Iris2-121x140I am Dr. Iris Cornelius, President of Cornelius & Associates, a business consultant with 30 years of experience working with businesses, community leaders and family organizations. I specialize in helping my clients prepare for and manage change..

I received an undergraduate degree from Brown University, my Ph.D. from the University of Washington and have post-graduate training in mediation and management. I am a former faculty member of the University of Minnesota and Macalester College. I am a Trustee of the College of St. Benedict and was formerly a Regent of St. John’s University, a Board member of Catholic Charities and Jeremiah Place, the St. Paul Foundation, and the Minnesota Board of Law Examiners.

I am affiliated with the A.K. Rice Institute for Study of Authority, Leadership and Group Process; the American Psychological Association; the Minnesota Psychological Association; the Family Business Alliance; and Metro Independent Business Alliance.

My commitment to you:

  • I will serve you competently and efficiently
  • I will honor your trust in me with absolute confidentiality
  • I will respond promptly to your needs
  • I will work collaboratively with your other advisors

For more information or to schedule a no obligation introductory meeting, please call 612-819-0826 or email