Blair Brennan Slaughter, MBA, Phd
Founder and CEO
A consultancy that helps leaders and organizations excel, start-ups scale, and non-profits thrive.
Blair’s goal as the founder of Delve Consulting is to enable leaders and organizations when they encounter new opportunities and challenges. Executive coaching, organizational effectiveness, talent management, change management, and leadership development are the tools Delve’s cadre of consultants brings to clients faced with the inevitable need to evolve their own, their leadership team’s and their organization’s capabilities.
As an executive coach, Blair focuses on adaptability, working with leaders to quickly size up and address increasingly complex situations. As a consultant, she helps organizations transform to optimize their opportunities, building new cultures, structures, capabilities, and teams, whether they are large entities pivoting or start-ups scaling.
Blair draws from 25 years of experience as an organizational and people leader. She has held executive-level roles in organization development, talent management, learning and development, human resources, and change management. She has managed large groups whose products and services have had enterprise impact. But she never forgets her early experiences in a start-up and the challenges they face. Her industry experience includes health care, global financial services, technology, manufacturing, oil and gas, industry associations, and not-for-profits. Blair was adjunct faculty at Harvard Business School (2008 and 2009) teaching Persuasive Business Communication.
Her dual educational background augments her professional experience. Her degrees in business (BS in Finance and MBA) and organizational development (MA and PhD), allow her to test research-based insights against her business expertise to create proven and practical solutions.
In her non-profit work, Blair is passionate about developing economic independence. She was Board Chair of the Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore and is now Secretary of the Board of Humanim, a 500+ person organization that serves those with significant employment barriers. Blair is a graduate of Leadership Maryland, which unites 50 leaders annually across the state to make Maryland the best place to work and live.
In her spare time, Blair enjoys traveling, cooking and scuba diving with her husband, Dave, and their daughters, Natalie and Cecilia.