Leslie W. Braksick, PhD, MPH

Work History

After concluding 21 years with CLG, a pioneer in applying principles of behavioral science to business, Leslie Braksick started My Next Season in 2014 with co-founder Mark Linsz. My Next Season helps companies and individuals with important career transitions at all points of the career continuum and ensures they happen well.

The following lists comprise Dr. Leslie Braksick’s previous professional and educational experience as well as her current positions.

Professional Experience

  • 2014 to present – Co-Founder of My Next Season (mynextseason.com)
    Co-founded by Leslie Braksick and Mark Linsz (who spent over 25 years at Bank of America Corporation), My Next Season is a first-to-market organization supporting executive transitions into retirement.
  • 1993–February, 2014 – Co-Founder and Board Member, CLG (clg.com)
    Co-founded by Drs. Leslie Braksick and Julie Smith, CLG is a global consulting firm of more than 120 consultants that partners with executives and leaders of Fortune 100 companies to help execute large scale changes intended to drive sustained performance improvement.
  • 1993–2008 – Chairman of the Board, CLG
  • 1993–2006 – CEO, President, and Chairman of the Board, CLG
  • 1990–2008 – Adjunct Faculty Member, Department of Psychology, WVU
    Taught behaviorally-based leadership courses and served as a guest lecturer. Mentored and employed organizational behavior management graduate students through CLG.
  • 1990–1992 – Senior Consultant, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and Development
    Responsible for new business development and designing and implementing performance improvement strategies for large manufacturing organizations.
  • 1988–1990 – Consultant to University of Michigan, Office of Admissions, Financial Aid
    Analyzed performance needs; designed and implemented improvements. Results published in Performance Management Magazine (1998) and in The Journal of Organizational Behavior Management (1992).
  • 1986–1990 – Internal Consultant to the Administration of Western Michigan University
    Analyzed performance needs; designed and implemented leadership improvement efforts that led to greater employee retention, reduced absenteeism, and elimination of overtime costs. Results were published in The Journal of Organizational Behavior Management (1991).


  • BAS, English and Psychology, 1986, Saint Bonaventure University (NY), Magna Cum Laude.
  • MA, Industrial Psychology, 1987, Western Michigan University, Summa Cum Laude.
  • PhD, Applied Behavioral Science, 1990, Western Michigan University, Summa Cum Laude.
    (Recognized as the youngest person in WMU history to earn a doctoral degree from WMU.)
  • Master’s in Public Health, 2011, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD.

Board Positions and Professional Affiliations

  • The Chief Global Officer Council, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, Member, 2021–present.
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Board Member, Executive Committee Member, Committee Chair for Patient Quality and Safety, 2007–present.
  • Board of Editors, Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 2002–present.
  • Eradicate Hate Global Summit, Steering Committee Member, October 2021-present, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Princeton Theological Seminary, Board Member, June 2005–2021, Vice-Chair of the Board: 2009–2012; 2018–2021, Emeritus Board Member, May 2023-present.
  • Association for Behavior Analysis, Member, 1986-2016.
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, Board Member, Co-Chair of $100M Capital Campaign, 2005–2014, Chair of Development Committee.
  • The Continuous Learning Group, Inc. (CLG), Chairman 1993–2008; Board Member, 2009–2013.
  • Imani Christian Academy , Board Member 2008–2012, Chair Development Committee, 2009–2012. Chair, Strategy and Sustainability Committee, 2011–2012. (K–12 school for at-risk, inner-city youth).
  • Quaker Valley Recreation Association, Board Advisor, 2005–2010.
  • Chatham College, Board Member, 2004–2006.
  • United Way of Allegheny County Women’s Leadership Initiative, Chairperson, 2003, Cabinet Member, 2005.
  • The Pittsburgh Opera, Board Member, 2000–2004.
  • Executive in Residence, Chatham College MBA Program, 2003.
  • Organizational Behavior Management Network, Member, 1986–2016; Awards Committee Chairperson, 1999–2002.
  • The Glen Montessori School, Board Member, 1999–2002.
  • United Way of Allegheny County Women’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society, Founding Member, 2001.