Charissa Adelmann, Career, Job Search, Life & Leadership Coach, supports her clients in building greater personal authenticity and in bringing their individual strengths and power into every aspect of their lives. She believes that mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy people build healthy families, businesses, and communities, making the world a better place. Charissa is passionate about helping people lead happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives.  
Charissa’s strongest personal value is creativity, and Coaching allows her to bring creativity into her work and support others in fully accessing their own creativity. She believes that an individual’s creativity is deeply connected to their unique contribution to the world. 
Charissa uses the following approaches in her coaching: positive affirmations, brainstorming, Positive Psychology, personal and professional goal setting, role play, the DiSC Assessment, Strengths Finder, Enneagram, and guided imagery.
Charissa is also trained in Donna Schilder’s Career Exploration and Job Search processes and is skilled in applying these tools to support clients in crafting a fulfilling and lifestyle-friendly career path and finding the job of their dreams. 
Charissa started Coaching in 2012, is a Coach U Graduate (CUG), and is working towards her Professional Coach Certification (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF). She also holds a B.S. in Communications from Oral Roberts University and attended a faith-based leadership school.
Charissa also has professional experience in the hospitality, customer service, and healthcare industries, most notably with the Starbucks Coffee Company Corporate, moving from Barista to Assistant Store Manager and serving in a Management role as a part of 5 different store teams within the company.
At Starbucks she built valuable business acumen regarding customer service, team and peer communication, and building trusting and productive relationships. Also in the hospitality industry, Charissa worked with a bed and breakfast, supporting their branding, marketing, and strategic planning processes. She has also worked in healthcare administration.
In addition to Coaching clients in these industries, Charissa Coaches clients in the manufacturing, non-profit, and technical industries and works with small business owners and solo-preneurs, as well.
As a triathelete, Charissa brings a strong work ethic and valuable strategies for building discipline that she is able to pass along to her clients, so that they create the fortitude they need to achieve their dreams. As an artist, Charissa offers a unique and flexible right-brain perspective that supports her clients in self-discovery, awareness and problem-solving.
Some of the benefits Charissa’s client’s experience include:
  • Greater Work/Life Balance
  • Increased Happiness
  • Increased Health & Well-being
  • Increased Ability to Set and Achieve Personal Goals
  • Increased Self-Confidence
  • Identification and Elimination of Limiting Beliefs and Obstacles that Keep Them from Achieving Their Goals
  • Increased Creativity
  • Greater Self-Awareness and Authenticity
  • Improved Communication Skills
  • Improved Relationships
  • Increased Job Satisfaction
Charissa also believes that playful environments support deeper learning, so she leverages fun in her coaching to create an uplifting and transformative environment for her clients.
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“How do you describe the kind of space Charissa creates? Safe, empathetic, and inspiring. On a weekly basis, Charissa has focused my scattered brain and timid heart. Her questions are relevant, her insights appreciated and her presence warm and inviting. She’ll help you get where you get where you want to go as well as take you places that call you deeper and higher.”J. B., Entrepreneur
“Having Charissa as a coach has enabled me to process the journey of life in a new and deeper way. I always leave our coaching sessions feeling empowered and excited. The tools and insight I’ve gained through coaching have served me in a variety of circumstances and continue to be foundations I’m able to build upon.”E. H., Project Manager
“My journey with Charissa as a coach began with a little push from a mutual friend. I wasn’t sure what to expect or what coaching would look like. Charissa began by sharing her heart and passion for coaching and her desire to see others find what’s deep inside. Her way of guiding you through what feels like a mess of confusion and circles was so powerful and gentle. After a year of coaching, I have tools in my belt that continue helping me process and grow. I highly recommend Charissa as a life coach!”M. M., Innkeeper


Leadership Coaching Testimonials

“In today’s business world, having the benefit of an impartial, professional coach who listens and provides impactful feedback is always helpful. Coaching leads to better performance.”T.P., HR Analyst, Banking Institution