Core Events Training

We are Master Certified Trainers and Accredited Executive Coaches

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We offer Coaching Services and 8 Core Professional Accreditations

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Get a copy of "The Core Events of Leadership"

by Carlos Merla


Core Events Leadership

2nd Book of CORE EVENTS series

Introducing: Core Events of Cultural Awareness

by Carlos Merla


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Who We Are

Merla Consulting Services is the parent company of Merla Leadership Group and Core Events Executive Coaching Firm.

We are a consortium of Master Certified Trainers and Accredited Executive Coaches who work one-on-one with business professionals, and/or business organizations on training and developing professional skills and competencies.

Our company proprietor, Carlos Merla, is an Accredited Certified Executive Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation, a Master Certified Coach, Trainer (MCCT) and accredited Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI) Practitioner.

Carlos is the author of the “Core Events” series of book publications regarding Leadership, Culture, Executive Coaching, and he is now working on his next book on Professional Reinvention.

Retired from Microsoft, Carlos Merla is known for his extensive international business experience in Latin America and SE Asia which allows him and his team to speak and deliver Leadership and Executive Coaching workshops world-wide.

The Core Events Executive Coaching team comes with a diversity of expertise and backgrounds which allows us to focus on individual professional development and the organizations need for excellence in overall performance.

Core Events is based in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, and we serve clients through the United States, South America, Asia and Europe. We are experts in working with companies and individuals that are experiencing organizational change, in need of professional development or seeking to find a career in a Leadership role, Executive Coaching or in Project Management.

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Why are Credentials Important?

Gaining recognized credentials sends an important statement to your industry specific business community, and to your client base, of your commitment to professional development.

 It informs that you and/or your organization are focused on service excellence.  When you or your organization has been accredited by Core Events it demonstrates integrity of your deliverable to a client base.

Buyers of your industry specific services will know you and/or your organization are subject matter experts whom have been trained, developed and now knowledgeable to handle and seek out new business opportunities


Executives Have Big Dreams

“… and I have a big house”

–Bill Gates

Shoot for the Stars!

“…Even though its a long fall down”

–Mark Zuckerberg


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The Executive Team

Carlos Merla

Carlos Merla

CARLOS MERLA, (MCCT, ACC) is a Leadership and Executive Coach, and a Certified Practitioner of the MBTI® Step I and Step II Instruments. Carlos has extensive international business experience in Latin America and SE Asia where he held several customer-facing and senior leadership positions. He is specialized in accompanying transitioning businesses and leaders develop organizational strategies as well as creating training and development programs focused to increase productivity and leadership awareness.

Christopher Merla

Christopher Merla

CHRISTOPHER MERLA is currently the Chief Operations Officer for a private financial services firm operating in Houston Texas supporting Investment Advisors and personal wealth management clients nationwide. Christopher is educated in business management and finance with over 15 professional years in the Financial Broker Dealer and Registered Investment Advisor sector.

Lauren Midgley

Lauren Midgley

LAUREN MIDGLEY, MBA, CFE – is a consultant, trainer, author and professional speaker. She founded Lauren Midgley International which she began in 2010 to focus on Productivity. As a consultant, she has the expertise to offer specific strategies and action plans to position your business for sale. As a coach, she holds you accountable to achieve the results you want.

Eddie Merla

Eddie Merla

EDDIE MERLA PMP, CSM, CSP, is a Senior Project Manager, Coach, and Trainer with over 25 years of hands-on Project Management experience. He has implemented project management programs for multiple organizations and in multiple industries (Finance, Airlines, Information Technology, Automotive, Consulting, Healthcare, and Engineering).

Mary Kwiatkowski

Mary Kwiatkowski

Mary Kwiatkowski, (PC, MCCT, ACC) is a Leadership and Executive with extensive experience in the nonprofit and government areas. She has served as a CEO of a behavioral health company and as an administrator of a $160 million dollar government funded system of care. Mary has developed many best practice programs for persons with intellectual challenges.

Dalphne B. Latimore

Dalphne B. Latimore

Dalphne B. Latimore is the founder and Chief Executive Consultant of D.B. Latimore Professional Services Group, LLC a boutique firm specializing in Management Consulting, Professional Coaching Services and Workforce Seminars.

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Speaking Engagements

For his speaking series, Carlos Merla shares his expertise on Leadership, Diversity, Cultural Awareness, Executive Coaching, Corporate Politics, Professional Reinvention, and, the Myers-Briggs Personality Assessments.

Rates vary due to size of audience and duration of speaking time. All engagements are modified to meet specific needs of your audience.

  • Speaking Engagement and Keynote: Minimum 45 minutes
  • Speaking and Workshop: Minimum 2 hours
  • Book publications available at request

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