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Merri Macartney

Inspirational Humorist & Professional Smarty Pants

I’m a gregarious “funny lady” who has chosen to look on the brighter side of life in spite of traumatic events in my past: abandoned by family at age 6, failed adoption, failed marriages. Through the use of humor I inspire leaders to seek out life-fulfilling choices and muster the courage to embrace change. When I take the stage, I bring loads of laughter, lessons learned (content-rich) and love of life. Some facts about me ...presented to various audiences from direct sales, insurance reps, accountants (who says they don’t have a funny bone?), university staff & faculty and multiple levels of government ...accredited by the Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario to present several continuing education courses ...freelance columnist for Sun Media Corp. for 4 years – also authored Thoughts from the Tub, The Boomerang Effect and compiled (with partner) BIG IDEAS for the BIG STAGE (a book for speakers written by speakers) ...Host of Rogers TV Talk Show Boomers to the Power of 3 where experts share invaluable information about all manner of subjects of interest to the community ...journeyed from high school dropout to high school teacher to College Professor (presentations and publishing) ...sailor, golfer (never lost a ball – never hit it out of sight!), wife of 23 years (after 2 practice marriages) mother of 4 sons, grandmother of twin boys & 1 girl (and more on the way – yeah!)

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