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About Us

About Us

Deborah Laurel

Deborah Laurel is a co-founder and Chief Learning Officer of The Peer Learning Institute, where she continues her dedication to workplace learning and performance improvement. She taught for the Executive Management Institute in the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business for 30 years. Her Master’s Degree is from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Peter (Piotr) Korynski

Peter (Piotr) Korynski

As a co-founder and Chief Program Officer, Peter is responsible for leading The Peer Learning Institute’s efforts to deliver high-quality, effective and innovative peer learning solutions to our clients. An experienced trainer, facilitator, consultant and coach, he has over 20 years’ experience in business and non-profit organizations at various levels of responsibility, and has led many initiatives in leadership and management development, organizational change, and strategic planning.

Elaine Meszaros

Elaine Meszaros started designing websites back in the day when they ony had 256 colors and had to be hand-coded in HTML, uphill both ways, in a snowstorm, with wolves nipping at her heels! Elaine’s clients include authors, artists, manufacturers, unions, retail shops, therapists, speakers and just about everyone else. Visit her portfolio at

Meg Sill

As Marketing and Communications Manager, Meg Sill develops marketing strategy and executes sales tactics for The Peer Learning Institute. She recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a Bachelor’s degree in English. In addition, she has a background ranging from creative writing to technical social media and blog management. You can learn more about Meg and her credentials at


Advisory Board

Slavica Singer, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor in Entrepreneurship and Business Management, J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia.

Professor Richard (Rick) Ladyshewsky

Professor – Managerial Effectiveness | Faculty of Business and Law – School of Management, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia.

Leo Bottary

Leo Bottary is the author of The Power Of Peers: How the Company You Keep Drives Leadership Growth and Success