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“Choose well. Choose wisely. Choose love.”

These were the last words Merritt’s late husband left for her before his tragic, untimely death. 

Her story of overcoming the enormity of widowhood and rebuilding her life while parenting three small adopted children is a love letter to the strength of the human spirit. Raw, real, funny, and relentlessly optimistic, Merritt’s account of walking through hell and emerging with renewed faith in what is possible will not only leave you deeply inspired to create your own extraordinary life – you’ll believe that you can do it too. 

Adaptable for all ages and stages, Merritt particularly loves speaking to students and aspiring leaders. 

To book Merritt for a keynote click the button below.


"Merritt is a dynamic and inspiring speaker. Her talk was raw and down to earth...she really connected with everyone there. It was both a moving and powerful experience."
~Nicole Langlois
Co-Founder, One EPIC Place
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