Dan Fisher Ph.D.

Dan is a consulting psychologist and co-founder of the Institute for Contemporary Leadership (ICL). He is also Managing Partner at Contemporary Leadership Advisors (CLA), where he serves as trusted advisor to C-Suite executives, boards, and investors. Dan has extensive experience assessing executives for both selection and development. In addition, he works with senior leadership teams to optimize team performance and align companies around vision, mission, and strategy. Prior to co-founding ICL and CLA, Dan was a founding member of AlixPartners’ Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness practice, where he served on the Senior Leadership Team and led the team development practice, and was co-founder and Managing Partner at Fisher Rock Consulting.

Dan completed postdoctoral studies and was a faculty member at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of California, San Diego. In addition to being a past board president of the Metropolitan New York Association for Applied Psychology, Dan is an active member in the American Psychological Association’s Society of Consulting Psychology and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He is a frequent speaker at professional conferences.

Dan lives in Maplewood, NJ with his wife, Rachel, their two sons, Nate and Adam, and their beagle, Buddy.

Beth Gullette Ph.D.

Beth is a consulting psychologist and co-founder of the Institute for Contemporary Leadership (ICL). She is also Managing Partner at Contemporary Leadership Advisors (CLA), where she serves as a trusted adviser to senior executives, boards and investors and a thought leader on issues of individual and organizational change, culture, leadership development, executive selection assessment and cultivating high performance teams. Prior to co-founding ICL and CLA, Beth was a founding member of AlixPartners’ Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness group, where she served on the Senior Leadership Team and led the executive assessment practice. Previously, Beth served as Coaching Practice Leader and Senior Faculty Member at The Center for Creative Leadership, as the Senior Director of Learning & Development for a healthcare consulting firm, and in research and clinical positions at Duke Medical Center.

Beth holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology from Duke University. She is a member of the Society of Consulting Psychology (SCP), American Psychological Association, and International Society for Coaching Psychology. An active writer and presenter, Beth is co-editor of the CCL Handbook of Coaching in Organizations and author of two chapters in that volume, Team Coaching and Coaching in Context: The Individual in Relation to Organizational Culture.

Beth lives in Chapel Hill, NC with her husband, Brian, their daughter, Rebecca-Jane, and their two dogs, Steven and Finnegan, just around the corner from their young adult son, Lincoln.

Stephen Garcia Ph.D.

Steve is co-founder of the Institute for Contemporary Leadership (ICL) and Managing Partner at Contemporary Leadership Advisors (CLA), where he works with clients at the intersection of technology and organizational effectiveness. Prior to co-founding ICL and CLA, he served on the Senior Leadership Team in AlixPartners Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness practice and was the Partner in charge of Human Capital Consulting at Philosophy IB. At Philosophy IB, Steve built the firm’s first predictive people analytics applications, one of which, SYNAPP, was accepted into DreamIt Venture’s selective Accelerator Program. Previously, Steve was Head of Product Marketing for Nortel Networks’ digital switching, optical Ethernet, and voice-over-IP portfolios and worked on Capitol Hill for the U.S. Congress’ Office of Technology Assessment. Steve holds an M.B.A. from The University of Virginia and an Ed.D. in Adult Learning from N.C. State University where his research focused on how organizational networks affect learning, change and innovation. Steve is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters and a frequent presenter at professional conferences.

Steve lives in Millburn, NJ with his wife, Haley, their two teenagers, Ben and Sophie, their two dogs, Atticus and Lucy, and assorted other animals.