Contemporary Leadership Advisors

Contemporary Leadership- / kənˈtempəˌrerē ˈlēdərˌSHip/ – noun – the capabilities and courage required to lead, adapt, and thrive in a complex, changing world.


We are a firm of behavioral scientists and business experts who help organizations create value by selecting and developing the right leaders, driving senior team effectiveness, designing aligned and agile organizations, and developing engaged and effective boards.

What Makes Us Different

We're behavioral scientists and business experts

We're PhDs in psychology and organizational learning, connected to leading research institutions. We're former CEOs and business executives. We've worked with dozens of Fortune 500 clients, top-tier Private Equity firms, and their portfolio companies.

We're a client-centric boutique firm

We partner with our clients and create deep relationships to ensure their success. We customize our solutions for each client and we value ongoing relationships – over 85% of our business comes from existing clients.

We put our money where our mouth is

We're accountable for the results and outcomes we deliver. In many instances, we'll even put a percentage of our fees at risk by making them dependent on your success.

Latest News



Skip the Scotch: Women are 2X More Likely Than Men to Be Excluded From Informal Networks at Work

December 11, 2018

Contemporary Leadership Advisors’ affiliated Institute for Contemporary Leadership recently conducted a study on the commonalities and differences in ...


Women in Leadership: Designing and Developing Your Personal Power Source

October 28, 2018

There is little question that traditional gender stereotypes do not typically associate women with “power” in the workplace. Here, we use power to mea...


Dan Fisher, Managing Partner at CLA, Joins Board of Non-Profit Row New York

March 13, 2017

NEW YORK, NY, 2017 – Dan Fisher, Managing Partner with Contemporary Leadership Advisors (CLA), has been named to the board of directors for Row New Yo...

Our Clients

We work with leading Fortune-500 companies and elite Private Equity firms. Please contact us for a list of our clients.