Suzanne Mercier

I have a dream … and I walked away from it!

Many years ago, when I first started working in the space of identifying and moving beyond the imposter syndrome, I was part of a business support group. We came from different backgrounds and often gave each other a perspective we hadn’t thought of. Highly intelligent and creative people. I respected them enormously. Purpose and motivation […]

Is it time for you to stop hiding and REALLY show up?

Is it time for you to stop hiding and REALLY show up? A few years ago, my husband at the time stood in his underwear in front of a full-length mirror in our townhouse. He took in his image slowly with a smile on his face. Finally, he announced “Looking good!” and after admiring himself […]

7 ways to Strengthen Resilience

Yes, life is uncertain. There is very little that occurs to us on a day-to-day basis that we can control. Yet, we do our best to to reduce our feeling of vulnerability and restore some feeling of certainty. The truth is we can’t control much at all in our external environment. Life can be messy, chaotic […]

7 ways to move beyond ‘Nice Girl’ to Thought Leader

I was raised to be a nice girl, to be seen and not heard, to do what I was told to do and not what the adults in my life did. I was taught that if I couldn’t say something nice, I shouldn’t say anything at all. It was important that I didn’t offend anyone. […]

The upside of being uncertain & uncomfortable

Human beings generally don’t like discomfort of any kind: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. We stop exercising (if we even start) when we get tired or our muscles start to complain. We exhaust our ‘bandwidth’ when confronted with ideas that stretch our mind or learn new skills that feel overwhelming. In doing so, we may walk […]