Professional Coaching Community Portal

MERLOT Professional Coaching

Welcome  – From the Editor

Welcome to the MERLOT Professional Coaching Portal, an educational resource for helping you locate teaching and learning materials (sometimes called OER's, or Open Education Resources) relating to the discipline of Professional Coaching. Use this portal to discover online learning materials, fellow MERLOT members interested in Professional Coaching, related journals and professional organizations, and news in your discipline.  

Learn more about us below! Thanks for dropping by. 

Sherri Restauri
Editor, MERLOT Professional Coaching Board 

We are recruiting! Are you interested in serving on the Professional Coaching Board as a Peer Reviewer, or as a Board Member? Contact the Professional Coaching Editor, Sherri Restauri, to inquire. 

Peer Reviewers, MERLOT Professional Coaching Board

Ms. Jessica Hall, Coastal Carolina University
Ms. Irene Knokh, University of Michigan System - Ann Arbor
Dr. Michelle March, Strayer University-Jack Welch Management Institute
Ms. Heather Ulrich, Fairfield University,
Dr. Jamie Vargo-Warran, Purdue University Northwest

MERLOT prides itself on the peer reviews of material in our collection. As a member you can become a peer reviewer which has many benefits! The peer review process for evaluating the teaching and learning resources in MERLOT follows a standard model and is led by Editors and editorial boards. Faculty members are selected in accordance with MERLOT guidelines. For more information, email or visit our Peer Review Information page.  If you are interested in serving as a Peer Reviewer on the Professional Coaching board, please inquire through the email shown above or contact the Professional Coaching editor at


Our Showcase section features a collection of tools and techniques for improving project planning and management, managing a coaching/mentoring program, and more. These Showcase items from our board rotate periodically, so please check back!

Current Showcase Feature:

Spring/Summer 2022: 

Title: Free, Online Nonprofit Organization and Management Development Program

Author: Free Management Library, Authenticity Consulting, LLC


Previous Showcase Features:

Summer/Fall 2021:
Title: Initiating Conflict Resolution
Author: Ann Hedikamp

Fall 2020-Spring 2021: 

Title: Business Coaching & Mentoring Collection on Pinterest-over 600 Great Resources

Author: Sherri Restauri 

Fall 2019/Spring 2020

Working in Teams


Terry Morris

Spring 2019


Using the Keirsey Temperament Sorter to Determine Communication Styles

David M. Keirsey


Spring 2018 & Fall 2018

Business Coaching & Mentoring Pinterest Board

Sherri Restauri


Fall 2017


Project Planning & Management Techniques in MERLOT

James Manktelow

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New Members

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