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 taught for the Executive Management Institute and the Small Business Development Center in the University of Wisconsin School of Business for 30 years. Deb 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 master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was the InBusiness Magazine’s Featured Professional of the Week, August ’21.

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Peter (Piotr) Korynski

Co-Founder and Chief Program Officer

As a co-founder and Chief Program Officer until 2021, Peter was 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

Deb co-founded and is the Chief Learning Officer of The Peer Learning Institute. She taught for the Executive Management Institute and the Small Business Development Center in the University of Wisconsin School of Business for 30 years. Deb 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 master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was the InBusiness Magazine’s Featured Professional of the Week, August ’21.

Peter (Piotr) Korynski

Co-Founder and Chief Program Officer

As a co-founder and Chief Program Officer until 2021, Peter was 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.

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