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SHANA MERLIN
SHANA MERLIN

SHANA
MERLIN

Corporate Team Building + Communications Trainer

Shana Merlin is one of the most sought-after and effective improvisation teachers in Texas. Since founding Merlin Works in 2003, she’s proven that improv shouldn’t be confined to crowded theatres on Friday and Saturday nights—the tools of improv can help C-suite executive and high-performing teams. Shana delivers interactive presentations, custom training, and comedy shows to businesses and organizations using improvisation as a framework for growth. She specializes in guiding executive development through team building, enhancing communication, giving and receiving feedback, sales and persuasion skills, and championing collaboration and creativity.

Focus +
Specialties

  • Team Dynamics
  • Emotional Agility
  • Feedback + Communication
  • Persuasion + Influence
  • Communication Coaching + Consulting

Industry
Experience

  • Tech
  • Finance + Insurance
  • Sales + Consulting
  • Public Sector
  • Philanthropy, Nonprofits + Social Enterprise

Degrees +
Certifications

Plan II, The University of Texas at Austin

Company
Experience

Dell, Deloitte, Silicon Labs, The University of Texas at Austin, T-Mobile