MEA Consulting Group, LLC was founded by Marlesa E. Adams coach mar profilea 20+ year human resource professional and higher education administrator with a passion for health and wellness. She works with individuals to achieve optimal health through one-on-one health and wellness coaching; and offers consulting and project management services to organizations to address human resources, wellness and organizational development needs. Her coaching clientele focuses on executive leaders and managers with a particular focus on work/life balance and stress management.  

Marlesa holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln; an MS in Organizational Development from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA and a Certificate in Health Coaching from Georgetown University. She spent the majority of her career at Harvard University in human resource management and administration before relocating to Washington, DC and serving as both a Sr. HR Client Partner and Chief of Staff at the George Washington University. 

Marlesa is also the creator, writer and editor for Mar on the Run, a healthy living and fitness blog focused on running, travel, fitness studio reviews, and health and wellness tips. Her blog has been featured in Refinery29 and Active Life DC and she has published contributions to ClassPass, Feetures and Active Life DC. She has been affiliated with Feetures!, Ultima Replenisher and Venus Williams’ clothing line – Eleven by Venus as a brand ambassador as well as the Pittsburgh Marathon (2014, 2015 and 2016) as an official blogger. She is currently working towards a goal of racing in all 50 states.