About Us

Deborah Laurel

Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer

Deb co-founded and is the Chief Learning Officer of The Peer Learning Institute. She believes that a manager’s job is to set employees up for success. Her primary goal is to provide managers with the essential tools to increase employee engagement, productivity, and retention. Deb designs her peer learning process to build practical and immediately applicable management and interpersonal communication skills. Her 35 years of management training and experience ensure that the program content is engaging, credible, and effective. Managers in her program gain competence, confidence, and results. Deb earned her masters degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Deborah was the InBusiness Magazine’s Featured Professional of the Week, August ’21.

profile picture of

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.
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. Deb co-founded and is the Chief Learning Officer of The Peer Learning Institute. She believes that a manager’s job is to set employees up for success. Her primary goal is to provide managers with the essential tools to increase employee engagement, productivity, and retention. Deb designs her peer learning process to build practical and immediately applicable management and interpersonal communication skills. Her 35 years of management training and experience ensure that the program content is engaging, credible, and effective. Managers in her program gain competence, confidence, and results. Deb earned her masters degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Deborah was the InBusiness Magazine’s Featured Professional of the Week, August ’21.

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. https://leobottary.com.

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. https://leobottary.com.

profile picture of

Slavica Singer, Ph.D

Emeritus Professor in Entrepreneurship and Business Management, J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia.
profile picture of

Professor Richard (Rick) Ladyshewsky

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

Leo Bottary

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

profile picture of

Leo Bottary

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

profile picture of

Elaine Meszaros

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 www.emgraphics.net.

Interested in workplace learning, performance training and consulting services to support organizational success?