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Meredith Persily Lamel

Meredith Persily Lamel

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Department of Public Administration and Policy

Meredith Persily Lamel, MBA, P.C.C., Founder and Principal of Aspire@Work, is an executive coach, consultant, facilitator and instructor. Leaders often call on Meredith to facilitate the development of their vision and strategic goals. She then supports their success through individual and/or team coaching, organizational consulting, and customized professional development programs. She has facilitated over 100 retreats for corporations, nonprofit organizations, and Members of Congress.

Meredith also serves on the faculty of both American University’s Kogod School of Business and its School of Public Administration’s Key Leadership Programs for executives in federal agencies. She teaches courses on Transforming from Manager to Leader, Leading High Performance Teams, and Action Learning.

Previously, Meredith was Director of Training and Consulting for The Congressional Management Foundation where she consulted to Chiefs of Staff and Members of Congress. Prior to that, she was Director of Executive Education of CEB’s Corporate Leadership Council. In this capacity, she delivered executive education programs to over 100 leading corporations in over ten countries. Meredith started her career as a telecommunications market analyst and Research Director for the telecommunications division of Economist Intelligence Unit, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Meredith graduated with an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA with honors from Brown University. 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. She is certified in The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®), The Leadership Circle ProfileTM, Appreciative Inquiry, and the Hay Group’s ESCI tool. She is also an authorized DiSC® facilitator and issuer. She serves on the Board of Directors of Pueblo a Pueblo, a nonprofit supporting child health and nutrition in indigenous communities of Guatemala. She is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.


B.A., Brown University; MBA, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

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Portuguese and Spanish

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Area of Expertise: Management in Congress, general management, strategic planning, leadership development programs, undergraduate business studies, leadership/executive/team coaching

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