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Hi, I'm

Meredith Fineman.

I’m a best-selling author, speaker, interviewer, and executive coach who helps people achieve positive career change through self-advocacy. I am also a communications professional of 15 years.

My book Brag Better: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion was published by Penguin Random House Portfolio in June 2020. It's now a best-seller that has been featured in outlets from The New York Times to the podcast Forever35. 

I’m also the founder of Secondhand Society, the place for all things secondhand and sustainable fashion.  

You can book me for a 1:1 session (half hour or full hour, click here), a ten-session coaching package, an overview of the book industry, a closet clean-out, or a speech (for a speech please email me directly). You can also send me information about your book project to discuss creating and assessing your book proposal.

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Let's talk about self-advocacy and self-expression. 📣

Talks + Trainings 🎙

Healthy pride is good for business. So is investing in under-represented voices.

I teach people how to self-promote (a.k.a., Brag Better™) so that they can be more effective leaders. 

I speak and train at universities, brands, and corporations. Recent keynotes include Google, Meta, Capital One, Bloomberg, Microsoft, and Intel. 

Publishing Strategy 📚 

I lead quarterly masterminds in small groups with high-level leaders to write a book proposal that sells. 

You'll learn how to navigate the publishing industry and write a polished proposal that  publishers and agents will love. 

Apply for the next round of the Book Proposal Mastermind. 

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Executive Coaching 💪

Most people work too hard on the product and not hard enough on the presentation.

Working together 1:1 will help you transform how you see yourself and communicate your value to get the recognition you deserve. 

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To learn more about how we can work together, send me a quick note.


Testimonials 🎤

Brag Better tip: let other people brag for you!

I've trained thousands of people on self-advocacy to transform lives and careers. 

Here's what people are saying about working with me. 



"Participating in the Brag Better Bootcamp was one of the best decisions I've made for my professional life. As a result of working with Meredith, I learned the tools to be a more confident, polished, professional version of myself."



“Your keynote was our highest rated talk at the event – the feedback was awesome, and I personally found it really helpful to learn from you about how bragging better is a team sport. When I show up in this way for my colleagues, I know how to ask them to do the same for me.”



"Your book has helped me transform the way I view myself, to be able to stand in my full authentic self-worth. So much so that in the past month I have been able to transition into my dream job and negotiate the salary I know I’m worth."

Writing ✒️

Along with my writing and speaking work, I’ve cultivated a successful career as a freelance writer for over 18 years, with columns and bylines in outlets including Harvard Business Review, Forbes, FastCompany, The Washington Post, Inc, Elle, Shondaland, Marie Claire, Entrepreneur, and more. In 2018, I collaborated on the book Microtrends Squared with The New York Times best-selling author Mark Penn. The book explores the next wave of trends reshaping the future of business, politics, and culture.

Press 🗞

Here's a fun brag: I've been interviewed and featured in lots of great publications on everything from bragging to sustainable fashion to email signatures.


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