The Merilyn Show

The Merilyn Show

One of the most uplifting voices in this new Age of Integrity. Merilyn - in her down-to-earth way - inspires, teaches and leads the way for women to rise in personal power. She's reframing self-leadership away from decades of self-help and business definitions whose origin was the Age of Success . The Merilyn Show is a mix of her personal insights and conversations with tall-poppy guests. Learn more at This podcast was formally called 'Lead Your Day with Merilyn'


June 9, 2022 34 mins

After a big break on the show (thanks Covid!), who who better to chat with on this penultimate episode of The ShowOff Project than my very dear friend, Rosalie Audoin. Ros and I met in London over 20 years ago and we still Facetime almost every week!

Rosalie is a senior consultant and executive coach, who specialises in leadership and management development as well as personal branding, executive presence and gravitas.

She also coach...

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The final episode in this special edition series is me!  One of the biggest requests I get is 'can someone interview you Merilyn?'. So we did it. 

The amazing Karen Stanton hosted the interview. I had no clue what the questions were, so it's a very candid chat. 

I truly hope hearing my 'wow' inspires and encourages you. For more details and to see the video of this episode, go to AND.......

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Today I’m 'showing off' Brandi Berkonskie. She's amazing. Truly brilliant at what she does and who she is. It can be a little hard to define Brandi as she'd definitely one of those multi talented, highly gifted Renaissance women.

She's currently digital strategist and CEO of three companies that help business owners elevate their online presence and enhance the whole digital experience. But she can’t be put ...

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Now if there ever was a woman to 'show off' it would be my next guest: Belinda Thomas. She's so much fun in a 'serious world' of business. Belinda is a facilitator, mentor and consultant. She's also a rebel, and a complete badass (in her words too!). 

We chat about:

  • Doing business and sport in a 'mans' world.
  • The impact of being raised in a generation that said, 'girls can be/do whateve...
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Today I'm showing off Raquel Medrano. Born in Argentina, now living in Perth Australia, Raquel is a Transformation and Leadership Coach. This is a lively discussion about life, womanhood and leadership. 

We chat about:

  • Why finding your expertise and 'niche' is sometimes bad advice!
  • Why women don't apply for big roles. 
  • The relationship of leadership and the unknown.
  • How our conditioning and motherhood shapes our ...
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If you look up the definition of 'mother archetype' in the dictionary, my next guest Laura Sweet would probably have her name there as an example. 

She's been a client of mine and has been active, nurturing, inspiring part of my Lead Your World community for a while, so it is with great pleasure that I get to 'show her off' today.

Laura Sweet is a writer and artist living on a small homestead in Northern Cali...

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Oh my. My next guest, Karen Stanton is a powerful woman who has the most beautiful, down-to-earth, natural, easy-going energy about her. We've known each other for a few decades but lost touch (apart from social media). And I'm sooooo glad we used this special edition series to reconnect.

You'll be glad we did. As she's got SO much wisdom to encourage you with. 

Karen's bio is incredibly awe inspiring. She&ap...

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Branding is second nature to Monika. In fact she's known as The Brand Woman (Die Markenfau).

And it is my great pleasure to show her off to you on this episode (and also because I adore branding myself). 

As a business founder Monika well knows the ups and downs and balancing act of being a solo entrepreneur, business woman and mum... and we chat about this on the show.  

For all the details, and to see the video of this episode,...

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Wow. Wow. Wow. If ever there was an example of women showing up, speaking up and being proud of who they are, it would be today's guest, Suzi Dafnis. And I'm thrilled to be showing her off today. 

We chat about:

  • What the driving factor behind her business is.
  • Why 'doing it alone' is the biggest barrier to women's success.
  • The critical need for mentoring. 
  • The 4P growth zones of running y...
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It is my great pleasure to 'show off' the ultra creative and talented (and very chatty) Shani Nottingham. An Australian artist with a heart for the environment (in particular the effect of bread tags).

Shani (rhymes with rainy) is an artist of many talents, working with paint, print, collage and photography. She believes her mission is to make joyful beauty and loveliness to make your heart sing. Shani shows her work throu...

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Oooh, this chat is fascinating. Absolutely fascinating. 
I'm showing off Rachel Wayte, who has a vary rare and unique gift of using her singing voice (think Opera standard) to bring energy healing to her world. 

This is a very 'personal' episode, as Rachel and I believe that the people who hear this are meant to hear it - so listen right to the end where Rachel 'channels' a special message for every list...

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Wow. This has to be one of my favourite chats. Please meet the amazing Shawna Barnes. What a woman powerhouse she is. 

And I'm thrilled to be showing her off in this episode.

If you love an intelligent, conscious discussion on the state of the growing pains on the planet and the role of women, you must listen to this.

Shawna is a Confidence Coach who helps working women who feel they are not enough, not visible, or not heard and ...

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Nicole Kidman is like Vegemite.
... that's something Australians might say.

That (delicious) black toast topper that Australian parents scrape on their kid's sandwiches. 

You either love it, or you don't. 

Whatever your preference, you probably fall for the "Nicole Kidman Factor" every day.

Or the "Jennifer Lopez Factor".

The "Don't look your age" pressure. 

The appearance o...

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Today I'm "showing off" the intriguing Mandy Jackson. If there ever was a definition of a human being that reminds you of a cheerful ray of sunlight - it would be Mandy.

We chat about such topics as:

  • Changing the narrative of 'woman'.
  • Stepping into a different way of being.
  • How to deal with 'faults' (hint, it's not to 'fix' them). 
  • And much, much more...

She's got ...

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Want to hear a fiery, heart-felt chat about the seriousness of issues like women's agenda and the climate crisis? Then take 30 minutes and listen to Katja Brunkhorst, my next 'showoff project' guest. 

We chat about:

  • The backlash that can happen when women speak up.
  • Empathy and anger - two emotions we need more of. 
  • Making watching 'Our Planet' (David Attenborough) mandatory for humanity.
  • Sisterhood, not vict...
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Dr L Carol Scott is one of those deeply wise and warm human beings who knows with absolute certainty why she is here at this time on the planet. I could listen to her stories all day and come away a better woman for it. 

So I was thrilled when she agreed to come back on the show and be a part of this special edition series.

We chat about:

  • What it really means to 'be yourself' as a woman.
  • The frustrating limits that are st...
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I have great pleasure in 'showing off' the talented Spencer Snakard. In this episode we chat about: 

  • Why women don't step forward enough into leadership and what to do about it.
  • The unseen loneliness of women in leadership. 
  • How we can be inspired by generations of women. 
  • And much more...

Spencer Snakard is an Executive Transformation Coach, Trainer and Speaker. She helps visionary entrepreneurial women leaders ...

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Today I'm showing off my highly intuitive and curious friend, Stephanie Smilas. We chat about: 

  • The surprising influence of Sarah Conner from the Terminator movies!
  • The uncommon power of asking confidently, as women
  • How to use the magic wand question to decide what you want in life 
  • ... and much more.

Stephanie is a self-proclaimed Light-Bulb-Moments junkie. She is the Shiftologist, the conversation holder and the founder ...

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Today I want you to meet the fabulous Fiona Nicholson. I LOVED this chat about the role of women, women in leadership and change on the planet.

Fiona helps professional and business mums, students, and businesses transform, grow and succeed across all areas. Her coaching, consulting, educational services, and programs help unleash the power within so you get to  live a life by design, regardless of age! Fiona was recognised as an In...

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Today I'm honoured to show off my friend Carola Epple, who has an intriguing business. She's a media scientist, Virtual Reality entrepreneur and Managing Director of Lab E GmbH.

Carola has a fascinating background in innovative business models, media formats and has an MBA in Innovation and Business Creation. She's an expert in the use of virtual reality for activating emotional arousal and her research led to her fou...

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