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VP Outreach Programs (Past President 2017)
Clare Merlo

Clare believes that everyone has the self-knowledge to become more fulfilled and productive. All one needs is a catalyst, a coach to empower them to attain their goals. Her keen interest in leadership brought her to coaching in 2011. She guides clients to greater success in their careers and personal lives using a structured set of workshops, exercises and homework. Clients are fast tracked toward self-awareness utilizing state-of-the-art Leadership, and Emotional Intelligence assessments. Innovation and organizational growth are facilitated via Game-Based workshops that encourage entrepreneurial thinking. Clients learn how Conversational Intelligence, a practice founded on neuroscience, illustrates how language can have a transformational impact on our ability to connect and navigate our work and personal relationships.  In coaching, being able to sustain one’s growth is the key to success therefore, she works with each client to create their own best practice toolkit.

Clare’s degrees in psychology and business administration along with her extensive experience in management, leadership and information technology informs her Business and Leadership Coaching practice. She gained wide-ranging experience in finance and not-for-profit healthcare in St. Louis, and technology consulting for the United Nations in Italy at the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Food Programme. Most recently Clare coached teams and leaders at the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in New York and Geneva, Switzerland. In addition to her private coaching practice, she is currently a Pro Bono coach for the Humanitarian Coach Network working with high potential professionals at the United Nations. In partnership with PeopleTek Coaching, Clare works with Corporate Clients to grow high potential teams through the LEADERSHIP JOURNEY®.

Clare lives in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area with her loyal husband Tim and their wonder dog, Alfie Rodriguez.

Education & Certifications

Washington University in St. Louis
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Master’s in Business Administration 

Professional Certified Coach (PCC) - International Coach Federation (ICF)
ICF South Florida Charter Chapter President, 2017

Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)
Certified Professional Coach (CPC) 
Energy Leadership Index, Master Practitioner (ELI MP) 

Emotional Intelligence, EQi 2.0 Certification
Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ) Enhanced Practitioner