LeadYourWorld Academy

A 12-Month, Group Coaching Programme To Help Your Business Take Off

(And to help you LEAD it... not just grow it)

● Find Your Business Wow

● Accelerate Your Confidence

● Build Income Momentum

"I can't wait to fail in my business" (said no one)

Did you know that 90% of businesses fail in the first 5 years. It's not because of the economy, competition or a change in the Facebook algorithm! Failure happens when you don't have the right support and direction to deal with the INTERNAL challenges of building your own business... the emotional skills and mental stamina to ride the roller coaster that comes with stepping out and becoming a self-made success. 

And you know who often struggle the most? Women, who in their jobs were high performers... yet when it comes to building their own brand, they are full of self-doubt.

Here's the brutal fact... joining another 4-8 week course isn't going to get you where you want to go. 

The jumping from course to conference, freebie to freebie, guru to guru... isn't giving you the long term momentum and strategies you need. And it's costing you time and money (and messing with your confidence)!

Are you stuck getting your business off the ground?

  • Do you feel you lack the business know-how (especially online)?
  • Is procrastination, perfectionism & distractions keeping you playing small?
  • Are you struggling to make a profit, let alone the dream of 100k+?
  • Are you lacking time, energy (and a flow of paying clients)?
  • Is the freedom of being your own boss kinda lonely?
  • Are you sick of being yet another lookalike brand, and struggling to put into words your message?
  • Will you be one of the 90% who fail, or the 10% who succeed?  

I want you to be one of the 10% who not only succeed... but LEAD!

I want to help you operate in your wow-zone, not your comfort-zone, and become the leader your business needs.

Hi, I'm Merilyn. I've been an advisor and coach to experts, self-made CEO's and leaders for 20+ years. Join me and borrow my experience... and become the LEADER of your mind, your income, your niche and your world. You'll be surrounded with the coaching, support, accountability and direction you need for a whole year. 

p.s. if I can jump from making 25k in  one year and 123k the following year, so can you!

The LeadYourWorld Academy


A 12-month, online, group-coaching programme to help your business take off

(and to help you BE the leader you need to be). 

How Great Will It Feel To:

  • Get out of stuck, overwhelm and survival-mode and get business momentum (aka actually making real money, not just pocket-money!)
  • Finally jump from business idea to 'launched' (even if you've been procrastinating for months!).
  • Find your marketing zone of confidence, even if visibility is one of your big fears - and stop worrying about 'getting clients'!
  • Find your business 'wow' and communicate clearly what you do. 
  • Start thinking, and acting, like the CEO of your business, not its slave!
  • And much, much more...

"Merilyn is just one of those super-talented, multi-talented people... she has vision and can help others see a bigger horizon for themselves, often when they’re stuck in the inevitable minutia and can barely see beyond the action list! She’s been a big influence on Temple Spa and we love her to bits."

LIZ WAROM, multiple award-winning  | templespa.com

"Merilyn, you a a leader of leaders."

DR VALERIE REIN, Best selling author  |  drvalerie.com

LeadYourWorld Academy works for owners of service and product businesses

...For all types of WowArchetype entrepreneur personalities

... For those who want to grow and scale their business to a (more than) full time income

  • Solo-preneurs
  • Non profits
  • Consultants & professionals
  • Retail
  • Direct/network marketers
  • Start ups
  • Artists & creatives
  • Therapists & experts
  • Small businesses
  • And more...
Note - it will also work for those who haven't even started yet (but have the dream)

"Your story resonates with me – it’s so inspiring and  women can relate to it."

SIGRUN | sigrun.com

"I’m going to brag on you here… you were the biggest surprise - we don’t know where you came from, but when we met we knew we wanted more of what you bring. You want a coach that’s knowledgeable, personable and one who cheerleaders for you and tells you when you mess up. And someone who brings the fun factor - someone you enjoy interacting with. You are all that!"


Implementation, Not Overwhelm

This is NOT a course or membership site. It's an accountability programme that facilitates you to implement, and where you need education, it will be provided too. 

Accountability, Not Comparison

Let's be honest.. doing this by yourself has not got you very far, has it? You will be held accountable for your growth and have multiple ways to get the support you need. 

Strategic Direction, Not Hacks

Feel confident that you have the right goals and strategy in the first place. Get clear direction over what to do next to gain income and marketing momentum. 

What Makes LeadYourWorld So Different?

  • Monthly live coaching all year, not just for a few weeks. Not just one-way Q&A, but two-way hotseats (and masterminding)
  • The education is run 'live' over 12 months (2 subjects per quarter for better 'digestion') - i.e. we do them together, not left to gather dust on your computer. There are 2 strands of subjects: 1) Lead Your self and 2) Lead your business. 
  • There are incentives to keep you implementing - like contests and challenges.
  • Get customised direction, not generalised content.
  • There's real community - support, not an 'audience' that watches/observes, but that gets involved. No competitiveness or bitchiness or show offs. Friendship. Accountability. And loads of 'virtual' casseroles when you are feeling under the weather. 
  • You get access to me (I'm not in some ivory tower).
  • We are redefining what it means to be a women in leadership, running her own business - not the patriarch, corporate model of leadership. 

What's My Investment?

How much is being stuck costing you in money, time and stress? How many potential clients are you not reaching because of fear of visibility or unclear marketing (or simply lack of confidence)? How much has all those unfinished courses and membership sites costing you? Where else could you get the support and direction you need to grow your business for approximately $5 a day (you probably spend more than that on electricity or your phone!)


$297 x 6


  • Membership for 12 months. 
  • Monthly group Coaching Calls.
  • Weekly Live Q&A.
  • One year of education - do together, or self paced.
  • Support Circle Community.
  • Live implementation, Work-a-thons, Plan-a-thons & Challenges.
  • Accountability Pods.
  • BONUS: Earn Back Project.
  • BONUS: What's Your Wow Course valued at $497.
  • BONUS: LYW Marketplace.
JOIN NOW 6x$297



PAY IN FULL - Save $285 USD

  • Membership for 12 months. 
  • Monthly group Coaching Calls.
  • Weekly Live Q&A.
  • One year of education - do together, or self paced.
  • Support Circle Community.
  • Live implementation, Work-a-thons, Plan-a-thons & Challenges.
  • Accountability Pods.
  • BONUS: Earn Back Project.
  • BONUS: What's Your Wow Course valued at $497.
  • BONUS: LYW Marketplace.
JOIN NOW $1497

Lead Your Life. Lead Your Dream.


Oh gosh... not another 6-12 week online course! 

Absolutely NOT. The Lead Your World Academy is a 12 month self-leadership development programme that transforms you into the person you need to be to grow a sustainable, influencing, profitable business. 

... and it just so happens to have a great 12 month education programme too. Education that takes into consideration your learning style and WowArchetype. 



Plus the 2020 'wow' bonuses

In 2020 we are launching the Lead Your World Marketplace. This will be a place, online, to promote your services and products to the other students. Each student has their own 'stall' which they can promote freebies, paid offers and promotions.

This will be a good practice ground for promotions, effective copywriting and sales. 

The ultimate self-awareness & life-clarity programme. A step-by-step process to explore who you are, what lights you up and figure out what to do next with your life. Valued at $497.

Plus you also get my FocusMatrix, to help you make decisions when you have multiple great ideas; the MentalGym, to help flex your mindset muscles; and the NextLevel framework for when you are ready to up your self awareness even more.

The first project you will work on will be to EARN BACK the cost of your investment into the Academy within 3 months. 

PLUS... if you want to continue in 2021 and beyond, the cost to renew will be considerably discounted


The LYW Academy Curriculum

We cover each of these subjects together, with live components and additional workathons/coaching, throughout the 12 months, so there is no feeling of being 'behind'. And if you prefer to self-study you can do that as well.

Lead Your Mind

Unleash Your Inner Leader. The ability to successfully build a business depends on one thing: your ability to ride the ‘emotional roller coaster’.. aka MINDSET! This essential course will strengthen your thinking, emotions and reactions and get you thinking every day as a leader. 

Lead Your Personality

Explore the WowArchetypes and discover how to confidently lead yourself, influence others and put more personality into your brand. Increased self awareness about why you do the things you do. This whole course is an insightful journey full of ah-ha’s and breakthroughs.  

Lead Your Time

AKA The Productivity Cure! This is a complete personal and business effectiveness system that fuses time-management, business growth and wellbeing. Get focused. Eliminate Overwhelm. Declutter your life & mindsets and move quickly from overwhelm to aaaahhh! 

Lead Your Marketing

Marketing does not have to be scary, it’s about developing relationships. Transform your thinking about marketing (and even fall in love with it), even if you aren't the marketing-type! This course is relevant for every business owner - online, offline, products and services. 

Lead Your Brand

So many business owners have great products or services, but they fail to get the messaging right. They end up confusing potential customers and just adding to the ’noise’ on the internet. Branding is way more than a logo and a colour palette. This course looks at you as a brand. 

Lead Your Year

A strategy creation bootcamp to help you plan your business growth, big picture and not just be reacting to whatever comes your way, but truly be leading your year. You’ll work ON your business in this fundamental bootcamp to reduce your personal overwhelm and know where you are headed. 

Lead Your Business

As a business owner it's easy to spend all your time working IN your business rather than on it. Although all the LYWA focuses on you as a leader, this subject specifically prepares your mind and actions for being the CEO of your business - not just a worker bee. 

Lead Your Tribe/Team

If you want to scale your income and influence, having the right team is essential. How to find the right people (and when). How to train, coach and develop your team. How to be a leader and a manager. How to delegate without abdicating. Team productivity and communication. Working with personality and love languages. 

The LeadYourWorld Academy includes 3 key parts:

Strategic direction, support and implementation 
  • Group Coaching Clinics - these are the heart of the programme. You can have a 'hotseat' (live coaching with Merilyn), or watch others being coached. Calls are held in multiple timezones. Come and be coached, or just be encouraged and uplifted by watching others be coached. These calls make you feel part of a team. 
  • Weekly Live Q&A - so you can get your answers fast, in between coaching calls. 
  • Planathons - at the start of every quarter we have a 2-hour planning and strategy session to ensure you are on the right track. This is a facilitated process with lots of opportunity to ask questions and/or be coached.  
  • Quick Action Challenges - these can be 1 or 3 days in length and are designed to reinforce what we are learning in the courses. E.g. decluttering, creating a new product, creating a freebie, practicing going 'live' in the group, social media challenge, planning challenge etc. 

Entrepreneur & life leadership training

A 12 month curriculum that has two strands:

1) Lead your self - personal leadership development (the internal stuff that has the biggest influence on your success), mindsets, productivity, personality.  

2) Lead your business - marketing, business strategy, branding and messaging (so you stand out as the leader, not another lookalike brand). 

Each subject is covered live together or you can jump ahead and take yourself through them, self-paced (scroll down further for details of subjects). Each subject is valued between $500-$2000 on their own.

2020 programme:

Q1 - Branding & Productivity
Q2 - Marketing & What's Your Wow
Q3 - Mindset & Team/Tribe/Leadership
Q4 - Personality & Strategy/Planning

Support, accountability & community

A wildly supportive and incredibly encouraging community, with absolutely no divas! 

  • Private Community (Facebook Group), which is a safe and encouraging space. Merilyn does regular lives here and you'll find friendship and support (as being your own boss can be lonely).

  • Self-managed Accountability & Mastermind Pods. Small groups of 2-3 people meeting every two weeks for 20 minutes to hold each other accountable for their goals.  


From Overwhelmed To Focused

Merilyn really cares about changing the lives of her clients. Working with Merilyn has been life changing for me - I've transformed from drowning in to-do's to launching my online services and courses. 

Caroline Joynson | cheerleaderpr.co.uk


From 'Non-businessy' To Working Artist

The day my path crossed with Merilyn is the day that changed the way I view everything. I was flitting from one shiny object to the next and getting nowhere. She's got this right-brained artist planning, organised and working on my business, as a business owner. My whole life has changed immeasurably. 

Deborah Jackson | deborahjacksononart.com


You don't need another course, membership site or qualification

You need ACCOUNTABILITY, SUPPORT and ACTION for longer. And that's exactly what Lead Your World is designed to do.

It's time your dream took off!

Frequently Asked Questions

Ideal for all women who believe they are called to be entrepreneurial, even if they haven't had their break yet.

Because the programme is uniquely focused on YOU becoming the leader your business needs, it is relevant for any type of business - services and product based business, online or offline. 


  • You recognise that online presence is crucial.
  • You don't want to just run a business - you want to play bigger and lead something remarkable.
  • You don’t want to just get by - you want to reach 100k and beyond. 
  • You are sick of jumping from course to course and not making progress on how to actually build and lead a strong business.

What is is costing you to NOT be making money from your business? How many potential customers are you losing? A lack of momentum may already be costing you a great deal.

Here's a question - where were you in your business 12 months ago? If you have grown considerably then you probably don't need LYW, but if you didn't, can you afford another season like that?

How will you feel when you get to the end of the year and you've still not made the personal progress and income increase you desire? 

It's time to move the needle and get help. 

Because this is a live coaching programme, there are no refunds and full payment is required regardless of your participation. 

Don't commit to this unless you're ready to follow through (you'll get all the hugs and butt-kicks you need!)

I don't believe in get rich quick programmes. I believe in strategic work. I also believe in giving high value and serving and supporting others to be the absolute best they can be. I believe in work that produces income so that we can add to the world - inspire, lead and influence the world for good.  My courses and programmes are designed to help you lead your world and share you message with a wider audience, all whilst  growing your business.

As stipulated by law, I do not make any guarantees about your ability to get results or earn any money with my programmes, courses, teaching, coaching or methodologies.

As you know, it takes focus and consistent diligence to succeed, so I expect your fullest effort when participating - so that you can make the most of the coaching and training opportunities I am giving you. Your results are up to you.

Nothing on this information page or any of my websites or courses is a promise or guarantee of results or future earnings, and I do not offer financial, legal, medical, or other professional advice.

Just sayin... I want you to succeed at your goals, but be safe. Over to you now. 


Get On The Waitlist

Doors to the LeadYourWorld Academy are now closed and class is in session. Opening again for Q2 intake on 24 March 2020.