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Nicolle Merrill is the founder of Future Skills, a consulting company that examines emerging forms of expertise, skills, and training for the new world of work.
Nicolle also freelances as an AI chatbot designer and conversational AI analyst with a focus on reducing negative impact on users. In her prior work, Nicolle was Associate Director of Career Services at Yale School of Management, where she led cutting-edge career workshops for international MBA students and global executives. She left her work at Yale to upgrade career training for the future of work.
Nicolle's non traditional career has always had a global twist. She's worked as an adventure sales person in New Zealand, a private jet travel writer for both the Four Seasons and National Geographic private jet tours, a global program manager in Thailand, a business development lead for a London-based ed tech startup, and a global career coach at Yale School of Management.
Nicolle is the author of an upcoming book on the future of work, career changes, and emerging careers, out in October 2019.
How to upskill and stay relevant in a rapidly changing workplace
How to build influence in the workplace using Power Skills (relationship building, negotiation, public speaking)
How to craft a career that fits your lifestyle
How to get a job at an artificial intelligence startup without a tech background
How to become a conversation designer in the emerging field of Voice Tech
Why the future of work goes beyond robots taking our jobs
How software engineering, machine learning engineering, and data science teams can build an interdisciplinary mindset to reduce user harm in AI product development
How to get a job in a foreign country
How to get a job in a tech startup abroad
How to save money by going to graduate school abroad (outside the US)
How did you get into conversational AI and chatbot design?
How do you remain relevant in a rapidly changing workforce?
How do you build influence in the workplace?
How do you get unstuck and change careers?
How do you stay relevant in the workforce?
How do you get a job abroad?
How do you get a remote job?
What are emerging career paths and how do you get into them?
Should algorithms be our managers?
Is traditional career advice outdated?
I've produced a limited-run podcast for summer 2019 for career changers called 50 Conversations.
I do a ton of public speaking.
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