Merle McKinley (Santa Rosa/SF Bay Area, CA) blends together her somatic and linguistic expertise to create a coaching experience that is insightful, revealing and compassionate.
Throughout her career, whether it be as a dietitian, business consultant or coach, her deepest desire is that people are able to align to and live the life they envision for themselves, whether it be individuals, teams or team members.
Merle spent 25 years employed by Dr. Fernando Flores. During those years she served on teams responsible for process redesign and implementation. She has coached numerous teams and executives both the U.S. and Europe. She began her studies of Somatics in 1995, beginning with Lomi School. She continued her somatic learning/training and became certified as a Somatic Coach in 1992. She continues her Somatic development through the practice of Aikido at Two Rock Aikido, where she holds the rank of Shodan (1st degree black belt).
In addition to a private practice, Merle is on the staff of the SI Somatic Coaching Program. She is hold the highest-level coach credential, Master Certified Coach, through the International Coach Federation.