About Methods in Motion

Methods in Motion is a Sales Training and Advisory Company that helps clients achieve measurable increases in sales. For over a decade, Methods in Motion has helped hundreds of companies, from diverse industries, grow their businesses.

Methods in Motion uses dynamic, interactive, face-to-face training workshops to help sales teams implement and sustain measurable improvements in the most critical aspects of sales.   All of our workshops are custom tailored to our clients’ everyday sales environments and are supported by follow-through to ensure successful implementation and accountability.

When you partner with Methods in Motion you get a proven methodology coupled with a broad range of tools that help reinforce the learning. Inside the Methods in Motion toolkit, you will find dynamic workshops, webinars and live coaching from sales experts. All the elements needed to develop your sales team have been carefully crafted.

Who is Serving You?

President & CEO



Marisa Pensa – Founder and CEO of Methods in Motion, a sales advisory and training company that helps clients achieve measurable increases in sales.

Marisa launched Methods in Motion in 2004 as a spin-off from D.E.I. Management Group. Prior to launching Methods in Motion, Marisa held positions that included Sales Director with Marriott Hotels and Regional Sales Manager with IDT/Winstar. It was at IDT/Winstar that Marisa was introduced to D.E.I. Management Group. She was a client for four years before starting her business.

For over 14 years, Methods in Motion has helped hundreds of companies from diverse industries grow their businesses. Marisa knows that in life, it’s all about building good relationships. The average client engages Methods in Motion for five to seven years. Marisa has conducted sales training workshops throughout the U.S. and abroad, has been certified by the Leadership Strategies Institute as an “Effective Facilitator” and is regularly published in Independent Dealer Magazine. Marisa also started two separate Manager peer-sharing calls across two unique industries to foster an environment where Methods in Motion clients in similar industries can exchange ideas and help keep one another on track.

Marisa and her husband Troy of 19 years, reside in Atlanta, Georgia with their two dogs, Katie and Maggie. Marisa is actively involved with Mostly Mutts, a non-profit animal rescue organization and also competes in adventure racing throughout the southeast with her team that has been together for twenty plus years. Marisa received her formal education at Kennesaw State University and holds the rare designation of Atlanta Native.

Chris Paul
Sales and Training Specialist



Chris Paul supports Methods in Motion clients by conducting interviews and customizing materials prior to live trainings. Chris has extensive experience in the office product industry, having worked as a Sales Representative, a Sales Manager and a Corporate Training Manager, all while being a Methods in Motion client. So he not only knows the Methods in Motion process backwards and forwards, but also sees the material from both a Manager’s and a Representative’s perspective.  

Prior to working in the office product industry, Chris served our country in the Marine Corps. While serving in the military, he discovered a love for training and equipping Junior Marines with necessary weaponry skills. As you can imagine, the military environment instilled in him the ability to focus on what matters most and reinforced the value of a process driven approach.

Outside of work, Chris and his wife Amanda dedicate their time to their two young sons and their favorite sport of soccer.

Chelsea Cooper
Training Coordinator



At Methods in Motion, we are continually looking at how we can enhance the service we provide to our valued clients.  With that in mind, Chelsea Cooper joined Methods in Motion in the position of Training Coordinator in June 2016.  Prior to joining Methods in Motion, Chelsea worked as a Training Coordinator with a boutique leadership development firm in Atlanta.  

Chelsea is responsible for organizing and executing all the pieces and parts that result in successfully delivering training. Whether customizing or updating materials, revising forms, capturing data or managing the logistics to get everything you need when you need it, Chelsea is an invaluable asset in streamlining the “back-end” process.  

Originally from beautiful Vancouver Island, Chelsea now calls Acworth, Georgia home.  Chelsea is a busy mom to two young sons, so can often be found on the sidelines of a football field in the fall or in the bleachers at a baseball game in the spring.  Chelsea is the Director of Children’s Ministry at her church and has turned her hobby of photography into a small business.

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