceived via IVF as I was deemed infertile. So to be pregnant was mind-blowing nearly impossible.

Fast forward another year. I went through a lot of soul-searching and inner dialogue about the life I had led, what I had achieved, what I wanted to achieve, and what legacy I wanted to leave. 

In 2018, after 18 years as a marketing professional, I quit my job and pursued my passion as a full-time artist. That passion soon turned to a purpose. I wanted to provide people with resources that reduce suffering and increase daily joy. I achieve this in three distinct areas.

One, I have a private coaching practice that serves women — leveraging neurolinguistics (NLP) and therapeutic arts to bolster personal transformation. Two, I have created Arts-In-Medicine programs for adult oncology patients in South Florida. I work with healthcare organizations as an artist-in-resident to facilitate creative experiences within out-patient facilities. Three, I continue to create and exhibit my art. My art is intended to provide viewers with a safe space to have an internal conversation around the topics of love, acceptance, and spirituality. 
 

Investing in yourself. Invest in your wellbeing. Book your free consultation today.

Certifications
  • Associate Certified Coach, ICF, (in-progress)

  • Certified Life Coach, iNLP Center, 2019

  • Certified Master NLP Practitioner, iNLP Center, 2019 

I hold additional certifications in the following niches;  Therapeutic Arts, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 

REBT Mindset, Life Purpose & Happiness Life Coaching.

OTHER Education
  • Graduate Certificate, Arts In Medicine, University of Florida, 2020

  • MFA, Painting, Pratt Institute, 2002

  • Certificate Digital Design, Denmark Design School, 2001

  • BA, Fine Arts, University of Maryland, 1999