More About Peggy

How do you find a good consultant or coach? Look for someone who’s walked in your shoes. 

Margaret “Peggy” Jablonski, Ed.D., has over three decades of experience as a leader in higher education, and she understands firsthand the power of coaching. 

As a senior administrator at universities such as Brown, MIT, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peggy guided diverse and complex organizations to meet the ever-changing needs of students, parents, and faculty. She developed policy, strategic plans, and organizational assessments; managed complex building projects; and handled every kind of emergency. She hired and trained hundreds of people, mentoring and coaching them through professional and personal transitions. 

Then, she knew it was time for a change.  

To prepare for her next chapter, Peggy took took an adult “gap” year to redirect her own future and broaden her outlook, immersing herself in cross-cultural experiences to learn about the changing nature of leadership in the 21st century. During that year, she worked with a coach to integrate her experiences, and then earned her own coaching certifications through the Gestalt International Study Center and the Gallup Organization

Experience taught her about the mind/body connection in leadership, so she became a certified yoga instructor and studied mindfulness meditation and other wellness practices. 

Coaching has since transformed her life and career. 

Now, Peggy brings her own experience and strengths to guiding organizations and individuals as they navigate change, develop leadership capacity, create effective communication strategies, and build effective teams. She particularly enjoys working with women leaders and women’s organizations. 

Her skills include: 

  • Helping teams and individuals in higher education, nonprofits, and businesses to create an organization that fosters innovation and best uses individual talents. 
  • Coaching leaders through difficult personnel situations and transitions. 
  • Mentoring individuals through career changes, including job searches, onboarding, and transitioning to retirement. 
  • Finding the right experts to help provide the knowledge that you need to achieve your particular goals. 
  • Facilitating retreats for boards or teams to strengthen relationships and resolve conflicts. 

Peggy and all those who work with Jablonski Consulting follow our 6 Guiding Principles, the most important being that we are all life-long learners.