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Kelly Merbler

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Leadership Development

Building Culture

Employee Engagement & Retention

Servant Leadership

Leading Teams

Women in Leadership

Gallup-certified Strengths Coach


Cracking the Culture Code

Finders Keepers: Winning the Talent Challenge

Fire the Inner Boss: Unleash the Brilliance of Your Frontline Leaders

Burnt Out to Fired Up: Build a Culture that Sparks Greatness 

Keynote & Workshop Topics

Video Experience




Kelly Merbler is a dynamic force in the world of leadership and employee engagement. As an award-winning speaker, executive coach, and the visionary mind behind The Kelly Merbler Company, Kelly is on a mission to transform workplaces and lives.


At the heart of Kelly's philosophy is the belief that everyone possesses the potential to be an inspired and transformational leader. With a keen focus on strengths-based employee engagement and retention programs, leadership development, and culture building, Kelly guides organizations, leaders, and teams to discover their passion and purpose. Her approach is not just about finding the right talent but unlocking its full potential by aligning individuals with roles that maximize their impact.

Drawing on her 21 years as a regional executive with a global staffing organization, Kelly understands that success goes beyond hiring the right talent—it's about activating that talent to create meaningful impact. Attending a leadership conference featuring her now-mentor, Dr. John C. Maxwell, sparked a deep passion for helping others discover their purpose.

Kelly's commitment to excellence is evident in her credentials, as she is a Gallup-certified Strengths Coach and a faculty member for Maxwell Leadership. Her client roster reads like a who's who of successful organizations, including UKG, Louis Vuitton, Carnival Corporation, Texas Payroll Association, Waste Management, ChenMed, and HR Florida.

Armed with an undergraduate degree in Business and Corporate Communications from the University of Central Florida, Kelly Merbler isn't just a consultant and speaker; she's a catalyst for positive change in the professional landscape. Join her on a journey of empowerment, purpose discovery, and leadership excellence.


"Kelly was our "virtual" keynote speaker at a WM inclusion, equity, and diversity event. Her presentation, "The Power Within," was absolutely spot-on with our focus on professional development! We received a tremendous amount of positive feedback from our employees and it was very clear that her presentation resonated very well with them. She tailored her presentation to fit exactly the focus of our group. I wholeheartedly recommend Kelly Merbler to any organization looking for a dynamic, relatable, personable speaker that will energize your group."

Dina H., Waste Management

“It is my pleasure to recommend Kelly Merbler since she is an amazing speaker, leader, and coach. Her enthusiasm is completely contagious. She acts as a courageous pioneer, setting an example for all of us on how to do what you love and love what you do.”

Donna D., ShipMonk

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