Leanne Meyer

Executive Director of Accelerate Leadership Center at Tepper School of Business


Tepper School of Business

Summary Through leadership education, custom executive coaching processes, and keynote experiences, Leanne’s work focuses on assisting leaders navigate critical inflection points where many have outgrown their professional identity and, given the demands and responsibility of their roles, need to change their perspectives regarding what is important and accordingly, how they spend their time and what new skill sets and behaviors they develop.

Leanne’s journey began in South Africa. She was specifically influenced by the events in her home country, which ignited her interest in the possibility for human change and transformation. She has spent the past twenty years applying and building her change-agent skills in South Africa, England, Ireland, and now America.

Leanne consults and coaches regularly, and her clients include such companies as GlaxoSmithKline, McKesson, Alcoa, Bayer, the American Bar Association, Joy Global, UBS, EQT, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Highmark, UPMC, LMA, and Giant Eagle.

Leanne is also the Program Director of the Carnegie Mellon Leadership and Negotiation Academy for Women, an adjunct faculty member and executive coach at Duquesne University; and has guest lectured at the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham College, Robert Morris University and Carlow University.

Leanne holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Psychology from the University of Johannesburg.

Leanne’s calling is to help leaders make sense of their lives through the reclamation of passion and purpose. Her overarching goal is the advancement of women.

Specialties: Executive Coaching; Leadership Development; Keynote Speaking; Leadership Transition Coaching; Women's Leadership Development; Women, Work, Identity. Experience Program Director: Carnegie Mellon Leadership and Negotiation Academy for Women Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business May 2014 – Present (1 year 3 months) The Carnegie Mellon Leadership and Negotiation Academy for Women is the first program of its kind to look at critical leadership skills through a negotiation lens in developing top-notch female talent.

This unique program is designed specifically to address the distinct challenges faced by today’s outstanding women, helping them to advance their singular strengths and surpass both personal and organizational growth objectives. Participants gain greater understanding and ability in effective negotiation, strategic decision-making,motivation strategies, conflict resolution and more.

The Academy provides a unique forum in which to learn from cutting edge academic and industry leaders and the opportunity to learn from other exceptional women while developing productive and lasting relationships.This translates to the strongest female trailblazers of today and tomorrow – and the most competitive, cutting-edge organizations that employ them Principal Transitioning Season January 2012 – Present (3 years 7 months) Transitioning Season is a boutique executive coaching and consulting firm focusing on leadership development as an identity transition. We see transitions as a crucible for leadership development and as such should be managed accordingly.

Our custom executive coaching processes, leadership education and keynote experiences are designed to highlight predictable transitions at critical junctures with the goal of accelerating leadership development, driving greater engagement and building sustainable high performance teams.

We offer these niche services to a handful of select clients who need strategic support, advice and soundboarding in dealing with the challenges and capitalizing on the opportunities facing their organizations. Leadership Coach Carnegie Mellon University 2013 – Present (2 years) Adjunct Faculty Duquesne University 2003 – Present (12 years) Co-Founder Naridus International 2007 – December 2011 (4 years) Narrative and Identity Development Consulting and Training. Naridus focuses on women's leadership development, mix-gender programming, and offerings that help senior leaders understand the strategic importance of women in the workplace. Pathways for entry: Engaged Living • Inspired Leading • Ingenious women. Workshops, Speaking, Coaching, KeyTreats™, Learning Journeys. Principal, North American Office Mindman 2003 – 2007 (4 years)Pittsburgh Lecturer and Adjunct Faculty University of Johannesburg 1997 – 2002 (5 years) Consultant HRD Resource Center 1994 – 1997 (3 years) Instructor Commercial Union 1993 – 1994 (1 year)


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