Biography of Carisa Rasmussen, Power of Words speaker

Previous  work experience:

  • IT Recruiter
  • Executive Recruiter

Current Work

  • Co-Owner of Accessible Homes, LLC in Minnesota
  • Job Interview Coach and Trainer



  • Minnesota Volunteer for Words Can Heal
  • Buffalo Food Shelf  council member and volunteer
  • Jacob Wetterling Foundation board member and JWF Golf Classic volunteer
  • Summer Sunday School teacher
  • Volunteer Ambassador, Anoka Ramsey Community College

selected to represent Minnesota College students in Washington DC as a guest speaker on Capital Hill.

  • Conducted independent comparative study of volunteerism in six European countries
  • Youth In Action board member, speaker, lobbyist
  • Fund-raising for Diabetes, Cancer Society, Rivers of Hope, Light the Night
  • Caring and Sharing Hands, serving meals to homeless, Minneapolis, MN
  • American Cancer Society fashion show
  • Best Buy Lifestyles Ad (photo example at right)
  • Rolling Stone Magazine ad for Best Buy


  • Northwestern College Roseville, Minnesota, Communications Major
  • Virginia Lauma Dance Studio, Plymouth, MN- individual and group Tap dance
  • Ackerlind and Associates Act I Focus Training, Minneapolis
  • The Memory Training Institute, Inc. of Madison, WI
  • MacPhail Center for the Arts, Minneapolis- individual Flute lessons
  • Associates of Arts Degree- Anoka Ramsey CC, Coon Rapids, MN
  • Dance Impressions, St. Michael, MN- individual Jazz dance instruction
  • Guy Messenger On-Camera Training
  • Graduate of Buffalo, Minnesota High School


  • Received the Presidential Student Service Award for Volunteerism presented by George W. Bush for giving more then 200 volunteer hours in a year.
  • Vice President, Student Senate ARCC, Coon Rapids, MN
  • Selected to speak on behalf of all Minnesota college students in Washington D.C.
  • Student Newspaper Staff ARCC
  • Clubs Coordinator, Student Senate ARCC
  • Recipient of Volunteerism Scholarship, presented by Coon Rapids, MN Woman of Today
  • Recipient of Wright County Fair Ambassador Scholarship, presented by Wright County, MN  Fair board.
  • Recipient of Buffalo Ambassador Scholarships, presented by Buffalo, MN Chamber of Commerce


  • Movie,Featured Extra, as Miss Stillwater in Drop Dead Gorgeous, starring Kirsten Dunst
  • Mattel National Convention Living Barbie
  • In-store promotion as Barbie at Targets, Walmarts and Toys-R-Us
  • Taymark/ Anderson Catalog Print Ads.
  • Chicago Bridal Show Buying Consultant
  • Phoenix, Arizona Nutrition Expo Presenter

    Zig Ziglar  with Carisa Rasmussen at Get Motivated Seminar. Minneapolis, Minnesota Zig is Carisa's favorite Motivational Speaker.

    Zig Ziglar with Carisa Rasmussen at Get Motivated Seminar. Minneapolis, Minnesota Zig is Carisa's favorite Motivational Speaker.