Emily Merrell | Business Coach For Community & Event Focused Entrepreneurs


Build a thriving event business & Active community

Have you ever wanted to plan an event but aren’t quite sure where to begin? Do you get bogged down by expenses and discouraged by the rental rate of a potential event venue? Are you thinking,”what’s even the point of planning an event if you barely break even”? What I told you that you can plan an event with a super low overhead. 

My mission in life is to help solopreneurs move the needle in their business through events, community building and partnerships. 

As a founder of a female focused networking organization that has scaled across the country, I share the tricks and methods I used to plan over 200 annual events, build a community from scratch and make passive revenue! 

I've spent a decade planning 400+ events for high-luxury businesses as well as my own women’s networking company, Six Degrees Society and have perfected turn-key event methods with high impact partners that are easy to duplicate without breaking your back. 

My work as a coach and speaker has helped entrepreneurs streamline their event offerings, build community from scratch and up-level their business. Through working with me you’ll create events that build and elevate your brand while attracting clients that convert, in addition to making revenue from events. What are you waiting for?

Start planning your next event today and learn more about my four month program geared to empower you through all the tools and resources I’ve cultivated.



Check out my 4 month program where we work one-on-one to grow your business and get you unstuck. Think of me as your CMO who is just as excited and passionate about seeing your business success as you are.



I’m passionate about talking about networking and helping businesses and individuals network better. From intermixers to corporate breakfasts, I’m available to chat about building networks and how to tap them.

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Ready to build an online community and bring it from online to offline? In this course I’ll show you how to build an online community from scratch and to successfully plan your first event on a very small budget.

What Our clients are saying…

"I started working with Emily when I realized my business had hit a plateau. I felt like I had so many thoughts on how to move my business along, but was not getting anywhere on gaining any real traction. Within the first week of working with her, I was already feeling like I was gaining momentum. She helped me develop game plans while giving me actionable homework each week to make sure I was following through on reaching the goals we established. She held me accountable while also acted as my biggest cheerleader to get me excited about making all these new strides. She pushed me outside of my boundaries, but in the best way to help me grow my business. After working with her, my social media strategy has improved significantly and I've gained a significant following. I also achieved one of the short term goals we planned out, which was to land a speaking opportunity. I would highly recommend anyone to work with Emily because she's a problem solver and gives you catered approaches to help you and your business succeed in the best way it needs!" - Sarah Duff, Founder of S. Duff Media

“I was fortunate to work with and get to know Emily during the first half of 2019 and I am so thankful for her wisdom, guidance and kindness. Her coaching helped me with launching a successful event series, how to pitch to brands for event sponsorships and online partnerships, as well as the power of connection. Emily has an arsenal of people she is connected with and there was always someone she was introducing me to to help me in growing my business. She is a mastermind when it comes to bringing people together and that in of itself is invaluable. I am lucky to have called Emily my coach for a period of time, but I'm even more grateful to have now gained a new friend. Thank you so much, Emily!” - Kelly Nash, Founder of Lipstick + Ink

“Working with Emily was the best decision I ever made. She has been so integral in my career and finding success in this next chapter. I was looking to pivot into another area of communications but was not entirely sure what role would best suit my skills and interests. Emily’s coaching techniques and her thoughtful approach helped me identify a clear path. Sessions with her felt like sitting down with a best friend. She genuinely cares about her clients and will stop at nothing to help them achieve both life and career goals. As a result of Emily’s coaching and her incredible connections, I landed my dream job. Even if you don’t believe in the “dream job,” she will get you the closest thing to it!”- Harper Edgcumbe


Hey, I’m Emily

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I'm Chief Networker and Founder of Six Degrees Society. People also (lovingly) refer to me as "20 questions" because I've always loved figuring out people's stories.

While working in the fashion industry, I dreamt up a place where individuals could come together from all industries, all backgrounds and show up who they are -- unapologetically.  Nothing makes me happier connecting people who could mutually make each other's lives more enjoyable.

In addition to Six Degrees Society, I also work with companies, founders, and more who are looking to build a strong community of their own, plan retreats to inspire their own teams, or need a mentor in their own business journey.