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Writer, Business Coach, Advocate and Speaker Michelle Merritt is the CEO of Merrfeld Career Management. Her previous roles as a Fortune 500 Recruiter, Corporate Culture Executive, and Chamber of Commerce Vice President led her to create Merrfeld Career Management to serve in a way that encourages, promotes, and enables people to be their very best.

Michelle speaks on a variety of topics from building your professional network and career of your dreams to surviving and thriving after sexual assault. She is a 26-year sexual assault survivor, tireless advocate for women and a proud feminist. Michelle has been a featured speaker at the Body Love Conference, Panelist for Indiana Lt Governor’s Advancing Hoosier Women Conference, Keynote Speaker at Wal-Mart Women in Diversity Conference, and Keynote Speaker at the Hope House 35th Anniversary Gala.

Rated one of Northeast Indiana’s Top 101 Connectors, Michelle is the recipient of the 40 Under 40 Award, Blacksnakes’ Recognition of Outstanding Support, and an ATHENA nomination. A graduate of Loyola University, Michelle has served on countless boards and committees giving back to the community she calls home. Her husband, Jason, and son, Derek, along with a close-knit circle of friends and family empower her to do the work she does.

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“I highly recommend Michelle Merritt as a professional career coach if you’re looking for a new career. She is great with helping individuals define their accomplishments that match the positions they are seeking. With the help of Michelle, I have received interviews and gained positions with great companies. I could not be happier with my career progression and Michelle’s services and expertise has assisted me with receiving great opportunities,” Bianca

“Michelle has been the most helpful and results-oriented career coach I’ve had. She’s empowering and helped me to be a better networker,” Ginny

“It was hard to admit that it had been years since I updated my resume and evaluated how I would relate to the new job market. Michelle helped me craft a resume that was results oriented. My linked in account was little more than an electronic business card and Michelle helped bring it up to date. With a quick turn around and responsiveness to my questions and critiques, she has me set an ready for the next chapter,” Patti

“Michelle is great at helping individuals identify their strengths, create effective resumes, and find the right opportunities to pursue,” Rob

“Michelle was a terrific help to me in revising my 13-year old resume. I just provided her with a list of projects and accomplishments and she pulled it all together into a concise, well written resume. I am sure it was instrumental in getting me an interview and I couldn’t be happier in my new position. I recommend you give Michelle a try if you are considering making a move or are looking for that next great position,” Terri

“Michelle is a consummate professional. She is detail-oriented, thorough, and highly competent. Michelle took my experience and crafted a concise, focused resume that has propelled my career to new heights. She has used her extensive professional experience and given me countless hours of valuable career advice,” Cynthia