15 years ago I my world was pulled from under me. As my husband was telling me he was leaving me for another woman, days after moving to a new city, I got a phone call saying mother had tried to commit suicide. Within 5 minutes my whole life changed.

Then followed a series of catalyst events that woke me up to how I’d been living disempowered - from chronically shy as a child to emotionally abused in a global church that some call a cult.

Today I’m living proof of moving from victim to growing wild. 

I’ve raised my son who was diagnosed with a chronic disease at 2 years old. I’m host to a top ranking podcast. I run an inspiring coaching and mentoring business, and I'm called on to add the energetic magic to award winning brands and million dollar launches.

I've had a few mottos over the years... lead your world, wowtherapy... and now the calling that's gripping me most: empowering those who enter my world to... GROW WILD


Categorising me the conventional way is tricky.
I've never been a fan of niching. Or boxes.

But I've been called:
Activator. Aesthete. Advisor. Architect.
Coach. Consultant. Creative. 
Designer. Director.
Energiser Bunny. Entrepreneur. Educator.
Intuitive. Interviewer.
Facilitator. Leader. Lecturer. 
Marketeer. Maximiser. Mentor.
Photographer. Podcaster. Preacher. Polymath. 
Renaissance Woman. 
Speaker. Strategist. Spiritual Teacher.
Tastemaker. Visionary. Writer.

Tall Poppy. 

Or as one intuitive friend once said...
'Merilyn, you showcase brilliance'!

I've worked with 1000's of organisations, businesses, teams, causes and individuals all over the globe... from startups, to boutique consultancies, to not-for-profit empires, to celebrities and award-winning premium brands.

But my son just calls me mum.

Mostly, I'm a down-to-earth Australian, with a dash of self-doubt, a wicked laugh, a love of British humour, and a determination to wake up humanity. 


The 'proper' bio! In third person (who is that 3rd person anyway!)

✭ Merilyn has over 3 decades in business - energising people, brands and businesses to find and follow their Wow.

✭ After a degree in Architecture and Design, she fell into a rhythm of working with creative and entrepreneurial types with big visions. 

✭ Mastermind coach for online 7-figure entrepreneurs and the marketing and creative energetic force behind multi-million-dollar launches.

✭ A polymath with professional labels of Strategic Director, Learning & Development Executive, Change Management Consultant, Brand Architect... and many more. AKA... she's lived a lot. 

✭ She's spoken on stages, and managed big conferences in famous venues in London.

✭ She has her own online education & mentoring business.

Creator of the WowArchetypes personality profile, Lead Your World Academy (which originally began offline in central London in 2005), and now the Tall Poppy Society.

✭ Host of a podcast / talk show that has ranked top 10 in 11 countries.

✭ Merilyn currently lives in Sydney Australia, but is equally at home in London.