I am a corporate speechwriter and executive coach with experience in the healthcare, nonprofit, tech, and food and beverage industry. I am passionate about serving thought leaders ready to share their stories and inspire the next generation as authors, speakers, and executives.
I guide high performers to reposition your company’s brand inside and outside of corporate America. I work with businesses ready to attract top talent and build a strong reputation with influencers, diversity champions, and investors. My clients understand that the great work of their organization hinges on the success of the individuals working within.
To effectively showcase your diversity and inclusion work and increase your market share, you need strong brand champions on your team.
What's your strategy for leading your team?
The same way rock stars can strengthen your credibility; employees who are unhappy with their careers and opportunities for development can damage your brand internally and externally. When I come into your organization, I’ll serve as the Sherpa guiding your developing leaders to successfully navigate uncharted terrain. I am here to help you tell your story and execute your strategy to achieve your goals.
As president of Leverette Weekes, I lead a team of professionals to create award-winning leadership development programs, communications, and coach high potential talent.
I have a B.A. in public relations and journalism from Howard University. I have a Master of Science in Managerial Communications from Northwestern University.
I am a global member of the International Coaching Federation.
I am a corporate speechwriter supporting high achieving c-suite executives. I specialize in making it easier to explain complex tech, media, and philanthropy ideas.
I am a member of the professional speechwriters association.
I received my certificate of personal and executive coaching from the Coaching and Applied Positive Psychology Insititute.
I am a certified licensed practitioner of Insights Discovery, and Leverette Weekes is a licensed distributor.
I am the author of Getting Unstuck: A Guide to Moving Your Career Forward, with a foreword by Don Thompson, past CEO of McDonald's Corporation.
Past and current clients include Lyft, CRL Consulting LLC., Patterson Companies, Women's Foundation of Minnesota, Teach for America Twin Cities, and the James L. and John S. Knight Foundation.
I believe that everyone has value and talent!
As an executive coach, I’m excited to advise high performers both inside and outside corporate America to act on their career and life passions.
I’m a public speaker. I motivate audiences to boost their confidence and to create an action plan.
As a ghostwriter and speechwriter, I help clients capture their truest voice and then show them ways to connect it to their own authentic brand.
As a Board member for Jeremiah Program and FR Bigelow Foundation, I’m creating more opportunities for women of color to overcome disparities and advance into leadership roles!
Keynotes | Conferences & Business Panels | Interviews | Workshops
Previous Speaking Engagements
Translating Trust into Impact, panel moderator, ColorComm annual conference, 2021
Twin Cities Chapter, 2019, Speaker and co-facilitator, Detroit Crain’s Leadership Academy, October 2019
“Create Opportunity: How to Prepare Your Brand for a Career in Corporate America,” Howard University and Stanford University, 2018
Keynote, Young Women’s Issues Forum, Minneapolis- St. Paul Chapter of The Links, Inc., 2017
“Masterclass on Getting Unstuck,” National Association of Black Accountants • “Confidence, Communications, and the Courage to Change,” University of Minnesota, Carlson MBA Program Women’s Retreat, 2017
Panelist, “Bias & the Opportunity to Lead,” Fredrikson & Byron Law Firm, 2017
Panelist, “Blueprint for Success,” presented by the Starfish Foundation and moderated by Soledad O’Brien, 2016
"Meredith helped participants find their voice when they didn’t think they had the strength to do it. In the short time we had with Meredith, she taught the group how to be authentic and show up every day by being yourself."