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BRAVA was founded because we wanted to be the change that we desired to see in the world. Here is our origin story.

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In January 2018, with my doctorate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and with 7 years of organization development consulting with many Seattle-based healthcare and non-profit organizations under my belt, I was looking for my next career opportunity. I had been invited to lead two workshops for a very impressive group of women (my fellow Duke University alumnae), ranging in age from roughly 25-75 years old. I was surprised to find out that, regardless of age, many of them harbored secrets: either they were not fulfilled in their success, lacked confidence in their professional roles, didn’t know how to move forward toward their ideal versions of themselves or their lives, or didn’t know what that next stage of life even looked like — to say nothing of the struggle it was to climb the corporate ladder in the first place!

I knew they all inherently had the strength, courage, and the answers inside of themselves to live their best lives. They just needed someone– a coach– to draw it out of them. I also realized that if this impressive group of women harbored these secrets, then probably many other women did, too! I felt called to address this need. I knew I could be an asset to individuals and organizations seeking to better themselves and reach their potential and purpose. I envisioned a company of like-minded professionals and the widespread impact it could have on helping women in their careers, and ultimately, on society as a whole. The prospect was both inspiring and exciting, and so, in the week between my two workshops, Brava Coaching & Consulting was born! 

I named the company “Brava” because I love a good double entrendre. The root of the male-gendered related word, “bravo,” means ‘bold’ or ‘brave’ and I knew the basis of my coaching would be to encourage my clients to “be bold” and “embrace change” in their lives and workplaces. I also wanted to draw attention to the importance of celebrating the frequent small wins we, as women, achieve each day on our way to bigger and better things. So often, the standards we are held to and hold for ourselves don’t allow us to have gratitude or receive accolades for all that we do (well). If we don’t stop and “give ourselves a hand,” who will cheer for us and our sisters? And we are more than deserving of a resounding standing ovation for all that we contribute to our many societal realms (e.g., home, work, school, professional guilds, support & recovery groups, social circles, and so on)! And above all, we are deserving of the ability to ask for help without shame. No one succeeds in a vacuum.

So reach out and grab our hand — Brava Coaching & Consulting is here to help YOU! Whether you’re here seeking individual coaching or organizational consulting, we will custom tailor a program to suit your unique circumstances, much like every diva soprano gets individualized attention from the costume department, her voice coach, and the operatic director. We value our personal relationships with our clients and want to see each one succeed based on their own unique potential, talent, and organizational context!

In closing, I personally believe that every woman has the capacity to be an influential, inspiring, and effective leader and to find contentment and purpose in her life no matter how many years she’s graced this planet. If you believe it, you can be it…with daily, intentional practice, of course! If you are looking for a coach, I hope you’ll invite me (or.a Brava coach) into your life to help guide you to this version of yourself. She’s beautiful, vibrant, impactful…and already within you! 

If you are here because you are seeking consulting expertise, please know that we operate from a touchstone of positive psychology-based scientific best practices, choosing to believe that every organization is capable of conquering even their most confounding challenges, as long as they are open to trusting the data (and not just their guts!) and have the courage to change what needs to be changed in the short-term to get a meaningful long-term ROI.

In gratitude until we meet,

Dr. Marisa Bossen
Founder & Principal, Brava Coaching & Consulting

Be bold. Embrace Change. Give yourself a hand!

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Effective date: December 28, 2018

Brava Coaching & Consulting, LLC (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the website (the “Service”).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from

Information Collection and Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Phone number
  • Cookies and Usage Data

Usage Data

We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

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Use of Data

Brava Coaching & Consulting, LLC uses the collected data for various purposes:

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  • To provide customer care and support
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  • To monitor the usage of the Service
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Brava Coaching & Consulting, LLC will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Data

Legal Requirements

Brava Coaching & Consulting, LLC may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

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  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.


We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

  • Google Analytics

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Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children's Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

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