Feel empowered to influence, inspire and motivate through the power of public speaking and storytelling.


how i work

A lot of my clients come to me wanting to build confidence in day-to-day interactions, in front of an audience, or in networking situations. I also have clients who just want help creating a compelling presentation that has impact. Whatever you are looking for, I will take the time to learn who you are and what your core values are. This helps me provide you with specific tools that align with your values and allow your authentic self to shine through! I take pride in the work I do and in the people I work with. It is my goal to meet each individual client with where they are in their career goals and to help them attain those goals. 

what I do

1:1 and team coaching, online and in person



You and your team will deliver powerful, dynamic and effective online presentations. 



Leave a lasting impression with your audience by crafting a compelling and inspiring message and story.



Through vocal and physical preparation

(eye focus, gesture, body language), you will have new tools to help control fear and breath so you can engage effectively with any audience both online and in person.


about me

Hi, I’m Meridith, and I have been coaching business professionals in public speaking since 2009. I want people to take their careers to the next level by becoming effective and compelling speakers who really know how to connect with any audience. I started coaching because I saw a need for people who were not in the performing arts to have someone on their team who could help bring their stories to life by using the same tools actors do. I am looking for clients who would like to achieve career growth and success through cultivating a strong connection through the compelling use of story, and not just through information.

I coach business professionals ranging from information technology (Agile and the SCRUM process), engineering, architecture, advertising, finance and a variety of other industries. My specialties are in presentation and public speaking consultation, individual training and development, and creative team collaboration using improvisational theatre techniques to build trust, collaboration and creative solutions in communication. My past clients include: MERCER, CenturyLink, CU LEEDS School of Business, DePuy, Johnson&Jonson, SurveyGizmo, CEAVCO, RAPT Media, HDM, Paradigm, Network Affiliates and many others.

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 worked with the Center for Executive Performance for over twelve years. She 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.


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