I was really impressed with Merideth. It was clear she understood that the role of the facilitator was to keep the conversation focused and valuable for everyone involved. That’s especially important when dealing with high-achieving people, because it can be really tempting for a conversation to become interesting but not useful.
Merideth is very calm and yet there’s a strength and a weight to her that commands attention. She’s amazing at keeping us on task, and I’m always impressed how she reels us in. The best part is she never apologizes for it. She knows what she’s doing — and she embodies that confidence in a positive, warm, compassionate way.
Merideth has such a great ability to understand where people are at and where they need to go. She knows the barriers that keep people from reaching their career goals, and I like that she provides a framework for how to get past them with very clear steps.
The biggest benefit of our work together is that I’ve learned how to stretch myself in the face of really big challenges. There is the professional piece of hitting objectives and getting new titles and higher compensation, but the results of coaching with Merideth are so much broader than that. She has helped me achieve a new view on my life — and that taking on big and scary things can be great for me.
Right away in our first conversation, she was reframing and restructuring what I was saying in a way that helped me see things differently.
I’ve interviewed a lot of different people for a lot of different roles in my career, and I always look to see how well the person understands the problem, what language they’re using, and how confident I am that they can lead me to a solution. Merideth checks all of those boxes. Working with Merideth feels like having somebody on your side who cares deeply about you, who sees the best in you, and who sees things in you that you don’t see in yourself. She uses all of her talents and strengths to bring out your best and put it into the forefront of your career and your life.
Merideth’s coaching is a great mix of analyzing how and why I’m thinking about something a certain way and the broader perspective of how others might see it or handle it. That approach has helped me think about my own leadership, what’s important to me, and how I’m communicating that to my organization. It is very valuable.
I would definitely rank Merideth as one of the top coaches I’ve worked with. She truly feels like a partner and has your back, but she will also give you honest feedback and help to push you out of your comfort zone.
Merideth has helped me so much. I’ve become a different person. I’m excited about work now, and it’s easier to deal with the stress and long hours because I’ve rediscovered what my purpose is. I knew I’d changed when I realized one Sunday night I wasn’t nervous about going to work the next morning.
Merideth lets me explore the challenge and what I want to do about it. She never takes on the work herself because she knows the answer lies within me. What she does really well is to help me clarify my thoughts. Merideth then holds me accountable and has me nail down what I’m going to do and when I’m going to do it.
Over the course of working with Merideth, I evolved from a new middle manager to a seasoned executive in senior leadership. I overcame numerous struggles and embraced exciting opportunities, all while guided by Merideth’s unique, encouraging, and effective style.
I knew what my overall mission was, but I didn’t know how to get there. I wasn’t confident about my skills, my experience, my future. Merideth talked me through it, helping me fill out her very comprehensive Career Compass tool to get a much clearer picture of my future career path.