Episode 61-Clarissa Castillo Ramsey on Stepping from Employee to Entrepreneur

Welcome back. Today I get to introduce you to Dr. Clarissa Castillo Ramsey. As soon as I discovered her, Clarissa felt like a kindred spirit. She's not only an artist, but someone whose profession focuses on guiding and encouraging people who want to transition from a day job to being an entrepreneur.

I recently attended Clarissa's masterclass, "From Employee to Creative Entrepreneur, and loved it. I think you'll love hearing from her today. It just might help you pave one more path to your own dream of how you want to show up as an artist.


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Until next time... Go make something.



r. Clarissa Castillo-Ramsey is a leadership & life coach and practicing abstract artist. Clarissa’s passion for coaching can be traced back to her childhood and young adult days. She was the friend people would go to for advice, counsel, and encouragement.

Clarissa is the author of the book Painting Your Path, 21 Interviews with Extraordinary Women. She incorporates her Painting Your Path framework with her clients, who are seeking to define their path in life, whether to explore a new career or branch out on their own.

It’s what she’s used in her life to achieve her visions, dreams, goals. The model is simple: Dream. Decide. Plan. Be Brave. Reflect. At the foundation of this framework are mindset and self-care because this journey starts with the person and how they are showing up in the world.

Formal Education

Clarissa finished her doctorate at the California School of Professional Psychology, with a focus on Organizational Development. Her dissertation is titled Coaching from the Inside Out: Exploring internal coaching practices in organizations. In addition, she received coaching training at CTI, The Coaches Training Institute in Los Angeles.

Clarissa's favorite things include painting and curating art shows, collaborating, hiking, cooking, karaoke, spending quality time with friends and family, and traveling.