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



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...


The Best Way to Overcome ‘Resistance to Change’

March 9, 2017

Every textbook on organizational change has as a central tenet the idea of “resistance to change.” The premise is that people have a predi...


Five Ideas for Increasing Your Digital Leadership

March 9, 2017

Advances in digital technologies (e.g. social, mobile, cloud, big data, etc.) are dramatically improving how businesses operate.  MIT’s Center for Dig...

Our Clients

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