Seminar Title: Achieving Excellence In Living And Leading

Dear Friends:

North Carolina Chinese Business Association (NCCBA: is proud to organize and present a seminar: Achieving Excellence in Living and Leading

Time: 7:00-9:00 pm, Thursday, March 3, 2005

Location: MCNC Auditorium

All of us want to be successful and achieve excellence. However, there must be a balance between your life and work.  To be successful, you need to be willing to do what works, to be effective, and to act in your own best interests. Your challenge is to dream big, reach high, set audacious goals and objectives and work with energy and enthusiasm towards achieving them. This will require your complete attention, a financial investment and your total commitment to excellence. Most of us welcome these challenges. We work longer and harder, but we also feel lack of fulfillment. We need to balance and face these challenges with a new perspective, knowledge gained from life experience, and a much deeper understanding of yourself, significant people around you, your career, and your business.

On March 3, it is our pleasure to invite Ms. Rebecca Merrill, President of LifeStructuring Company, to make a presentation about your life and work to the Chinese community.

Seminar Title:  Achieving Excellence in Living and Leading

During this interactive seminar, executive coach Rebecca Merrill will lead you through steps to help you identify and embody excellence in both your life and your leadership roles at work, at home or in the community.  Using her engaging coaching style, Rebecca coaches participants to reveal what they already know to be true about excellence and to renew their intention to live that truth fully in their personal and professional lives.

Rebecca would like to share her experiences related to the topic with you and answer any of your questions.

About Speaker: Ms. Merrill is the President and Founder of The LifeStructuring Company ( and Merrill Leadership, providing life coaching and executive coaching for the past six years for professionals in the Triangle.  She works with company managers, university professors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, small business owners, engineers and scientists.  Ms. Merrill is an author of popular book “Living In Yes: Helping Smart People Make Good Decisions”. In the book, she laid out principles and practical methods to find out how to listen to your intuition, side-step your ability to rationalize your way into decisions, and dramatically increase your decision-making effectiveness.  Ms. Merrill is also a frequent speaker for different business conferences.

Ms. Merrill holds undergraduate degrees from Wellesley College and graduate degrees from Smith College School for Social Work and Harvard University. 

About NCCBA: North Carolina Chinese Business Association (NCCBA: is a premier nonprofit charitable and educational business organization. NCCBA’s mission is to represent, serve, and promote the common interests of our membership and the North Carolina Chinese business community, particularly in promoting entrepreneurial and corporate development related to sciences and technologies.  NCCBA will serve as a forum for networking and exchanging, for advancing our knowledge in creating and sustaining successful businesses, and for encouraging and facilitating coaching and consultation among our members. NCCBA will also serve as a major catalyst in bridging the China - North Carolina business relationship.

*********************NCCBA Membership**********************

Per requests, NCCBA will accept membership application on the site before and after the seminar. We encourage professionals and entrepreneurs to join this exciting non-profit organization. You will be invited to members-only networking social events, receptions and seminars among many other benefits.  Please call (919) 345-6294 or (919) 481-3038 if you have any question on membership.  More information about NCCBA is available at

**********************Event Sponsorship***********************

Create awareness and reach to our membership and audience for your business by sponsoring this and future NCCBA events and seminars.  For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Michael Wu at <>. 

When:  7:00-9:00 PM, March 3, 2005 (Thursday)

Where: MCNC, MCNC Auditorium

       Building #1

       3021 Cornwallis Road,

       Research Triangle Park, NC  27709-2889

The seminar is FREE and open to general public.

We will have half-hour of networking social before (starting 6:30pm) and after the seminar.


Map Directions:

Driving Directions:

1. Directions from Raleigh or locations south or east of RTP. (Please reference Map:

Take I-40 West, toward Chapel Hill/Durham. Take the Durham Freeway (Route 147) North, the sign reads "Exit #279B, 147 North, Durham." Take the next exit (to the right) marked "Research Triangle Park, Cornwallis Road." At the end of the exit, turn right onto Cornwallis Road. Continue after the first light (entrances to GlaxoSmithKline to both the right and left)for about 0.2 miles - the sign of the entrance to MCNC is on the right-hand side. The MCNC auditorium is next to the front entrance of the building.

2. Directions from Durham, Chapel Hill, or locations north or west of RTP: (Please reference Map:

Take I-85 to the Durham Freeway (Route 147). Take the Durham Freeway (Route 147) South to the Cornwallis Road Exit. At the end of the ramp, make right turn on to Cornwallis Road. Go through the first light if it was not red (entrances to GlaxoSmithKline to both the right and left), and continue for about 0.2 miles - the entrance to MCNC is on the right-hand side, just after the yellow "Signal Ahead" sign.The MCNC auditorium is next to the front entrance of the building.