Hi, I’m Lori Mercer…..

 You may want to know more about me…

{ which is both super cool and kinda weird the way we do business theses days, right? }

3 decades ago, when I first started online as a Computer Engineering major at The Ohio State University, business was business and life was life.  Now….. we’ve integrated both.  I’m a believer in this.  There’s only one me – and I get to fully embody everything I am – mom, nerdy business strategist, outdoors and sports enthusiast yet also roof top cocktail + foodie lover. 

It’s always both-and with me.  Beach or Mountains?  Both.  Right or Left? Some of both.     

Since we can’t schedule a coffee, craft beer or cocktail meet up, or hike in the woods or a round of golf together…. let’s try to make this web page more interesting….

(but if you’re local hit me up for any of those because I’m a big believer in personal connection)

{ The Beginning }

My dad put a VIC20 computer and a “Basic Programming for Kids” book in my hands when I was about 9 years old.  (He also put me on a dirt bike, to which I credit my love for outdoors and speed).     

I spent my 20s in corporate building new tech products, traveling as lead sales engineer and creating new sales and tech teams….  

But as soon as I had my first child (surprise! 10 weeks early!), I knew there was more.

I became passionate about work-life balance. And proceeded to have 3 more kids (also kinda whoa! surprise!)

But the search for maximum living – for yourself, for your family AND for your career / life purpose – was on.

Here’s how that went……

{ Exiting Corporate }

I didn’t leave corporate because of time freedom or limited earning potential, although those were reason #2 and #3.

I ultimately quit because I wanted my expertise to go towards more meaning and purpose.  

I went into the office with the intention to quit 4 times.  And left with a raise, a promotion, fewer hours and a bigger team….. and a more meaningful project.  (tough to resist)  But eventually that meaning wore out.

If I have the ability to make this much impact, why am I limiting it to this space?

My ability to impact the world was limited by that 6 figure c-suite-bound career.  And my soul was dying a slow death running spreadsheets and powerpoints for yet another rinse and repeat corporate program.

There was MORE to life than this.

{ Brain + Heart }

I thrive at the intersection of creativity and technology.

  • See the vision.  
  • Beautify the vision.  
  • Bring the vision digitally to life. 
  • Get the word out.

This means when you hire me you get….20 years of corporate leadership, business development, international experience, financial wisdom and strategy….. with a heart for applying that to entrepreneurial online ventures.

{ How Does She Quit? }

Some of you are here trying to leave corporate so let’s share a bit on “How She Quits”.

To quench the thirst for doing good while in corproate, I did pro-bono website and email marketing projects on the side starting in the early 2000s. 

Before fully launching this boutique services firm, I took a surprising left turn when my own “feel good” blog grew to over 100k followers.  (It’s still a thriving, automated site doing good every day with a national non-profit arm as well.  Purpose.  Beautify it. Add the strategy and wisdom.  Get the word out.)


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