about Madelyn

Speaker, Moderator, Author

Business Leader, Executive Coach

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)

Speaker, Moderator, Author

As a recognized authority in resilient leadership, management, and the power of story Madelyn Blair has spoken on these and similar topics at the US State Department, ARMA International, The Smithsonian Institute, NASA, The European Development Bank,  Huawei Technologies, PwC, The European Network, DOD and other organizations in this country and abroad. 

She has designed and moderated workshops on a range of topics such as Leadership Development, Storytelling, and Knowledge Strategies at NSA, Brookings Institute, KMI, Columbia University, Bowling Green, Taos Institute, Walden University, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, ABERJE of Sao Paulo, Museu da Pessoa, Kanakil University, Islamic Development Bank, and other international and private organizations.

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My education began in mathematics and now includes a PhD in sociology with emphasis in organizational psychology. I've written several books including my latest book, Unlocked: Discover how to embrace the unexpected and contributed to many 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 specializes in helping organizations thrive in the midst of disruption.


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


My goal is to help individuals, wherever they are in their careers, develop the resilient leader within themselves.


Let's explore how I can help you and your organization embrace the unexpected through strategies for building and enhancing resilient leaders, staff, teams, and units.