About Polly Mertens

Polly Mertens is an expression of both great power and great love.

As the Founder of ThriveNOW HypnoCoaching, a revolutionary process of life coaching combined with hypnosis and NLP techniques, Thrive Women’s Business Mentoring, and creator of Breakthrough to Binge Free, an online program for eating disorders, she is moved to be of service to people looking for personal breakthroughs.  

She is a practitioner of many mental and emotional mastery techniques and has been helping women around the world to up level their physical, mental, spiritual and emotional wellbeing for many years.

Her MISSION is to lead communities of conscious women to reconnect with their true self, confidently own their inner power and live a life they love.  

She offers her deep understanding of healthy living, vitality and physical movement to those seeking to nourish a vital body through self-love, spiritual alignment and self-expression.  Her sense of humor, creative imagination and sense of adventure inspire her to keep exploring this world and she is an invitation to all to enjoy our primary purpose for living; JOY.

Living Consciously

Polly had bulimia for 20 years and by using the tools she learned through personal development programs and workshops she cured herself of her gripping eating disorder in 2005. As a teacher and guide for people searching for how to turn their lives around, she gives thanks to all of the many great teachers and coaches who helped her along her self-discovery journey.

When she’s not writing, producing a new video or interview, hosting a podcast, giving a talk to a business group or women’s circle, you’ll find her out on the trails training. She’s competed in outdoor obstacles races including Spartan and Tough Mudder, half-marathons, triathlons and 12 hour Adventure Races in California, Colorado, Washington and Hawaii.

She enjoys the outdoors and fun for her is exploring national parks, unknown back roads and small towns across the US.  The license plate of her colorful RV says “LVN VRTX” for “living in the vortex”.  If you’re a student of Abraham Hicks you’ll know that means.

She now has a healthy relationship with food, her body and can say she’s comfortable in her own skin.  She practices daily routines to embody self-love and extreme self-care.

Polly’s Professional Biography


Master of Business Administration (MBA), California Poly University, San Luis Obispo, CA

Graduated with honors with a master of business with a concentration in small business and entrepreneurship. Accepted into a summer study abroad in international business from the Copenhagen Business School in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BS), California State University East Bay, CA

Completed a four year advanced course of study in general business coursework with special emphasis on marketing communications. Graduated in top 10% of class.

Graduated from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, Tarzana, CA

Completed a one year course of instruction in hypnosis from the nation’s only accredited college of hypnotherapy including an internship of practical experience under the supervision of staff instructors holding teaching credentials from the State Department of Education.

Certification in Marketing Communications, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Completed a concentrated course of study in marketing communications from one of the top public institutions in California. Coursework included strategic marketing, business branding, advertising, online marketing, persuasive writing and more.

Continuing Education:Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), American Hypnosis Institute
Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Neuro Strategic International
Certified Level I and II Trainer with Peak Potentials Training, Vancouver, BC
Completed advanced trainings with Tony Robbins International in:

Wealth Mastery
Life and Health Mastery
Destiny Design

Additional Hypnotherapy Seminars:

Changing Habits

Weight Loss

Guided Imagery

Body Syndromes

Hypnosis in History

The Mental Bank Concept

Healthy Boundaries


Rapid and Instant Inductions

Advanced Handwriting Analysis

Professional Association Membership:

American Hypnosis Association

An Invitation to You

Hi, Polly here.

My invitation to you reading this is that you take action immediately towards the new life you see for yourself from wherever you are right now.

You’re worth it!

I believe you can overcome the habit of being who you’ve been to this part, learn new strategies, create a new vision or focus on the vision you already have inside and start living your life with incredible purpose.  You’re here because you know you’re not supposed to live this way – that’s why it feels so bad.  I want you to be free just as much as you do.

Let’s work together to make that happen, ok?!

You’ll leave with my best advice and a roadmap for your success.

To your beautiful life,