We are passionate about developing positive leaders who will transform their organizations for the better. What makes our approach particularly effective is the application of behavioral science to develop the people skills, emotional resources, self-management competencies and psychological strengths that lead to successful outcomes for leaders, the people they lead, and their organization. In brief, our model is:

Human-centered - People are at the core of organizations because business, essentially, is about relationships. People are naturally motivated to perform and thrive; they function optimally when fully engaged by the right context. Because people are the ultimate competitive advantage, the future belongs to human-centered businesses that facilitate excellence in their people.

Positively-oriented - Conclusive research is emerging on what makes some companies extraordinarily successful. It is not necessarily the traditional problem-solving approaches of management. Instead, when organizations implement positive practices that help individuals and teams achieve their highest potential, experience elevating energy, and flourish at work, the results they achieve exceed expected performance. Because like all biological systems, human beings have a tendency to move toward positive energy.

Intrinsically motivating - Most people are self-motivated to perform at their best and fulfill their potential. Our tailor-made development programs promote behaviors that are driven by internal rewards. In other words, the motivation to engage in a behavior arises from within each person because our activities tap into the deeper needs and desires of the participants.

Evidence-driven - Our leadership development programs bring a blend of leading-edge psychological and business insights. We understand business pressures and ensure that our programs will directly contribute to your achieving corporate objectives. Our solutions have been tested in real life and confirmed by rigorous scientific research. Our experiental learning becomes the enabling factor that leads to increased productivity, customer satisfaction, employee engagement, and performance.

Strengths-based - Human beings love to practice their natural strengths probably because it produces the flow state. Consideration of character strengths allows organizations to elevate collective strengths and to highlight where opportunities exist to connect individuals to their work in a positive and productive way.

Results-focused - Every organization is unique. We partner with our clients to customize solutions that bring out the best in their teams and create thriving workplace cultures, given their specific business environment. We work hard to uncover the drivers and behavioral patterns that either block or enable performance.


Robert M. Rosales is a learning and development consultant and coach. He founded Lead Academy to support organizations eager to improve engagement, productivity, and corporate thriving. We apply science-based positive leadership practices that support human and financial performance in organizations by optimizing the way people lead, connect and perform.

Leveraging 25 years of commercial experience from working at leading global private banks, Robert is known as a catalyst for positive, practical, and high-impact solutions that help organizations thrive.

In the academic realm, Robert is an instructor in positive psychology with Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada and with Universidad Tecmilenio in Mexico. He is a former instructor with the Master of Applied Positive Psychology Program at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Robert is fluent in Spanish and French. He earned a Master's in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) from the University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the University of Geneva with a bachelor in Political Science and an Executive MBA.

Robert's top signature strengths are zest, perspective, curiosity, humor, and perseverance.


We partner with third party solutions providers whenever, by pooling our complementary strengths, we are able to deliver the best solutions for the client.