I’m from a family of magicians so I was born to woo audiences. With over 15 years of designing and delivering interactive workshops, I have a style that engages audiences and sends them off motivated to act. From global executive training to emceeing large conferences to interactive webinars that don’t suck, I’m a public speaking powerhouse.

Currently I offer the following talks and workshops:

Beat the Robots: Upskilling, Hybrid Jobs, and the Future of Work

In the next five years, 2 million new jobs will be created thanks to automation and artificial intelligence. What will the jobs of the near future look like? And how do we train students for them? How do we prepare for our own job shifts? This talk rethinks how we train students and prepare for future careers where algorithms might be our coworkers. Ideal for: career services, conferences, and leadership training.

Power Skills

Soft skills are the future. This interactive workshop breaks down how to learn the soft skills that build influence in the workplace. This workshop teaches participants how to acquire soft skills while giving them a chance to try them out during the workshop. Also available as a two-part workshop. Ideal for: recent graduates and mid-career professionals. 

Curious about my workshops? I get participants talking.

Nicolle Merrill Speaking

Negotiation Workshop for Coders

Nicolle Merrill Networking

Women Executive Training

Global Executive Training Nicolle Merrill

I get participants to engage.

Speaking Nicolle Merrill

I have energy for days.

I have a history of wrangling audiences and delivering forward-thinking content.

Prior speaking engagements include:


  • Women in Travel Summit, Quebec City, CAN
  • AKQA, International Women’s Day, Portland, OR


  • Ladies Tech Night & Airbnb, Portland, OR
  • Code Writers Workshop, Seattle, WA
  • Women in Travel Summit, Milwaukee, WI
  • International Student Career Services Roundtable, Baltimore, MD
  • A$K for It, Portland, OR


  • Yale Global Executive Leadership Program, New Haven, CT
  • NAFSA, Regional Conference, Newport, RI
  • MBACSEA, Global Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • Global Network Week Executive MBA, New Haven, CT
  • Connecticut Women Executives in Healthcare, New Haven, CT
  • MBACSEA, European Conference, Dublin, Ireland
  • International Student Career Services Roundtable, Baltimore, MD
  • Women in Travel Summit, Irvine, CA


  • NAFSA Annual Conference, May 26, 2015, Boston, MA
  • Women in Travel Summit, March 27, 2015, Boston, MA
  • Out Women In Business, March 4, 2015, New York, NY

Want to learn how I can dazzle and educate your audience? Contact me.