About Madelyn

selectedThis is Madelyn: I’m an executive coach, TV host, president of the Conscious Business Network on e360tv, and keynote speaker. 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.




I’m a resilience consultant, TV Host, keynote speaker, bestselling author, and writer on Psychology Today, as well as former faculty 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 Ph.D. in sociology
with an emphasis on 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.

Most recently, I shared my story of resilience on the podcast The Unlock Moment with Dr. Gary Cortaz. Listen on spotify. 
In 1988 I founded Pelerei, a boutique consulting firm serving organizationals around the world. After 25 years, it pivoted to focusing on helping individuals and organizations thrive in the midst of
disruption through my coaching and my TV show, Unlocked with Dr. Madelyn Blair. 

My focus is always on 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!

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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



  • Lifetime Achievement Award, 2023 from IAOTP
  • 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

"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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