Megan Cleghorn, JD, MBA

EVP
National Diversity Council

Megan Cleghorn, JD, MBAMegan Cleghorn, JD, MBA is the President of Cleghorn Performance Elevation LLC, an elite private-client, leadership development, executive coaching and executive communication company. As a consultant, executive facilitator and executive coach, Megan marries her many years of operational and financial expertise with her passion for empowering current and future leaders with the tools to graduate from Excellent to Superior. Megan also serves as Executive Vice President of the Global Diversity Council, an affiliate of the National Diversity Council, where she works to enlighten minds, reframe perspectives, and expand access to opportunity internationally for diverse talent.

Megan was previously the CEO of Request For Relief LLC, a national organizational-wellness consultancy servicing clients facing high-stress business and workplace challenges, including restructurings and post-M&A integration. Prior to leading Cleghorn Performance Elevation and RFR, Megan spent more than a decade at the premier global law firm as a corporate restructuring attorney, advising companies in distressed situations on operational and financial reorganizations as they underwent transformational change.

Currently, Megan teaches in the MBA Program and the MBA Program for Executives at The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania on topics of Executive Communication, Advanced Persuasion and Crisis Communication. She also presents nationally on topics of Transformational Change, Leadership Empowerment, Advancement of Female Leaders, Inclusion and Organizational Wellness.

Megan obtained her B.S. and her J.D. at Duquesne University and her M.B.A. at The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.