what I do

Welcome! Let’s work together to clearly convey your message with confidence!

I do 1:1 and team coaching, online and in person


Together we’ll craft a compelling story in alignment with your message and personal values that will inspire your people to action.  


You’ll get a failsafe toolbox chocked full of valuable strategies and pro tips to give the powerful, dynamic, and effective presentation of your dreams. You’ve worked darn hard on your presentation-let’s give it the lasting impression it deserves.


Never get sweaty palms again! Manage fear and anxiety through vocal and physical preparation (breath, eye focus, gesture, physical engagement, and more) to effectively connect with any audience.

how i work

We will expand your confidence, credibility and career through the crucial skills of powerful storytelling and engaging public speaking. I equip my clients with the same tips and tricks used by professional actors and comedians to bring your presentations, trainings and meetings to life.


We start by getting to the root of who you are, identifying your core values to craft engaging presentations and stories that serve your rich, authentic self. You’ll stroll away with tools designed to connect, engage,

and build trust with your team, your clients, and your organization. 

Sound good? Let’s set up a 15 minute Zoom so I can learn more about you.


about me

Hi, I’m Meridith, and I am on a mission to level up your career by making you an effective,

compelling, and engaging speaker who can connect with any audience. 


As an award-winning theatre director, producer, and former Second City improv teacher, I recognized the similarities between performing on stage every night and presenting to clients/colleagues every day, but the latter didn’t have the right tools to bring their stories to life. So I decided to do something about it. 


11 Years and some change later, Grundei Coaching has helped thousands of individuals and corporations

around the world achieve career growth and success. I’d love for you to be next!

​I specialize in presentation and public speaking consultation, individual training and development, and creative team solutions using improvisational theatre techniques to build trust, empathy, and out-of-the-box thinking.


Select clients (though I love them all!) include:

what people say

Chris R.

Senior Software Engineer, Google

Meridith is a gifted presentation and public speaking coach. She helped me improve my ability to express my ideas and improve influence at work. She also helped me prepare for public speaking events that I lead, and I found her tips and strategies to be enormously helpful. I highly recommend working with Meridith.

Heidi P.


Myself and my team have learned so much from working with her and still talk highly about our classes. She makes learning necessary skills, like communication and public speaking fun!

Dennis S.

CEO , Center for Executive Performance

Meridith Grundei has helped our clients with their personal presence

and how they present on stage

and in the media.

I thoroughly believe you will find Meridith a vital resource and after meeting her you will demand she be involved in all future projects.

Marlene N.

Audit Manager at Capital One

Meridith is AWESOME! What I think makes Meridith stand out from other coaches is her guidance on how to add the human element to a presentation - how are you going to engage with the person in the back who has absolutely no idea what you're talking about? I'm very happy that I worked with Meridith and will call her again next time I need her


pro tips

Need a pro tip for your next presentation or pitch? Check ‘em out below!

Tired of watching videos? Read my words instead...


let's start with your core values!

I’ll send you a Core Values Worksheet FREEBIE to start. Let’s start to get your presentation in line with who you are and what you value!
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How can I help

I look forward to connecting!


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