Address: Santa Rosa, California, USA
Merle bleeds together her somatic and linguistic expertise to create a learning experience that is insightful, revealing, and compassionate. She currently offers coach supervision, coaching, and mentoring, Throughout her career, her deepest desire is that people align to and live the life that they envision for themselves.
Merle spent 25 years employed by Dr. Fernando Flores. During those, she served on teams responsible for process redesign and implementation. She has coached numerous individuals, teams, and executives in the U.S. and Europe.
She began her studies of Somatics in 1995 becoming a Master Somatic Coach in 2001. Through the practice of Aikido at Two Rock Dojo, where she holds the rank of Nidan (2an degree black belt), she continues to practice self-cultivation and a beginner’s mind.
Merle is on the educational staff of the Strozzi institute Somatic Coaching Program and has completed the Coaching Supervision Certification.
Somatic Coaching and Bodywork, Coach Supervision and Mentoring www.presenceinaction.org for ICF certified CCEs, including Code of Ethics course.
Master Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation
Master Somatic Coach, Strozzi Institute
Certified Coach Supervisor, Goldvarg Consulting Group
BA, Dietetics, California State University, Fresno
Dietetic Internship, University of California, Berkeley Numerous training hours in trauma theory and coaching trauma, resilience, and somatic bodywork.