I love my work and partnering with leaders who are working to improve and support our communities, our environment, and our world. I'm regularly inspired by them. As a problem solver known for my ability to deliver formidable insights and ambitious results, this fuels me, because it helps these leaders' organizations flourish even more.
I've been fortunate to have 25+ years of executive business experience, with the last seven prior to Mersino Consulting in the C-Suite. I spent a good chunk of my career in marketing and public relations; and then added technology, research and development, project management, human resources, and a lending product to my experience. In my last role, I had executive oversight for a successful $12M digital transformation project. Prior to that, I helped run multiple businesses in Chicago, where for nearly 15 years, I worked with Fortune 500 companies, as well as small- and medium-sized companies and nonprofits, and came to understand the inner workings of leadership teams and boards.
I've had successes and failures along the way, providing excellent fodder to become an executive coach and leadership consultant. In my early 50s, I decided to put my skills and experiences to work for the greater good, which is why Mersino Consulting focuses solely on leaders at organizations and business throughout Northern America focused on sustainability and social good. Our world needs it!
My top three StrengthsFinder strengths are Strategy, Ideation, and Activator. My Working Geniuses, for those of you familiar with Patrick Lencioni's The 6 Types of Working Genius, are Discernment and Invention (together known as the "Discriminating Ideator"). Together, these allow me to help clients overcome issues that are standing in the way of their momentum, so they can achieve powerful outcomes in short order.
I received my leadership consulting training and certifications through my CAPA Pro affiliation with The Table Group. I'm also a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, which led to an early career in PR and later leadership roles in internal and external communications. Both benefit my clients, as I offer corporate communications support today. I also received my Digital Marketing Strategies: Data, Automation, AI, and Analytics Certification from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.
I'm a lifelong education advocate. I'm also a learner who benefits from continuously rethinking as Adam Grant puts it. I'm an empty nester, who lives in Vancouver, Washington. I have two daughters in college and a ball-loving rescue dog named Jackson. I can be reached at Deborah@MersinoConsulting.com or on LinkedIn.
Mersino Consulting is privileged to have been an inaugural member of CAPA Pro, a professional consulting network of the Table Group based on the teachings of Patrick Lencioni, who has authored more than a dozen New York Times bestselling books, including "Five Dysfunctions of a Team" and "The Advantage" He's known as the pioneer of the organizational health movement throughout the world. Pat's latest book about The Six Types of Working Genius was published in October 2022.
The CAPA Pro membership provided Mersino Consulting with the latest research and discoveries on organizational health, as well as exclusive access to Patrick Lencioni and his seasoned team. It brought the best global methodologies and frameworks to client work. Principal Consultant Deborah Mersino is able to leverage proven approaches to leadership team success - from assessments and meeting frameworks to team dynamics and coaching. The learning and rewards to her clients never ends.
Principal Consultant Deborah Mersino was among the first to be Certified by The Table Group in The Six Types of Working Genius, a powerful new productivity tool created by Patrick Lencioni and team. More than 475,000 individuals throughout the world have now taken the Working Genius Assessment, and it's proving to be a game changer for teams.
"A client of mine was in crisis. By using the Working Genius and making a minor change, they were able to recover nearly $500k in potential losses in less than two weeks. It was surreal."
Deborah Mersino, Principal Consultant, Mersino Consulting, LLC
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