Speaker and Leadership Trainer: Shay Goulding Meurer is passionate about motivating and empowering others to achieve their highest potential. She began speaking to student athletes and other groups about unlocking their full potential in 2004.
Each year these student athletes and leaders presented assemblies allowing them to touch the lives of nearly 20,000 individual elementary students a year. Since that time, Shay has continued to coach and empower youth, professionals, and athletes to recognize the “limiting beliefs” that keep them from reaching their full potential and to replace them with powerful beliefs that allow them to perform at a peak state in any situation in order to achieve the greatest success.
Along with the workshops and programs Shay has designed on her own, she is also a founding partner with the John Maxwell Team and is therefore certified Coach, Facilitate and Speak on any of his globally recognized leadership books and systems.
Coaching Career: In addition to speaking and teaching, Shay has over twelve years of collegiate coaching experience and has worked with some of the best volleyball coaches in the country. In 2014 Shay coached with Troy Tanner, former Gold Medalist (and gold medal coach to Misty May and Kerri Walsh) at Pepperdine University. In 2012 she spent time volunteering with the USA National Team in Anaheim, California and the previous four years as the head coach at Brigham Young University in the Mountain West Conference.
Prior to arriving at BYU, she coached five seasons as the head coach at Salt Lake Community College where she cultivated the Bruins into one of the elite junior college programs in the country. Shay is a four-time NJCAA District I Coach of the Year and two-time American Volleyball Coaches Association West Region Coach of the Year.
Shay’s coaching experience also includes coaching international tournaments in Argentina and Brazil for both college age and junior athletes respectively, as well as coaching at the high school and club levels in both California and Utah for the past fifteen years.
Shay has directed and coached at camps and coaches’ clinics throughout the country and is well known as a sound clinician and excellent teacher of motor skills. Shay has been published in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Coaching Volleyball magazine and was a featured speaker at the 2007 AVCA Coaches convention and NCAA Final Four Tournament in Sacramento, California.
Playing Career: Shay played NCAA Division I volleyball at Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina. A middle blocker/outside hitter, she was named team captain and the Chanticleers Most Valuable Player in 1994 while being selected to several all-tournament teams.
Personal: A native of Visalia, California, Shay now resides with her husband, John Meurer in Venice, California. She received her Master of Education degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Motor Learning and Sport Psychology from Utah State University in 2001 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from BYU in 1998.
Shay is also a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), has five years experience as a professional ski instructor and is also a competitive triathlete and Ironman Athlete.
Two of her other passions include travel and serving others. She has worked with Cause for Hope in Nicaragua and Care for Life in Mozambique, Africa. Teaching self-reliance. Shay continues to document the success stories in Mozambique for the Care for Life website as a writer and editor.