I first encountered Merle thanks to the KAJA development programme for public-sector middle managers that’s run by EBS Executive Education. We were a perfect match from the word go! As a coach she helped me look into myself, find answers to the questions I had and search for solutions that would put me and my professional development needs first. She helped me stand up for myself more. She has plenty of experience herself, professionally and in life generally, which makes her someone you can rely on, someone who’ll help you do your own thing but also show you what other options are out there. Everyone has to decide for themselves, but with Merle you get to talk through – and, if you want or need to, act out – possible scenarios in a safe and supportive environment. I’m enormously grateful to her!