Muriel Maignan Wilkins
Co-Founder, Washington DC Metro
Muriel Maignan Wilkins, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Paravis Partners, has a strong track record of helping senior leaders and teams take their effectiveness to the next level. She is the co-author, with Amy Su, of “Own the Room: Discover Your Signature Voice to Master Your Leadership Presence” (Harvard Business Press, April 2013). Muriel specializes in working with C-suite and senior level executives in the areas of onboarding, executive presence, role transitions, and relationship management. She also has in-depth experience leading customized leadership development programs and leadership team alignment efforts. She has served senior level clients across a number of industries including management consulting, private equity, biotech, financial services, retail and non-profits. Before co-founding Paravis Partners, Muriel’s executive leadership experience included holding P&L responsibility as a Director at U.S. News & World Report, leading consulting engagements as a Manager for the strategy practice of Accenture, and being a strategic planner at Prudential. Muriel was recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of metro-DC area’s “Top Minority Business Leaders”. She is a frequent speaker and media expert on leadership communications issues and is often called upon as a keynote speaker for leadership events. Muriel holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a marketing degree from Georgetown University, and a leadership coaching certification from Georgetown University. Her nearly twenty years living in North Africa, Europe and the Caribbean give her an invaluable perspective which she brings to her work.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
“Muriel’s coaching exceeded my expectations and she forced me to grow as a leader in ways that I never expected.”
“Muriel – As a result of your coaching, not only did I get promoted, I feel like I have an entire new paradigm and view on how to get ahead and succeed. Thanks for everything.”
“Muriel is an excellent speaker and presenter. She is engaging and knowledgeable, a good listener, and draws the audience in to participate. She is relatable and did an outstanding job holding the attention of the group.”
“Muriel is one of the best presenters I have seen. Engaging, funny and honest. She makes it easy to participate in the program.”