Merrick Rosenberg is a keynote speaker, entrepreneur and thought leader on personality styles. He co-founded Team Builders Plus in 1991 and Take Flight Learning in 2012. Merrick is the author The Chameleon and co-author of Taking Flight!.
As CEO of Take Flight Learning, he has led his organization to be selected by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the Fastest Growing Companies and Best Places to Work in the Philadelphia region. Under his leadership, Team Builders Plus was selected as the New Jersey Business of the Year by NJ Biz magazine.
Merrick specializes in team building, leadership development, and utilizing the DISC personality styles to build better relationships and create engaging work environments. He received his MBA specializing in Organizational Development from Drexel University who selected him as the Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year.
In addition to speaking at conferences and events for individual organizations, Merrick has spoken to associations, such as: Association for Talent Development, Society for Human Resource Management, Project Management Institute, International Society for Performance Improvement, Employer's Council, American Society for Quality, Vistage International, President's Club, Pharma Forum, and Young Associates.
Many publications regularly seek Merrick’s input, as he has been interviewed by: Fast Company, Fortune, Huffington Post, Forbes, Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal, InformationWeek and Parents magazine. Merrick is a sought-after guest on radio and television shows and his articles have been featured in PopSugar, Tech.co, Training magazine, T&D, Business News Daily, Young Upstarts, JollyBoss, HR.com, Sales & Marketing Management, MyCustomer and American Management Association Playbook.
He has worked with people at all levels, from line staff to senior managers at more than half of the Fortune 100 companies in the US and around the world. He has worked with small and large organizations in a variety of industries: AAA, Adidas, Alstom Power, Aramark, Bank of America, Blue, Cross Blue Shield, Campbell Soup Company, Chase, Colgate Palmolive Comcast, ExxonMobil, Ford Motor Company, General Electric, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, InterContinental Hotels Group, Johnson & Johnson, L'Oreal, Lockheed Martin, Lufthansa, Nabisco, National Institute of Health, NBCUniversal, Nestle Purina, Novartis, PECO Energy, Pepsi, Philadelphia Eagles, Reliance Standard Life, Roche, Samaritan Hospice, Temple University, UnitedHealthcare, and Verizon. Merrick has also worked with government agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Interpol, Social Security Administration, US Forest Service, as well as the US Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.
2018 The Leadership + Talent Development Summit Speaking Topics:
What if Everything You Know about DISC Training is Wrong?
Even though the DISC profile is one the most commonly used assessment tools in the world, it regularly fails to produce a lasting impact. While people are endlessly fascinated by their results, awareness does not often translate into sustained behavioral change. Merrick Rosenberg, author of The Chameleon and CEO of Take Flight Learning, will reveal how to infuse the DISC styles into one’s daily interactions and the organization’s culture. By reframing the styles to shift from letters to visual symbols, attendees will learn how to place the styles into long-term memory rather than having them be just a fleeting fascination. Merrick will demonstrate that DISC is not about graphs and reports, but rather about application. Attendees will discover why DISC training often changes nothing, but could change everything.