Meet Kerissa

Learn more about Kerissa's spiritual journey and how she became Straight Up Fearless!

Have you ever asked yourself, “Where is my life going? Will I ever be truly happy or will I go on like this forever?”

These questions weighed on my mind every day in my early twenties. I was blinded and derailed from following my soul’s mission and was addicted to getting high in any way that I could. I spent my nights at different bars and lived off of money from playing poker and taking advantage of my family, only holding the occasional job. My self-esteem was low and I relied on outside sources to make me feel good about myself. This went on until I was about 23 years old. Despite my current life choices, I still held the inner knowledge that there was something more for me than that kind of life. I was young, insecure, and had no idea who I was.

On October 11, 2001 everything changed for me.

This was the night that I lost everything. My life became a hopeless cycle of going through the motions, lost in a limited mindset. Several months later, I found myself lying in bed begging God for direction. That night, God showed up and displayed Himself to me in a mighty way. It was then that I realized that I was never alone. This is when I started living my life for God and my entire life changed. I found a divine fire inside of my own heart.

Throughout that leg of my journey, I learned that within each of us lies a power so much greater than ourselves.

When we tap into that immense power, we are incredibly able to change ourselves and the world around us.

My discovery of my divine fire continued to develop within me as I explored the world and began teaching others about this great internal power. I made a commitment to God from that moment forward that I would do whatever I could to help others find the love inside of themselves that He so longs to share with us.

Since then, I have traveled globally, teaching people how to ignite the divine fire within themselves so that they can serve the world. I help people find their purpose and live their most authentic life so the only thing they need to get high on is life! I have spoken locally and internationally in the areas of self-development, health, and wellness. I have a passion and purpose now to help light the world on fire with love.

I have also traveled all over the country to attend workshops and conferences featuring best selling authors, and spiritual and business leaders including Dr. Wayne Dyer, Bruce Lipton, Dr. Oz, Cheryl Richardson, Louise Hay, and Andrew Weil. I am now a certified holistic health coach, wellness practitioner, and ordained minister. I am trained in many holistic wellness modalities including Emotional Freedom Technique, Reiki level one and two and Integrated Angel Energy Healing. I also attended Gabrielle Bernstein’s Level One and Two Spirit Junkie Masterclass.  These educational experiences allow me to be very versatile in delivering life- changing workshops, retreats, and seminars.

In addition to my spiritual work, I also received a Masters in Business Administration this Spring 2015 and have completed Marie Forleo’s B-School and Boss School with Sara Davidson. I am the CEO and Founder of the University of Wellness.  The University of Wellness was created to provide consumers with cutting-edge wellness education, services, retreats, and certifications. My programs are offered at various locations throughout the United States. The University of Wellness will release online curriculum and certification options in January 2016.

All of these experiences have led me to not only want to help people live their most authentic life but also to train others to be spiritual teachers and wellness leaders.

In all of my endeavors, my ultimate personal mission is to leave my legacy on this earth by helping others leave theirs.