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



Biases and Talent Decisions

March 20, 2020

by Erik PesnerWe are all prone to biases that can skew our thinking and reduce the quality of our decision making. These biases are often present when...


3 Secrets to Building Virtual High-Performing Teams

March 16, 2020

By Stephen Garcia, Ed.D. & Tony Susa, Ph.D.As Covid-19 forces us to work from home, the importance of building and maintaining effective virtual t...


5 Ways Women Leaders Cultivate Their Power Source

March 11, 2020

Chelsea Mitamura, Ph.D.International Women’s Day made us think deeply about our fervor for empowering women leaders. CLA is committed to helping women...

Our Clients

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