Elise Lelon
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration

Founder of leadership consulting firm, The You Business®, Elise Lelon advises C-suite executives and entrepreneurs during times of critical strategic transition in their careers and companies. Among her clients are Morgan Stanley, The International Stock Exchange and Sotheby's International, and she has been a guest speaker at institutions like Harvard Business School, Columbia University and AVT Business School in Denmark. In addition to her corporate and individual consulting work, several years ago, Elise launched AWE, (The Association of Women Entrepreneurs & Executives), an organization committed to inspiring and supporting greatness in the businesses, leadership and lives of women. By 2012, AWE will have chapters in New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Prior to founding The You Business® and AWE, Elise served as Managing Director at Bernstein Investment Research and Management in New York City. She began her finance career as a sell-side equity research salesperson at Sanford C. Bernstein, advising large institutional clients in the U.K. and continental Europe. Previously, Elise worked in a variety of capacities at General Electric and NBC, where she was trained as a Black Belt in Six Sigma. Before entering the business world, she conducted both clinical and research work with patients suffering from severe psychopathology at Massachusetts General and McLean Hospitals. Elise earned her B.A. in Psychology from Brown University, her Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard, and her MBA from Harvard Business School.

She is currently writing a book on entrepreneurial wisdom and writes for The Huffington Post. She will be teaching a course at New York University's Wagner School in the fall of 2011 on the business and psychology of entrepreneurship.