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about Madelyn Blair

about Madelyn

Dr. Madelyn Blair brings formal knowledge combined with extensive experience at all levels of management to help you discover yourself

at a deeper level,

enrich your knowledge,

and create patterns of behavior that build confidence, resilience and competence

for today’s problems. 

About madelyn Blair
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This is Madelyn.


I’m a resilience consultant, TV Host, keynote speaker, bestselling author, and writer on Psychology Today.


I’m a former faculty member at Columbia University and Division Chief at the World Bank.


I have spoken to enthusiastic audiences from 5 to 500.

My education began in mathematics and now includes a PhD in sociology
with emphasis in organizational psychology. I've written five books including
my latest book, Unlocked: Discover How to Embrace the Unexpected and
contributed to six others such as Smarter Innovation and Wake Me Up When
the Data Is Over.
I also write a blog, entitled 'Resilient Leadership', 
for Psychology Today.

In 1988 I founded Pelerei, a boutique consulting firm which has evolved to
specializing in helping individuals and organizations thrive in the midst of
disruption through my 
mentoring and my TV show, Unlocked with Dr. Madelyn Blair.


My focus is always how to help my audience see the value they already possess and how to build on it.

Everything I do is with an eye for bringing out the best in my clients, my
guests, and especially my audience.

Over the years, I've been privileged to work with wonderful people and
organizations, including
Columbia University, NASA, the Cincinnati
Regional Chamber, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Walden University, Brookings
Institute, and PwC

My goal is to help individuals and communities, wherever they are, develop the resilient leader within.

Let's explore how I can help you embrace the unexpected so that you can
overcome challenges and reach your full potential!




Some Fun Details

A Naturalist: Growing up on a farm, she still loves fresh vegetables from her garden. She has always been enamored with nature, gardening, and rock climbing. The first and only time that she made a collection was in her teen years when she collected seeds.

A Cook: She wasn’t serious about cooking until her 30’s, it’s now hard not to find her making her own recipes at the spur of the moment – using what is coming from the garden.

An Artist: Studying art in her teens, her ‘eye’ has never forgotten the lessons of what is pleasing to the eye. She designed the best selling book cover of Unlocked. A sometimes painter, her focus today is fabric. Earlier in her career, she designed and constructed most of her wardrobe. Now, she is limited to one or two items a year. 


PhD in Organizational Psychology from Tilburg University in The Netherlands

MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of Business

BA in Mathematics from Rutgers University



For the second year running: Renaissance Leader for 2022 by The Stone Register

Top Resilient Advisor of the Decade, 2021 by IAOTP

Host of Unlocked on BBM Radio, 2019

Renaissance Leader for 2021 by The Stone Register

Empowered Woman of the Year for 2020 by IAOTP

#1 Bestselling Author International, 2019

Conference Chair for Goldenfleece International Conference on Story in Business, 2001 to 2010

Moderator of the Smithsonian Event, 2002 to 2010

Professional Woman of the Year for 1997 by ProNet


Unlocked: Discover how to embrace the unexpected
Essays in Two Voices
Riding the Current: How to deal with the daily deluge of data
Riding the Current Workbook
A Conversation on Gender

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"Due to her authenticity, her balance between great theoretical background and long-term professional experience, Madelyn reaches out to her audience with great impact. You remember her points and are enabled to adapt them into your daily and professional life."  

–Rüdiger Süß, Senior Strategy Analyst, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)

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