He released Taking Flight! in 2012 and founded Take Flight Learning to share the birds with the world. Four more books and seven bird-style based training programs and certifications later, he built an ecosystem around the birds. As the visionary creator of BirdBrains, Inc. Merrick has worked with more than half of the Fortune 100 companies and has helped millions of people around the world to tap into the power of their personality.
Merrick has been named the New Jersey CEO of the Year by AI magazine and Delaware Valley HR Consultant of the Year by the Society for Human Resource Management. Merrick received his MBA specializing in Organizational Development from Drexel University which selected him as the Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year.
As CEO of Take Flight Learning, his organization was selected as the New Jersey Business of the Year by NJ Biz magazine. His organization was also selected by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the Fastest Growing Companies and Best Places to Work in the Philadelphia area.
In addition to speaking at conferences and events for companies, Merrick has spoken to groups, such as TEDx, Association for Talent Development, Society for Human Resource Management, Project Management Institute, International Society for Performance Improvement, Employers Council, American Society for Quality, Vistage International, President’s Club, Pharma Forum, and Young Associates.
Merrick is a sought-after media guest on television, radio, and podcasts. He has shared his personality wisdom on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, SiriusXM, iHeart Radio, and Radio Disney. Merrick has been interviewed by: New York Times, Fast Company, Inc. magazine, Fortune, HuffPost, Forbes, Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Parents, and Glamour.
Learn more about Merrick, his books and speaker opportunities at www.MerrickRosenberg.com.