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About Us

Deborah Laurel

Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer

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

Co-Founder and Chief Program Officer

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.

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.

Elaine Meszaros

Web Designer

Elaine Meszaros started designing websites with her company, EMGraphics, back in the day when they only 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