The future of work is already here. Learn how to upskill and change careers with career futurist Nicolle Merrill.
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About Nicolle

Four-time (and counting) career changer Nicolle Merrill excels in professional reinvention. A liberal arts graduate, she has written for Four Seasons and National Geographic private jet tours, taught digital communication skills to global executives, and sold adventure travel programs in New Zealand. As the former Associate Director of the Career Development office at Yale School of Management, she coached hundreds of MBA students and professionals through all phases of their career transitions.


Nicolle’s new book, Punch Doubt in the Face: How to Upskill, Change Careers, and Beat the Robots, upgrades career advice for the future of work. In the book, she translates the headlines about robots taking all the jobs into a guide to help career changers navigate the new world of work. 


Nicolle’s human-centered approach to career changes, combined with a relentless curiosity about emerging career trends, has led to speaking engagements across the US, as well as in Canada and Ireland.


Nicolle’s favorite things include pinball, rowdy card games, untranslatable words in foreign languages, sci fi and speculative fiction, and lively conversations.

Career talks shouldn’t
put people to sleep.