paul goodman

COACH MKay Companies, LLC
PO Box 10115
Greensboro, NC  27404

(336) 255-3273

Merikay@CoachMKay.com
CoachMKy.com



TOPICS:

  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Customer Service
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Fish Philosophy
  • Health and Wellness
  • Human Relations
  • Leadership
  • Practice Transition
  • Team Building
  • Stress Management

Merikay Hunt, MS

To say Merikay is a bundle of energy is an understatement and her effervescent spirit is captivating. She’s also a giving, caring, and committed professional speaker & healthcare consultant dedicated to helping professionals grow and improve for over 15 years. Merikay Hunt, M.S. founded COACH MKay Companies, LLC in 2007, an organization dedicated to creating catalysts for change. The essence of her work is based on her trade-marked catalyst methodology®. Communication is the catalyst for creating meaningful change that has Purpose, strengthens People, improves Process, and boosts Performance.

  • Know the 7 steps to creating catalysts for purposeful change
  • Redefine the culture of your practice based on core values
  • Identify characteristics of primary communication profiles
  • Discover how stress impacts listening and patient experience
  • Learn strategies to lead permanent change vs. flavor of the month
  • Analyze how the fear of change can impact business growth
  • Observe how mistakes can be building blocks for future success
  • Analyze the impact of growth vs. fixed mindset in decision making
  • Evaluate what’s working, not working and missing in your business
  • Celebrate professional strengths and examine your level of leadership
  • Develop 90 day goals and learn strategies to motivate your team
  • Examine key life areas to create more balance and reduce work stress
  • Learn principles to conquer worry and improve your focus factor
  • Understand the patient and family experience to elevate service
  • Explore how to win others over to build connections and referrals
  • Identify ways to show appreciation to your family, team & patients
  • Inspire others & develop followership with 360 degree leadership principles
  • Learn a tool designed to gain 360 degree feedback in a productive manner
  • Evaluate the warning signs and dynamics associated with team dysfunction
  • Explore ways to improve morale & productivity with the power of positivity
  • Embrace the components of the Fish Philosophy® to transform your practice
  • Understand how coaching for performance improves collaboration
  • Elevate accountability through character, delegation, passion, & vision
After receiving her undergraduate degree at UNC-Chapel Hill, Merikay Hunt became the youngest female assistant manager for Apple South Inc. and was fired within one year. That blast provided a needed wake up call to the importance of communication, people skills and leadership – components not taught during management training or her 4 ½ year university degree. Following her restaurant career, she went back to the dental field after working one summer for her father in his periodontal practice where she remained eight years working for three different dentists in two cities as a dental assistant, office manager and then she became dental consultant for a local firm in North Carolina.

During this time as a single mom, working two jobs and going to school she took additional classes for four years to pursue a career in dentistry. After being rejected three years in a row to dental school, she realized that practicing dentistry every day wasn’t in the cards; however, helping dentists run their practices more efficiently and manage people more effectively was in her future. This led Merikay to work as a consultant for two healthcare firms helping dental practices and physician groups build their teams and business results. In 2003, her father encouraged her to do more speaking and told her, “that is your gift.”

Merikay has customized over 100 programs annually and is a change management expert inspiring audiences and organizations to make positive, purposeful change in their life and career. She speaks to organizations & associations internationally on the topics of communication profiles, customer service, conflict resolution, leadership impact, patient experience, and success strategies. Merikay is featured in the book series Stepping Stones to Success with other experts including Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield, and Dr. Denis Waitley. She’s released her first audio book titled: 99 StressBusters, How to Conquer Stress in Your Personal and Professional Life and has created several audio and professional development programs. Merikay’s first solo book launched in 2016 titled: My Year on the Inside, Creating Catalysts for Change. This book highlights her experience to transform an employee culture and the patient experience working in leadership as Director of Patient and Family Experience for a hospital in North Carolina.

Merikay demonstrates her commitment to leadership within the community as the current President of Triad Women’s Forum of High Point, Corporate Fundraising Chair for the Grimsley Booster Club, Marketing Human Resource Association of Greater High Point, Education Chair for Gate City BNI and Leadership Facilitator for several North Carolina Chambers of Commerce. She also served as the swim for cancer chair at Friendly Park Pool and corporate effort chair for the ALS Association, Catfish Hunter Chapter, honoring her friend, former CPA, Brigitte Gann who died from ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Merikay served as the staff parish council chair for Christ United Methodist Church, President of the High Point Human Resource Society, Board Member of ACE – Adult Center for Enrichment, and coached recreation soccer for several years including all three of her children’s teams.

Merikay’s educational background includes a B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill, M.S. from NC A&T State University in human resource counseling. She is former multi-course certified instructor for Dale Carnegie Training and recipient of the Spotlight on Speaking Award with the Speakers Consultant Network. She’s the proud mom to Melinda—a kindergarten teacher in Wilmington, NC and her son-in-law, Jesse Burns, Harrison—a college student and ambitious song writer and Emma Freda—future singer playing tennis and soccer for Grimsley High School.

Keynotes

  • American Association of Dental Office Managers
  • American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management
  • American Association of Healthcare Executives
  • Dr. Glen L. Hunt Dental Study Club
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Guilford County Dental Society
  • Guilford Medical & Dental Managers
  • JAWS Society
  • Morrisette Paper
  • National Medical Group Managers
  • National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants
  • North Carolina Association of CPA’s
  • North Carolina Medical Group Managers
  • North Carolina Society of Medical Assistants
  • North Carolina Society of Pediatrics
  • North State Communications
  • Sandhills Dental Society
  • Solenis
  • UNC Healthcare
  • Weaver Cooke
  • Wilmington Dental Society

Healthcare – Professional Development

  • Central Carolina Ob/Gyn
  • Central Virginia Orthopaedics
  • Christine Gatti, DDS
  • Greensboro Orthopedics
  • GreenValley Ob/Gyn
  • Hand & Rehabilitation Services
  • Healthcare Consulting, Inc.
  • Kindred Hospital
  • Lucas Pediatrics
  • Mango’s & Langdon, DDS
  • My Centers
  • Oral Surgery Associates
  • Piedmont Orthopedics
  • Primary Care Specialists
  • Sandra Fuller, DDS
  • Scott Welch, DDS
  • Steve Patty, DDS
  • Urgent Family Medical & Family
    Care

Corporate/College – Professional Development

  • Bassett Furniture
  • Brady Trane Services
  • Carteret Chamber of Commerce
  • City of High Point
  • First Point Management Resources
  • Forsyth Technical Community College
  • Gilliam, Coble, & Moser, LLC
  • Greensboro College
  • Guilford Technical Community College
  • High Point University
  • NC State University
  • O.Henry Hotel
  • Patheon
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Sara Lee
  • Sealy, Inc.
  • The Business Journal
  • Volvo Business Services
“Merikay Hunt is a true professional. Her messages inspire audiences to action. Some speakers educate, some give hope and some entertain. With Merikay, she is a blend of all three”

–Linda Miles


“Merikay, I was blown away by your speech! You drew me in completely and I was writing adjectives to describe your style on my notepad. I used words like dynamic, funny, real, trusted, etc. Bottom line is: I’m a fan!”

–Mindy Altermatt


“Your ability to listen to our team, assess our issues, provide leadership and guidance to revitalize our Practice is remarkable. After the team presentation, everyone was saying WOW! We can make this happen! We really needed that positive energy and leadership.”

Charles Langdon, DDS


“Merikay Hunt was absolutely incredible! Our annual meeting was a great success due in large part to her motivational program. It set the tone for the entire three day event. We had fun & were engaged – got to know each other better, learned strategies to conquer stress & communicate at a higher level.”

–Tamara J. Matthews, CPM


“Merikay has been such a positive force for my business. Her energy, enthusiasm and her ability to address issues head on with positive approach has encouraged and improved the entire team.”

–Sandra L. Fuller DDS


“Merikay is a highly knowledgeable professional speaker that always leaves her audience energized and motivated to succeed. Merikay has the gift of teaching people to be the best they can be and her genuine enthusiasm is contagious.”

–Larry Diana


“It was a pleasure to meet you and receive the words you spoke to us on that morning during our state conference. What an eye-opener it was for me! Your engagement with us during that time was inspiring and truly sparked something in me to be the catalyst for change in my professional and personal life.”

–Rhonda Spivey


“Merikay:  (1) had no idea we shared perio in our backgrounds!  (2) I had an idea that you would be great…. (3) But you were fantastic today and lit me on fire!!!  Thanks so much for a wonderful presentation!!  I can’t wait to get to know you better, personally and professionally!!”

–Deborah Johnson


“If you want to hire a motivational speaker, get Coach Merikay. She is great! And, if you want to partner with a speaker that can interact with your team, get them engaged, eager to learn and on the edge of their seats – ready to participate – by all means, be sure to get Coach Merikay. You and your organization will reap the benefits!”

–Carolyn Millron

 





Why choose Merikay?
  • Merikay has customized over 1,000 programs annually and is a change management expert inspiring audiences and organizations to make positive, purposeful change in their life and career.
  • Merikay is featured in the book series Stepping Stones to Success with other experts including Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield, and Dr. Denis Waitley
  • A committed professional speaker & healthcare consultant dedicated to helping professionals grow and improve for over 15 years, Merikay is also a former multi-course certified instructor for Dale Carnegie Training
  • Merikay founded COACH MKay Companies, LLC, an organization dedicated to creating catalysts for change. The essence of her work is based on her trade-marked catalyst methodology®. Communication is the catalyst for creating meaningful change that has Purpose, strengthens People, improves Process, and boosts Performance.

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