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Madelyn Blair Ph.D.


Madelyn Blair, Ph.D., offers strategies for unlocking resilience essential for leaders and teams needing to meet today's complex challenges with greater ease. Globally known in storytelling and knowledge management, she is a popular speaker, author, instructor, and personal coach. Her passion is pursuing a lifetime of learning. She was named Empowered Woman of the Year 2020 for her work in resilience by the International Association of Top Professionals.

She is the founding president of Pelerei, which she has run since 1988. Her clients include PwC, Huawei Technologies, Regional Chamber of Cincinnati, Aberje of Sao Paulo, and government agencies including NIH. Her most recent work is in resilience.

Dr. Blair is on the faculty of Columbia University, is a Taos Institute Associate, and is a charter member of the Associates Council to the Board. Dr. Blair received her doctorate in organizational psychology from the University of Tilburg, The Netherlands, and holds an MBA from The Wharton School.

Madelyn's latest book, unlocked: Discover how to embrace the unexpected, was awarded #1 bestseller international. She is also the author of Riding the Current: How to Deal with the Daily Deluge of Data and Essays in Two Voices: Dialogues of Discovery. She is a contributing author of The Future of the University, Lessons from the Field, Wake Me Up When the Data Is Over; Making it Real: Sustaining Knowledge Management, and Smarter Innovation. See for more information and a list of downloadable papers. Follow her on Twitter @madelynblair and on LinkedIn as madelyn blair.

Madelyn hosts the radio show Unlocked, live on on Thursdays at noon Eastern. Unlocked is about opening possibilities and building resilience. She has been a regular guest on Close Up Television, Business Talk Radio, and the Donna Drake show. She is interviewed on resilience and management subjects.

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