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Merit Gest

Biographical Information

For more than 20 years, Merit Gest has been working with companies to grow revenue, increase profitability, increase employee engagement and reduce turnover. She is President and Founder of Merit-based Professional Development, Inc., a Denver based boutique firm specializing in designing, training and automating systems for hiring, engaging employees, selling and retaining top talent. Merit is one of a small handful of specialists in the world certified and trained in both Emotional Intelligence and Cultural Transformation, giving her a unique ability to impact an audience and create long lasting cultural change
in organizations. A true adventurer, Merit pulls business and life lessons from her experiences backpacking around the world on her own, bungee jumping, sky diving, ice climbing, scuba diving and paragliding. She's likely the only personon the planet who's broken a left foot in Israel and a right leg in Croatia, but somehow she's walked away from both with inspiring messages to share that allow people an
opportunity to find their own personal strength. Oh, and she's a trained comedian too!

Speech Topics / Titles

  • MVPs Everywhere
  • Creating a Culture of Extra Credit
  • The Secret to Crushing Your Sales Quota: Three Things That You Can Do Right Now
  • In an 'Everyone Gets a Trophy for Trying' World, Lead The Team Who Earns It
  • Winners Do the Extra Credit...Even When They Have an A

Past Organizations Addressed

National Association of Convenience Stores, Great Western Bank, Header Tool & Die, Hearth & Home, Sales Pros, etc