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Merelle Rodrigo

Communication, Diversity and Health Expert

J. Merelle Rodrigo delivers entertaining and meaningful presentations on stress management, body communication, gender differences, and cross-cultural awareness.

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

Let Me See Your Body Talk – The Importance Of Body Language
Non-verbal communication – “Body Language” – often communicates a different message from the spoken word. Learn what your body, and the bodies of others, are communicating to the world.

Why Can’t A Woman Think More Like A Man?
Merelle discusses “the lenses of gender” which influences behaviour, motivation, discourse, problem-solving techniques and conflict-resolution.

Cross-Cultural Awareness In Conflict Management
This presentation demonstrates how conflict can stem from communication-based cultural differences. Merelle discusses how cross-cultural misunderstandings occur.

  • Your style was perfect for the time slot and the topic - thank you. I also appreciate that you took the time to attend the whole conference - it provides speakers a good context for their presentations and you certainly incorporated that in your talk.

    - President and CEO, Catholic Health Alliance of Canada
  • Merelle, you are a super woman! Three presentations, back-to-back and all three of them were well orchestrated and presented! You truly are a breath of fresh air! Thanks for making our client events new and exciting.

    - Weekenders Canada

Summary Profile

A natural public speaker, J. Merelle Rodrigo delivers entertaining and meaningful presentations on stress management, body communication, gender differences, and cross-cultural awareness. Merelle is a powerful speaker who draws on her personal and professional experiences. Her presentations are ideal for salespeople, executive leadership teams and others who wish to communicate more effectively and take better control of their health. Educated in criminology, psychology and sociology, Merelle has been a professor in sociology for more than a decade. She has also worked in the field of probation and parole, and as an insurance advisor where she was recognized with an Award of Excellence for four consecutive years.