About Us

About Art of Leadership Advisors

Art of Leadership Advisors provides solutions to real world barriers that organizations and the people in them face every day.

We do this by creating committed, accountable, and effective individuals; by focusing on how people at all levels of an organization can achieve results and by harnessing the power of a personal vision to create individuals and teams who are inspired, engaged, and effective.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to transform organizations of individuals into communities of people, realizing their life visions while fulfilling on the purpose of the enterprise.

Meet Our Team

Denise Stein

Denise Stein

President, CEO

With over 30 years in the leadership consulting and executive coaching field, Denise Stein has
worked with hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals, helping them to identify,
engender, and achieve key corporate and individual goals.

“Building an engaged, focused, and effective team is key to success for any organization.
Whether you have 2 employees or thousands, alignment on key goals, priorities, and strategies
is imperative for producing sustainable results,” says Stein.

As an entrepreneur and business consultant, Denise has participated in the evolution of
business practices and mental models within client organizations and industries. After working
with clients to establish clear Goals and Strategies, Denise helps executives and organizations
anticipate key issues, identify and mobilize strengths, and implement practices to address
ongoing organizational and individual challenges.

Denise is a member of ICF NYC (International Coach Federation – New York City) and served
on the ICF NYC Election Committee for the 2017 Board of Directors. Denise has served on
numerous Boards of Directors and Trustees, including Detroit Institute of Arts Detroit Film
Theatre, DIA Founders Junior Council, Detroit Medical Center Rehabilitation Institute of
Michigan, Mentor Michigan Provider’s Council, and many more.

Leslie Osborn

Leslie Osborn

Partner, Senior Coach

Leslie Osborn has worked in a variety of industries and organizations, giving her an invaluable
perspective on organizational leadership and culture. After completing her Bachelor of Science
Degree in Organizational Psychology at Manhattan College, Leslie worked for several
businesses, including a credit card startup – Revolution Money (sold to American Express within
3 years), the New York Stock Exchange as a Digital Product Manager, and for MRM/McCann as
a Client Engagement Manager.

Each of these roles presented challenges in leading individuals and teams across organizations,
helping to identify and resolve complex obstacles to success. Leslie’s keen insight into human
behavior and skills in organizational development, combined with her indelible energy and
attention to detail give Leslie a unique advantage in helping clients to produce extraordinary

While Leslie stayed home during the early/formative years of the lives of her two children,
Leslie continued her leadership role as President of a Non-Profit Moms’ Club, became a Certified
Group Fitness Instructor, volunteered in her community, and founded a Productivity Coaching
business. She and her husband, Jeff, continue to support local organizations and charities.

David Chisholm

Partner, Senior Coach

Throughout a career spanning over 25 years in the high-precision aerospace industry serving an international customer base, David Chisholm has studied under and applied knowledge from some of the world’s most respected Operations, Quality and Lean Practitioners.

By inspiring unified visions, fostering environments of trust and aligning desired outcomes, David has provided leadership to advance multiple organizations from their current reality to result-driven professional communities. David has formally trained hundreds of employees to identify opportunities, calibrate paths to success, and become the agents of change to facilitate that success.

As an entrepreneur, David founded and coached at 586 CrossFit Asylum. This adventure started as a dream and flourished into a passion reaching far beyond developing functional fitness in toddlers to retirees. “The Asylum” evolved into a family of fully engaged, energetic members who supported each other and the surrounding area.

David has combined his energetic personality and genuine intent to help others to create the character, “Macho Clause.” This alter persona campaigns tirelessly throughout the holidays to annually collect and distribute gifts to hundreds of deserving families.

Meet Our Trusted Affiliates

Charilyn Goolsby

Charilyn Goolsby

Senior Consultant

Often referred to as “The Etiquette Lady,” Char Goolsby has helped business professionals, athletes, educators, youth, and countless others to sharpen their brands through the understanding, appreciation, and knowledge of protocol and etiquette from the dining room to the boardroom.

“Without a comprehensive understanding of the many facets of one’s brand, a person cannot compete effectively in today’s high-paced, high-demand world, both professionally or personally.” ~ Charilyn Goolsby

As the former Director of Protocol for the Honorary Counsel for the Republic of Botswana, she provided business protocol counsel to professionals engaging in business in Botswana. Her approach is a carefully guided dialog where participants honestly assess their current situation and their contribution to it. Known for her candid approach, Char is a straight shooter who produces results.

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