Muriel Maignan Wilkins, Managing Partner and Co-founder of Paravis Partners is a C-suite advisor and executive coach with a strong track record of helping already high performing senior leaders take their effectiveness to the next level. Muriel is the host of the Harvard Business Review podcast, “Coaching Real Leaders” and is the co-author, with Amy Su, of “Own the Room: Discover Your Signature Voice to Master Your Leadership Presence” (Harvard Business Press).
Since co-founding Paravis Partners, a premier executive coaching and leadership development firm, Muriel has been instrumental in leading the Paravis’ growth from a start up to a multi-million dollar business. After many years of being asked how she did it, Muriel developed The Executive Coach’s Business Development Masterclass to support other executive coaches looking to grow their businesses. Prior to following her entrepreneurial pursuits, Muriel’s professional experience included serving on the senior team of U.S.News & World Report where she held profit and loss responsibility and turned around two business divisions to profitability within 18 months. Muriel’s professional background also includes roles in marketing and strategy at Accenture and The Prudential. She started her first business at age six when she offered to “save” her family members’ change in a safe place in exchange for a penny a week – little did she know this was called a bank. At age 10, she took on her first job as an employee delivering the Saturday paper and quickly decided that one day she’d be her own boss.