"We increased the visibility of figure skating and the IJS for the 2010 Olympic Season, thanks in part to Merry's excellent work. With Merry guiding us, we contacted targeted media, figure skating fans and elite Olympic athletes to get their input on promoting our sport. Everyone was happy to cooperate and provide pertinent information and great ideas. Merry expertly analyzed the information and worked with us to develop our successful plan.”
David Raith, Executive Director, United States Figure Skating
Merry created and analyzed the Best Coaching Practices Survey rolled out in the elite coaches keynote panel at the 2010 Annual Conference. Along with Phillip Mills she developed and presented the seminar on Increasing Coaching Success: The Secrets of Master Educators in Colorado Springs at the 2010 PSA Annual Conference
"Merry is a talented communicator and marketer who skillfully combines her professional abilities with her passion for skating. I worked with Merry to create Increasing Coaching Success:The Secrets of Master Educators, a 2010 PSA conference seminar. Attendees will readily see how Merry applies her extensive knowledge of learning theory and educational research to the teaching and choreographing of competitive figure skating. The new PSA program introduces proven techniques that coaches can easily incorporate into their own strong programs. The results can be more purposeful and effective coaching and more satisfied and successful skaters.
Phillip Mills, Olympic and World Figure Skating Choreographer