Author: Veronica Merry

Thinking of making a career change? Some lessons from someone who’s done it.

Thinking of making a career change? Some lessons from someone who’s done it.  By Veronica Merry Ten years ago, I made two very important decisions. One was easy and one was not so easy. Marry my husband (easy decision cause he’s awesome) Change careers (not so easy decision). At the time, I was running a Read More …

5 memory-boosting techniques to help you perform better in presentations

5 memory-boosting techniques to help you perform better in presentations By Veronica Merry When that important presentation or meeting is coming up what techniques do you use to ensure that you perform at your best? Learn your notes ‘off-by-heart’? Make audio recordings and listen to them? Visualise yourself in the room calmly making your points and Read More …

Using value propositions to excel at job interviews

How to use value propositions to excel at job interviews By Veronica Merry   Recently, a MerryCoach reader asked a really interesting question: “Hello MerryCoach. The effort I have been putting into my LinkedIn profile is starting to pay dividends. I have had correspondence from a recruitment specialist at a large retailer regarding opportunities there. Read More …

The importance of understanding your learning style

The importance of understanding your learning style By Veronica Merry.   There are many different learning style theories that have been developed, however, my favourite theory is VAK – visual-auditory-kinaesthetic.   Visual learners Visual learners prefer to learn by reading and seeing. You will recognise a visual learner in meetings as an avid note-taker. If Read More …

Why you should break up with your frenemy: ‘Procrastination’

Why you should break up with your frenemy: ‘Procrastination’. By Veronica Merry. Lately, a lot of people that I speak to who have taken on the challenge of study in an already busy life seem to have one thing in common: a toxic friend or ‘frenemy’ called ‘procrastination’. You know who he is. He’s the Read More …