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Why we're different

Leadership Strategies International offers unparalleled access to an unequaled cadre of expert consultants and trainers. Using insight gained from years of practical experience and research, we match the right expertise to your specific culture and needs. Many of our associates, all of whom are experts in their own right, are nationally known and respected in their field.


Throughout Dr. Laura Hauser’s 30-year career, her clients and colleagues have described her in many ways: pioneer, catalyst, sage, trusted advisor, mentor, and masterful executive and team coach. She is passionate about helping leaders and teams — and professionals who support them — quickly expand their capability to thrive in disruptive times.

Dr. Laura was one of the first to pioneer a coach approach to management practices while working in the financial services industry. After working internally for corporations for 18 years, she founded Leadership Strategies International (LSI) in 1993. Since then, her thought leadership, research, and evocative and provocative style have transformed executive offices across a variety of industries, including pharma, healthcare, entertainment, defense, and technology.

A woman wearing many hats, Dr. Laura has taught for Fielding Graduate University's yearlong coaching program for more than a decade. She is the developer and program director of LSI’s proprietary TCOS Team Coaching Operating System®. She serves as an executive officer for the Graduate School Alliance of Education in Coaching (GSAEC). And, she contributed to the recent development of ICF’s team coaching competencies and EMCC’s global team coaching standards.

Dr. Laura is one of few people in the world who holds the credentials of PhD, master-level coach and team coach, and supervisor, accredited by both the ICF as well as the EMCC. Her contributions have been highlighted in presentations at major conferences, podcasts, leading academic journals, and practitioner magazine articles.

Laura Hauser, PhD, MCC

Founder, Training Director

In 2003, Dave Hauser joined LSI as a partner. Dave brings more than 40 years of operations and C-suite experience and solid business and operations bench strength to the team.
As the Western Regional Vice President of Ticketron, David spent two years directing expansion into new entertainment facilities and markets while overseeing the sale of tickets through telephone and remote outlets.
While at Metromedia Technologies, he served as the Vice President and General Manager of the Los Angeles facility. He was responsible budgeting and directing the operation of graphics and the production facility in L.A. During his nine years at Metromedia Technologies, the nation's largest producer of computer painted outdoor graphics, he also contributed to the successful opening of new plants in Australia and the Netherlands.
Dave's most recent internal corporate position was President and CEO of Guest Informant, the nation's largest producer of hardcover city information books distributed in hotel rooms in 33 cities. Dave was responsible for returning the core product to a hard cover publication, expanding the Internet to include revenue sharing, and the expansion of Guest Custom Publishing.
Dave is known for his active involvement in numerous community and corporate organizations including the City of Santa Clarita, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, and serves as a board member for the U.S. Foundation for Historical Monuments. David and Laura reside in Santa Clarita. They have two grown children and two grandchildren.


Dave Hauser

Partner, Operations 

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