Meredith Whipple Callahan brings two decades of experience as a strategy consultant and line executive to her work in leadership development. Deeply fluent in business, Meredith helps clients find clarity, meaning, and action. She has an unparalleled ability to integrate organizational realities with personal and interpersonal wisdom. Her clients appreciate her intelligence, direct approach, and dedication to truth.
Meredith’s distinguished business career began at Bain & Company where she worked on due diligence and strategy for technology, healthcare, and private equity companies. Thereafter, she worked at Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, as a manager. As a leadership executive, Meredith designed, built, and managed global leadership programs as well as led succession planning and executive development functions. Today, Meredith is a Partner at Evolution, a leadership development firm focused on humanizing the modern business organization. Meredith’s work focuses on executive coaching and organizational development in service of: leadership teams (individually and collectively), succession planning, emerging leaders, diversity and inclusion, and culture change.
Meredith is a certified coach, experienced facilitator, published author, and international speaker. She is a Professional Certified Coach with specialized certifications in strengths-based leadership, emotional intelligence, and gratitude. Her publications include Indispensable: How to Succeed at Your First Job and Beyond (Inkshares, 2018) and The Intentional Life: Reflections from Conscious Living (Potrero Press, 2019). Meredith holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Yale University and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business. She has been featured on CNN, in the Chicago Tribune, and on numerous podcasts and local media outlets.
Meredith lives in San Diego with her wife, two young children, and two dogs. She is passionate about nature, yoga, ritual, cooking, and personal evolution. Additionally, Meredith is a certified celebrant and has studied spirituality extensively at Himalayan Institute.