Life has a way of sneaking up on all of us, at some point making us wonder what we're doing and why. Living in Yes gently guides the reader through a self-examination to determine what really matters: the commitments, relationships, and other elements that allow each of our lives to be truly rewarding. Michael Rosenberg, MD, MPH CEO Health Decisions When it came to getting clarity on my purpose I found Rebecca's book to be a true compass for setting my path. Bob Johnson Founder Leadersearch Inc. Rebecca Merrill's book, Living in Yes, provides a usable format to incorporate self awareness into decision-making. Sometimes gently, sometimes forcefully, she took me through the steps to ensure that my choices lead me to a life that matches my value system. Rebecca's inspiring personal stories, intellectual depth, and creativity emboldened me to do the hard work necessary for meaningful growth. Leesa Sluder President Triple Bottom Line Consulting, LLC Did anyone ever teach you how to make good decisions? Not how to ask for advice from an expert but how to make important personal decisions that an expert can't answer for you. If you're like many people, you are still paying the price for at least one bad personal decision you've made, a decision that you may even have felt uneasy about when you made it. In Living in Yes the author candidly blends personal stories from her own life with teaching vignettes about fictionalized characters who have learned to apply the tools that she uses as an executive coach to help her clients improve their decision-making capabilities. Topics such as energy, attraction, and serenity are all touched upon as she argues persuasively that to live in yes, you have to say ...and in a surprise twist, if the answer is maybe, the answer is . Senior executives from small to mid-size entrepreneurial companies engage Rebecca Merrill to help them enhance their personal and professional lives using an in-depth understanding of personality styles and how they profoundly affect interpersonal relationships and leadership performance. By drawing upon her own experiences and unique personality style she authentically embodies what she teaches and in this way brings theory to life. Rebecca earned a bachelor's degree with a double major in Psychology and Religion and graduated magna cum laude with special hors in Religion from Wellesley College in 1985. She received a master's degree in Education from Harvard in 1989 and a second master's degree in Clinical Social Work from Smith in 1993, followed by clinical training at Duke University. Rebecca lives and works with her husband and two dogs in Durham, North Carolina.