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My Sample Titles:
  • Free to Thrive: Overcoming the Fears that Bind You
  • Joy in the MIdst of the Storm
  • Letting Go of Our Self Limiting Beliefs
  • From Survival to Thriving: Living Beyond Abuse
  • Learning to Let Love In
  • Healthy Relationships: Building Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Overcoming Negative Thinking: Rooting Out Our False Beliefs
  • Healing through Humor and Play
  • From Fear to Authenticity: Learn to Speak Publicly to Transform Lives
  • The Confident Speaker: Speaking to Impact Your World
  • Embracing Your Beauty
  • Cultivate Joy!
  • You Want Me to Do What?? Overcoming Fear in Public Speaking
  • Your Voice Counts: Making Community Presentations
  • Use Your Voice & Change the World!
  • Recognizing Spiritual Abuse
  • Healing from Spiritual Abuse
  • The Courage to Heal
  • Hold onto Hope
  • Using Your Story to Inspire Others
  • Broken and Beautiful
  • We are All World Changers
  • Transforming Trauma into Beauty
  • Practicing Radical Self-Care
  • Letting Go of Survival Ways
  • Living from the Heart
  • Finding Spiritual Freedom
  • Setting and Receiving Boundaries
  • Communicating from the Heart
Be free to thrive!
Don’t just’s time to THRIVE!
Misa Leonessa Garavaglia
Santa Cruz, CA 95018
Rated: Rated 5 Stars by 10 Organizations
Rated 5 Stars by 10 Organizations

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     Moving beyond survival to find a thriving life is a deep desire for many people.  Often they find themselves faced with unconscious roadblocks and retreat into the dreary forest of mediocrity and self-protection.  The longings for deep, authentic relationships and spiritual depth can be realized as they grow in awareness of what motivates and restricts their thinking, feelings, and actions.  Misa knows this struggle well and has found that thriving life through her own journey of growth and healing.  As a professionally trained life coach, spiritual director, and speech coach, Misa has a unique perspective and skill set that will touch your audience and leave them simultaneously inspired and challenged.  She speaks as she coaches, with a passion to see others walking in more freedom and joy as they learn to thrive in the places of their hearts' greatest longings.  She is a five star speaker who brings humor and transformative stories to even the most challenging subjects.

     Her experience includes training TEDX Santa Cruz speakers, speaking for community organizations, schools, employee and teacher trainings, women's groups, before State Senate committees, for churches and youth groups, and was the keynote speaker for a national conference in Washington D.C.

     Misa is available for speaking engagements, conferences, trainings, and retreats.  She speaks on topics covering building healthy relationships, interpersonal communication, healthy sexuality, childhood abuse recovery, deepening one's walk with God, and public speaking skills.

To learn more, call Misa at 831 335-1265 or email her at  Find her website at