Lisa Merlo-Booth

Mean girls is not just a movie. For many women – young or old, in the classroom or in the office, bullying by other women is a real problem.

Lisa Merlo-Booth is a relationship coach, therapist, and author, who has helped thousands of women (and men) transcend negatively-charged environments in order to become more effective communicators at work, in their homes, and within their communities. Lisa helps develop strategies for dealing with “mean girls,” who are in many cases fully grown women, and to stop those bullying women from bringing down the workplace with their aggressive, often counter-productive behavior.

Lisa highlights what a cooperative, compassionate environment looks like from the lens of the boss and the employee, and how each person plays a role in fostering a creative environment that feeds on mutual respect. She teaches managers how to dismiss old and abusive “power-over” paradigms and instead how to lead with a grounded, calm strength that is both effective and collaborative.

Lisa is the Director of Professional Development for Terrence Real’s Relational Life Institute, where she created the institute’s coaching program, training hundreds of other therapists around the United States seeking certification in Relational Life Therapy. Lisa holds a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Pepperdine University and completed her coach training at Coach University.