PO Box 1153
Santa Cruz, CA 95061

Merilee Colle Ferdinand

merilee-2_croppedBest Year Yet!® Coach
& Team Program Leader


Core Skills & Style

Dr. Merilee Colle Ferdinand, PT, DPT, MAOM, PCC is a critical thinker with strong business acumen. She is an excellent listener and easily synthesizes large amounts of information, helping clients to reach points of clarity that were previously elusive. In her coaching, Merilee combines pragmatism and empathy which her clients report experiencing as a perfect blend of accountability and support.


Merilee is passionate about helping professionals thrive in their careers in order to achieve both personal satisfaction and professional accomplishment. She also enjoys helping teams to support, challenge and inspire each other toward achieving meaningful results.



Merilee is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and has been a Best Year Yet!® Coach and Facilitator since 2005. She has focused her practice on coaching individuals using the Best Year Yet!® program, and she has also successfully facilitated Best Year Yet!® programs with teams. She has a thirst for knowledge and is continually advancing her skills by attending classes and staying current with professional publications.


She holds a master’s degree in Organizational Management (MAOM) and a bachelor’s and doctorate degree in Physical Therapy (PT & DPT). She also co-owned and operated a thriving physical therapy business for 11 years.