There was a time when I stood on the edge of a cliff, afraid to make a decision to jump to the next level. I felt paralysed, feet tingling, hands sweaty, through fear of all that could go wrong.  Uncertain. Stuck. Lost. Confused. I stood. 

A hand reached out.  Assured me it was safe; my guide jumped, and then I jumped.

Your old self can not sustain the life you are trying to live and the changes you seek to make; it’s time for reinvention and refocus.

What is a Resilience Life Coach?

Like a good guide, a resilience coach influences discovery, decision making and performance that takes you to a higher level of alignment and authenticity to accomplish the life you want.

I help you – build resilience to transition to the life you want by finding direction, intention, and energy to turn frustrations into flow and freedom to flourish.

Discover hidden abilities that will allow you to be enthusiastic and energised. Strengthen resilience to advance through any adversity. By implementing strategies and systems, you see and do things differently to create the life you want to enjoy. We teach you how to take your life’s experiences and make them work for you.


Are you seeking to enjoy every day more? Strengthen resilience by finding direction and enthusiasm, energy, joy, simplicity, ease, relaxation, and fulfilment in your life. We will complete a life edit together and redesign your frustrations to create a stress-free lifestyle, restructure your career, and enjoy everything every day.

If you feel like time is passing too quickly, click here to Chat now with a free Adventure Session to see if Merna is a match for you.

As a transformational resilience guide who consults with you to take you on an adventure to where you want to be, Merna’s unique strategies will help you find clarity, enthusiasm and direction.  You will build the confidence and strength to move forward through any adversity, set back or challenge life throws at you.

Merna’s goal is to help you relax and unwind so you can enjoy a stress-free life on your terms and do whatever you desire.


☼Attitude Shifter ☼Capacity Developer ☼Complexity Manager ☼Potential Enhancer ☼Perspective Expander ☼Awareness Creator ☼Lifestyle Re-designer

Merna is a creative resilience life coach specialising in building resilience to transition by intentionally integrating easy changes to make life simpler and more fulfilling. She helps you discover how to reduce your stress, decrease overwhelm and enjoy your life.

Armed with life experience, personal lessons, knowledge and skills observed and researched, I reassessed, rediscovered and redesigned my life. I have a flow method and system to guide you through a lifestyle redesign.

Merna has been an employee and a boss, a single woman, a wife, a friend, a partner, a mother, an ex, the other woman, a divorcee, a coordinator, a student, a daughter, a sister, an investor, a confidant, a coach, a mentor, a trainer, an advice giver, a listener, a problem solver, a problem, a club president, a world traveller, a volunteer, unemployed, lost, yet most importantly a survivor of a menagerie of conflicting emotions to move forward and succeed. My journey has been more challenging than some and more manageable than others.

Fascinated by ideas and mindset, Merna loves to explore links between seemingly unrelated proceedings. Faced with any given scenario, Merna effortlessly spots consistent patterns, associations and issues to assist you in transforming your life.

After a 60-minute Adventure Session, you can decide I am a match to mentor you to eliminate what confuses, frustrates and irritates you to create an intentional, stress-free life on your terms.


Doing Life Differently came about because of two significant Ahha moments for me. When I say “aha moments” – think of sudden wake-up calls, slapped in the face, kind of pay attention, get-it-now moments.   My Ahhaa’s came like this –

First, it was:

No employer owes me anything—no security, no loyalty – no future. WOW – my whole life, I had a deep belief that I had not recognised. I felt that employers were bound to be loyal and treat me well. I had worked in organisations contracted to the Government, and when those contracts ended, it was – so long, see ya. It didn’t matter that I was damn good at what I did or that I worked longer, harder, and more efficiently than anyone else. We all got the same kick in the pants.

The next aha was: You are the only one responsible for your well-being – and if you lose your job – you are accountable for being financially secure or screwed. When my employer did not renew my contract, it impacted every other aspect of my life – my emotional and mental health, physical well-being, and lifestyle.

My subsequent enlightenment was:

I hated everything (seriously, everything) I was doing. There was not one ounce of enjoyment in my life. I felt stuck.  Nothing I did was for fun; it all felt like a chore – something that needed to get done – and usually for someone else. I felt pressured to perform, produce and profit from someone else. My time was not my own; I had deadlines to meet and processes and procedures to adhere to. I did not realise that my work was enjoyable and fulfilling; I resented having so much to do, no time spare, no appreciation or value, and never had time for myself.


Overwhelmed, stressed out and tired of feeling out of control, I began seeking ways to Do Life Differently. So you can create a stress-free life and feel more stable. You can feel secure in your abilities and the day to day enjoyment of everything you do.

I believe that work is where you go to have a good time contributing and serving others in a valuable way. Getting paid is a bonus. Everything I did was fun, from hospitality to admin, driving instructor to customer service, retail and party plan, presenter and speaker. It is stressful when it’s not fun, and it is then time to get out. Change.

Change is easy. Except when you have financial and family commitments trapping you. When a certain income level is a requirement, change can become scary, and dangerous and feel like it is not an option. Chat to Merna now about what you can do.

Like most of us, I got stuck in a rut, living from day to day doing the things that had to get done to get through each day. Getting further behind, with more and more to do, the monotonous routine and productivity pressure was soul-destroying. I felt taken for granted, unappreciated and undervalued. I never looked forward or even considered what would come “later.” I just kept ongoing.


One day, it occurred to me – there has to be more to life. I mean, life doesn’t have to feel like an endless struggle or continuous battle. Realising I felt like life was no fun, everything was a chore, I decided to seek ways to Do Life Differently, to create a stress-free life. I knew something was missing but was unsure how to discover or rekindle my enthusiasm. I felt like life was passing by, and I was unprepared for the occurring changes. For a long time, I believed that to be successful, you must have accomplished some miracle, conquered the odds, discovered the unknown or performed a fantastic feat. Then I had a realisation that changed everything.

Deciding to learn how to Do Life Differently, I searched for ways to confidently enjoy life while creating and doing what I loved. It helped me receive more and make a stress-free life. I enjoyed living life on my terms.

Merna’s goal is to help you relax and unwind, reduce your stress, build resilience, decrease overwhelm and live life on your terms so you can enjoy doing whatever you desire.

She has adequately supported people in disadvantaged circumstances, struggling to survive to assess their lifestyle and develop the confidence to change. This skill leads them to improve their lifestyle and create a stress-free fulfilling lifestyle. Merna shares knowledge she applied to her life – and it works!!.

Balance is the key. If you are not challenged, you accept as is. When you have no expectations – you do not grow. If you do not question – you stagnate. You do not value yourself when you do not take pride in who you are and what you believe. By not failing – you do not learn – nor succeed.