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We were excited to bring Jenean to speak at our woman's summit event, and she did not disappoint. She shared from her book, Finding Your Lighthouse: A Leadership Guide to Navigating Change. Her presentation was insightful, engaging and relevant. It was a pleasure working with her.

~Michele Webb, Chairman of the Board, Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce

We invited Jenean to be our Keynote speaker opening our conference, “Elevate HR” asking her to offer solutions to some of the most challenging issues facing our profession today. Jenean encouraged our participants to both make small steps to invite personal growth and also dig deep and look for ways that we are impeding our ability to shine as professionals. Her encouragement to “Stand in our Strength” set the perfect tone for our conference.

~Jennifer Elmer, Assistant Director, Human Resources, Facilities Management, University of Arizona

Speaking Topics:

~ Stand In Your Strength – A Leadership Guide to Navigating Change

As a Business Anthropologist, Jenean takes a cultural view of behavior change and what it takes to make it stick in the workplace. As seen through an anthropological lens you’ll learn:

  • How culture teaches us to block success and what to do about it
  • How to change the limiting beliefs that may be holding you or your team back
  • The steps to standing in your strength and becoming the powerful, recognized leader you were meant to be

Jenean will show you how to use a proven process to create lasting change.  This talk engages participants so that they feel connected to their individual change strategies and motivated to reach for success.

~ Master the Art of Creating a Positive Workplace Culture

In this engaging talk, Business Anthropologist, Jenean Merkel Perelstein shares how workplace culture is the number one driver of staff efficiency, productivity, and happiness. Looking at your organization through the lens of an anthropologist, you’ll learn:

  • How your unique workplace culture defines how stable and productive your workforce is
  • How to empower employees to make solution-oriented decisions
  • How to shorten the onboarding cycle for new hires so your hiring for fit really sticks

Your workplace culture will form even if you do not do it purposefully. Learn how attention to your workplace culture can ensure your organization improves its positivity, productivity, and profitability.

About Jenean


As a Sociocultural Anthropologist, Jenean Merkel Perelstein has studied behavior change across many different cultures. From the markets and prisons of India to the boardrooms across America, Jenean has learned and implemented change strategies that have saved lives and made fortunes.  


Jenean is a Business Anthropologist, U.S. Patent holder, and revered speaker who worked as a medical anthropologist before becoming CEO of Alchemie Academy where she enriches workplace culture for clients ranging from solopreneurs to Fortune 100 companies.  When not speaking, she mentors organizations to grow their workplace culture, develop their leadership skills, and achieve a higher level of positivity, productivity, and profitability. 


Jenean has created several programs in Leadership Development and Workplace Culture Enrichment where she provides training to clients worldwide and certifies coaches to use her models for their own clientele. This work is supported by her book Finding Your Lighthouse: A Leadership Guide to Navigating Change. Looking at organizational culture through the eyes of an anthropologist, Jenean passionately helps business professionals and organizations get out of their own way and become the powerful and recognized leaders that they are meant to be.

Bring Jenean Merkel Perelstein to your next event.  Her easy-going and cheerful speaking style will engage and motivate your audience as she teaches, excites and inspires large rooms full of participants to embrace their best selves.

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Jenean Merkel Perelstein is available for speaking engagements. Find out if she is available for your next event. 


Client List

  • PepsiCo
  • International Sanitation Supply Company
  • Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology
  • Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra
  • Soroptimists – Golden West Region
  • Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance
  • Ideas to Inspire
  • The Arboretum of Flagstaff
  • Northern Arizona Housing Alliance
  • Flagstaff Arts Council
  • Girls on the Run
  • The Orpheum Theater
  • Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy
  • Grand Canyon Trust
  • Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music
  • Vista Hospice
  • Whale Foundation
  • Flagstaff Bone and Joint Orthopedics
  • Hypo 2
  • Sedona Arts Center
  • Private clients from the fields of insurance, biotech, creative industries, organizational development, public relations and marketing, finance, publishing, education, medicine, city and county government, professional athletics