meredith persily lamel 

Corentus Executive Coach, Team Coach and Consultant

For fifteen years, Meredith Persily Lamel has explored the frontiers of aspirational leadership, human behavior, and organizational development.

As an executive coach, consultant, facilitator and instructor who specializes in the leadership challenges of organizations across public and private sectors, leaders call on Meredith to challenge their management teams, facilitate the development of their vision and strategic goals, and instigate transformation.

A keen observer and trusted advisor, Meredith is expert at helping her individual coaching clients break through the clutter, get clear about the real issues at hand, find their purpose, and take risks so they can play in a bigger arena. She supports their success through individual and/or team coaching, organizational consulting, and customized professional development programming and training.   She has delivered programs in 17 countries across five continents and in 38 states and the District of Columbia.

She served on the faculty of American University’s Kogod School of Business from 2010-2013 and transitioned in 2014 to teaching public sector leaders in American University’s School of Public Administration Key Leadership Programs. Her courses include Transforming from Manager to Leader, Leading High Performance Teams, and Action Learning.

As the former director of training and consulting for The Congressional Management Foundation, she coached and consulted Members of Congress and their Chiefs of Staff. She also served as director of executive education of CEB’s Corporate Leadership Council working with hundreds of leading corporations around the world and delivering training programs.

Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, Meredith started her career as a telecommunications market analyst and then Research Director for the telecommunications division of Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Featured in Entrepreneur, SHRM, NPR, Roll Call, Politico and more, Meredith is a subject matter expert on multi-generational leadership, career transition, employee engagement and current workplace trends. Passionate about Latin America development, Meredith serves on the Board of Directors of Pueblo a Pueblo, a nonprofit supporting child education, health and nutrition in indigenous communities of Guatemala.  

In her free time, Meredith stays fit through her love for Zumba and keeping up with her fearless children on high ropes courses, river rafting, and roller coasters.


She earned a Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University and is credentialed as a Professional Certified Coach (P.C.C.) by the International Coach Federation.  

Meredith earned an MBA, with concentrations in finance, strategy and organizational behavior, from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She earned her BA with honors from Brown University.


  • The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®)
  • The Leadership Circle Profile™
  • DiSC®
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • The Hay Group’s ESCI tool
  • The Team Diagnostic™ Assessment, and
  • Retreats the Work: Creative Facilitation and Design

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