Rebecca Merrill, EDM, MSW
Founder, President and Senior Executive Coach
Rebecca coaches top-level executives to enhance the effectiveness of their personal and professional leadership by seeking first to understand the fundamentals of personality preferences, historical patterns of relating and communication styles and then assessing how these fundamentals affect interpersonal relationships and leadership performance.
Rebecca founded Merrill Leadership in 1999 to assist senior leaders through on-going coaching relationships that continue to add value for clients over multiple years. She works primarily in-person with clients, providing customized coaching approaches to promote integrated learning via individual coaching, team coaching, seminars and off-site retreats.
Rebecca has worked with the senior leadership of entrepreneurial and established companies, both large and small, in various industries including banking, clinical research, commercial real estate, education, manufacturing, on-line retail and private wealth management.
She uses the MBTI Step II and the proprietary Starfish Leaders© questionnaire to start each coaching relationship and proceeds to help each client, through the process of coaching, to fundamentally changes their self-awareness and performance capabilities for the better. Coaching with Rebecca is life-changing work on many levels, allowing executives to learn leadership skills and develop talents and gifts they may have never before recognized.
Rebecca earned a bachelor's degree with a double major in Psychology and Religion, graduating magna cum laude, with special honors in Religion, from Wellesley College in 1985. She received a master's degree in Education from Harvard in 1989 and a second master's degree in Clinical Social Work from Smith in 1993 followed by four years of clinical training at Duke University.
Rebecca is the author of Living In Yes: Helping Smart People Make Good Decisions and Starfish Leaders: Five Leadership Fables of Personal Regeneration.
At Merrill Leadership we are dedicated to coaching our clients towards an ever-increasing awareness of those thoughts, words and actions that promote regenerative, thoughtful leadership. We believe that leaders must be able to sustain themselves, and their companies, over time and that executive "burn-out" is a sign that the leadership system is out-of-balance. Our core belief is that exceptional leaders must be integrated, whole people who are healthy in mind, body, heart and soul and who strive to lead from a position of grounded confidence in their gifts and talents, as well as humility about those aspects of themselves that need developing.
Our core values are transparency, respect, honesty, trust, generosity, stewardship and striving towards excellence in all that we think, say and do.
Our mission is to provide provocative coaching experiences that dramatically enhance the capability and capacity of senior executives and their teams to craft elegant solutions to enduring and emerging leadership, organizational and entrepreneurial challenges.
We aim to consistently deliver excellence in leadership coaching by providing a unique environment and masterís level coaches who have decades of direct business experience.
Our brand is one of elegance, excellence, enthusiasm and expertise.
Merrill Leadership. Expect Excellence.
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