About Merna Schmidt
Merna holds a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology and has spent many enjoyable years working in post-secondary education teaching psychology, and in counselling and advising roles in universities. She is also a Certified Holobody Coach through Mindvalley. Merna is an expert at helping others build resilience and positivity, overcome barriers, gain insights, increase confidence and develop strategies to attain their goals. As a strong believer in the power each of us has within, Merna loves cheering on others to take actions so they can live a life of few regrets . She is known for being easy to approach with her warm, empathic, non-judgmental, and engaging style.
As a passionate and effective speaker, Merna has given talks at the United Nations Association of Canada, University of Alberta International Week, MacEwan University Global Awareness Week, Minerva Senior Studies Institute, Rotary Clubs, and at various churches. As well she was a presenter at the ‘Dare to Care’ conference. She has also given seminars at universities as well as to staff at various schools.
On the personal side, Merna is a world traveler with a passion of getting to know the locals and their customs. She is an animal-lover and somewhere between a vegetarian and a vegan. She also loves music and has played piano from a young age. Social justice is a strong value which has fueled many of her initiatives, including being a peace activist overseas during an Arab uprising.
Most of all, Merna loves connecting the dots from what is needed to how to get results. She is especially excited when helping others overcome challenges and barriers, and develop the confidence to live life on their own terms. Merna loves inspiring and helping others discover and fulfill their life purpose by unleashing the superhero that is inside everyone!