Alyssa Rocco | Handel Group

Senior Coach

Alyssa Rocco

For the last 20 years, Alyssa has led an inspired journey. After spending nearly a decade in the biotech industry participating in the launch of two successful life-changing medicines for Cystic Fibrosis and Hepatitis C, she still felt like there was something missing in her life. After one session with a coach at Handel Group, she quickly discovered what was missing – she wasn’t living true to her own dreams, she wasn’t happy, and she didn’t know how to become happy.

This realization inspired a journey: Alyssa became a coach, changed careers, transformed the dynamics in her family, navigated addiction, fully healed her body after a cancer scare, and learned how to create and maintain great relationships in her life. Over the last eight years, she has brought a deep understanding of The Handel Method® to her work with clients and students at MIT and the New York School Public School System. She has also participated in major launches including Mark Hyman’s 10 Day Detox Diet and the build, test, and launch of Inner.U, Handel Group’s first online coaching course. Most recently, Alyssa embarked on a mission independent from Handel Group to re-design how mental health issues are understood and discussed. Alyssa is currently coaching clients and brings multiple modalities to her work.

Alyssa grew up in Boston and received her Bachelor’s degree in communication, film, and technical writing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, as well as a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Psychology. She is certified in process improvement techniques and Six Sigma practices. She is also a dancer and practices 5 Rhythms dance. Alyssa lives in sunny Venice California. Follow Alyssa on Instagram at alyssa_coach or email her at


Client Testimonials: 

“Alyssa is extremely perceptive and has helped me frame issues in a way I never would have imagined.  I have made much more progress in a year than I would have expected.” – Gregory P. 

“Alyssa is on the ball and plays her A game consistently for clients. As her coachee Alyssa guides me with compassionate tenacity to find the pivotal game changing insight.  She’s equally comfortable hanging out in the strategic clouds at fifty thousand feet as she is finding the diamond in the rough. Hell bent on accountability, she’ll always pinpoint an action to an insight, knowing that consistency builds tidal waves of change. I’m grateful for her care and wisdom.” – Neo Moreton, Founder & CEO BYOND and Urban OM Centre for Yoga & Meditation