A Woman Who Works With Words
Hi. I’m Meryl Runion Rose. I'm the Creator of The SpeakStrong Method. I write and speak about dynamic, authentic, effective communication skills.
I go brain-dead when communication doesn't ring true - mine or anyone else's. I use that response as a signal to go deep instead of cheap and find words to bring the conversation back to life.
My readers know me mainly by my "Perfect Phrases" and my "PowerPhrases", but there is a lot more to my SpeakStrong Method than that.
Out of the Darkness
If I could find my voice, anyone can. (Not that I've arrived - it's a process.) I've come such a long way... from not knowing how to ask for the time of day to being able to navigate difficult conversations so skillfully everyone forgets they're difficult. Not that I bat 1000. But I marvel at how simple so many formerly tough conversations have become.
I graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Political Science and received a Masters in the Science of Creative Intelligence from MERU European Research University. I'm certified in Lean Office and practice what I've learned in my own business. I started working in government and quickly gravitated toward acquiring and teaching personal development skills. My commitment to powerful communication was galvanized in 1986 when I was unable to penetrate my late husband’s denial when he developed cancer.
Now I’m a “recovered passive.” I became "a woman on a mission” to learn to say things gracefully with impact. I developed The Speak Strong Method to empower people to "say what they mean, mean what they say, without being mean when they say it.“ The advanced method teaches collaborating without compromise.
I live in Cascade, Colorado, where I write, dance with abandon, hike, and help people say things. I LOVE capturing the essence of a message in the perfect phrase.
I'd like to help you and your organization SpeakStrong.
Here's a video to tell you more about what I do.
This video gives you a taste of my message. It was at the closing session of the Emergency Nurses' Association.
Let me know what I can do for you!