“As coaches we often don’t take time to follow our own advice and invest in ourselves. Hiring Theresa, to show me how to use LinkedIn more effectively, was definitely the best investment I have made in myself!
I consider myself tech savvy and pretty adept at using LinkedIn. Theresa showed me how much I was missing. After only the first session I saw a big improvement in my activity and engagement level. Theresa’s coaching caused me to think about the benefits of reaching out and asking people why they wanted to connect, and how they came across my profile. A direct outcome was that I leveraged LinkedIn to effectively build relationships and establish relevant dialogue with like-minded professionals.
I continue to see the benefits of her coaching knowing that the more I keep up with my LinkedIn activity, the greater the rewards.” April 24, 2016 Nancy Gill, Leadership Development Coaching
“Working with Theresa on my job search was a break-through experience. Initially referred for her expertise on how to utilize LinkedIn’s networking capabilities, she brought so much more to the table. I learned how to identify and strategically connect with my target audience and the value of a large LinkedIn network. I already had a Summary statement, but Theresa suggested edits to articulate better my value proposition while optimizing it for search with the right keywords.
What impressed me most was the value she provided between our coaching sessions. Her follow-through was excellent, making sure I implemented the social media strategies she shared and constantly providing feedback on how I could improve.” February 8, 2016 Jane Casey, Chief Financial Officer, Best Health Goods
“Among a number of things she illuminated for me, Theresa taught me how to search on LinkedIn for talent. After introducing me to the Alumni Tool, I was able to target my ideal job candidates, I used the tool to conduct an extensive search and found two people who I hired. Theresa’s LinkedIn coaching helped me sift through the vast network of prospects and winnow it down to a few good people.Conversely, Theresa optimized my profile with keywords that enabled me to be found by someone who is now on their way to becoming a client.
We partnered well, she was focused, respectful of my time, and her training was all about results. It’s not theory, but actionable strategies that she implements with you.
I highly recommend Theresa as not only a LinkedIn coach, but as a business partner.” February 29, 2016 Val Carolin, Sales Manager, Cumulus Media, Inc.
“In business, few resources are more valuable than a great coach. The best ones give you clear and behavioral advice, while making you accountable for what you said you were going to do. Theresa Merrill plays both roles extremely well. On the one hand, she will give you very specific advice born from her vast experience as a LinkedIn specialist. And on the other hand, she is going to help you stay on track so you can take full advantage of this increasingly valuable tool. I encourage you to engage her in a conversation. You will be glad you did.” December 15, 2015 Gerry Tabio, President and Founder, Creative Resources Group Inc.
“Theresa was a great resource to help me build out my LinkedIn profile . In addition, she is a master in teaching how to use LinkedIn to its full advantage. She provides great tips on how to use it as an effective marketing tool and how to generate new sales leads.” June 12, 2015 Katie Reid, Senior Director Revenue, Cox Media Group
“Effectively using social media has gone from “nice to do, if you can” to a mission critical strategic activity. And like every strategic endeavor, success requires focus and expertise. I retained Theresa Merrill to help me strategically build my social media presence in the spring of 2013.
Theresa brought expertise, strategy and passion to the challenge, helping me dramatically improve the impact and effectiveness of my social media activities.
After developing the right strategic plan, Theresa partnered with me to build out key foundational elements and tools to increase my online visibility and effectiveness. Theresa is a passionate social media expert and was a delight to work with 24/7. I highly recommend her to help unlock the power of social media.” October 2013 Allen Adamson, Managing Director, Landor Associates
“Theresa, your expertise in using LinkedIn saved me real time! Thank you for helping me obtain a job offer in 48 hours after working with you! I’m a testament to the fact that your LinkedIn strategies work…I’m thrilled with my new position and know that if not for Theresa’s strategic advice I would have never learned of this opportunity.” August 19, 2013 Terry Again, Sr. Delivery Manager at Ciber
“Theresa came very highly recommended and she actually surpassed my expectations. Her expertise on the ins and outs of maximizing all that is LinkedIn was invaluable. In one 90 minute session she helped me not only optimize my profile but taught me how to become an influencer. In addition to her LinkedIn marketing finesse, Theresa shared creative and easy ways to maximize all of my social media assets. Whereas my goals were personal, I am confident that Theresa’s best practices would help businesses generate significant leads.” February 2, 2013 Karen Ticktin, Partner, EVP Sales & Marketing, DEI Worldwide
“More customers have been driven to my LinkedIn profile because of strategies that Theresa Merrill taught me to optimize it. She showed me, on the Home page, which keywords were driving people to my profile. They were not the ones that spoke to my audience. We identified the right ones and added them to my headline and other key areas of my profile. In working with Theresa I learned that having 4000+ connections and a complete LinkedIn profile was not enough to guarantee lead generation.” July 24, 2012 Dr. Tony Alessandra, author and keynote speaker
“Theresa is very knowledgeable about LinkedIn and social selling. In working with her I learned how to optimize my LinkedIn profile and share timely and valuable content to my network. Our relationship did not stop at the end of our coaching as she is always available for questions and takes it upon herself to check on me and still provides excellent input and social media advice as needed.” February 6, 2013 Deborah Bruen, Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club, Coldwell Banker Real Estate
“Prior to graduating from Johns Hopkins, last month, I learned of Theresa Merrill through our Career Services office. Even though I already had secured a job, I wanted to enhance my knowledge of networking opportunities through LinkedIn. During our first session, Theresa showed me at least five tools I did not even know existed on the site, and walked me through each one step-by-step. She really understands how to bring your profile to the top of any search, which is vital for getting your name out there. I only wish I spoke with her sooner, as there are so many features on LinkedIn I had underutilized, which now have opened up many new doors for me. Whether you are a freshman, or a college graduate, Theresa is a must-have social networking consultant in today’s business world.” June 13, 2012 Brett Schwartz, financial management consultant, PwC
“After hearing Theresa speak at a WCBS Small Business Breakfast, I asked her to help me leverage LinkedIn to generate B2B leads. She is an incredible resource for social media strategies; with her background in sales and marketing…Theresa very thoroughly introduced me to the many features and nuances of LinkedIn. The sessions were very focused, informative and enjoyable…a week after our training session, I connected with a client…who I did business with 15 years ago…and I have them as a client again! This was a direct result from what Theresa taught me about my LinkedIn Network…I reached out to Joe Connolly, who organizes the WCBS Small Business Breakfasts, and recommended he include Theresa as an expert on his next panel about Social Media and LinkedIn…she operates with the highest level of integrity and professionalism. I very highly recommend her!” August 17, 2012 Helene Ruggieri, Executive Recruiting Solutions
“New clients have found me on LinkedIn since Theresa Merrill showed me how to optimize my LinkedIn profile. Since working with her, my connections have jumped 30%, and my profile is built out to 100%. The tips and strategies Theresa shared has kept me top-of-mind with potential customers, clients and colleagues.
Working with Theresa is like hiring your own personal trainer. She took a challenging task and helped me stay focused on understanding the value of LinkedIn and how it would benefit me and my company. I highly recommend you hire her as your LinkedIn consultant, to help you build your brand and achieve your professional goals.” July 10, 2012 Kay Olin, President, Local Focus Radio
“Theresa spoke to a group of 40 youth leaders on the subject of social media with a specific emphasis on LinkedIn.Theresa is an engaging speaker and an expert on the subject of social media, she did a great job of keeping all the students at attention. Her presentation is unique in that it allows the audience to engage through a hands on approach, creating and improving their LinkedIn while she is there to help and explain. She does her best to tailor her presentation to her audience. I would recommend her greatly to anyone looking for a speaker on social media.” August 20, 2012 Anastasia Austin, Brandeis University Student