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one on one coaching

Break through the fear of public speaking and take your career to the next level!
Start creating unforgettable presentations, trainings and meetings that will leave your audience informed and wanting more.

group coaching

This is your weekly opportunity to commit to the process and see the results with group coaching think of it as a safe and supportive community, picking up where toastmasters left off. 

LIVE class every wednesday
4pm-5pm ET on zoom


your organization

Improved communication has a direct impact on the ROI of your pitches and presentation. 


It is crucial to clearly communicate the core values and the why of your organization so you can attract the right customers to your business for lasting partnerships.

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 skills 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:

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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


let's find your story!

Let's start with a FREEBIE worksheet to align who you are with what you value. Trust me, you will find stories that connect and inspire! 
What are you waiting for?

contact me