25 years into a journey through the world of psychology, alternative healing and a 1,000 other cool things designed to fix me and my life, I happened upon a simple understanding of how life works. To my complete surprise, what I saw changed everything.
Not because things finally changed enough for me to be okay, but because I saw there was never anything wrong with me or life in the first place. As I began to get clear eyes for the principles at work behind life and being human, all of my prior experience made sense to me in a much deeper and clearer context. I saw that I had mistaken my thought-created problem-filled reality for life, instead of the infinite peace, presence and possibility beneath it. Best of all, I found new eyes for the real Mer beneath the thought-created problem-filled version of her I'd been trying to fix.
As I’ve witnessed repeatedly in my own life and that of my clients, when even a slice of misunderstanding about who we are and how life works dissolves, the best within us naturally wakes up and comes to life. And it's so much fun.
Trained in Michael Neill's SuperCoach Academy, I became a Certified Transformative Coach in 2018 and an Advanced Transformative Coach in 2019. I also completed a year-long apprenticeship with Michael Neill in 2019, an internationally-renowned transformative coach and best-selling author, and now serve as a mentor coach on the faculty of SCA. He was instrumental in opening my eyes to this understanding, and first encountered it himself through the work of Sydney Banks and his associates. Discovering and exploring this understanding has been hands down one of the most transformative, fun and rewarding adventures of my life.
Prior to coaching, I worked as a School Counselor, Adult Education Counselor and Advanced BodyTalk Practitioner. I received an MS in Psychology and a BS in Family and Human Development from Utah State University.
Among my other loves are all the boys I live with, my cat DQ, yoga, reading, tennis, paragliding, word games, piano playing and sharing the gifts of my cancer adventure. I live with my husband and three teenage sons in Springville, Utah.
Photo taken by Ryan Muirhead