Meet Angela Merola

Transformational Speaker, Coach and Educator

Who is Angela!

Angela Merola is the premier “soul-driven business” expert for entrepreneurs in the interior design industry with the purpose of advancing their most creative ideas while running a thriving business.

She is the founder of “Play Your Genius Out”, the epicenter of education and coaching for interior design entrepreneurs with tools to build lifelong skills toward creating a sustaining business and cultivating creative expression.

Angela has worked with hundreds of interior designers, from a “Top 100 Interior Designer” to a new graduate bringing two decades of wisdom to every detail of the business.    Her superpowers range from helping designers increase cash flow, to creating and launching a collection, to hiring the right employee or mastering those difficult conversations.   Her solutions are tailored to accentuate the personality and style of the designer.

Her professional journey includes a BS degree in psychology, advanced certifications in creative brainstorm facilitation, intuitive decision making, and difficult conversations.  After two decades in the Fortune 500 world, it was the absence of artistic freedom combined with her gift at opening peoples’ potential that led Angela into launching her own business for creative entrepreneurs.   As she was contemplating gaining her professional coach certification, a previous client called “out of the blue” to ask if she would be interested in becoming her business mentor so Angela completed an advanced level Coach certification.   Additionally, it was a serendipitous invitation to speak to a group of interior designers that launched her into the world of design as educator, facilitator and coach.    She found her new home!   As clear as looking through a window, Angela saw an opportunity to help designers’ figure out the balance between creative expression, sustaining an inspired business and having a personal life.

Angela and her husband live in beautiful Napa Valley, CA.   Her hobbies include traveling, scuba diving, tennis and designing custom made, one-of-a-kind tennis apparel.

Coach and Consultant

Common themes to work on:

  • Creating consistent cash flow regardless of boom or slow times.
  • When is it time to hire a new employee or outsource for tasks.
  • Thinking through a big decision.
  • Improving profits, expanding into new markets, creating passive income streams.
  • Mastering difficult conversations.
  • Finding the missing link in running a soulful business.
  • Creating the bridge to live from “shoulds” and “ought to’s” to “what do I really want”.
  • Regaining control on focus and clarity.
  • Speaking up, being heard, standing ground.
  • Coming into being.
  • Materializing longings and aspirations.
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Jeanette Chasworth, Author, ASID President, Interior Designer:  Over the past 3 years I’ve been a webinar junkie and have worked with several coaches trying to find my unique stand out message to appeal to my niche.  After every session I was left without my key message.  People kept telling me what to do but not how to do it.   In 10 minutes with Angela, we came up with the tag line (over the phone!) that was exactly spot on.  I learned more in 10 minutes with Angela than in hours with the others

Speaker

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Angela Merola speaks all over the world at companies, conferences, and conducts workshops teaching methods to live and run a business based on realizing deep personal aspirations.  She has the rare ability to both inspire audiences and leave them with actionable change strategies that create businesses to be as inspired as their art.  Angela’s reputation as a speaker is built on her ability to uniquely move each person in the audience to now see their own vast new frontier of possibilities for bridging the needs of the soul to the needs of the business.   She has a gift to zero in on the heart of the matter, say it out loud and turn it into energy for forward movement.  An opening and a permanent shift in thinking is created. Some of her clients include Architectural Digest, High Point Market Authority, Houston Design Center, the American Society of Interior Designers and the International Interior Design Association.

Angela preference Better

Angela Merola partners with high-stakes creatives and rising stars to play their genius out. She is a portal to materializing the yearnings and practicalities needed to fulfill the internal demands of one’s creative soul and the external demands of one’s business. An accomplished Fortune 500 business executive and sought out speaker to creative entrepreneurs, Merola knows business and understands and honors the ways of gloriously complex creatives, giving them the ability to keep their creative fires burning and their business success blazing.

Continuing Education for Design Professionals

Accredited courses in the USA and Canada for IDCEC, ASID, IIDA, and IDA.  Over 80 presentations made to local area chapter offices of ASID, IIDA, IDA, NARI, High Point Market, Architectural Digest Home Show and the ASID annual leadership conferences.  Certified instructor for the accrediting organization for interior designers, IDCEC, and provides both live continuing education presentations as well as webinar and on-line video formats.

 

CEUs Currently Available: (ASID, IDCEC, IIDA, IDA)

The Art of Strengthening the Value of Your Interior Design Services;  .1 CEU; #110464  CLICK HERE to find out more.

Designing for Longevity, Health & Happiness; .2 CEU/HSW; #106174  MORE

Play Your Genius Out; .1 CEU; #105453  MORE

The Courage to Lead Interior Design into a New Era;  .3 CEU; #104220    MORE

The Art of Difficult Conversations; .2 CEU; CC#102986    MORE

Designing for Business Growth; .1 CEU; CC#102227    MORE

Continuing Education for Design Professionals

Over 80 presentations made to local area chapter offices of ASID, IIDA, IDA, NARI, High Point Market, Architectural Digest Home Show and the ASID annual leadership conferences.  Certified instructor for the accrediting organization for interior designers, IDCEC, and provides both live continuing education presentations as well as webinar and on-line video formats.

 

CEUs Currently Available: (ASID, IDCEC, IIDA, IDA)

The Art of Strengthening the Value of Your Interior Design Services;  .1 CEU; #110464  CLICK HERE to find out more.

Designing for Longevity, Health and Happiness;  .2 CEUs & .2 HSW credit; #106174   CLICK HERE to find out more.

The Courage to Lead Interior Design into a New Era;  .3 CEUs; #104220  CLICK HERE to find out more.

The Art of Difficult Conversations; .2 CEUs; CC#102986    CLICK HERE to find out more.

Designing for Business Growth; .1 CEU; CC#102227    CLICK HERE to find out more.

at the core

Love

The foundation of all decisions.

Sufficiency

There is more than enough of everything for everyone.

As One

Interconnectedness. What you think and do impacts me and vice versa.  If I’m lifting up you and myself, we all win.

Gratitude

A practice.  A feeling.   A thought.    A gesture.  An event.

Purpose

This classroom called “earth” living this thing called “life” is a unique path for each of us.  We have things to work out while we are here and it is my passion to do it for myself and support others.

Miracles

Are everywhere, for everyone, expected, cherished and appreciated.

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