I have discovered a way to pursue my dreams while fighting to survive. I persistently find solutions to overcome challenges and achieve my goals. I am dedicated to maximizing my skills and talents through hard work, focus, and action.
I have always found hope in people. They have challenged and inspired me throughout my life. Without them, I’m not sure what life would be like. I would love to hear your “Find A Way” story.
Merril has overcome career-ending head trauma, depression, cancer, open heart surgery, and used those experiences to help others facing similar challenges through inspirational speaking and various business ventures. But none of these things are more important than the thing he cherishes most in his life—being a dad.
My speaking journey started in the summer of 2003 while i was sitting in a chemo therapy chair battling cancer. My dear friend Charley Lavalle, hired a film crew to document one of the days of my chemotherapy treatment. Charley asked me a series of questions that led me to explain how the words `Find A Way’ had helped me live a dream and now were helping me fight to live! After I explained it to him, Charley challenged me to write a book about “Find a Way” and share it with everyone that would listen. My response was, “ Charley, if I survive cancer I will write that book and share that message.” Well…I survived cancer and now my passion is to share “Find A Way” to help people Find Their Way.
“He was awesome. Genuine nice guy, and everyone loved his message. I got tremendous feedback on him, with many saying he was one of our best speakers ever. I would recommend him to any and everyone.
He was extremely engaging with the audience. He delivered a message that was directly related to the theme of the meeting and was extremely professional, positive, and an excellent presenter. Overall, I would definitely recommend him to my peers in other areas of the business.
I wanted to say thank you for today I have had so many colleagues text or e-mail saying thank you and how much they needed that whether personal or professional battles! I know Tami speaking to you at the end with her battle will be a memory she will never forget!
Really Awesome and Thanks again!
It was fantastic!! Merril’s message was incredible and many guests told me it was the best message they’ve heard from attending many of our Annual Meetings. He was personable with our guests and took time to engage in conversation with anyone interested in talking with him. Thank you so much!!
Merril delivered as expected. His talk was a highlight of the event and made our event memorable.
Merril’s presentation was inspirational, but it also came from the heart. It’s not often in life that we get to meet a truly nice person, but Merril Hoge is just that.
Merril was great to work with… professional and easy going. Last minute changes were handled in an appropriate way.
He was awesome. Genuine nice guy, and everyone loved his message. I got tremendous feedback on him, with many saying he was one of our best speakers ever. I would recommend him to any and everyone.
Merril was outstanding. Our audience loved him and his message.
“…he was the best speaker we’ve had in recent years!”
Merril was outstanding. One of our best speakers and we have had several over the past 15 years. He connected, motivated and was captivating. I highly recommend him for any group or event.
HE WAS AWESOME!!! Everyone loved his presentation! So inspiring!! Would recommend Merril to any group looking for a great motivational speaker with a great story.
We got amazing feedback from our audience. People were in tears at the end. He was incredible.
We loved Merril – he was one of the best speakers at the entire event. Really connected with our audience. Super genuine and shared a great message that really hit home with our group. THANK YOU!
Merril received a standing ovation and his remarks were the perfect lead-in to our final session.