Muriel Maignan Wilkins

Co-Founder, Washington DC Metro

Muriel Maignan Wilkins, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Paravis Partners, is a C-suite advisor and executive coach with a nearly twenty-year track record of helping senior leaders and teams take their effectiveness to the next level. She is the host of the Harvard Business Review podcast, “Coaching Real Leaders” and 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 executives in the areas of C-suite leadership, onboarding, leadership presence, succession support and leading with equity. 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 marketing, strategy and P&L roles at organizations including U.S. News & World Report, Accenture, and Prudential. Muriel was recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of metro-DC area’s “Top Minority Business Leaders”. 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.


“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.”


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