Challenging Women to Change the Game

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Successful educator, consultant, and business woman, Merida Johns’ belief in herself was like a magnet for opening opportunities and attracting those who wanted to get on her bandwagon. Her newest book, 52 Week Game Changer: How She LEADS, is a 52-week coaching companion that helps women do the same.

Any woman who wants to inspire and lead others, fulfill her leadership and economic potential and break the Glass Ceiling must purchase and take up the challenge in this 52-week game changer.

Merida Johns is not just a creative and inspirational woman, she also is a risk taker whose self-belief has taken her on an incredible life-fulfilling journey. Merida’s book, “52-Week Game Changer: How She LEADS”, is more than a book. It is a 52-week coaching companion that takes women on a journey of reflection, identification and action for leadership. Each week, purposeful steps guide women in appreciating their potential, seeing possibilities, and seizing opportunities as they clarify their vision and purpose, identify their strengths and then take action to make things happen.

Based on Leveraging strengths, Enhancing confidence, Amassing social capital, Developing brand, and Seeking opportunity, Merida’s Leadership LEADS Model is specifically developed to help women overcome common barriers that hold them back from leadership positions. It equips them to develop career clarity, identify and leverage their strengths, become comfortable in taking risks, increase their confidence, and find their voice in promoting themselves and communicating their value.

As a coaching companion, the book keeps game changers centered through exercises and activities that advance an element of the Leadership LEADS model each week. Progress through the elements usually progresses in 52 weeks, but each woman will advance in her own way. The point is not how fast or slow the journey takes. The point is to keep moving forward.

52-Game Changer: How She LEADS can be a solo or group journey. The weekly exercises, reflections, and activities are an ideal point of discussion, support, and celebration and a perfect addition to any woman’s book club or support or success group.

About the Author: Dr. Merida Johns received her doctorate from The Ohio State University and is a nationally recognized educator, author, speaker, and consultant with over three decades experience in leadership positions. She is founder and President of The Monarch Center for Women’s Leadership Development, focusing her mission at this time in her life in helping women enhance confidence in themselves and fulfill their leadership and economic potential.

52-Week Game Changer: How She LEADS is available at and through all major online booksellers beginning July 2013.

For more information about 52-Week Game Changer: How She LEADS, please visit or contact Merida Johns at 312-403-0321.

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