Global careers and the future of work

I’m obsessed AI, global careers and the future of work. That means your audience is in for a wild ride.

2018 Workshops

FutureSkills: Choose Your Own Career Adventure

Here’s the new career reality:

  • 58 million new jobs will be created in the next five years thanks to automation and artificial intelligence
  • Two-thirds of millennials will have a new job by 2020.
  • Only 19% of companies still have traditional functional career models.

Traditional career advice is outdated. This workshop takes the audience through a new career paradigm, delivering upgraded career advice to meet the new world of work. What will the jobs of the near future look like? And how do we prepare for them? What about the robots? I’ll take your audience on a ride that covers upskilling, life long learning, stackable careers, and how to remain relevant in a rapidly changing workforce.

Available as an interactive workshop with a career redesign element or as a keynote. Ideal for: college alumni, early to mid-career professionals

Custom FutureSkills workshop for a global audience:

PowerSkills: Tools to level up in your career

EQ skills are the secret to beating the robots and staying relevant in a changing workplace. This interactive workshop teaches people how to improve their soft skills and build influence in the workplace. Covering public speaking, relationship building, negotiation, creativity, and self-promotion, this two-day workshop gives participants a chance to try them out during the workshop. Participants are sent off with a homework assignment and follow up. Ideal for: recent graduates, college alumni, and mid-career professionals. 

Custom Power Skills workshop for AKQA :

Energy, engagement, and excitement

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 motivates them to act.


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

Prior speaking engagements 


  • UC Davis, Davis, CA
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 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

Need a speaker to dazzle and educate your audience? Contact me.