about madelyn

My name is Dr. Madelyn Blair.  I'm a speaker, author, and senior advisor specializing in resilient leadership. I am a faculty member at Columbia University who teaches knowledge management in the IKNS program.

My PhD is in sociology with emphasis in organizational psychology. I've written several books including Essays in Two Voices and am a contributor to many others such as Smarter Innovation and Let's Get It Right. I also contribute a column, entitled Resilient Leadership, to Psychology Today.

In 1988 I founded Pelerei, a boutique consulting firm which specializes in knowledge management, organizational learning, narrative intelligence, storytelling, and resilience.

Over the years, I've been privileged to work with wonderful people and organizations, including NASA, the Cincinnati Regional Chamber, Merck,  Brookings Institute, NIH and PwC.  My goal is to help individuals, wherever they are in their careers, develop their resilient leader.

Let's explore how I can help you and your organization become more resilient.


I truly believe there is such magnificence inside each of us if we would only allow it out to play!