Merrilee Buchanan
Senior Consultant

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As a seasoned executive coach, organizational strategist and transformational leadership consultant, Merrilee Buchanan brings more than 20 years of experience in helping individuals and companies move from “Point A to Point B”—in leadership, culture, career management, and business success.

Skilled in strengths-based talent and leadership development, Merrilee has worked at all levels of organizations from senior executive teams to new manager development. She has specialized expertise in designing and implementing women’s leadership and career development programs, and developing strategies within organizations to build cultures of inclusive leadership. She has extensive international experience working with rising women leaders from diverse cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds, and in enhancing collective intelligence in organizations for collaborative business success.

She is the founder and principal of Villa Leadership and Chocolate Villa, organizations dedicated to developing women for senior leadership and improving gender-balanced leadership for business success. 

Merrilee has a BS in Communications and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Utah. She holds certifications in the EQi 2.0, the 16PF, Hermann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI), and the DiSC.