What are people saying?
I was so amazed at how Dr. Merritt had over 200 people mesmerized by her positive energy and stimulating message. She worked the
platform and engaged the audience in meaningful, thought-provoking activities that
were fun. They absolutely loved her and the evaluations were superb!
~Trudy Fernandez, Director of HR Relations
Florida International University
The congregation at the
Church of the Nazarene loves Minister Merritt so much that they request her
each year as the keynote speaker for the Women’s Conference and annual retreat. I tell them that we
have to give other people a chance. She’s so uplifting that she makes you feel
that you can go out and conquer the world by realizing the power within you.
~Jean Rasberry, President of the Women’s Ministry
Church of The Nazerene
Dr. Merritt facilitated a stress-reduction seminar for
our annual staff retreat at the University of Miami Public Relations
Department. I loved the way she engaged the employees in hands-on,
thought-provoking activities. As an incentive, she had them competing for
prizes while brainstorming on viable stress-releasing solutions. I had never
seen them laugh so much while learning so much. I look forward to having her
back this year.
~Elizabeth Amore, B.B.A., M.A. ,
Executive Director of Media Relations
University of Miami
Dr. Merritt was the keynote
speaker for the graduating ceremony of Precision, a summer program for girls
that teaches them a variety of life-skills while enhancing the total girl. She
also facilitated a workshop entitled, ‘The Importance of Relationships’. One of
the things she said to the girls in her keynote speech that I will never forget
is, “If all he wants is legs, thighs and breasts, then send him to KFC.” We
look forward to having Dr. Merritt each year and love her energy and heart for
~Vice Mayor Felicia Brunson
Founder of Precision
had heard that Dr. Merritt was a phenomenal speaker and thought that she would
be the perfect person to give a keynote to our staff at the Department of Homeland Security
for Black History Month. She was inspiring and very motivating. She was able
to touch a diverse group of employees in such a dignified and professional manner. They
enjoyed her immensely!
of Homeland Security
Dr. Merritt gave a seminar to the Executives at the Florida Christian
Association of America (FCAA), I had no idea that she was “that” good. She
pulled out brainstorming, performance-enhancing strategies, engaged them in
hands-on activities and did many team-building activities with them. Her
presentation was extremely productive and very beneficial for the organization.
~Herman Williams, President Emeritus
Family Christian Association of America
Merritt gave a workshop to the Miami Dade City Managers Association on how to
effectively & strategically Brand themselves. I must admit that the
managers were thoroughly pleased at the information she conveyed and continued
to rave about how professional and informative Dr. Merritt was. She is truly
~Renee Crichton, Assistant City Manager
City of Miami Gardens
Dr. Merritt has not only been a keynote
speaker for the International Mastermind Association, but she also sits on the
Board of Directors and has been in the association for over 20 years. I am
always impressed by how she not only teaches the mastermind concepts, but she
implements them in her own life. She is the poster child for mastermind.
~Ann McNeillPresident/CEO MCO Construction
President, International Mastermind Association
As a graduate and alumni of
Florida Memorial University, Dr. Merritt has been returning to give back to the
students by pouring her wisdom, experiences and knowledge into them by way of
the Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP). She has a way of connecting with,
yet captivating the students through her energy, her passion and her genuine interest
in their well-being. We love having her each year and always look forward to
Director of Career Development
Florida Memorial University
Impact Luncheon is a component of Jazz in the Gardens. This luncheon is always
given to jumpstart the JIG weekend. Women’s Impact was started by the first
Mayor of Miami Gardens, Shirley Gibson. As such, we bring in top-notch
speakers, moderators and facilitators to help ensure the event is successful. Needless-to-say,
Dr. Merritt has served as an asset each year we have it. She’s been a speaker,
moderator and hostess for the event. I always tell her that she is my favorite
motivational speaker on the planet!
P.O. Box 260695
Pembroke Pines, Fl 33026
We love Dr. Merritt’s energy, commitment
and the way she uplifts others when she speaks. She has been a mentor with girl
power for over five years now and has played a positive role in the lives of
her mentees. Dr. Merritt has done numerous workshops, keynote speeches and has facilitated
training sessions for the organization. She is a valuable asset to Girl Power
and we are blessed to have her.
~Thema Campbell, President/CEO
World Literacy Crusade of FL, Inc.
Dr. Merritt was very instrumental in helping to get
the International Black Doctorates Association (IBDA) revitalized in 2012. She
spoke at the pinning ceremony and was one of the panel speakers at the Luncheon
held the next day. The 2-day event was extremely successful and as a result, IBDA
has been moving forward rapidly. Dr. Merritt sits on the Board of Directors for
IBDA and her excellence in collaboration with the other members keeps the
organization thriving and forward-moving.
~Dr. Velma Hepburn Founder,
International Black Doctorates
When I met Dr. Merritt, I
could feel the anointing on her life and I wanted to hear her speak. When she preached
at our church’s fifth anniversary, she touched the members so much that they
begged for her to return. Dr. Merritt has been back to Orlando to deliver a
keynote for our Women’s Day, and she also spoke for the Mother/Daughter brunch
we had in May. She has become part of the family of ‘The Lord’s House’ in
Orlando and we love having her come and speak.
~Pastor Wesley Harris
The Lord’s House
We have had Dr. Merritt speak at New Jerusalem many
times. The women love her energy level, her knowledge of the Word, and her authenticity.
She captures the audience with the power with which she speaks under the anointing.
We look forward each year to having her back when we can.
~First Lady Sharon Anderson
Women’s Ministry President
New Jerusalem First Missionary Baptist Church
Merritt spoke at our Women’s Conference at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church,
and she was phenomenal! The ladies on our women’s ministry raved about how much
spiritual wisdom she had, how down to earth she was, and requested her return.
Dr. Merritt is not only a friend of our church, but she is also my friend. I
highly respect Dr. Merritt for the Godly integrity she walks with and I wish
her well all of her future endeavors.
~Dr. Gaston E. Smith, Pastor
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
Merritt speaks, peaches and gives workshops at Greater Love Full Gospel
Missionary Baptist Church each year during Women’s Month and throughout the
year for various other events. The Women’s Ministry as well as the youth ministry
love her dearly. She pours herself out when she ministers and doesn’t hold
anything back. That’s what we love about her.
~Pastor Dwayne Richardson
Greater Love Full Gospel
Minister Merritt was one of the keynote speakers for our
Women’s Conference at ‘Just as I am International Ministries’ and she was phenomenal.
I will never forget the topic of her sermon ‘A Spirit of Excellence’ taken from
the book of Daniel. Not only was I blessed, but I was proud of the spiritual
anointing that rests upon her life. Dr. Merritt is not only a powerful woman of
God, but she is my friend and I love her dearly.
Pastor Lydia Goodin, Pastor
Just as I am International Ministries
Dr. Merritt has spoken at the annual Tea
at United Christian Praise and Worship Center and
she’s also spoken for my Pastor’s Anniversary. I am so proud of Dr. Merritt
and her accomplishments! She has made me proud over and over again. As her
spiritual mentor and friend, I find her to be a woman of integrity, great faith,
and diligence. The wisdom that God has imparted into her is remarkable. I pray
that God’s favor continues to rein in her life as she stays in His will and continues
on the path leading to the kingdom of God.
~Dr. Dennis M. Jackson, Pastor
United Christian Praise and Worship Center
Dr. Merritt spoke at our "Your
Breathing Space" Women's Retreat and we couldn't get enough! She returned
for our Women's Conference and Successful YOU! empowerment seminar
series. Each time she powerfully motivated everyone to stir up the gifts
within them for their good and God's glory. Personally, she has planted
and watered seeds in my life that now provides fruit for others to grow in
~First Lady Selena P.
Believers of Christ
Author, The Power of Diligence
Dr. Merritt is a phenomenal speaker
and true child of God. She spoke at our Women's conference for two years in a
row at Pleasant Heights Missionary Baptist Church, and we were truly blessed
with her presence and words on inspiration. I applaud her successes, and give
her the honor that she deserves for being the woman of God that she is. She is
truly an anointed and awe-inspiring minister of the gospel!
the Women’s Ministry
Pleasant Heights Missionary
Merritt was our keynote speaker for The ‘Women’s Connection Program’ at New
Vision Emmanuel Baptist Church. Her message was so empowering that she had the
women in tears. They were uplifted, encouraged, but were also challenged to
take their lives to another level through Godly goal-setting. We so appreciated
Dr. Merritt’s presence and look forward to her return.
Baptist Church, Coordinator
The Women’s Connection
We loved the way Dr. Merritt got
down on the level of the young girls at the “Because I’m Beautiful’ annual
ceremony. She talked to them about grace, class, conversations, etiquette, and
even boys. The young girls were able to relate to her and loved her realness.
We so enjoyed her!
Because I’m Beautiful
When I heard Dr. Merritt speak at New
Jerusalem, I knew that we had to have her come speak at our church. Community
Deliverance Church truly enjoyed the word that Minister Merritt delivered at
our Women’s Conference and we can’t wait to have her back next year.
~Evangelist Carolyn Mitchell
Community Deliverance Church
hearing how phenomenal Dr. Merritt was, I brought her to Logas Baptist Church
to give a five-day leadership conference to the leaders in our church. They
immensely enjoyed her and were astounded by her knowledge and wisdom. Dr.
Merritt is one woman who has a God-sent anointing on her life.
~Pastor Keith Butler
Logas Baptist Church