Roger Merrill

Co-founder of the Covey Leadership Center (now FranklinCovey Co.) Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker and Author

Roger Merrill, co-founder of the Covey Leadership Center (now FranklinCovey Co.), has more than 40 years of experience as a line manager, senior executive, executive coach, consultant and teacher. Roger now specializes in writing, speaking and executive coaching with select senior leaders and organizations. 

Roger is co-author (with Stephen R. Covey and Rebecca R. Merrill) of the international best seller, First Things First. He is also the author of Connections: Quadrant II Time Management, co-author of The Nature of Leadership, and contributing author to Principle-Centered Leadership. Roger's book, Life Matters: Creating a Dynamic Balance of Work, Family, Time, and Money (co-authored with his wife, Rebecca), was recognized by Soundview Executive Summaries as one of the 30 best business books of 2004. 

One of the key reasons for Roger's effectiveness as a coach and consultant is his broad range of international experience and his ability to work at the personal, interpersonal, managerial and organizational levels in a practical, holistic way. 

As an executive coach, speaker, consultant, and trainer, Roger has: 

  • Worked with over 600 different organizations in more than 30 countries 
  • Addressed domestic and international audiences ranging from a few to more than 20,000 

As a manager and line leader, he has served as:

  • President of small food processing company (100 employees) 
  • Senior HR executive of a large multinational organization 
  • Co-founder of the Covey Leadership Center 
  • President of a large multinational not-for-profit educational organization 

As a writer and thought leader, he has:

  • Authored or co-authored four books which together have sold over 2.5 million copies and have been translated into more than a dozen languages

See Below for Full Bio

  • Speaking Topics:

    Business Trends, Leadership, Management, Teambuilding, Technology, Time Management

  • Travels From:

    Utah

  • Price:

    $15,000 - $20,000

    Notes on Fees

  • Videos
  • Full Bio
  • Speech Topics
  • Books
  • Testimonials
  • News

Roger Merrill Demo

Roger Merrill, co-founder of the Covey Leadership Center (now FranklinCovey Co.), has more than 40 years of experience as a line manager, senior executive, executive coach, consultant and teacher. Roger now specializes in writing, speaking and executive coaching with select senior leaders and organizations. 

Roger is co-author (with Stephen R. Covey and Rebecca R. Merrill) of the international best seller, First Things First. He is also the author of Connections: Quadrant II Time Management, co-author of The Nature of Leadership, and contributing author to Principle-Centered Leadership. Roger's book, Life Matters: Creating a Dynamic Balance of Work, Family, Time, and Money (co-authored with his wife, Rebecca), was recognized by Soundview Executive Summaries as one of the 30 best business books of 2004. 

One of the key reasons for Roger's effectiveness as a coach and consultant is his broad range of international experience and his ability to work at the personal, interpersonal, managerial and organizational levels in a practical, holistic way. 

As an executive coach, speaker, consultant, and trainer, Roger has: 

  • Worked with over 600 different organizations in more than 30 countries 
  • Addressed domestic and international audiences ranging from a few to more than 20,000 

As a manager and line leader, he has served as:

  • President of small food processing company (100 employees) 
  • Senior HR executive of a large multinational organization 
  • Co-founder of the Covey Leadership Center 
  • President of a large multinational not-for-profit educational organization 

As a writer and thought leader, he has:

  • Authored or co-authored four books which together have sold over 2.5 million copies and have been translated into more than a dozen languages

Talent Unleashed

The question: What single activity is most effective in unleashing human talent and improving organizational performance? 

The answer: Holding three key conversations. What these conversations are, their history, and the principles that differentiate and make them powerful create an engaging and practical presentation. Audiences learn specific steps they can immediately implement with great results.

Based on the soon-to-be-released book Talent Unleashed co-authored with Shawn Moon, Todd Davis and Michael Simpson.

5 PD (Prevalent and Dangerous) Leadership Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Too often, unsuspecting high potential leaders become victims of habits and attitudes that cause them to plateau or crash. Roger provides early warning signs and avoidance strategies that not only safeguard the path to leadership success but actually help leaders achieve it.

The 6 Things Great Leaders Have in Common

With four decades of experience in working, training, consulting and writing in the field of leadership, Roger hones in on six specific things that emerge as common to great leaders worldwide. Understanding them will change your perspective on your own experience, help you benefit more from it, and influence you to seek opportunities you might otherwise avoid.

Life Matters 2011

Building on the powerful principles in his book Life Matters; Creating a Dynamic Balance of Work, Family, Time, and Money, Roger focuses on real-time application that addresses today's struggling economy, social networking and iPads. Life Matters was recognized by SoundView Executive Summaries as one of the best business books of 2004.

Stephen M. R. Covey

"There's no one I trust more than Roger Merrill. His immense credibility gives him great courage, judgment and influence. He is that rare individual who is able to balance profound wisdom and insight with intensely practical application. I have benefitted enormously from his advice over many years."

CEO, InsideOut Development

"Roger is a proven thought leader and mentor! His working style is a refreshing balance of powerful insights and practical common sense. His experience and credibility allow him to effectively partner with leading organizations, senior-level teams, and key leaders to understand and unlock performance capability."

Greg Link, Co-founder CoveyLink and co-author, Smart Trust

"Roger Merrill is uniquely qualified as a confidant to the most promising high potential talent and to CEO's and directors of global enterprises. I treasure the rare access I have had to Roger's informed and inspired perspective throughout our long association. I have both felt and witnessed his tremendous influence first hand."
No News Found For this Speaker!
X

FIND A SPEAKER

TESTIMONIALS

Testimonials
  • "Your tenacity and persistence in staying in touch with us is a model example of good salesmanship and partnering.  I will be using you as an exa...
    Schneider Electric
  • "You made my job so much easier! You are the only bureau I will use."     
    Sigma Systems
  • "Let me just say again, what a pleasure it is to work with you and ESB. You really make it harder for others to reach the bar."
    ASTD
  • "The group that I work with to obtain all of my keynote speakers is Executive Speakers Bureau and I can tell you that I don’t like working with ...
    Indiana Youth Institute
  • “Thank you guys it was a pleasure working with you.... You made the whole process easy. Thanks again”
    CableNation
  • We could not have done it without you.  Thank you for the outstanding suggestions.  The speakers were by far the best we have ever had.
    FedEx
  • "My mind was very much at ease knowing that Jack Uldrich was so well prepped.  I will definitely use your agency again."  
    EAIE
  • The Nebraska Hospital Association along with numerous other state hospital associations have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Executive Speak...
    The Nebraska Hospital Association
  • "Everyone loved Bob and he was so nice on site. Thank you for all you did. The process was so easy and we will definitely work with you again next yea...
    NBC
  • "I appreciate your recommendations.  In addition, you are always a pleasure to work with and understand the pains of an over worked meeting plann...
    Milliman
  • Thank you to both of you for everything surrounding Mr. Will as our special guest. I suspect, soon, I will be in touch regarding our next event. 
    Oxford Financial
  • Our bank has held an annual business and economic conference for the past 9 years.  We have worked with Executive Speakers every year and I have ...
    First Midwest Bank
  • As always, you deliver excellent service. Thanks!
    Camden National Bank
  • I’ve used the services of a number of speakers bureaus in the past. However, my current experience working with the Executive Speakers Bureau ha...
    Intel
  • Thanks to Richard and Jo for all the coordination. Another homerun from Executive Speakers Bureau!  
    Wisconsin Hospital Association
  • "I LOVE this list that you sent me! I emailed several different places on Tuesday an...
    CoreLogic
  • You ladies really are the BEST!  After this event I am going to be on the hunt for keynote speakers in May.  I really want to work with you ...
    ICMI
  • "Richard, Your ability to put me in front of just the right group again and again, is nothing short of amazing. You work your tail off, you sweat the ...
    Alan Hobson
  • Everything went really well and we really enjoyed having Jack Uldrich as our speaker!  He was entertaining and funny and provided great examples....
    Novo Nordisk
  • I want to thank you for all of your assistance you and Jenny were wonderful. If it had not been for you sending me suggestions I would not have found ...
    West Virginia Tourism
  • "We not only went 3 for 3 but I'd say they were all home runs! Thanks for your help on the speakers. It was a key and very positive component of our c...
    Chem-Dry
  • The event was EASY Cake! and it went over very very well.  Thank you so much for the help and organization, it made my life very easy. 
    Boys & Girls Club
  • "WOW, is all I have to say and thank you!  Our event was a huge success and you never steer me wrong, both David Cottrell and Ryan Estis were exc...
    ICMI
  • Angela, you & your team have my endorsement for making Memphis events successful. People should use you to plan their next event.
  • Thanks to you, Jo and the rest of your team.  You are the BEST.  Knowing you are behind a speaker allows us the luxury of concentrating on o...
    Ohio Hospital Association
  • "Thank you so much for all your help in putting this together on such short notice. I will definitely use your services again in the future."
    Applied Materials
  • "I want to thank you for helping with our Principals Day event. Marshall Goldsmith was excellent. Not only is Marshall the consummate professional, be...
    Burns & McDonnell
  • "Thanks to you and Jo for all your efforts.  Connie Podesta and Roger Dow were great!"   
    National Apartment Association
  • Bridgeworks was awesome!!! Great feedback from all!! Thanks for all of your collaboration and positive we'll use you in the future.  
    Johnson & Johnson
  • Mr. Schelp you are a Rock Star! Thank you!!!  Deal #7 is done and more to come!
  • "OMG Richard! As always you make me look like a rock star. Every single speaker we selected hit it out of the park. Thank you again. Can't even say wh...
    Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Assn.
  • "I wanted to share with you feedback of my experience in working with Executive Speakers Bureau.. Very responsive and detail oriented.  When I wa...
    Amdocs
  • We truly appreciate the excellent support and attention to detail we have received from Executive Speakers Bureau.  They have provided us with so...
    IBM
  • "We loved our speakers. Thanks to you and your team for your outstanding service and thank you for your patience!"

    National Association of the Blind
  • "My entire team has enjoyed the experience of working with you and ESB more than words can express. Everything was handled in a professional and timel...
    Cregger Company
  • "I will be sure that all involved know what a wonderful resource you have been. The universe smiled on me when I discovered Executive Speakers and you...
    Ocala Eye
  • "As I mentioned before, your engagement model was incredibly easy to work with, and I know we came to you on short notice!  I would highly recomm...
    Capitol One
Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Call us to discuss how we can help find the right speaker for your organization.

Get Ideas in 2 Hours or Less

Please fill in information below

Executive Speakers Bureau consistently receives praises about our speed and efficiency. From the beginning of your event planning, our extensive online speaker database and resourceful staff allow us to quickly equip you with the best speaker for your event.

Need a last minute speaker? No worries. Our speed and efficiency help us give you ideas for speakers in two hours or less.


Privacy by SafeSubscribeSM