Inspiring and empowering women to start their own entrepreneurial journeys

March 8, 2024 BY

Merin Schnabel has entered the world of professional coaching, helping empower her clients to achieve their life goals.

Merrin Schnabel is a high-profile Australian influencer, speaker, presenter and media identity who is empowering and inspiring the Geelong community with everything she does.

Merrin is a professional mindset, life and business coach, entrepreneur, business owner and the founder of Geelong Women’s Business Club.

With more than 20 years experience as an actress, model, stylist and speaker she’s worked with international brands such as Lululemon, YSL, Mecca and Mercedes Benz as well as local favourites like Carla Zampatti, Melbourne Fashion Week and Priceline.

Merrin has worked with some of the biggest luxury brands in the world.

As an actress Merrin has appeared on Australian soap Neighbours as well as on the US TV series The Leftovers; she’s also been on countless TV commercials over her career.

After having her two sons, now in their early teens, Merrin dived into the world of professional coaching to help empower her clients to achieve their life goals.

She is also a well regarded motivational speaker on all topics from balancing work life and motherhood, body image, mindset, women’s health, business and networking.

In 2019 Merrin launched Geelong Women’s Business Club as a way to help inspire more women and to empower them to start their own entrepreneurial journeys.

Merrin has seen huge growth in her events and they are now rolling out nationally, with high level celebrity and business speakers.

Merrin is a regular media commentator and has been featured with the Nine Network, Nine Honey, Herald Sun, and the Daily Telegraph.

She is a regular on some of Australia’s leading women in business podcasts and is an advocate for body acceptance and gives regular parenting advice.

Merrin lives in Geelong with her husband of 20 years and their two sons.

She has also worked alongside a number of charitable organisations and actively gives back to her local community including Vinnies Australia, National Breast Cancer Foundation, World Vision, Saint Kilda Mums and the Smith Family.

This year will see Merrin launch her own beauty brand, Madge.

For more information, head to or follow the Instagram page at @geelong_women

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