Michele LaFleur Leaver

Michele LaFleur Leaver, MS, MBA, MS, MA

Fielding doctoral student Michele LaFleur Leaver was selected as a Best Reviewer Award Winner for the Academy of Management (AOM) Entrepreneurship Division 2023 program.

In any scholarly endeavor, the role of a rigorous and constructive reviewer is often understated, yet it is essential for the advancement of research and scholarship. — Rachida Justo, Ph.D., 2023 Program Chair for the Entrepreneurship Division of AOM

According to the 2023 Program Chair, Dr. Rachida Justo, the AOM Entrepreneurship Division is one of the largest in the Academy with more than 1,000 papers, symposia, and Professional Development Workshop (PDW) submitted for consideration each year. Only 27 reviewers were chosen for this esteemed honor from AOM Entrepreneurship Division.

Your selection strongly attests to your scholarly rigor, attention to detail, and commitment to furthering research in the field of entrepreneurship. — Rachida Justo, Ph.D., 2023 Program Chair for the Entrepreneurship Division of AOM

About the Academy of Management (AOM)

The Academy of Management is the preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars. Our worldwide members are professors and PhD students in business schools at universities, academics in related social science and other fields, and practitioners who value knowledge creation and application. Founded in 1936, our global community today is nearly 18,000 strong and spans over 120 countries.

About Michele LaFleur Leaver

Michele earned her Master of Arts in Human Development in 2022 from Fielding Graduate University’s School of Leadership Studies, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Human Development also from Fielding. In addition, she has three other master’s degrees from the University of Colorado system. She has a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Colorado Boulder, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado Denver, and a Master of Science in Organizational Development/Management from the University of Colorado Denver.

Michele works as a Growth Strategist for start-ups and early-stage companies in healthcare, integrative medicine, and technology. She is leveraging this rich experience in her doctoral work at Fielding where she is studying successful High Growth Entrepreneurs and how they describe their network-building strategies during the growth stage of their venture and how they see their strategies contributing to business outcomes.

Michele is originally from southern California, and resided for many years in the Colorado mountains. She and her husband are currently based in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is an avid hiker and competitive athlete currently certified as a Personal Trainer (NASM), Brain Fitness Coach (NESTA), Track and Field Coach (USATF), and Nutritionist (ISSA).
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